Arizona Renaissance Festival
The Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theatre, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts faire, a Jousting Tournament and a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long, family adventure!
Always have a blast when we come out here. Great family fun! Be prepared when going out here, the traffic is stop and go a few miles before the entrance, moves at less than 5mph. If you want to be there by a certain time, I would be sure to add a cushion to account for the traffic to get in. Open Saturdays, Sundays & Presidents' Day ~ February 10th - April 1st, 2018 10am to 6pm ~ Rain or Shine ~ No Pets ~ Free Parking
Same 4 types of shops repeated over and over inside. The jousting was the best part! The frozen drinks and food was delicious! The elephant and animal tires could have been longer. There was not enough seating in shade either.
I've had a good time at this fair any time I've gone. There are regular shows, actors, and fun events for which to partake. Some events might be axe throwing, knife throwing, fire eaters, jugglers, throwing tomatoes at hecklers, and jousting. Good for the kids, good for adults, and unfortunately also good for spending a lot of money. So yeah, bring a lot of cash. Just make sure to keep it thoroughly secured/hidden to prevent pickpocketing since there are big crowds. Which brings out the next thing: finding a place to sit when you get hungry enough to eat can be difficult and can sometimes require that you simply sit next to a stranger (or suck it up and stand). Last major concern is that you need to make sure you go before it gets too hot outside; shade is scarce so bring plenty of bottled water, don't drink so much alcohol that you get dehydrated (it's easy to become a heat casualty), and bring sunscreen.
You must visit the faire. -and when you go, don't just go dressed as a mundane. Be a Scot. Or a barbarian. Or a pirate. Or a 16th century Italian nobleperson. Dress up! Play along! You'll enjoy the faire more, and the players will treat you as you are attired. (And if you don't want to get called up on stage during the shows, you'll NEVER get selected if you're in garb. Never!)
Heather St Pierre
Love go every year and dress up into my homemade costume. Love turkey legs and good food option. Drinking is great. Stores are amazing and it take lots money to buy anything in general. Love pet zoo.