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Kids 12 and under are always free!!!

September 13th & 14th - 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 20th & 21st - 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. For every $250 you spend with our merchants or artisans during Marketplace Appreciation Weekend on Saturday, September 20th or Sunday, September 21st, you will receive 2 FREE tickets to come back to the Faire during the 2014 season. A $50 value!

September 27th & 28th - Students receive two general admission tickets for $35. Present your official I.D. at the box office for discount. First weekend of Fall Break for San Jose Unified.

October 4th & 5th - Active Military, Military Families and Veterans receive two general admission tickets for $35. Present your official I.D. at the box office for discount. We encourage you to come out and sponsor a soldier, a vet or a military family member.*

Northern California Renaissance Faire 2014

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 the Funny Farm Petting Zoo ($4),  Suspended Reality acrobatics,  The Magic of Bosch,  and story telling at the Storybook Stage.  The Pirate Invasion Weekend (September 27th & 28th) with the annual kids pirate costume contest; Fantasy Weekend (October 11th & 12th) when fairies will abound. Other kid favorites are Past Times Do It Yourself Workshops ($5-$25)  a climbing wall ($6)  the Giant Swing,  and Maypole Carousel. These activities cost $3-$6 for participation.  If your kids are horse crazy (whose kids aren’t) then make sure you see the Equine Guild show featuring the horses of the Painted Gypsy Ranch in the horse arena at 2:30 and then visit the horses in the paddock after the joust.

Event Highlights:

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

Two-For-One Weekend - September 13th & 14th, Concert Artist: Tempest

Public Service  Recognition - September 20th & 21st, Concert Artist: Culann’s Hounds
Pirate Invasion Weekend with Wee Pirate Costume Contest - September 27th & 28th, Concert Artist: Wicked Tinkers

Octoberfest with Historical Costume Contest - October 4th & 5th, Concert Artist: BlackEyed Dempseys

Fantasy with Fantasy Costume Contest - October 11th & 12th, Concert Artist: Whiskey and Women

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.


Northern California Renaissance Faire
Casa de Fruta
10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy 152,

Hollister, CA 95023-9541

Faire Dates and Hours:

Weekends, September 13  - October 12, 2014
10 am to 6 pm (later on Saturdays for the free concert).
Parking $10 - $20

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Celebrate-Family.com Best Bet:
The Daily Joust at 12 pm and 3 pm.