If you want to experience life in 16th-century Europe you won't need any special artifacts to travel back in time; you only need to purchase a ticket and drive to to be part of the Renaissance Faire.
Starting last weekend, more than 1,200 participants dressed as artisans, knights, jesters and even queens, have joined the unusual gathering that has now taken place for more than 50 years in Southern California.
The event, which illustrates with precision how people lived during that period, features knights riding horses, open-air theater, musicians and food, among many other attractions.
The rides, games and dances are meant to recreate the Spring day when Queen Elizabeth arrived at the Port of Deptford in England.
The event will take place every Saturday and Sunday until may 20.
Admission prices are $25 for adults and $15 for children ages 5 to 12.
The is located north of Baldwin Park at 15501 E. Arrow Highway in Irwindale. Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. "come rain or shine".
Fo more information, visit http://www.renfair.com/socal/