"Much Ado About Sebastopol" A Very Special Renaissance Harvest Faire


By Aurora Sanchez

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily at 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM from September 13, 2014 until September 14, 2014

Location: Ives Park, 7400 Willow Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Link: http://www.muchadoaboutsebastopol.com

Event Description

Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, members of the St. George and St. Michael's Guildand other Renaissance travelers will be attending the 5th Annual Much Ado About Sebastopol. This very
special 16th century Renaissance harvest faire comes to life during the apple harvest of the mythic hamlet of Fenford. Two days of historical re-enactments, entertainment, games and refreshments for the entire family take place 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, September 13 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. September 14. All events held at Sebastopol’s historic Ives Park, 7400 Willow Street.

Proceeds from this historically accurate faire co-sponsored by the Sebastopol Educational Foundation and The Guild of St. George, Inc. benefit three of Sebastopol’s public schools: Park Side Elementary,
Brook Haven K – 8 and Analy High School. Last year’s faire raised more than $45,000.

Interactive living history performances, parades, storytelling and sword fighting will be among the activities planned for both days. “The faire celebrates Fenford’s apple harvest; villagers are honored that
the Queen and members of her royal court will be attending both days,” said Andrea Hagan, faire codirector.

The 16th century style marketplace includes fortune tellers, herbs, jewelry, floral garlands, wearable art, meade mugs, and more. Refreshments range from grilled turkey legs and sausages to gallettes and crepes to seafood, artisan cheeses, chocolates, and more.

Fenford's Pip and Vine Tavern (sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company) will serve local high-end
wine, hard cider, beer and even meade this year!

The Sebastopol Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to provide education and enrichment programs to the Sebastopol Union School District. The Guild of St. George,
Inc. is a non-profit, public benefit educational corporation dedicated to teaching history through interactive theater.

The family-friendly Much Ado About Sebastopol draws costumed Renaissance Faire goers and audiences from all around the North Bay area. More than 4,000 people attended last year’s event . This
year’s attendees will again have an opportunity to enjoy the privileges of becoming citizens of Fenford.

Tickets: $16 adults, $10 seniors & students (ages 11 – 17). Children 10 and under are free. Pre-sale discount tickets: $8-$20. For more information about the faire or about becoming a Fenford citizen call
(707) 861-0348.
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