What to Know
April 6 through May 19, 2019 (weekends)
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale
$45 for two tickets
Romantic tales of centuries gone by are absolutely sodden, in the sweetest sense, with stories of parting lovers, reuniting lovers, of lovers setting out on thrilling journeys and adventures, and occasional duos that have to unite to step up and defeat, like, a dragon.
All while remaining adorable and very much in love.
It is thus understandable that Southern California's largest expression of that bygone era, an era of romantic derring do and courtly courtship, should be awash in amour, even as it frolics through the spring days.
Or perhaps because it frolics through the spring days.
But the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire hasn't forsaken nor forgotten Valentine's Day, even though Feb. 14 falls just under two months before the festival's opening day.
That would be April 6, in 2019, huzzah.
How is Ren Faire observing the day o' poems, chivalry, flowers, and longing looks?
By holding a Sweethearts Deal in honor of Valentine's Day, and it is sweet, indeed.
Pay $45, lance not one but two tickets — one for you and one for your favorite maiden or knight — and proceed to make merry at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale.
"Tickets valid any regular 2019 operating day," says the purchase page, so that's worth another "huzzah," wethinks.
It's a saving of a few dollars, which is as pretty an ideas as a maypole.
Perhaps you can stow that extra cash so it may help pay for a turkey leg? Some medieval-style jewelry? A costume for you to wear, if you and your knight or maiden decide to dress in theme?
Saddle your steed and gallop gallantly in the direction of the Sweethearts Sale now.