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Take a trip back in time . . . to Renaissance England. Enjoy four stages of entertainment, Shop for unique crafts and fine art. Enjoy delicious food and drink. Be amazed by the full-contact armored Knights where modern-day warriors battle in over eighty pounds of plated armor with real steel weapons. It's fun for all ages.

The Year is 1585. You are in Tilbury, England.
The Spanish Armada is coming to invade England.
The English troops are here to meet them.
Queen Elizabeth is on her way.
It all happens on July 20 & 21.
Exciting times await you.

Welcome to the age of legendary characters like William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake and a host of famous Dukes, Earls, Lords, and Ladies. You’ll see them here in all their finery. Join us on July 20 & 21 in Laguna Lake Park.

Relax on a shady hay bale and watch riotous stage plays and hilarious comedy acts on four stages throughout the village. You’ll see authentic Elizabethan dancing, plays, singing, a falconry show, magic, juggling and crazy buffoonery. The entertainment is amazing and continuous throughout the day. It doesn’t just happen on the stages, it is in the streets and throughout the village at every turn.

Be Amazed at The Knights' Battle
This is a full-contact armored combat league where warriors battle in over eighty pounds of plated armor with real steel weapons. Rooted in historical traditions, this is the first time for this event in the festival. These knights have a brand new series on The History Channel and they are bringing their amazing demonstration of combat to the Central Coast. You'll definitely want to see this.


You’ll be delighted by over 50 of the finest craftsmen selling unique crafts, fine art and sundry goods. From hand-thrown pottery to drinking vessels, there is something for every taste and budget. Gentlemen always enjoy shopping from the sword and leather merchants, while ladies can’t resist the array of fine clothing and jewelry. You can even have your hair braided into the most beautiful designs and get a henna tattoo. You’re sure to find a special gift for yourself and someone else.

Enjoy Delicious Food and Drink
You'll want to indulge in the wide array of delicious food and drink available. Food will include the traditional roasted turkey legs along with meat pies, roasted sausages, sandwiches, and Greek, English, Scottish and Asian foods. Sweets include ice cream, pastries and more. Quench your thirst with freshly squeezed lemonade, iced teas and of course, the Queen’s own beer, ale, wine, cider and honey mead.

Sunday is Pirate Day
The festival will transport you back to the 16th century. Both days are set in the reign of Queen Elizabeth in England, but on Sunday the emphasis shifts to pirates, and vendors will bring out pirate wares and dress as pirates. Both days are a magical experience. The entertainment schedule is the same both days.

There is something for all ages. We didn’t forget the youngsters, who will enjoy face painting, music, a magic show and games just for them. Sunday is Pirate Day and the young ones can join in the treasure hunt.

Costume Contest
Dress the kids up for the very popular children’s costume contest where everyone gets something and the winners take away top prizes. It happens both days at 1:30 PM.

Parking is $8 per carload. We encourage carpooling. If you have five or more people in your car, the fee drops to $5.00.

NO Pets, please. This is a non-smoking event.

Please visit our website to learn more about the event.

Venue Information

504 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 781-7222
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Organizer Information

History Revisited

P.O. Box 1362
Morro Bay, CA 93443
(805) 550-9177

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Barbara Shrum
(805) 441-5868
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