The year is 1578. The town is Fenford, a mythical place in the English countryside. Citizens and newcomers alike are welcome to visit for the fifth annual Much Ado About Sebastopol, a two-day Renaissance fair in the city’s historic Ives Park.
On Saturday and Sunday, Fenford will be buzzing with interactive living history performances, parades, storytelling, sword fighting and other live entertainment. Kids can join a scavenger hunt or learn to craft wooden toys. A marketplace will boast floral garlands, fortunetellers and mead mugs as well as turkey legs, sausages and cheeses. Don a costume and head to Ives Park, 7400 Willow St., starting at 10 a.m. Saturday or Sept. 14. The fair closes at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets cost $10-$16, children 10 and under free. Information: www.muchadoaboutsebastopol.com.
Craft beer festival