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Northern California Renaissance Faire 2012

Enjoy five weekends of fun as you travel back to Elizabethan England for the Northern California Renaissance Faire.  The streets and stages boast music and dance from traditional Morris and English Country, to Celtic and Gypsy Tribal. Swashbuckling sword fighters render women defenseless with their charm and skill. Kids will have a great time at the Joust, Equine Show and the Enchanted Garden in addition to vaious stages of fun and revelry.

Stages will be filled with entertainment each weekend such as the Silk Road Caravan, Manly Men in Tights and MooNie and Broon Finale.  Then there is the ever popular Joust at 12 pm and 3 pm daily; a Celtic Rock concert on Saturdays at 6 pm; and theme characters such as Queen Elizabeth I,  Sir Frances Drake and William Shakespeare.  There is a lot going on, but the lay out of the stages and events is such that it is easy to navigate the Faire.

Family activities will include the Magnificent Humble Boys presenting the world's greatest Russian circus; the Enchanted Garden (new for 2012!); the Pirate Invasion Weekend (September 22nd & 23rd) with the annual kids pirate costume contest; Fantasy Weekend (October 13th & 14th) when fairies will abound; and The Piccolo Puppet Players presenting  "The Punch & Judy Show".   Other kid’s standard favorites are The Bubble Lady, Reptile Petting Zoo, and The Funny Farm Petting Zoo.  These activities cost $3-$5 for participation.

Event Highlights:

Each weekend will feature a different theme and musical artist for the free Saturday evening concert.

Two-For-One Weekend - September 15th & 16th, Concert Artist: Tempest

Pirate Invasion Weekend - September 22nd & 23rd, Concert Artist: The Mighty Regis

Bacchanal-Masquerade - September 29th & 30th, Concert Artist: Culann’s Hounds

Octoberfest - October 6th & 7th, Concert Artist: Wicked Tinkers

Fantasy - October 13th & 14th, Concert Artist: Need Fire

Visit the Ren Faire site for a complete list and descriptions.


Adults (13 and older) $25,Children (12 and younger) Free
Weekend pass $35 and full season pass is $150.
Parking $6-$10


Celebrate-Family.com Best Bet: Opening weekend is BOGO free for adults (with coupon) and kids are free, so a group of four goes to the Faire for only $25.   Click here to download coupon.
$5 off tickets purchased online. Tickets are good for any day.  Code: Renaissance, expires September, 19, 2012.  This discount is not valid with BOGO free tickets.