It’s a spring day in 1574, in the English Seaport of
Deptford. Queen Elizabeth is scheduled to visit. The
local countryside has converged to celebrate Her
arrival, including 1200 performers, artisans, acrobats,
musicians, entertainers, winches, jokers, jesters, and
jousters. One of them is you.
Our member Ann S. is a regular at the fair, going
twice per year since way back, long enough to have
outgrown costumes. She has volunteered to be our
“Tour guide” means that Ann knows when, where, and
how to get the most out of the event, and will lead
our party after we are assembled inside the gate. The
other work of organizing the event is done for her.
The fair is at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in
Irwindale, CA. A map is below. Driving time from Lake
Arrowhead is about an hour and 15 minutes.
Tickets are $25 at the box office, or $23 online.
More information about the fair is here.
Check our trip notes and driving instructions. If you
are carpooling, meet at Goodwin's in Crestline at 8:00
am, depart Goodwin's at 8:15 am, and meet Ann
outside the fair gate at 9:30 am.
If you think you might want to attend, contact us to
get on a list. We will finalize the attendance and
carpool assignments a day or two before the trip.
Renaissance Pleasure Fair
Photo credits: renfair.com/socal/