2013 Central Coast Renaissance Festival
Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Join the fun as over 800 costumed participants turn beautiful Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo into an English Renaissance village for this summer’s ultimate fantasy entertainment.
Step into the year 1585 when Queen Elizabeth I was England’s magnificent monarch. This is the age of legendary characters like William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake and a host of famous Dukes, Earls, Lords, Ladies, rogues and scoundrels whom you’ll see going about the village. Remember to remove your hat as Her Majesty parades though the streets with her stunning Royal Court, accompanied by her handsome foot soldiers and hand maidens.
Attend the Royal Joust. This isn’t make believe – it’s the real thing! This isn’t something you see every day – men (and women!) in full armor atop huge war steeds, charging at each other with lance in hand. Watch as they test their skills at various authentic contest games, ending with real combat. Give a rousing cheer for “your” Knight! These are internationally recognized professional jousters.
You’ll be delighted by over 50 of the finest craftsmen selling the most unique crafts and goods you’ve ever seen. From hand thrown pottery to drinking vessels, there is something for every taste and budget. Gentlemen always enjoy shopping from the sword and leather merchants, while ladies can’t resist the array of fine clothing and jewelry. You can even have your hair braided into the most beautiful designs and get a henna tattoo.
There is something for all ages. Your youngsters will enjoy face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo and games just for them. Storytellers and musicians wander the village and kids always enjoy the juggling shows. Of couse, everyone loves the Royal Joust!
Bring your friends and family for the time of your life. There simply is not other event like this in San Luis Obispo County, and it only happens on one weekend – July 20 & 21st in The Enchanted Forest of San Luis Obispo’s beautiful Laguna Lake Park.
Advance tickets are non-refundable.
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The Central Coast Renaissance Festival is produced by History Revisited, a non-profit organization.