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Arizona's Renaissance Festival 2020

Arizona’s Renaissance Festival 2020 – Probably the biggest festival to hit the Mesa Arizona area is currently underway. The 32nd Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival and Market are happening February 8 – March 29th.

This unique event is open Saturdays, Sundays, and Presidents’ Day from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. You can experience over 200 vendors in this 30-acre village with 14 different events and entertainment stages, arts and craft fair, jousting tournaments, and of course, all kinds of food. The festival marketplace is one of the most unique markets anywhere in the Phoenix area. There are over 200 artisans displaying a variety of unique handmade wares from glassblowing to leatherwork, wood carving and blacksmithing, candle making and pottery. If you’re looking for a unique, handmade item, you’ll likely find it at the artisan marketplace.

The festival will feature one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with nonstop music, dance, and plays on 14 stages every day. You’ll find comedy, music, and unique plays with circus performers, jousting tournaments, horseback riders and more. Experience over 2000 costume characters roaming the festival Village every day the market is open.


Chivalry is alive and well at the Renaissance Festival. Not only will you experience some of the most unique characters around but you can take a seat at the most exclusive event within the fair. The pleasure feast is a five-course meal featuring fine foods and ample drinks as you’re treated like a king in this unique feast hall. For $76, you get admission to the festival, a five-course the pleasure feast, 90 minutes of entertainment, a selection of beverages, and a souvenir feast goblet to take home. There are two feasts daily at noon and 12:30 PM.

Of course, if you choose not to go to the pleasure feast, you can still eat your way through the fair with unique bakery items, chocolate makers, the Tudor Rose Pub, Mediterranean fare, Lancer’s pub and many, many more. You won’t go hungry at the Renaissance Festival.

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Image by Daniel Spiess