The 36th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Journey back in time as more than 100 merchants contribute to the atmosphere of this charming 16th century village. Experience live armored jousting, 12 stages of entertainment, 7 theme weekends, and fun and food for the whole family! The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 36th season begins on February 22 and ends on April 6, 2014. Click here to read the full history of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival.
The Festival is open weekends, with a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, April, 4 2014. The Festival is open from 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine. Admission at the gate: Adults $19.95; Children 5-12 $11.95; four and under are free! Parking at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival is always free! Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K and Walgreens stores, at MOSI, or online.
Indulge in two of your favorite things! Sample 4 beer & bacon pairings in this 21+ event!
This year we're having 2 guided Pub Crawls hosted by your favorite entertainers each day! Your ticket includes one collectible Pub Crawl mug, one drink at each of three pubs and a collectible stamped leather tag!
$25 per person, must be 21 or older to crawl!
Enjoy a sampling of ales and delicious hors d'oeuvres while being regaled with song and stories! This bawdy event is 21+ only!
One and all are invited to a Royal Tea featuring tasty delicacies, a selection of premium teas and unique entertainment!
Set sail as fun awaits you during our High Seas Adventure weekend! Experience a one of a kind Traders Port full of spices, jewelry and clothing. All of our tattooed friends are invited to showcase their ink in our Tattoo Contest. Is your beard the envy of all shipmates? Prove it in our Beard Competition. Also, while you're wearing your favorite pirate garb, enter our Perfect Pirate Contest and be judged on your sartorial sophistication. There is something for pirates of all ages so be sure to take your own High Seas Adventure with us this season!
Festival Friday has been an annual tradition at the Festival for over thirty years! The only weekday the Festival is open, Festival Friday brings unique educational, shopping and entertainment opportunities. School Day is a fantastic field trip destination for K-12 students, with lessons in music, costuming, combat and more! Ladies Shopping Day is one of our newest and most popular events. At a discounted price of $15, your ticket will grant you admission to the festival, a glass of wine and a coupon book full of great discounts from Festival Artisans! Finally, the Royal Masque Ball is a lively after-hours event featuring a three -course gourmet meal, champagne and wonderful entertainment!
Say Huzzah to the King for one final weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Put your taste buds to the challenge and eat like the King in our ALL NEW Turkey Leg Eating Contest! Make your way through the Royal Market where you will find BBQ pit masters preparing for Sunday afternoon’s BBQ Championships. Be sure to try some of their delicious creations. One bite and you'll be asking for more.