Get Set To Take A Trip Back In Time
Get ready to step into the year 1585 when Queen Elizabeth I was England's magnificent monarch. This is the age of legendary characters like William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake and a host of famous Dukes, Earls, Lords and Ladies, and you'll see them all here in all their finery. Remember to remove your hat as Her Majesty parades though the streets with her stunning Royal Court. It's all happening at the Central Coast Renaissance Festival.
Relax on a shady hay bale and watch riotous stage plays and hilarious comedy acts on multiple stages throughout the village. See authentic Elizabethan dancing, plays, singing, a falconry show, juggling acts and buffonery. Throughout the village you'll see living history demonstrations. The entertainment is amazing and continuous all day long.
You can even take juggling or fencing lessons, along with games for all ages.
Food At Central Coast Renaissance Festival
What would a festival be without delicious food and drink? You can treat your tastebuds to a bounty of delicious foods such as BBQ Beef Stick Chicken Stick, Dragon Dog, Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Meat Pies, Pan Fried Rice & Noodles, Shrimp Stick, Vegetarian Roll, Corn, salads and more. Of course, there are those famous gigantic fire-roasted turkey legs that people love to wave about. Enjoy the Queen's finest ales, beer, and wine while being entertained by musicians, rogues and dancers.
Watch peasants, soldiers, merchants and royalty strolling about the village while you enjoy your feast. They, too, are enjoying this summer marketplace just as you are. Don't be surprised when they greet you in the Queen's tongue, just say "Good Day" in return. You'll find yourself slipping into Elizabethan in no time.
Shop From Fine Craftsmen And Merchants
You'll be delighted by over 60 fine craftsmen selling unique arts, crafts, and goods. From hand-thrown pottery to drinking vessels, there is something for every taste and budget. Want your own Renaissance costume? You'll find everything from hats to boots and everything in between, for peasants, merchants and nobility.
Gentlemen always enjoy shopping from the sword and leather merchants, while ladies can't resist the array of fine clothing and jewelry. You can even have your hair braided into the most beautiful designs and get a henna tattoo. You're sure to find a special gift for yourself and someone else.
Delightful For All Ages
We didn't forget the youngsters, who will enjoy face painting, storytelling, a magic show and games just for them. There's a children's costume contest both days where everyone gets something and the winners take away prizes.
We have a pirate ship! Your children can board the ship both days for some precious photos. Sunday is "Pirate Day" and kids can join in the free pirate's treasure hunt.
Bring your friends and family for the time of your life. There simply is no other event like this in San Luis Obispo County, and it only happens on one weekend, July 15 & 16, in the Enchanted Forest of San Luis Obispo's beautiful Laguna Lake Park.
Parking is on the festival site at Laguna Lake Park. The fee is $8 per car. We highly encourage carpooling and will reward you for it. Parking is only $5 per car if you have 4 or more people in your vehicle.
NO PETS ALLOWED. Only genuine service animals.