Take a unique trip back in time to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Not even in her wildest dreams would Queen Elizabeth have imagined a celebration such as this taking place in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains!
One of the largest events of its kind in the United States; revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European village! Join in the celebrations every Saturday and Sunday, February 9 through March 31, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as on Presidents’ Day (Feb. 18)
The festival’s 30-acre village is filled with 12 stages of nonstop entertainment—music, comedy, falconry, dance and acrobatics. Foolish pleasures mix with artisan treasures as you shop, eat and mingle with a cast of nearly 2,000 colorfully costumed characters.
Explore the village marketplace with over 200 storybook shops, studios and galleries filled with unique arts and crafts, handmade wares, kitchens and pubs, games and people-powered rides for the kids.
The live jousting tournaments are one of the festival’s most popular attractions. Armored nights on charging steeds take up their lances and battle for the queen’s honor. Cheer on your favorite armored knight at one of the three daily jousting tournaments in the 5,000-seat arena.
Food fit for a king is plentiful and available throughout the village. The menu is diverse with such offerings as steak-on-a-stake, vegetable and meat pies, pastas, bread bowls filled with hearty stews and more. And who can forget the smoked turkey legs?
The Pleasure Feast, held twice daily, offers raucous Renaissance entertainment at its best while you feast on five courses of fine food. Advance reservations are recommended.
Don’t miss the NEW Living Fountain at Pan’s Oasis.
Visit www.RenFestInfo.com for more information and Like them on Facebook for special offers, information and contests.
See thee at the Faire-HUZZAH!
February 9 through March 31, 2013
Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents’ Day
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Rain or Shine
Arizona Renaissance Festival
12601 East Highway 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118