Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!
If you would like to apply to be an entertainer at the Big Bear Renaissance Faire, please go to downloads under Contact Us.
The Imperial Knights – Donning 130 pounds of steel armor, these warriors mount 2,000-pound horses and charge at each other with solid hemlock lances at speeds of up to 30-mph while peering through a quarter-inch eye slot in their helmet. Real men. Real weapons. And, yes, sometimes real blood. This is full-contact jousting at its best.
The Belles of Bedlam – These lovely ladies sing and make merry in a show that is a romp through the daily lives of a group of sisters who own an Inn.
Tribal Beats – This belly dance troupe fuses music and moves from around the world, creating a fun and ethnic dance that is pleasing to the ears and easy on the eyes.
Cutthroat Reef - “A crew of salty sea dogs from across the seven seas. Their rowdy renditions of sea chanteys and drinking songs will make the rafters roar as they bring ashore the life of a sailor.”
Guilds of the Shire
Guild of Saint Olaf - Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Court
Yeoman of the Guard – The Queen’s protectors
The Wild - Barbarians!
Tuatha de Danaan (Fairy Guild)
Loch Meade Village-Nevada Reenactors (The Scots) Also hosts of our Warriors Table!
Port of the Black Sail - Pirates!!
Sea Wolf – More Pirates!!
Saint Clare’s – The crafters…come and learn a craft with them, they LOVE to teach!!
Edmund Singer-Itinerant Elizabethan tailor
Common Chaps - Printing and bookmaking