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Time: October 7, 2012 from 10am to 6pm
Location: Casa de Fruta
Street: 10031 Pacheco Pass Highway
City/Town: Hollister, CA
Website or Map: http://www.norcalrenfaire.com
Event Type: renaissance, faire
Organized By: Frances Larose
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2012
Experience fantasy that comes to life this fall as the Northern California Renaissance Faire travels back to the realistic Renaissance village of the late 14th through 16thcentury settled in the woodsy vale of Casa de Fruta in Hollister. Held every Saturday and Sunday from September 15 through October 14, one can journey through the Medieval times of humanistic rebirth when classical art, architecture, literature, plays, and traditional music become one of the most notable time periods in history.
The Renaissance scene promises to have new and exciting additions this year for Faire-goers to join the villagers of Willington. Beware of the invasion of savage pirates, catch a glimpse of the majestic Queen Elizabeth, and interact with mystical creatures of the land.
Take in the original form of Renaissance theatre in the form of the Italian comedy, Commedia Dell Arte, on the Royal Garden stage or laugh out loud to the mischievous antics of Moonie the Magnificent and BrooN at the Fools stage. Seven stages boast nonstop entertainment, noble social dances, magnificent swordplay, and the return of veteran jousters at The World Tournament of Champions, performed twice daily at the Tournament of Horses Arena.
Returning again every Saturday night is the popular Celtic Rock Concert Series showcasing the best Celtic bands of the Bay Area and beyond. The exclusive concert is free with admission every Saturday beginning at 6pm.
During the festivities, meet and greet happy peasants, crooked constables, men in tights, and merry maidens as they fill the streets with revelry. Practice your archery, axe throwing and fencing skills, and don yourself with an elaborate garland or mask. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a gigantic turkey leg roasted to perfection and don a classic Renaissance costume ranging from a saucy pirate gear to gypsy tribal garb.
Last but not least, shop through the exceptional Market Faire of master artisans of latest designs and finest hand work… blown glass, keen blades, armor and chain mail, romantic clothing, leather-work, woodwork, hand wrought jewelry, sculpture and much, much more.
Advance tickets will be available in August at www.norcalrenfaire.com.
WHAT: Northern California Renaissance Faire - A Play Faire Production
WHEN: “Find Your Fantasy” every Saturday and Sunday from September 15th - October 14th, 2012
Celtic Rock Concert Series every Saturday night, FREE with general admission
TIME: 10am – 6pm (Celtic Rock Series starts at 6P on Sat.)
WHERE: Casa de Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister CA
COST: $25 at the gate; children 12 and under will be admitted FREE the entire run of Faire.
A weekend pass, which covers the admission for one weekend, is $35
A ‘Fairever’ pass, which allows unlimited access all 10 days, is $150
INFO: For more information and tickets, visit www.norcalrenfaire.com or call 408.847.FAIR.