Koroneburg Old World Festival – Located at 14600 Baron Dr (was River Rd), Corona, CA 92880 Phone: (951) 735-0101
I will never forget my first time visiting this event, the bus ride to where it was located and the experience of life transforming like a time machine as I entered the festival. I was amazed to see all the people dressed in authentic attire, speaking as they did during that time, show going on in every corner I did not know which to go see first.
I remember watching two knights atop their horses jousting, it was simply amazing and the play that was performed with knights dueling it out with their swords of steel. I sat on top of a bale of hay and remember shouting out as they fought on. There were puppeteers, jugglers and then we reached the street lined with various foods, not safe for the hungry wanderers with all the delicious choices to be made.
Celebrating its 17th year, you can count on experiencing history being brought to life when the familiar part of Crossroads Riverview Park in Corona, California becomes the unfamiliar old world village with its hustle, bustle and old world bawdiness.
It is so interesting to see hundreds of family members that transform their lives during this time, living, working and playing in this one and only Southern California’s permanent Renaissance Village. All of this is set in approximately nine wooded acres of the parks original 120 acres, formerly known as Prado Basin Park, in Corona.
Opening day was on Memorial Day, May 10th but this event will continue to run until June 15th, 2014, giving you plenty of time to purchase your ticket. You can find deals online at Amazon.com
Times and ticket prices at their website is as follows:
- 11:00 a.m. – 7:99 p.m. Saturdays, see their website for extended hours.
- Tickets at the gate (single-day, general-admission) are:
- $18.00 – Adults
- $15.00 Children and seniors (ages 5-11 and 62+; under 5 – free)
- $11 – Active Military discount (Free Memorial day 11-noon)
Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Parking: $5.00 per car ($10.00 preferred parking), truck and RV parking are available. Overnight dry RV camping is available free of ANY charge!
Your well-behaved pets on leashes are also welcomed
Some of the that will be going on during your visit for you to enjoy are:
- Staged battles, jousting and archery competitions
- Dancing, magic, singing, pyrojuggling and a parade
- A vast array of delicious foods and beverages
- Fine arts and crafts where the authentic craftspeople will teach you
For your pleasure, enjoy what is said to be “nobility-worthy, chef-inspired fair” at the Willcommen Inn, which is a full-service restaurant as well as the various food stands spread throughout the festival. Enjoy such treats as Bratwurst, Giant Turkey Legs, Ice Cream and Funnel Cakes, Riibeye steak and whole chickens. They offer hearty ale or fine wine to wash this all down with this year sponsor Kronenbourg 1664 who will be served at every ale house in the village.
This is such a fun place to visit and is definitely on my list of things to do before it is over. My daughter and her friend worked this event a couple of years and it was so interesting to see her get dressed in all the different layers that are required to achieve the authentic attire of the times.