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2017 Renaissance Pleasure Faire Facts

Celebrating our 55th Anniversary, The Renaissance Pleasure Faire is an exciting adventure through Elizabethan England, set within shaded glades and sun dappled meadows of the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale, CA.

 

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.

DATES:
WEEKENDS
April 8th through May 21st, 2017
Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
RAIN or SHINE

WHERE:
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

TICKETS:
At the Box Office on Faire Days
Adult Ticket: $29.95
Children (5-12) $15
Children 4 and under, always FREE!

DISCOUNTS:
Discount Tickets online at www.Renfair.com via TicketFly and at participating Walgreens Stores
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

PARKING:
A Vehicle Entry fee of $10 is charged upon entry to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area by Los Angeles County.
Preferred Parking is available for an additional $20.

MEDIA CONTACT:
For questions or to set up interviews please contact:
Kristen Mansour – Onsite Promotions Coordinator
626-969-4750 extension: 215 or email: [email protected]

Entertainment
Our thirteen stages of nonstop entertainment come to life with continuous performances from 10am until 7pm everyday!  Our 2017 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. This year, we are featuring new acts such as mesmerizing musicians Duende, wonderfully interactive One Man Romeo and Juliet, magician Arsene Dupin in The Magikhana Show and funnymen, Sound and Fury.  Welcomed back to our stages are Aaron Bonk Whip Artist, the Tortuga Twins, along with special guest appearances from Quarter Master, The Britton Ensemble, Passado Action Theater and Wiggins Faerie Lore Magician.  We will also 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. 

Marketplace
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! 

RenQuest™
Deptford’s live action fantasy-play returns with a brand new story line in 2017.  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!

Television Commercial

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