Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Event Date: 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun May 20 2018.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Adults $30; Children (5-12) $15, (4 and under) Free
Contact Phone: 
626.969.4750
Recommended Age: 
All ages
Editor's Pick: 

Medieval costumes and mugs of mead are the stuff that Renaissance Pleasure Faire is made of. The day promises continuous entertainment on 14 stages, with live jousting tournaments, comedy shows, magic, music, swashbuckling, and occasional sightings of Queen Elizabeth I in her Royal Parade.

Kids can find plenty to enjoy—more than can be seen or done in one day. There are hourly glass blowing demonstrations, a metal forge with giant bellows, a military encampment, stocks to try out, a kids' zone with crafts and toys, a giant maze, archery, fencing, role playing games, and a couple of old-fashioned, man-powered rides. Some of the guilds offer storytelling at their encampments, and wandering entertainers are everywhere.

Adults aren't likely to get bored, either. More than 1,000 performers and 200 artisans provide non-stop entertainment and shopping opportunities, and the costumes just seem to demand a stop at the Guinness tap. Visitors who can't find a thing to wear can buy or rent at the fair.

Food options are terrific and go way beyond the requisite turkey legs. Expect artichokes, cheese steaks, gelato, and other tempting treats.

Be prepared for a lot of walking, though we discovered that this does not necessarily have to mean lugging a stroller; a booth just inside the entrance rents wagons for the day. Be aware that the last joust of the day is the bloody one, in case that sounds scary to anyone.

Temperatures are slightly hotter than in town, and plenty of sun screen is in order. Still want to know more? Check out our review of Faire for families.

Discounts are available on the website.

Area/Neighborhood: 
Location: 
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 E. Arrow Highway
91706 Irwindale , CA 34° 6' 40.2768" N, 117° 57' 0.5292" W
California
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