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September 9, 2009 > Shakespeare Festival and Renaissance Faire

Shakespeare Festival and Renaissance Faire

By Mona Shah

The Queen is coming to Ardenwood Historic Farm, and all loyal subjects are invited to meet Her Majesty. The royal court will make a splendid entrance dressed in colorful garments of gold, silks, and velvet. Accompanied by appropriate music, passage of Her Majesty, nobles and ambassadors will be celebrated by a show of swashbuckling, chivalry, jousting and feasts.

Ardenwood Farm will be transform on September 12 into a delightful Elizabethan town filled with myriad characters and vignettes. For two days - Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 - Shakespeare will dominate the landscape. Brave knights clad in shining armor will thunder down the list on spectacular horses at ferocious speeds as stilt walkers, jugglers, fire- eaters and jesters perform over-the-top stunts. Swordplay will be prevalent on the lawns of the stately Patterson House mansion. The Shakespeare Festival and Renaissance Faire is coming to Fremont.

Knights of Mayhem, a full contact jousting troupe known for their unscripted, lance-splitting contests will amaze spectators. They guarantee a spectacle to be remembered. In addition, over 900 costumed entertainers and 100 shopkeepers and artisans will add to the ambience of the Faire. The festival is the ultimate Renaissance bash where guests enjoy turkey legs, exotic food, and drink as they banter with a myriad of performers filling the streets. One-of-a-kind shows, music, and comedy are the usual fare at the Shakespeare Festival and Renaissance Faire.

This outdoor event is part festival, part fantasy and part live theater, a perfect day of fun for the whole family.

Shakespeare Festival and Renaissance Faire
Saturday and Sunday, September 12 - 13
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
(888) 327-2757

Adults: $18
Seniors (65 and over), military, and teens (13-17): $13
Children 6-12: $8
Under six - free

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