The Central Coast Renaissance Festival returns to SLO with knights, costumes and more

San Luis Obispo once again hosted the 36th annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival on Saturday and Sunday, bringing back the two-day festival filled with Elizabethan-style entertainment, sword fighting, food, falconry and more. .

The Central Coast Renaissance Festival, which takes place in Laguna Park, is produced by History Revisited, a nonprofit organization that aims to educate and entertain audiences through the recreation of historical time, according to the festival’s website.

The 36th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival was held at Laguna Lake Park, July 16-17, 2022 in San Luis Obispo. The Knight Fight was a full contact battle where modern warriors fight in over 80 pounds of plate armor.

At this year’s event, Thena MacArthur played Queen Elizabeth I, as she has done for many previous years, according to the organization. Her entrance to the event was on Saturday at noon, where she greeted her devoted subjects and those in attendance.

For those wishing to attend on Sunday, the theme is “Be a Pirate Day,” where attendees are encouraged to dress in their finest pirate attire and children can participate in a pirate scavenger hunt, according to the website.

Media contact Rick Smith told The Tribune that around 7,000 people will be in attendance over the weekend.

The 36th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival was held at Laguna Lake Park, July 16-17, 2022 in San Luis Obispo.  More than 7,000 people were expected over the weekend.  The food lines were long.

The 36th Annual Central Coast Renaissance Festival was held at Laguna Lake Park, July 16-17, 2022 in San Luis Obispo. More than 7,000 people were expected over the weekend. The food lines were long.

The event is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at ccrenfaire.com/get-tickets. Single-day tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65+) and children (6-15). Weekend passes are $40 for adults and $30 for seniors and children. Children under 6 enter for free. Members receive $3 when purchasing tickets at the entrance window.

The box office still has tickets for sale, according to the Festival’s website.