Here Ye, Here Ye! 5 Reasons to Visit the Arizona Renaissance Festival! | Visit Mesa

March 20, 2023

Here Ye, Here Ye! 5 Reasons to Visit the Arizona Renaissance Festival!

Come join the fun and immerse yourself in renaissance culture for a weekend at the Arizona Renaissance Festival!

A Testament of Time

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 16-stage theater, a 50-acre village, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast – all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure!

This outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in the 16th Century European village market.

When you walk through the gates at this festival, you will be transported back to a simpler, more jovial time. You’ll have the chance to mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg, take part in games of chance and skill, and explore the Village!

5 Reasons to Explore the Arizona Renaissance Festival

1. The Shows

Among the 50-acre village, there are 16 stages spread around the fairgrounds filled with comedy, swordplay, music, hijinks, dancers and more! There are multiple opportunities throughout the day to enjoy any number of these shows. Everywhere you turn, the festival cast is there to entertain you!

2. Jousting

Experience Tournament Jousting three times a day at the Jousting Arena! Cheer on your favorite Knight as they battle on horseback with ten-foot lances in full armor for honor and victory. This medieval sport is unique and exciting – it’s a can’t-miss at the Renaissance Festival!

3. Food

From roast turkey legs to chocolate strawberries, corn on the cob to funnel cakes, and everything in between, the feast presented to visitors at the Renaissance Festival will have you eating all day long! There are so many mouth-watering treats and cuisine options to choose from…need we say more?

4. Themed Weekends

Get extra festive and dress the theme for some of the specially themed weekends! With special events crafted for these specific weekends, there will be something new each weekend to look forward to. Get dressed up & immerse yourself in the renaissance culture!

5. Games & Rides

Not only can you meet over 2,000 costumed characters, like fairies, jokers, and even the Queen, but you can also try your luck at games of chance and skill throughout the fairgrounds. Test your abilities at a number of games, such as target shooting with a crossbow, throwing tomatoes at ‘Vegetable Justice’, climbing Jacob’s Ladder, and more! We can’t forget about the festival rides either – there’s fun for the whole family around every corner!

Come Join the Fun

The 35th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace is open Saturdays & Sundays, February 4th - April 2nd, 2023

Check out their website for more discounts and savings!

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