The Arizona Renaissance Festival is back in full swing before the cool temperatures give way, and attendees happily flocked to it over the weekend. The event runs every weekend until March 31st, at its location just outside of Apache Junction.
Attendees have a variety of things to see and do at the festival, including activities for kids. Over the weekend, folks attended live comedy, music, and other entertainment acts across the series of stages. Food purveyors were in full force, offering everything from turkey legs to chocolate and everything in between. Shops were lined with visitors, rides were packed, and there was hardly a calm area to be found on the festival grounds.
As the weather continues to hold out with cooler temperatures, only a few weekends are left to attend the event. Tickets can be purchased online at $27 per an adult and $17 for children. Passes may also be purchased at the door.
Check out our photos below of the Renaissance Festival this year!
The infamous Ded Bob show proved a crowdpleaser.
A sculptor explains his latest work in one of the onsite shops.
What’s a Renaissance Festival without jugglers?
Did someone say chocolate?
Three Guys and a Bunch of Drums do what they do best.
No horses needed, kids able to ride a play horse and joust for themselves on this ride.
An event worker dangles from the side of an airship ride.
This comedic nun duo packed their theater.
American Sign Language interpreters were on hand to translate the routines.
Attendees watch a whip cracking demonstration.
Hungry? Plenty of food options were available at the festival.
A handler talks with a young attendee about his falcon.
Ye olde classic, archery was a steady and popular game choice.
Dressed to impress: two attendees garbed in costume walk the grounds.
Costumes optional. Attendees don’t have to wear costumes, but it adds to the feel of the event.
Barely Balanced readying for a stunt.
There were plenty of games and fun areas for folks to spend time at.
Attendees could sit in the royal court and bask in her majesty.
Themed shops like this one were abuzz with activity.