Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

April 8 – May 21: Step out of the modern world and join a different time in history. Dress up and join the festivites including plays, music, magic and dancing. Try out jousting, fencing, archery, frog flipping, darts and turtle races. Ride on a giant swing or dragon swing, climb the monolith and make your way to the crow’s nest. Find your way out of a maze and wrap-up a maypole carousel. Try food and drinks from days of old. Begun in 1963 in Agoura, near Malibu, to create living history for schoolchildren and their families. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. School Day for field trip groups is April 15, see website for details. Adults, $23; kids (5-12), $13. Theme weekends include Pirate Weekend, April 22-23; Time Traveler Weekend, May 6-7; and RennCon Weekend, May 13-14. Visit their website for themed-weekend information, season passes, discounts and coupons. Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area.

15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale