The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire takes place in one of the most picturesque villages of California Irwindale attracting more than 200,000 participants and guests. Irwindale turns into a real town of the Renaissance era during every weekend in April and May. You can see various performances and parades, knight tournaments, Celtic dances, and folk music. No fair can do without the participation of circus performers who demonstrate an exciting show of lights, throwing knives, and comedy shows.
Numerous bands take part in the celebration. Among the regulars are "The Merry Wives of Windsor"—a folk band that performs traditional melodies from the British Isles and the classical music of the European Renaissance; "The Dread Crew of Oddwood"—a group of folk metal known for its pirate music played exclusively by acoustic instruments; and "Poxy Boggards"—an American male band from Pasadena.