Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Los Angeles
Operating in its 45th year, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and Artisans Market in Irwindale, CA, is a truly unique experience not to be missed. You'll be transported back to the 16th century when cleavage-bearing wenches, valiant knights, swashbuckling pirates, and many other fascinating characters roam the faire streets eating, drinking, and just having a merry ol time. This was the first year that I attended the faire, but it was H's fifth time, so he was the veteran orienting me to the whole experience. Grammercy good master H!
Here's a few tips for all you faire-goers: Don't forget to try the infamous turkey legs; tip your busty food-stall server for a boob shake (a man's fave); attend any of the NC-17 stage performances; be a spectator at a joust; and most importantly, just immerse yourself in the renaissance!
Some useful phrases to know:
Good morning. = Good morrow.
Good afternoon. = Good day.
Goodbye, I gotta go! = Fare thee well; I must away!
Please = Prithee or Pray
Thank you. = Grammercy.
Where are the restrooms? = Whither be the privies?
Ways to address the royal court and/or villagers:
The Queen = Your Majesty, Her Majesty
Court Ladies = My lady, good Madam
Archbishop = Your Grace
Court men = My lord, good sir
Villagers = Good mistress, my good woman, good master
The faire is held at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706
Even though it is a ONE hour drive from Los Angeles to San Bernardino, it is very well worth the drive..
Renaissance Pleasure faire is a fantasy land.. Many characters dressed in clothing from the Renaissance era offering foods, entertainment such as shows or side giggles, games to play to win a prize and etc.. The Faire runs from April 17th thru May 31st of each year on the weekends and memorial day only and please make sure to check their website before visiting since they do have weekends where they close the faire to general public and only open to school children brought to the faire by buses.. The Faire runs from 10am to 6pm and is located in Glen Helen Regional Park...
I would recommend everyone and I mean EVERYONE to visit at least once.. It is a wonderful event even if you don't dress up and plan to spend one day taking advantage of the shows. Make sure you get an event calender when you enter upon paying the enterance fee... It tells you what's where at what time....
Some of the recommended events to see during the day include....
"The Joust" which is featured in the tournament area...
"MooNie The Magnif`cent" which is a marvelous comedy show on Felicity stage
"Suhaila's Middle Eastern Dancers" which is Sultry dancers heating up the Maybower Stage
"The Proxy Boggards" which is drinkers with a singing problem at Rogues..
PLEASE PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AS IT IS VERY INFORMATIVE......
The address is 2525 Glen Helen Parkway in San Bernardino, Southern California