History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options and Two Dates
$25 for two adult tickets (up to a $50 value)
$40 for a family four pack (up to an $80 total value)
- Two adult tickets (up to a $50 value)
- Two tickets for kids ages 5–12 (up to a $30 value)<p>
Your Groupon is valid for either April 7–8 or April 14–15.<p>
Ticketholders receive full access to all entertainment at the festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Children aged 4 or younger may enter for free. The 2012 event commemorates the fair’s Golden Jubilee, a 50th-anniversary celebration with new acts such as the Kung Fu Heroes, a martial-arts team that has performed with Cirque du Soleil and on America’s Got Talent, and the Spanish-dance troupe Herencia Flamenca. This deal does not include the park access fee ($10/vehicle).<p>
The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire
The 16th century comes booming back to life during The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, which has re-created the culture, cuisine, and history of the Elizabethan era for more than five million attendees since its inauguration in 1963. Atop 13 stages sprinkled across 20 acres of festival grounds, live performers don traditional garb to demonstrate Renaissance music, dancing, battle customs, and blogging techniques. The talented actors stay in character throughout the bash, mingling with the crowds to perform alongside artisans purveying leatherware, clothing, and perfumes.
Workshops instruct visitors on how to make period crafts, after which guests can refuel with samplings of traditional Renaissance cuisine, such as hefty turkey legs and shepherd's pies, or more modern fare such as strombolis, coffee, and sweet confections. Rides and games challenge kids to toss javelins, race turtles, and recite Shakespeare's complete works on giant swings, and interactive RenQuest exhibitions hone little ones' sword-fighting skills and trivia knowledge.