The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set within shaded glades and sun dappled meadows of the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale, CA.
From hippie to hip! …We are not your grandfather’s Ren Faire! ~ A mere ten minutes east of Pasadena lies a land seemly thousands of miles away. It’s a land of imagination as if built by house elves hundreds of years ago. It’s here where jousting knights, saucy wenches, regal ladies and the court of a beautiful and gracious queen mix with today’s hipsters, history buffs, fantasy lovers and families. The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire – the world’s oldest – presents its 52nd season beginning April 5 and continuing each weekend through May 18 at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, CA. Complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance, recreating the celebratory spring day in 1574 when the world arrived to entertain Queen Elizabeth in the English Seaport of Deptford.
April 5th through May 18th, 2014
Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 7 pm
RAIN or SHINE
Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area – Irwindale, CA
15501 East Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA
15 miles East of Los Angeles, 35 miles West of San Bernardino,
35 miles North of Long Beach
At the Box Office on Faire Days
Adult Ticket: $28
Children (5-12) $15
Children 4 and under, always FREE!
Discount Tickets online at www.Renfair.com via TicketFly
Group Rates available for 15 or more by calling 626-969-4750
Senior, Military, Student and AAA discounts at the Box Office on Faire Days with appropriate ID
A Vehicle Entry fee of $10 is charged upon entry to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area by Los Angeles County.
For questions or to set up interviews please contact:
Kristen Mansour – Onsite Promotions Coordinator
626-969-4750 extension: 215 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is celebrating exciting and fantastic growth to our village. Discover our new themed areas within Deptford. Become lost in the beauty of shade dabbled marketplace streets or stroll along the breezy lake front path while enjoying the magical sounds of music and revelry. Our expanded footprint brings additional fun, excitement and mystery to our city. Plan to spend the entire day with us –you’ll need it when exploring the new realm of Deptford!
Presenting exciting NEW SHOWS! ~ Lord Franko the Hypnotist, Ded Bob, VaNa MaZi and The Freestylers of Piping. Our thirteen stages of nonstop entertainment – come alive featuring Faire favorites such as the beloved Broon, Clan Tynker, The Poxy Boggards, The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Wash Well Wenches, Wolgemut, Geoff Marsh, Kamikaze Fireflies and The Dreadcrew of Oddwood.
The variety of our 125 artisans in the village marketplace is sure to appeal to everyone. Nowhere else can you find the combinations of artists who will demonstrate their skill at blowing glass or forging iron, create a perfectly authentic article of renaissance clothing, or fashion a one of a kind piece out of exotic leathers. Whether you fancy delicately formed gold jewelry or prefer to sport a manly drinking horn about your neck, there are crafts to outfit yourself and your home. Children delight in having their face painted, their hair braided or finding a new puppet friend. Arts and crafts workshops such as Celtic drawing, beadwork and basket weaving are offered for all ages at Queen’s College.
Food & Drynke
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is proud to present some of the finest festival food. Boasting local and internationally trained chefs, twenty-three food vendors offer an array of foods from fish and chips and sausages to salads and sorbets. Vegetarian and Vegan entrees and desserts are available. Our Pub Crawl is offered twice each day. On your journey, you will visit five of our village pubs for a time to tell jokes, make toasts and play games while enjoying the company of Deptford’s many characters. This will sell out, so stop by the RenQuest™ Encampment to sign up!
We welcome back the food tastings by the Zagat rated Food Truck Army. Since the conception of the renaissance faire, patrons have been offered cutting edge food choices: turkey legs, Sheppard’s pie, scotch eggs and this year we are pleased have the Food Truck Army to bring additional choices to our now traditional menu. Guests will find exquisite crepes, Asian cuisine, adult style grilled cheese and much more from the Food Truck Army.
Deptford’s live action fantasy-play returns with a NEW STORY LINE! RenQuest brings the worldwide popularity of massively multiplayer online role-playing games into the live action dimension of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, and offers gamers the chance to test their role-playing prowess beyond the realm of their computer screens.