San Jose Fantasy Faire
Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12,
Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Guadalupe River Park, 494 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose
Adults $12, ages 13-17, seniors and military $10,
ages 6-12 $7, under 6 free
Parking $5 at HP Pavilion
The San Jose Fantasy Faire offers visitors the opportunity to step into an enchanting fantasyland, where you will have more fun than you can shake a wand at.
Fantasy Faire is a mini-village that celebrates the best-loved fairy tales of the old and the present. Nestled on Guadalupe River Park Green, next to the HP Pavilion, between W. Santa Clara and W. St. John, this village-style show features a number of characters from Grimms’ fairy tales, some portrayed in Disney movies and myriad of others. Visitors can hang out with the various princesses; there's even a handsome prince or two. Little girls of all ages will be delighted by it.
Fantasy Faire can be a break for adults, too. It offers a place for families to sit and be entertained. There will be two stages filled with entertainment and close to 300 actors in the streets frolicking and causing mayhem. The atmosphere will be infectious and the crowd will be encouraged to join in singing songs, cheering for heroes and booing villains. The shows are well-crafted and entertaining for all ages.
Some of the characters you'll meet include Swan Princess, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, Troll and Goblin Kings, Viking Gods, Rumpelstiltskin, Fairies and Dragons, Satyrs, Pirates, Mermaids, Witches and Fairy Godmothers and many more.
There will be a Pirate Ship for you to examine and a Steampunk corridor as well. And, if you're lucky you might even get a glimpse of the elusive Dr. Who at the show.
Additionally, the event will feature a series of fantasy and fiction writers who will be sharing their work with you. Need something new to read? Want to be transported to yet another universe? Meet the up and coming authors sharing their works.
And, more fun: A HUGE DANCE PARTY TOO!