Pageantry, knights return to Folsom

By: Laura Newell, Folsom Lake Entertainer
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Gypsies, Shakespeare, jousting and turkey legs can only mean one thing, the Renaissance Faire will soon visit Folsom. Folsom’s 20th annual Renaissance Faire brings 16th century fun to town Oct. 20-21. The fair will be held in City Lions Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Attendees will journey back to the time of William Shakespeare as they stroll through a 16th century-style village brought to life by hundreds of actors in colorful period costume and character, said Sarah Trobee, Folsom recreation coordinator. The event will include about 40 vendors with food and drinks, handmade crafts and wares and entertainment provided by jousters, jugglers, swordsmen, musicians and merrymakers. “We transform Folsom City Park into a 16th century English village that’s brought to life by hundreds of actor and period costume,” Trobee said. “This is really a fun step back in time, providing a living history event for the entire family.” This annual fundraiser brings in about 4,000 people over the weekend and benefits the Cave Teen Centers located at both middle schools in Folsom. The City of Folsom contracts with Renaissance Productions to produce this annual fair in Folsom. Parking is $4 and admission is $14 for adults and $9 for children and seniors. For more information, call (916) 355-7285 or visit