Special Events

Nottingham Festival

Press Release

The Simi Valley Cultural Association, FED. & CA 501(c)(3), and Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi are proud to announce the NOTTINGHAM FESTIVAL, a regional renaissance faire, coming to Ventura County in the summer of 2013.

Since the Renaissance Pleasure Faire left Agoura, there has been a desire to bring a more accessible, regional faire back to the Ventura county area. During the last two weekends of August, and the first weekend of September of 2013 (including Monday - Labor Day), the Nottingham Festival will recreate the magic and revelry of an Elizabethan field and marketplace, replete with more than 100 vendors of various goods and merchandise, over 1000 costumed entertainers, including strolling musicians and jugglers, street actors and dancers, plus horse tournaments and special events for children and adults of all ages. There will also be several performance stages featuring children's theatre, exotic dancers, musicians, and a community theatre stage. During the week, the reenactors will offer field trips for school children who will be able to experience first hand (and hands-on) the lifestyle and handicrafts of the 16th Century. With a daily estimate of three to four thousand attendees, faire organizers; Jan Glasband; Creative Artistic Director, Josie Hirsch; Corporate Operations Officer and Andrew Elkins; General Manager, are expecting a total of about 25,000 over the course of seven days. Proceeds from the Nottingham Festival will be donated to local non profit organizations, community projects and the development of arts educational programs for youth. The festival will take place in an area adjacent to the cities of Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks on a 150-acre parcel of land owned by the Cassar family of Moorpark, just west of the 23 Freeway at the corner of Tierra Rejada and Moorpark Road. Those wishing to participate as a volunteer, vendor or entertainer, please contact Andrew Elkins at andrew@nottinghamfestival.com. For more information, visit our website: www.nottinghamfestival.com.