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$5 off tickets purchased online. Tickets are good for any day.  Code: Renaissance Exp 9/19/13,

September 14th & 15th - Opening weekend is BOGO free for adults and kids are free, so a group of four goes to the Faire for only $25. Click here for the coupon.   

September 21st & 22nd - Federal, state, county and local government employees including teachers, firefighters & police officers receive two general admission tickets for $35. Present your official I.D. at the box office for discount.

September 28th & 29th - Students receive two general admission tickets for $35. Present your official I.D. at the box office for discount. First weekend of Fall Break!

October 5th & 6th - Active Military, Military Families and Veterans receive two general admission tickets for $35. Present your official I.D. at the box office for discount.


Northern California Renaissance Faire
Casa de Fruta
10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy 152, Gate 6  Map It

Hollister, CA 95023-9541

Faire Dates and Hours:

Weekends, September 14  - October 13, 2013
10 am to 6 pm
Parking $10

Northern California Renaissance Faire 2013

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 various stages.

Besides the seven stages filled with entertainment each weekend there will be the ever popular Joust at 12 pm and 3 pm daily, a Celtic Rock concert series 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 (click here to view a Faire map). Celebrate-Family.com Best Bet:  If you are going to the Joust, go at least 30 minutes prior to get the best seating.  This is a great time to stop and have lunch.  Seating for the joust fills quickly.

Family activities will include Suspended Reality presenting A Midsummer Night's Fantasy; Adventures with Mad Jack and Kate, storytelling from the minds of two lovable lunatics; the Pirate Invasion Weekend (September 28th & 29th) with the annual kids pirate costume contest; Fantasy Weekend (October 12th & 13th) when fairies will abound; and The Magic of Bosch, The Conjurer. Other kid favorites last year were Past Times Do It Yourself Workshops ($5-$25)  a climbing wall ($6)  the Giant Swing, Maypole Carousel, Reptile Petting Zoo, and The Funny Farm Petting Zoo.  These activities cost $3-$6 for participation.

Event Highlights:

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

Two-For-One Weekend - September 14th & 15th, Concert Artist: Tempest

Masquerade - September 21st & 22nd, Concert Artist: Wicked Tinkers
Pirate Invasion Weekend - September 28th & 29th, Concert Artist: The Gallway Hooker Band

Octoberfest - October 5th & 6th, Concert Artist: Hoist the Colors

Fantasy - October 12th & 13th, Concert Artist: Brick Top Blaggers

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.