AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Every year, Elizabeth Tudor would leave London in the spring and progress through the countryside for the entire summer,” said Faire spokeswoman Rikki Kipple. “It was like a walking PR tour. This was the biggest moment in everyone’s life in the village.” Whether in period-correct costume, or 21st-century attire, an estimated daily attendance of 10,000 is expected. Cori Dunn, 20, of Garden Grove wore a pagan peasant costume a friend made for her during the Faire’s opening day Saturday. “The first day, dress-up is the best because everyone dresses up,” Dunn said. “It’s fun to see the diversity of the costumes.” The men in tights, ladies overflowing from their corsets, humorous insults, double entendre and the Queen’s English can come as a surprise to patrons. It took first-time Faire-goer Steve Montag of Rancho Cucamonga a little while to get used to it. “I was surprised by the risque of it all,” said the 58-year-old. “It’s really good adult humor. I think it gives a lot of people a chance to let go and let their hair down.” While there are specific shows that feature humor that fits into the rated-R category – and a group of in-character Puritans who run around trying to dissuade it all – there are plenty of kid-friendly games, activities and shows. Tsianina Sturges of Baldwin Park took her family straight to the rides and giant swings. But Paula Garcia, 35, of Covina said that she would have to sit down and explain to her children why Elizabethan women displayed their bountiful bosoms so prominently. “\ we say `Don’t look there,”‘ laughed Garcia. “But we knew what to expect and we brought our kids anyway.” Some thought that children were unfazed by the characters with the bodices. “I think that the husbands might be focused on them more than the kids,” said Karen Farrell, 33, of Texas. Andrew Elkins, the show’s general manager, said that this year’s show is bigger and better due to more physical space, more shows and new craftspeople. “Our energy level is high,” he said. “All of our performers are excited to be here and welcome the people.” So whether it’s participating in ax throwing, watching the Washing Well Wenches, Aztec dancers, taiko drummers, jousting knights or cheering for the queen, a commonly trumpeted theme is “go forth and misbehave.” The Faire runs through May 21. For information, call (626) 969-4750 or visit www.renfair.com. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IRWINDALE – Just a few feet inside a section of the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, a man holding a long, leafy vegetable asks people if they need to use the restroom, or rather “the privy.” “Anyone need to take a `leek?”‘ he asks in flawless deadpan delivery. As evidenced by the bawdy humor, merry wenches, fearless knights, lords, ladies and clergy, the 44th annual Renaissance Pleasure Faire and Artisan’s Market has returned to Irwindale for its second year. Over seven weekends, this makeshift English village called Chipping under Oakwood and more than 2,000 people cast in various roles will welcome guests back to the 16th century.