Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns to...

Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns to Irwindale

There are 20 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Apr 10, 2010, titled Renaissance Pleasure Faire returns to Irwindale. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

From giant turkey legs to axe-throwing, all the medieval merriments of Renaissance-era Europe are on hand at the 48th Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale.

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fork

Arcadia, CA

#1 Apr 11, 2010
Great fun. It's almost like a swingers convention. Highly recommended.
Jerry

Monrovia, CA

#2 Apr 11, 2010
Admission is 25 bucks????? I wont be going.

“Does that make sense?”

Since: Apr 10

Planet Earth

#3 Apr 11, 2010
I remember going to a Renaissance fair in Phoenix, AZ thirteen years ago when my children were rather young. The fair is a fun place to take the children and adults alike. We rode elephants, camels, watched a jousting demonstration, an African Vulture eating exhibition and the art of Falconry display. At the fair, there is food galore to satisfy the largest of appetites and southing music to get one into the Renaissance mood. The Phoenix Renaissance fair had free parking and the fair in Irwindale charges $10 to park. This fair will be an easy Hundred-dollar event or more per family.

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Since: Aug 09

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#4 Apr 11, 2010
admission plus parking is 35 bucks. It does seem kind of steep just to set foot in the place.

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Since: Apr 10

Planet Earth

#5 Apr 11, 2010
[QUOTE "Patches Ohoulihan"]admission plus parking is 35 bucks. It does seem kind of steep just to set foot in the place.[/QUOTE]

Is that $25 admission fee per family member or family?

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Since: Aug 09

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#6 Apr 11, 2010
Salary Caps wrote:
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Is that $25 admission fee per family member or family?
25 per adult, 15 per child ages 5-12. So, 80 bucks for a family of four(if the kids are between 5-12 years of age). Plus 10 to park. Ninety dollars and you haven't done a thing yet.

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Since: Aug 09

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#7 Apr 11, 2010
Do people ever take their children to the museums anymore? Arboretum? a hike? Many things to do that seem like a better time and wont break your budget!

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Since: Apr 10

Planet Earth

#8 Apr 11, 2010
Never mind! I guess if I read the ENTIRE article I would see at the very bottom the prices. So let me get this straight; 10 buck parking, 25 bucks per adult, 15 bucks for children between the ages of 5 through 12, and children under 5 free admission if accompanied by an adult. So my family of 5, all over 12 years of age, will cost me $135 to walk through the entrance way. I didnít see discounts like AAA, military, seniors or other discounting agencies. Wow this is an expensive fee just to walk through the door and what about the food and drink? I guess I wonít be visiting this fair.

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Since: Aug 09

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#9 Apr 11, 2010
Salary Caps wrote:
Never mind! I guess if I read the ENTIRE article I would see at the very bottom the prices. So let me get this straight; 10 buck parking, 25 bucks per adult, 15 bucks for children between the ages of 5 through 12, and children under 5 free admission if accompanied by an adult. So my family of 5, all over 12 years of age, will cost me $135 to walk through the entrance way. I didnít see discounts like AAA, military, seniors or other discounting agencies. Wow this is an expensive fee just to walk through the door and what about the food and drink? I guess I wonít be visiting this fair.
You must have missed that part on your second read through, hahaha
"Discounts are offered for military, students, and seniors". No telling what the discount is until you get there I suppose. Maybe it's a dollar off!

“Does that make sense?”

Since: Apr 10

Planet Earth

#11 Apr 11, 2010
Typically the discounts are 10% for the card holder. Let's see $135 entrance fee minus 20% (military and senior) that would be $108 to step through the door. Still kind of a hefty price for doing nothing.
Terrence ODay

Covina, CA

#12 Apr 11, 2010
I've gone to the Renaissance Fair for a few weekends each year since it first came to Santa Fe Dam. I've always seen it as well worth the parking/entry price, and there IS lots to do. There are the wide variety of shows, jousting and medieval combat, along with vendors selling interesting products. Hey, just the costumes/people watching can be amazing. But, above all, the best part is a young lady by the name of Patrice Ruane who plays the harpsichord at the fair. A very talented, charming musician one can listen to for a long time. So, far as I'm concerned, the Fair is an event well worth attending.

“The Ravaged Canyon City”

Since: Feb 10

Azusa

#13 Apr 11, 2010
Terrence ODay wrote:
I've gone to the Renaissance Fair for a few weekends each year since it first came to Santa Fe Dam. I've always seen it as well worth the parking/entry price, and there IS lots to do. There are the wide variety of shows, jousting and medieval combat, along with vendors selling interesting products. Hey, just the costumes/people watching can be amazing. But, above all, the best part is a young lady by the name of Patrice Ruane who plays the harpsichord at the fair. A very talented, charming musician one can listen to for a long time. So, far as I'm concerned, the Fair is an event well worth attending.
I want to thank you for describing the Renaissance Faire so much more eloquently than I did. There's something about jolly olde England that brings out the party animal in many of us.
Loolie

South Gate, CA

#14 Apr 11, 2010
Mead and wenches aplenty!
spoon

Arcadia, CA

#16 Apr 15, 2010
Sadly, they pay the performers next to nothing. The performers make their own costumes and rehearse their acts before the fair opens, not making a cent until show time. And now I find out how much it costs! Once more, a few people get rich on the backs of the many. Is it any wonder why workers unionize.
Melissa

San Francisco, CA

#17 May 4, 2010
Does anyone know where to find coupons? There were some in the Sunday paper opening weekend...buy one get one free. but I have not seen any since. HUMMM
Cartman

Pasadena, CA

#18 May 4, 2010
Renaissance Pleasure Faire = Hippies
spoon

Arcadia, CA

#19 May 4, 2010
Cartman wrote:
Renaissance Pleasure Faire = Hippies
And lots of Free Love. If you can't get a honey to go home with you at the Faire, thar ain't gonna be a Good Knight.
that_one_girl

Mchenry, MD

#20 Apr 17, 2013
BruceBKind wrote:
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I want to thank you for describing the Renaissance Faire so much more eloquently than I did. There's something about jolly olde England that brings out the party animal in many of us.
The Faire is well worth the money IMHO ... All the shows are included in the ticket price. As for food, I usually get a BIG breakfast prior to going (MMMM ...IHOP) then buy some small snack at the food vendors if I get hungry, then get a BIG dinner after leaving the Faire.
Ha ha

Baldwin Park, CA

#21 Apr 23, 2013
that_one_girl wrote:
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The Faire is well worth the money IMHO ... All the shows are included in the ticket price. As for food, I usually get a BIG breakfast prior to going (MMMM ...IHOP) then buy some small snack at the food vendors if I get hungry, then get a BIG dinner after leaving the Faire.
And a heart attack for dessert?

Since: Apr 13

Utica, NY

#22 Apr 24, 2013
I go every year.

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