The annual Northern California Renaissance Faire held at Casa De Fruta near Hollister is well under way. The faire brings visitors and actors—some professional and some volunteers—to celebrate the Renaissance era. The event includes crafts, concerts, food, games, artists and other performances. Tickets are $28 and are available online at norcalrenfaire.com or at the gates. A weekend pass is $40 and a pass for the entire Renaissance Faire is $190. The faire runs weekends through Oct. 16. There are also several themed weekends including the Royal Masquerade, including a contest for the best mask on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 1 and 2.