CALIFORNIA CITY – The 16th Renaissance and Fantasy Faire will be held at Central Park, 10400 Heather Ave. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20. The queen and her court from the Guild of St. Marie rolls into town, along with peddlers, jugglers, swordsmen, blacksmith, hearty food, tempting tarts and Royal Raven’s Tavern as the park is transformed into Elizabethan England.
Some 2,000 to 3,000 people are expected to attend the family- and pet-friendly event. Free entrance to the High Desert Model Train Show is included with paid admissions to the fair.
The Faire runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Seniors 65 and older, military and students with ID are $5.
Confirmed vendors and entertainment include the following entertainment: Guild of St. Marie, Mayde in Ireland Band, Cutthroat Reef Renaissance Band of Merchant Sailor’s, Clan Mac Gowan, Her Majesty’s Minstrel Cycle, Barrett’s Privateers, Pirates! Blacksmith Chema, Children’s Fairy Game Garden, Chess 4Us and Queens High Tea (Saturday only, cost $5 per person. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) and for the first time Chalk the Walk by our Art Commission.
Merchant’s wares include jewelry, accessories, blacksmith handcrafted item, crystals, gem stones, original art glass, bath salts, lavender sachets, Victorian soaps, trays, knives, swords, toys, and more.