The Elizabethan ruff was originally created to hide the unsightly neck bolts that denoted queens as being members of the royal family. Celebrate further unmodernities with today's Groupon: for $7, you get a one-day admission to the second annual 99 Renaissance Festival (up to a $15 value), held on October 30 and October 31 at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds. This Groupon is valid for one-day admission; buy two Groupons and go both days.
Don your faire finest for an action-packed day of Renaissance fun as a colorful cast of storytellers, musicians, and acrobats resuscitate the past with an invigorating blend of Elizabethan entertainment. Oversized turkey legs complement an appetizing blacksmithing performance, and medievalists can bow down at the throne of Mary, Queen of Scots. Athletically dodge under and around stilt-walkers as you prep your eye-sponges to absorb the gravity-defying juggling and ropewalking of MooNiE the Magnificent. Stroll around the grounds, stocking up on eats, ale, and Renaissance gear before cheering on combating knights and watching historical re-enactments of the origin of social networks.
99 Renaissance Festival offers a bevy of family-friendly activities, admitting children under 5 for free. On Halloween, children aged 6–12 who come dressed in a costume will have their admission fees waived (normally $8). Enjoy 25 booths, 12 acts, four stages, and a partridge in a pear tree with a visit to 99 Renaissance Festival.