During 2010, I visited the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. The event took place in Irwindale, California (at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area).
If you wonder what the Renaissance Faire is, well, it is a reenactment of an Elizabethan Era market faire. Around 800 actors and actresses portray the dress found during the life of Elizabeth I. The costumes are not limited to the England Renaissance period. Scots, Germans, Italians, Spaniards and Arabs are also represented. The Irwindale faire is the first and original one (other states have their own faires nowadays).
Of course there is more than costumes. Every corner of the place is filled with a piece of the past. It is a wonderful event. I really enjoyed it (but I am a history lover). If you want to more information about this event, check www.renfair.com.
Now, this post contains pictures of the actors and actresses in costume. The costumes are really neat. With so many actors, there is the possibility of observing the dress of many social classes and cultures.
Let’s travel to the past !!!
What about you? Have you ever atended and event like this?
Hope you enjoyed the post. See you next time.