~ 2012 ~
July 17, 2012
It is almost time for the village of Willingtown to come to life. The Northern California Renaissance Faire will be opened Weekends, September 15 - October 14, 2012. Now is your chance to become more than a visitor to the village of Willingtown. It takes hundreds of actors and vendors to put together our little village. Registration and Workshops begin Saturday, August 25, 2012 visit www.norcalrenfaire.com/participation/ for more information.
August 28, 2012
Discover what's instore for you at the Northern California Renaissance Faire this year. Find out about the two new theatrical areas, The Dockside Alley and The Enchanted Garden, from Entertainment Director, Maurene Drew.
September 18, 2012
The 2012 Season of the Northern California Renaissance Faire is underway. In every corner of Willingtown from the Fairie filled Enchanted Garden to the great Joust Field from the Coughing Sheep Tavern to the scandalous Dockside Alley a thousand adventures are underway everywhere you turn. Which one will you choose? Which one will you find? Which one will find you?
October 2, 2012
The season is on and seasoned performers sometimes have to roll with the tide! Will Wood's Understudy FINALLY gets a chance to play Sir Francis Drake, Broon finds the scenery a little different on the Trader's Market Stage, and shoppers with sharp ears should listen to some of the new and remarkable artists and artisans bringing their individual works to our unique marketplace, with our marketplace director, Michelle Amsbury. There's always a torrent of Gossip in the Village of Willington when the Queen is in town at Faire Time!
October 9, 2012
Our Season of Frolic goes out in a blaze of glory with Fantasy Weekend and The Celtic Concert Series finale Saturday Night October 13 with a concert performance by Needfire, all included in the price of Faire Admission. With the short and magical season of revelry drawing to a close, we leave you, for this year, with echoes of the sound of Merriment from our 2012 season of the Northern California Renaissance Faire.
~ 2011 ~
September 13, 2011
Join Willingtown's own Lord Mayor, Ezekiel Willing, as he speaks with the Northern California Renaissance Faire's Entertainment Director, Maurene Drew, and discusses with Roxanne Dungeraux, the director of Commedia Volante, her up coming book on the 50th Anniversary of the Renaissance Faire.
September 27, 2011
Mayor Ezekiel Willing, portrayed by Dennis Michael, speaks with Deirdre Sargent, who plays Queen Elizabeth I at the Northern California Renaissance Faire, about this year's Queen's Royal Reception show. Then Dennis speaks with David Brewer of Molly's Revenge about the Faire's Celtic Rock Concert Series held every Saturday night after the Faire closes.
October 4, 2011
Mayor Ezekiel Willing discusses MooNiE the Magnif'Cent's absence with BrooN. The Lord Mayor speaks with Janine Louise Maurice, apprentice designer at Tickle Thy Fantasy, one of the Faire's best loved merchants.
October 11, 2011
Join the Lord Mayor of Willingtown for the final faire podcast of the 2011 season as he speaks with Maurene Drew, Director of Entertainment at the Northern California Renaissance Faire, about the last weekend of the faire. Then the Lord Mayor discusses with Gerald Zepeda, Mad Jack from Mad Jack and Kate, and Steve Morales, Director of the Sea Dogs, about the different types of acting and music that can be found at the faire.