This Weekend Kicks Off the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Prepare to step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, kicking off this weekend at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale. This beloved event, recognized as the oldest Renaissance Faire in the country, spreads its magic across 20 acres of Elizabethan delights. From fully armored joust tournaments to tea parties with the Queen, the Faire promises a weekend brimming with historical amusements and lively entertainment.

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is more than just a gathering; it's a vibrant village marketplace that brings together over 125 skilled artisans, merchants, and vendors showcasing their unique handcrafted items. Witness the ancient arts of glassblowing, leatherworking, blacksmithing, candle making, and pottery throwing come to life before your eyes. Explore the marketplace for one-of-a-kind crafts, perfect for adorning yourself and your home. Dare to glimpse into your future or delight in the whimsy of having your face painted, your hair braided, or discovering a new toy.

Entertainment is at the heart of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, with 12 performance areas and countless streets filled with performers that bring the city of Deptford to life. Be thrilled by daredevil acrobats, moved by soulful musicians, and entertained by side-splitting comedians. Experience the exhilaration of three full-contact jousts and immerse yourself in the hundreds of performances that recreate the Renaissance era.

The Faire also features themed weekends, offering something new and exciting with each visit. Participate in pirate adventures, don your best woodland attire for cottage core weekends, or celebrate the art of cosplay during RennCon™. Join the pub crawls or partake in gnome hunts, ensuring that each weekend is a unique experience.

Event Details:

  • Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale
  • Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, from April 6 to May 19, 2024
  • Time: 10am – 7pm
  • Ticket Prices: $42 for adults, $37 for seniors (62+) and military IDs, $21 for kids (5-15), and free for kids under 4. Season pass available for $225.
  • Parking: $12, VIP option available for $25.

Prepare your costumes and mark your calendars for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Renaissance. For tickets and more information, visit the Renaissance Pleasure Faire official website.

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