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Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival Annual Corona California Event


Pirates Festival May 29-30, 2010;   Renaissance Festival May 8 - June 20, 2010 (Saturdays & Sundays, and Memorial Day - Monday)

Crossroads Riverview Park in Corona, California transforms into a Medieval village for five weekends each spring in an annual event not to be missed. Southern Californians people from around the globe migrate to Corona, bringing costumes, clans and an attitude. The Old World Renaissance Festival – Southern California’s only permanent Renaissance Village–becomes a 1450-1600 European Village celebrating inventions and changes of the renaissance era.


CORONA - Cutthroats of Corona Pirates Festival. Pirates from all over the Gold Coast will invade. The Fair will cover the time period from 1660 to 1720. This includes Buccaneers and the Golden Age of Pirates. There will be hundreds of costumed Pirates who have docked at “Port Corona” for a weekend of revelry. There will be three stages of Pirate entertainment, cannon demonstrations, pirate grub and grog, treasure hunts, mock wife auctions, and plenty of pirate booty to purchase. The festival uses 9 beautiful acres of the 120-acre park (formerly Prado Basin Park, nestled among eucalyptus, cottonwood & pepper trees. Crossroads Riverview Park 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880. Time:  11 am - 9pm on Saturday May 29; 11am - 6pm on Sunday May 30. Cost: $18 Adult; $15 Child 5-11 or Senior 62+;
$12 Military with valid ID; Children under 5 Free. renaissanceinfo.com


CORONA - Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival.  Meet hundreds of family members living, working & playing in Southern California’s only permanent Renaissance Village! Visitors to this 1450-1600 European Village are entertained, discover fine arts and crafts, and enjoy delectable food and beverages. The setting is the fictitious estate of the Baron Heinrich Von Lauffer, located along the Rhine river (aka Santa Ana River) between Mainz and Strasbourg. Each year the Baron invites the finest minds and most talented actors to celebrate the coming of spring at his Barony of Koroneburg. The festival celebrates the inventions and changes of the renaissance period. Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays & 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Location: Crossroads Riverview Park 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880. Cost: $18 Adult; $15 Child 5-11 or Senior 62+; $12 Military with valid ID; Children under 5 Free. renaissanceinfo.com


Website: renaissanceinfo.com

Cost: $18 (coupons on website)

Location: Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880

When: Weekends


Visitors are kept in motion with five stages that feature plays, music, dance, comedy and juggling in a festive atmosphere. What's cool about the event is the people who attend. They go to shops where period costumes are rented, paying up to several hundred dollars to outfit the family for the occasion. It's not just an event, it's truly a passion. And if you think children don't dig it, just take them some time. Most kids will find the canon fire, bubble fest, tug-of-war games, horse shows, food, and fun is all they need to spend a memorable time with mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa.


Wandering minstrels, archery competitions,  jousting of the Imperial Knights and their amazing trained horses and a variety of strolling musical acts even allow guests to march along and participate. In addition to the the entertainment factor, traditional school of arts and crafts for children of all ages. demonstrations of glass blowers, soap makers, potters, fine swords purveyors, jewelry makers, leather crafters, period clothing manufacturers and  European merchants sell beautifully crafted wares.


In addition to all the stuff to keep you entertained, there are some great foods that don't cost an arm and a leg. Bratwurst, plates, salads, kids foods, soft drinks, beer and lots of sweet treats will keep the kiddies and adults on a sugar high throughout the event.


Where: Crossroads Riverview Park - 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA. The festival uses 9 beautiful acres of the 120-acre park. renaissanceinfo.com

Where to stay: It's OK to rough it for the festival event, or for a road trip, but we like creature comforts and find them at Ayres Inn Corona East, where the hotel offers European, Old World charm in a nice atmosphere. Families may want to consider staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott where you can get a two-room suite to accommodate the entire clan.



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