The Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Santa Fe Dam is a great place to enjoy a day outside experiencing 360 theatre in a fun and festive environment.
The Fair, in its 48th year, is going from April 10th – May 23rd and is open Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 7pm. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for kids’ ages 5-12, for the die-hard fans you can purchase a Fairever pass for $130 & $65 for kids.
At it’s core the fair is designed to transport visitors back into the world of renaissance Germany. Over 1500 performers walk the grounds bringing you into the story and enjoying the atmosphere themselves. Most of the performers are volunteers and work the fair for the love of the play.
PR director Colleen Russell Elkins says “the fair is a wonderful place for people of all ages” Offerings at the fair include a variety of food & drink, games, crafts for sale and of course performance.
13 stages dot the fair, with performances from musicians, comedians and spoken word artists. Not to mention the many craftsman and artisans selling their wares around the fair.
When you arrive at the fair you notice that many of the attendees are dressed in costume along with the performers. Not to worry for the non-costumed, there are many costume rental booths throughout the fair offering costume rentals for kids to adults. Average price for a days rental is $38 for adults.
Sante Fe dam is located off the 210 & 605 freeways in Irwindale, exit at the Imperial Highway exit and follow the sings from there. Time is running out on this years fair so got to www.renfair.com for more information and discounted tickets.