Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. Our village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, foods, stages, jousts, battles and games. The Enchanted Shire has four stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. What follows is a list of scheduled entertainers:
• The Knights of MAYHEM - This ain't no dinner show! Real men, real weapons, and yes sometimes, real blood. This is full contact jousting at its finest- visit web site
• Belles of Bedlam - A performance troupe specializing in musical comedy. The show is a romp through the daily lives of a group of sisters who own an Inn. – visit web site
• Adam Reid – "The Bawdy Juggler"Email
• Moonridge Animal Park Presents - Birds of Prey, learn about the different types of Birds of Prey and see these beautiful birds up close. - visit web site
• Argus Armstrong's Miracle ship repair - Learn the history of ship repair and other historical tidbits! - visit web site
• Captain Jack's Pirate Stories - Captain Jack will entertain the children with stories of the high seas and other pirate tales. - visit web site
• Sportive Tricks - The singing style of the old world, funny and poignant similar styling's to the Poxy Boggards.- visit web site
• The Juggling and Magic of Bryan Nash - Juggling and magic to thrill everyone who sees him. Fun for the entire family.
• The Universe According to Galileo - A show that puts the audience into an interactive class with the Maestro himself. The fun and frivolity almost starts immediate with the naming of the planets, to Galileo explaining the three theories taught at the time from Aristotle, Ptolemy and Copernicus. With" Planets on a Stick."
• Wren Of Iniquity & Spy Glass - Singing of the finest known to her Majesty the Queen!
• Bradley Austin Storyteller
• El Moro the Magician -visit web site
• Story Theater with Victoria Goring -visit web site
Guilds Visiting thee Shire...
• Saint Katherine's...The Queen's Guild
• Yeoman of the Guard...The Queen's Guard
• Saint Blaise...The Town Criers
• Saint Helena
Queen Elizabeth's Royal Court, Knights Jousting on Horseback, Archery Tournament, Live Steel Battle, Living History Encampments & Demonstrations, Ethnic Food & Drink, Belly Dancers, Jugglers, Musicians & Singers, Midsummer Fairy Forest Children's Area. A day filled with wonder and delight awaits beyond the gates of our castle.....
Parking: Parking is free and is a short distance away.
Wheelchairs: Most of the faire site is handicap accessible, but there are some areas that may be difficult. The terrain is natural and uneven.
Faire Site: The terrain at the faire site is natural and uneven. For comfort and safety please wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Some show seating is on straw bales.
Pets: Pets allowed.
Alcohol: No alcoholic beverages or other kinds of food or drinks may be brought into the faire, however, beer, wine and mead are sold on site. As well as many fyne foods to tempt your taste buds. All backpacks are subject to search.
*Unopened water bottles may be brought in to the faire.
Smoking: Is allowed.
Re-entry: Visitors to the Faire may leave and re-enter by receiving a hand stamp upon exit.
Costumes: To add to your faire experience, we encourage wearing Elizabethan period costumes.
Weapons Policy: All weapons to be period pieces only. Absolutely no firearms. All blades to be peace-tied. No exceptions.
Merriment Policy: Security personnel will be on site to encourage responsible participant and imbibing. A first-aid station and qualified personnel will also be on the grounds.
Media Policy: Ticket purchase constitutes permission to use your candid likeness, still photography or video, for future advertising purposes and/or promotional purposes as authorized and deemed appropriate by the Big Bear Valley Renaissance Society, Inc. and its sponsors.
Welcome and Well Met
The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Society, Inc. Recreates historical events through living history reenactments in order to bring history to our children as well as money for their educational needs.
Remember, The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Society, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non- profit for education. All profits go to children and teachers for scholarships and educational endeavors!
The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Society, Inc., is a non-profit corporation founded in October 2002 for the purpose of re-enacting historical time periods, such as the English Renaissance, for the education and entertainment of the public. We plan to do this by producing events and providing workshops. We are in the process of registering as a 501(c)3 non-profit educational corporation. The Renaissance Faire, our initial re-enactment, and all events are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Our primary financial goal is to provide educational funds for the children and teachers. The funds will be used for, but not limited to, scholarships, teacher support funds and educational opportunities.
Our historical re-enactments provide meaningful and positive educational, athletic, artistic, and social benefits for the entire valley. In addition, the Renaissance Society events also provide increased business opportunities for the community. Our events will result in personal enrichment, enjoyment and a sense of community.