September 16-October 22, 2023, weekends
Casa de Fruta
10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy
Approx. Cost: $25-35; Weekend pass: $40; Pass for full event $350, norcalrenfaire.com
Hollister hosts an annual Northern California Renaissance Faire each fall for approx. five weekends in September and October. Step back to the romance period in history, relish in the changing of the seasons, and visit an authentic Renaissance village, nestled in the shaded glen of Hollister.
Swashbucklers duel for the hands of pretty maidens, minstrels regale the crowds with lilting sounds and the costume shop allows visitors to step into period costumes, all whilst Queen Elizabeth herself parades through the masses, holding court and greeting visitors from all lands.
Faire Marketplace, Celtic Concerts on Saturdays, English Ales, foods,
entertainment and costumes authentic to the period make this the Elizabethan
village you won't want to miss in California.
The annual Norcal Renaissance Faire is held every Saturday and Sunday during event dates. Men wearing tights, hilarious banter, magnificent swordplay, an authentic joust, and the antics of performers. At the Tournament of Horses Arena the World Tournament of Champions performs twice daily for the Queen's entertainment, demonstrating heroic acts to declare victory for their homelands.
Faire marketplace features fancy swords, bodice chillers, jewelry, crafted woodworking and carefully hammered pewter.
For other fun things to see in Hollister, be sure to check out the winter holidays with parades, choirs, and a fabulous tree lighting ceremony.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.