23rd Annual Folsom Renaissance Faire & Shakespeare Festival
- Hobbies & Special Interest
- Folsom City Lions Park, Folsom CA
CELEBRATING THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE FAIRE!!!
The rising young star of London's theater scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writers block while the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him. Will is without inspiration on material. What Will needs is a muse and, in an extraordinary town whilst on progress with Her Most Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, he finds himself surrounded by numerous quirky characters who draw him into an amazing, dramatic adventure of action and love. Their stories make their way into his plays and into our hearts. The theme of the Faire is Shakespeare's Muse.
Over October 19th and 20th, the Folsom City Lions Park will be transformed to a delightful Elizabethan town filled with myriad characters and vignettes resembling those of Shakespeare's plays we so dearly love. In addition, over 900 costumed entertainers and over 100 shopkeepers and artisans will add to the ambiance of the Faire.The Festival will be the ultimate Renaissance bash, a lively Dionysian party, where the guests enjoy turkey legs, exotic food, and drink as they banter with the myriad performers filling the streets. The event sports one-of-a-kind shows, music, and comedy.
The Weekend's highlight will be a full contact joust. Men and horse collide and do battle right before your eyes. Say hello to Imperial Knights!
Proceeds of the Faire, and from some of the booths, goes to benefit:
The Folsom CAVE Teen Centers
Located at each of the middle schools in Folsom, they provide over 700 students a week with a supervised drop-in after school program that is free to the participants.
The Friends of the Folsom Public Library
A nonprofit, volunteer orginization that supports the Folsom Library and literacy programs for adults and children in the Folsom area.
The Folsom Rotary Club
Dates: Saturday, October 19th 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday, October 20th 10:00 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Renaissance Productions produces some of the BEST themed events in western USA. The repertoire of our shows includes Renaissance Faires, Fantasy Faires, Pirate Festivals, Celtic Festivals, and the educational Renaissance Symposium.
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