Central Coast Renaissance Festival
A variety of sites, sounds and tastes await you at the Central Coast Renaissance Festival!
Attend the Royal Joust. This isn’t make believe – these are internationally recognized professional jousters. Watch as they test their skills at various authentic contest games, ending with real combat.
Treat your tastebuds to a bounty of delicious foods such as meaty beef ribs, roasted chicken and steak sandwiches, bangers and sausages, Dragon On a Stake, exotic foods from the Orient, funnel cakes, salads, baked potatoes, German potato pancakes, schnitzel, ice cream and much more. Of course there are those famous gigantic fire roasted turkey legs that people love to wave about. The enticing smell of freshly cooked food wafting through the village is sure to stimulate your appetite.
Relax on a shady haybale and watch hilarious stage plays and riotous comedy acts on multiple stages throughout the village. See authentic Elizabethan dancing. There are hilarious parrot shows, juggling acts and buffoonery, as well as demonstrations of military skills, woodworking, leatherworks and much more. Enjoy the Queen’s finest ales, beer and wine in the beer garden while being entertained by musicians, rogues and dancers.
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.
Watch peasants, soldiers, merchants and royalty strolling about the village while you are enjoying your feast. They, too, are enjoying this summer marketplace just as you are. Don’t be surprised when they greet you in the Queen’s tongue – just say “Good Day” in return. You’ll find youself slipping into Elizabethan in no time.
El Monte RV can provide your chariot to this event from several Southern or Northern California locations.