This popular festival, which celebrates the 14th to 17th centuries, welcomes everyone from history buffs to Shakespearean scholars, not to mention those who love a good costume party. Hang out with Queen Elizabeth and her royal court, or spend the day in the pirate’s area. The Renaissance Faire, which returns on Nov. 5 and 6, also features battles, treasure hunts, storytelling, and giant turkey legs. Details: Escondido Renaissance Faire. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Felicita Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido. $8 to $17; free for ages 4 and under. (805) 496-6036 or goldcoastfestivals.com.
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