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Renaissance Faire in Irwindale continuing until May 18

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Every Saturday and Sunday until May 18, join fellow pleasure seekers at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, in the Santa Fe Dam recreational area. The Renaissance Faire at Irwindale is the original RenFaire, and has not only spurred the creation of similar faires nationwide, but has seen over 5 million visitors since it's inception in the late 1960s.

Tickets can be purchased online and printed out, or purchased at the entrance. Children's tickets can be purchased for a reduced rate. Tickets purchased online are $26 for adults and $13 for children under 12; at the box office they are $28 and $15, respectively. The faire has certain activities sectioned off in clear zones which makes it very family friendly.

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire sprawls over 20 acres and is open from 10a-7p. Attendees can come costumed or in comfortable clothing; any costume weapons must be peace tied or otherwise made to be non-functional. The range of food and drinks available caters to all tastes and food restrictions; however, no outside food and drinks are permitted.

The Foothill Transit Line 492 will get visitors to within one mile of the Santa Fe Dam recreational area. Drivers can park in the recreational area for $10, and valet service is also available.

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Irwindale offers music, arts and crafts, multiple stages and musical acts, dancing, singing, a Queen and her Court, shops and vendors, and lots of foods and drinks. Cash, credit, and debit are accepted, and each weekend offers a slightly different experience. Visitors can even experience a falconry and demonstration show, see leatherworking and participate in archery and ax throwing demonstrations.

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