Renfest 020514

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire Reviews

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area (Irwindale, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

468 ratings
4.6 average rating
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72 events
52 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

Not much "pleasure" here. Thank goodness it was an overcast and not-too-hot day! Getting tickets was a nightmare, with over one hour in line and major chaos because they seemed unprepared for all the people. After 49 years in L.A. this was our...continued

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120 events
77 reviews
15 stars
attended Apr 20 2014

First, if you want to watch tons of great costumes & characters wandering around the event, that is really the best part of the faire. However, we really couldn't enjoy ourselves for a number of reasons as follows: Where do I start... On Sunday...continued

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70 events
37 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 06 2014

A lovely day at the Faire. They always put on a great show and it seemed like there was a lot more shade and space this year. Huzzah!

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129 events
93 reviews
27 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

Fabulous opening day at the Faire!! Perfect weather, sunny and cool! It was very put together, and everyone seemed ready to PLAY!! We go every year and may go twice this year! Dressing up is a MUST!!
I was delighted to find tickets on Goldstar.

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215 events
58 reviews
117 stars
attended Apr 20 2014

What can be said about this that I'm sure hasn't already been said? Some of the best food, best costumes, best vendors, best music and best entertainment around. The jousts, parades, royals (especially when performing Shakespeare) and Washing...continued

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44 events
34 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 07 2013

A winner all around! Parking was easy and well organized. Not too far to walk to the entrance. The food is excellent, many types to choose from and reasonably priced. Even the beer was a decent price. Lots of vendors, variety of items for sale,...continued

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54 events
22 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 20 2014

OMG!!! Why have I never been before??? It was so much fun! Most people were in costume which added to the fun atmosphere. Great food choices, arts and crafts for the kids, and plenty of fun shows for all ages :)

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36 events
21 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 07 2013

I had so much fun. My cheeks hurt from smiling so much.

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42 events
20 reviews
56 stars
attended Apr 06 2014

Go to this event every year, love the food and entertainers. Also love watching the characters and the participants in their costume. Just wish it wasn't so expensive and hot.

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31 events
11 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 13 2013

What a creative and imaginative experience! I will never miss this again. Everything was well handled except having a visible sign where to turn off to the parking lot from the main road. Next year, I will wear period clothes and take many...continued

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30 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 05 2014

It was fun. It was a stroll down memory lane. I had gone to my first Renaissance Faire, 45 years ago. Amazing that it has been able to keep the quality of the times, especially the dust and the dirt.

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18 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 14 2013

This has always been one of my favorite events to attend. I hope to go one more time before it leaves this year, but if not, I will definitely go next year. And, I'll be sure to dress up next time as well . . . Great for families, couples,...continued

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10 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 19 2014

This was our second year, but the first time we went in costume. Much more fun that way, even if you don't stay in character in terms of language, etc. Parking, entry, everything was way easy. Some merchandise and costumes show a bit more of a...continued

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23 events
6 reviews
17 stars
attended Apr 06 2014

What a stinkin' dust bowl, $10 to park in the dirt, and the dirt parking is up wind from the venue. My wife was far from happy, as like most ladies, she showered before going out on Sunday, and she insisted we leave 5 minutes after we entered the...continued

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14 events
5 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 13 2013

I LOVE the RenFaire and dressing up in costume for it! And it is so much better at the Irwindale location than Glen Helen - The Washing Wenches show was hilarious! It was a fabulous day and I look forward to next year.

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17 events
5 reviews
4 stars
10 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

Super fun!! If you have kids make time for the Queen. She knights the kids in the kids corner. Our kids loved it. The swing was also a big giggling hit!! Enjoy

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10 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 13 2013

Had a great time. Lots to do, entertaining shows, fun people!

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10 events
4 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 20 2014

Renfair was bigger and better than ever, and we appreciated the personal Goldstar will-call booth. Just beware, beacuse there are other events going on at the location, it took over an hour from getting off the freeway till we parked. From there...continued

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