In the Spring and in the Fall, there are large faires in Southern and Northern California, in San Bernadino and Novato respectively. These, the Renaissance Pleasure Faires are the largest and oldest of the re-enactment/craft faires in the US, started in 1963! The faire was the brainchild of Phyllis Patterson and the non-profit organization Living History Center (LHC). For years LHC educated and entertained, reenacting an English village of the 1580s; offering food and things to buy and street actors and stage shows. But the recent history has been rocky; read about the faire history.
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