Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Sat. Apr 7, 2018 at 10:00am - Sun. May 20, 2018 at 7:00pm PDT
All Ages
$0.00 - $155.00
All Ages
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$0.00 - $155.00
All Ages
Event Description

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight, where worlds co-exist and dreams come to life! Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,600 costumed performers and artisans including dazzling acrobats, internationally acclaimed musicians and entertainers, juggling jokers and jesters, willful wenches, and jousting knights are ready to celebrate!  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.

Our thirteen stages of nonstop entertainment come to life with continuous performances from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. everyday!  Our entertainment lineup features a wide variety of acts, from jousting to aerial silk dancers, from jugglers to musicians, from still walkers to magicians. There is something for everyone. We will host our faire favorites with the likes of MooNie! The Magnif’cent, The Clan Tynker Family Circus, Broon and Brandon Scott: The Wizard of Wonder.  Sing along with the beloved The Poxy Boggards and The Merry Wives of Windsor and dance along with Seraphim Arabesque.  Feel the thunder of the Jousters and the gust of wind ruffle your hair as the Birds of Prey fly just inches above you.  -And of course, be sure to meet our beautiful and gracious, Queen Elizabeth. 

The variety of over 125 high caliber 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 Guest Services Gazebo inside the front gate to sign up! Families won't want to miss Tea with the Queen or, for a family-friendly laugh-riot, the Unruly Foolie Tea.

Deptford’s live action fantasy-play returns with a brand new story line in 2018.  RenQuest brings the worldwide popularity of massively multiplayer online role-playing games into the live action dimension of the Renaissance fair, and offers gamers the chance to test their role-playing prowess beyond the realm of their computer screens.  Come join Grace O’Malley and her hearty gang as they quest to solve the puzzle allowing her to seek her treasure!  Escape your world and tackle the adventures that are RENQUEST!

Reserve Tickets
Adult + More Details $20.00
Child age 5 - 12 + More Details $13.00
Child age 4 & younger + More Details Free
Season Pass - Adult + More Details $155.00
Season Pass - Child + More Details $70.00
Friends of Faire + More Details $60.00
Venue Details
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area 15501 Arrow Highway
Irwindale, CA 91706