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2024 Renaissance Pleasure Faire press release

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Returns to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area
Open Saturdays and Sundays April 6th through May 19st, 2024

LOS ANGELES (MARCH 2024) – The largest costume party in LA returns! Fluff your finery and join our colorful cast and your fellow revelers at the world’s original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, located just ten minutes east of Pasadena.
Open Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th through May19th at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale, CA.

Tickets for The Renaissance Pleasure Faire are $42 for adults and $21 for children aged 5-12.
Children aged 4 and under are always admitted at no charge.

Escape from the realities of the 21st Century in favor of a carefree, inclusive, and fun visit to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire! Elizabeth I reigns at this sixteenth-century town where guests are immersed in the era through music, language, artisans, merchants, feast-worthy fare, and hundreds of performers including jousting knights, saucy wenches, jesters, jugglers, regal ladies, and the Queen and her Court!

ENTERTAINMENT
The entertainment at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire spans more than 12 different performance areas and all the streets in between!
You’ll find daredevil acrobats, soulful musicians, side-splitting comedians, three full-contact jousts, and hundreds of performers who
bring the city of Deptford to life! https://recfair.com/socal/the-faire/entertainment/

MARKETPLACE
The Faire’s extensive Marketplace features more than 170 artisans offering hand-made wares including a tempting selection of
authentic Renaissance and fantasy clothing. Accessorize with eye-catching hats, bags, and exquisite jewelry. Make the look your own
with a creative mask or indulge your inner warrior with the perfect set of hand-crafted armor and weaponry. Choose from exotic spices
and incense, fine soaps, or unique and beautifully wrought pieces of pottery, sculpture, blown glass, original artwork, and other home
and garden décor. https://recfair.com/socal/the-faire/artisans-games-rides/

You could take home a new skill when you join one of our workshops that is fun for all ages. Queens’ College classes include fabric
dyeing, leather working, chainmail creation and several others. Details at https://recfair.com/socal/the-faire/queens-college/

FEASTING
Merrily feast your way through the Faire! Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and omnivore appetites are all appeased with dozens of
choices dotted throughout the Faire! Roasted turkey legs – the gigantic icon of the Faire – pairs perfectly with an ale or mead. Stop by
Atomic Poke for Vegan Tofu or Ahi Poke Nachos or Bowls. Coffee bars, Spanish and Greek flavors, cupcakes, salads, sorbets and so
much more are available every Faire day! https://recfair.com/socal/the-faire/food/

TEA PARTIES
The Guild of St. Cuthberts invites you to partake in a fine English Teatime. Enjoy a Midsummer Afternoon Tea Party with William
Shakespeare at 2:00 PM and a Tea with the Queen at 4:00 PM. Located in the St. Cuthbert Guild Yard where you are served authentic
English scones, tea sandwiches, tarts and tea of course. Admission is $35 for adults and $17.50 for children. https://recfair.com/socal/the-faire/tea-with-the-queen/

PUB CRAWL
Laugh and sing your way through the Faire in a guided tour of four fine pubs where visitors receive one drink at each location! There
are four crawls daily and the cost is $65 per person, which is in addition to the regular event admission ticket. Tickets are sold online at https://recfair.com/socal/special-events/#pubcrawl

SPECIAL THEMED EVENTS
Weekend Two: April 13 & 14 – Pirate and Marketplace
Pirate Weekend – Join us at Port Deptford for our annual pirate gathering and participate in some activities offered this weekend only
including pirate trivia and a treasure hunt. Learn new skills in the “School of Seafaring”, ‘Nautical Astronomy’ and ‘Sailor Knots’. And
don’t miss the Pirate Crew photo gathering! Find all details including times and locations at https://recfair.com/socal/special-events/

Marketplace Weekend – Spend $500 or more in our Marketplace and receive 2 tickets to return to the Faire through May 12, 2024.
There are some exclusions. Find all details at https://recfair.com/socal/special-events/

Weekend Three: April 20 & 21 – Cottagecore
This weekend we invite you to don your best woodland attire and frolic at the Faire where we will feature the village artisans who
create the enchanting aesthetic known as Cottagecore. We’ll provide a map at the Information Booth for a self-guided ‘Cozy Crawl’
showing the locations of our creators demonstrating their skills and some of the Faire’s talented guild members who will teach you to
create beautiful hand-made items for your own cozy cottage. New This Year: Join us at ‘Toadstool Time’, a secret meetup of your
fellow Toadstool friends. You can also join a cooking class or learn Renaissance-era botany and foraging. A perfect ending to your
magical day is the Drum Jam. All details at https://recfair.com/socal/special-events/

Weekend Four: April 27 & 28 – RennCon™
RennCon™ is a celebration of cosplay in all its forms. Whether you draw your inspiration from the sci-fi scene, anime, comics, TV,
fairy tales, or elsewhere; we invite you to mingle with our 16th-century villagers at the biggest costume party in L.A.
Time Traveler Costume Contest – Polish your brass goggles, dust off your time machine, and join us with your finest time-traveling
attire! The winners of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire’s Time Traveler Costume Contest will be announced each day.

 

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Tickets for The Renaissance Pleasure Faire are $42 for adults and $21 for children aged 5-12. Children 4 and under are always free. Season passes are $225. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at recfair.com. The seven-weekend Faire is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM until 7 PM April 6th – May 19th at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 Arrow Highway Irwindale, CA. The most expeditious route to the Faire is via I-210. A Vehicle Entry fee of $12 is charged and collected by Los Angeles County. For more information, visit recfair.com.

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Renaissance Pleasure Faire Reviews

Where else can you find so much entertainment and excitement in Southern California? The faire is a wonderful event to go to for the weekend and has something to do for everyone in the family. The shows are a delight and the people get really into character. The joust is always a highlight and very exciting. Comedy and entertainment shows are a great way to spend the afternoon. If you’re looking to buy some nice souvenirs there are an immense amount of vendors selling things from honey, pirate garb, sewing material, and jewelry. Of course, no trip would be complete without a nice meal and the amount of good food you can find there is shocking. – Anthony P. 

It cannot get any better than the Renaissance Pleasure Faire!!! I have tried all the food- amazing. I’ve tried the Beer- Amazing. Best of all, the kindness, sweet faces, epic costumes, and joyful cheer- Haaazaaaah! God Save The Queen! – Dr. Jessica M.

This fair is fun and it’s great to go to every year. From the food to the shops there is plenty to do, and the events and shows are always entertaining and a true pleasure to watch. – Jessica B.

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