You do not need a passport to time travel to the 27th annual Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace – Put your daily cares aside and escape to the Royal Faire, located just east of Apache Junction on US Highway 60, near the Superstition Mountains.
You will find life in the 16th century is festive and fun in a 30-acre medieval playground with five great attractions all rolled into one. There are thirteen Stages of continuous live entertainment, each stage setting packed with a unique mix of comedy, music, and mischievous antics. Don Juan & Miguel brandishing whips and swords will have you laughing till your stomach hurts. The Ded Bob Sho is a real trip too – but you better think before you heckle this guy, or you’ll find yourself on stage as part of the act.
Just some of the other hilarious acts include; The Washing Well Wenches, Hey Nunny Nunny, Zilch the TorySteller, London Broil, The Tortuga Twins along with many, many more!
This is an Outdoor Circus of acrobats & merrymakers, for the entire family, where you never know what will happen next, on stage or off.
You want more than just Comedy?
Here are some other events that will peak your interest:
Jousting Tournaments, three performances daily with armored knights on noble steeds challenging one another, re-create history’s original Super bowl bash in the 5,000 seat arena.
A Medieval Arts and Crafts Fair with over 200 storybook shops, charming tents, and carts plus artisan demonstrations of the fine skills of weaving, woodcarving, blacksmithing, glassblowing, pottery and jewelry.
A Day-Long Feast with hearty foods to satisfy your appetite plus beer and wine to quench your thirst.
You can also make reservations for The Pleasure Feast – a one and a half-hour extravaganza! Savor five courses of fine food and drink with a side order of raucous live entertainment – Admission ticket and souvenir goblet is included with Feast price.
Kids love the interactive games and people-powered rides: Da Vinci’s Flying Machine, the Slider Joust, Piccolo Pony – a rocking horse bigger than an elephant – the Dragon Climbing Tower, Castle Siege, a Maze, Archery Range and much more, and the NEW ride: Steam Pirate’s Airship
One of the special features of the Festival is that entertainment takes place throughout the day right in front of your eyes on the streets of the village, as a costumed cast of 2,000 medieval commoners, knights and royalty celebrates a 16th century day of play. You can even look like you have been whisked back to the 16th Century by renting a costume for the day! Transform yourself into a knight, jester, damsel, wench, King or Queen or many other characters by renting a costume for the day!
Hours: 10 am to 6pm every Sat and Sun, Feb 7 – Mar 29, Plus Presidents Day, Mon, Feb 16.
Advance discount tickets are available at Fry¹s or online – Print tickets at home.
Fry’s Prices are Adults $20 and $10 for ages 5-12.
Tickets at the gate are $2 more. Parking is FREE courtesy of FRY’S Food & Drug Stores.
INFO LINE: 520-463-2700 or go to the website: www.RenFestInfo.com
Pick a weekend and put some medieval fun into to your life – You’ll love it – HAZZAH!
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