It’s that time of the year again! The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns to the greater Los Angeles area Saturdays and Sundays from now until May 19. A fun spring staple in Los Angeles, the fair is a consistent event with a national reputation and has garnered a huge community and fanbase over the years. The fair celebrates the times of the Renaissance with all sorts of entertainment from the era. Escape modern day for a day and indulge in all the greatness the Renaissance era has to offer! There will be performances, artisans, food, music, shows and more!
Every year the Renaissance Faire ups the ante by adding some new and exciting fair features. This year there will be a new Mayor’s Show and Queen’s show, not to mention an opening gate show where guests will be greeted in the city’s marketplace. Every day at 7pm there will be a final huzzah, complete with lyrics on the website so all can come prepared to sing along! Don’t forget to also check out the new Wolgemut and fire circus show! Select weekends in the future have their own unique shows so even if you attend the fair multiple times you have the opportunity to see different entertainment every time. Explore a vast array of unique food as well from various fruit ices and sorbets, to all sorts of fish and chips, tri-tip sandwiches, gyros, pitas, and so much more. Even some local food vendors will be bringing in their best dishes as well. Come hungry to the Renaissance Faire!
There are also many events in which to partake that will only enhance your experience at the fair. Enjoy tea with the Queen or check out some of the games and contests offered throughout the weekend, such as a dunk tank, turtle races, or dragon swing! The fair is the perfect event for any family or smaller group and truly offers something for everyone. If you are staying in Hollywood and want to attend the RenFaire, then it might be a good idea to take the Metro to Irwindale to cut down on traffic waits and gas costs. Don’t miss out on the RenFaire, which will be sure to leave you smiling for weeks to come and will without a doubt be the standout of your trip to Hollywood.