For it's 57th year The Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns to the Santa Fe Recreational Area bringing with it all the colors, sounds and flavors of a past era.
It all began in 1963 in Agoura, near Malibu, to create “living history” for school children and their families, the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire has grown into an annual interactive playground and gallery for over 200,000 participants and guests. Since its inception, more than 5 million people from around the world have visited Southern California’s Renaissance Pleasure Faire, averaging approximately 20,000 each weekend. Get info on discounted tickets and more here!
Take a step back into time! The faire has something for everyone.
The Faire is a romp back in time through Elizabethan England, set within shaded glades and sun dappled meadows of the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale, CA.
2019 marks the 57th Anniversary of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where fantasy rules and whimsical delights take flight. Immerse yourself in a village of more than 1,600 costumed performers and artisans including dazzling acrobats, internationally acclaimed musicians and entertainers. Be entertained by juggling jokers and jesters, willful wenches and jousting knights as they all are ready to celebrate!
Complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance, it's a recreation of the celebratory spring day in 1574 when the world arrived to entertain Queen Elizabeth in the English Seaport of Deptford.
Costumes not required but always make for a more interesting time. Costumes are also available for rent or purchase within the fair's gates.
Our thirteen stages of nonstop entertainment come to life with continuous performances from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day! Our entertainment lineup features a wide variety of acts, from jousting to aerial silk dancers, from jugglers to musicians, from stilt walkers to magicians. There is something for everyone. 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. 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 storyline in 2019. RenQuest brings the worldwide popularity of massively multiplayer online role-playing games into the live action dimension of the Renaissance Faire and offers gamers the chance to test their role-playing prowess beyond the realm of their computer screens. Escape your world and tackle the adventures that are RENQUEST!
DATES: WEEKENDS: April 6th through May 19th, 2019
Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 7 pm RAIN or SHINE
WHERE: Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area – Irwindale, CA
15501 East Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA
Parking is $10
Box Office Prices:
Adult single day – $29.95
Senior (62+) – $28.95
Military (w/ID) – $28.95
Child (ages 5-12) single day – $15
Children 4 and younger are FREE!
Adult Season Pass – $165.00
Child Season Pass (ages 5-12) – $70.00
Friends of Faire (VIP Garden) – $65.00
Goldstar Discounted Tickets start at just $11 for kids & $22.50 for adults depending on day of visit. Visit Goldstar HERE
For more info on tickets, special themed weekends, vendors and daily entertainment schedules click on link below.