The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is in it’s 53rd year, and is newly expanded. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England, set in the shaded glades and sunny meadows of the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale.
Fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight; where worlds co-exist and dreams come to life! Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,500 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.
Thirteen stages of nonstop entertainment come a live! This year we are featuring faire favorites such as 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. Dance along with VaNa MaZi and Seraphim Arabesque. Be mesmerized by Lord Franko, The Hypnotist and feel the gust of wind blow ruffle your hair as the Birds of Prey fly just inches above you. Cheer for your favorite knight as he battles his way to become the Queen’s Champion! And of course, meet our beautiful and gracious, Queen Elizabeth.
The variety of over 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. There’s gold jewelry, manly drinking horns, and crafts to outfit yourself and your home. Children delight in having their face painted, their hair braided or finding a new puppet friend.
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire offers some great festival food. Boasting local and internationally trained chefs, 23 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 sells out, so stop by the RenQuest™ Encampment to sign up!
Deptford’s live action fantasy-play returns with a brand new story line in 2015. A worldwide massively multiplayer online role-playing game of live action dimension at Renaissance fair. Come join Grace O’Malley! Her map is as important to your quest as Elizabeth is to England. Escape your world!
Fair is Saturdays & Sundays, April 4 – May 17, 10 am-7 pm at the Santa Fe Dam, 15501 East Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, 35 mi. west of San Bernardino.
Buy tickets at the box office on fair days only, adults $28; kids (5-12) $15, and children under 4 free. Discount tickets at www.Renfair.com & Walgreens stores. Senior/Military/Student/AAA discounts at the box office. Group Rates are available by calling (626) 969-4750.