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Arizona Renaissance Festival

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Here are answers to frequent questions to help you plan your "Trip Back in Time".

Open Rain Or Shine

The Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays including Presidents' Day Monday 10 a.m-6 p.m. every event day, rain or shine. Mark your calendars for February 4-5, 11-12, 18-19-20, 25-26; March 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, and April 1-2.

What is the Renaissance Festival?

The Renaissance Festival is a medieval outdoor amusement park, a 16-stage theatre, a 50-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a Jousting Tournament, and a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long, family adventure.


The Festival is held in Gold Canyon, seven miles east of Apache Junction on US Highway 60.


AZ Ren Fest 12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

From Metro Phoenix:

Take the Superstition Freeway (US Hwy 60) East, past Gold Canyon Golf Resort to the Festival.

From Metro Tucson:

Take the Tucson shortcut, The Pinal Pioneer Parkway (Hwy 79) to Florence Junction. West 7 miles on US Hwy 60 to the Festival Village.

From Casa Grande:

Take the Exit 185 to Hwy 387 connecting to 87/287 to Florence turn North on Hwy 79 to Florence Junction, West 7 miles on US Hwy 60 to the Festival Village

From Flagstaff/Northern Arizona:

Take I-17 South to Phoenix connection to I-10 then East on Superstition Fwy (US Hwy 60), past Gold Canyon Golf Resort to the Festival Village.

What does the admission price include?

Free parking courtesy of Bashas' and Food City stores, all entertainment shows, including the Tournament Jousting and Birds of Prey performances. You may choose to purchase Arts and Crafts items, Food and Beverage, or enjoy Rides and Games (costs vary).

Can we bring outside food and drink?

You may bring one – 16 to 24 ounce factory sealed bottle of water in with you. No other food or drink is permitted.

Can we leave the Festival and go back in later that day?

As you exit the front gate, you may have your hand stamped to re-enter the Festival that same day. Festival only allows same day re-entry.

Is CASH only accepted at the Festival?

At the ticket booth and most artisan shops we welcome: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, and DISCOVER. For the food and beverage locations, in addition to the games and rides, ONLY cash is accepted.

Can we give away or sell tickets on the Festival grounds?

Giving away or selling tickets on Festival grounds is prohibited and may result in the confiscation of tickets without refund and expulsion from the Festival.

Is the Festival wheelchair accessible?

The Festival is held in a natural, outdoor setting. Wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs are allowed. We have disabled accessible parking, disabled accessible restroom facilities and designated seating at our Jousting Arena.

Does the Festival rent wheelchairs or strollers?

Stroller, wheelchairs, wagons, and motorized scooters (325 lb. weight limit for scooters) are available to rent, on a first-come, first-serve basis, weather permitting, at the Belrose Costume Shop located just outside the Festival Main Gate. Prices are: Wagons $25, Strollers $20, Wheelchairs $30 and Motorized Scooters are $12.00 per hour with a 4-hour minimum or $65 for the day (tax is included in these prices).

Are pets or service animals allowed at the Festival?

We do not allow pets to be brought into the park by visitors because of the great variety of performing animals in the Festival.

Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds; however, service animals are not considered pets by the federal government and are welcome at The Arizona Renaissance Festival.

Under the American Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal is defined as a dog or miniature horse that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.

ADA is also clear that emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not considered service animals and, therefore, are not permitted in the festival.

Please understand that your service animal may be excluded, and you may be asked to leave the premises if the service animal is disruptive, the handler is unable to take effective control of the service animal, the service animal is not housebroken and not cleaned up after, or causes the animals in performances at our event to behave aggressively or become agitated.

We want all our guests to have a safe and enjoyable experience at the festival.

Can we come in costume?

You are welcome to come dressed in costume. Costumes are available for rental at the Belrose Costume Shop located behind the box office prior to entrance to the Festival. Prices vary based upon costume choice. Adult costume rental prices range from $35 to $65 and child costume rental prices range from $15 to $25. Costume prop swords and daggers are permitted as long as they are properly sheathed, peace tied by our safety services personnel at the main entrance and remain sheathed during your Festival visit.


The Festival is an outdoor family friendly event. We suggest you dress for the day's weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone dressed in a manner that may be deemed by Festival management as offensive. No clothing with written obscenities, violent or sexual images, excessively revealing or transparent fabrics, or offensive symbols are permitted. Shirts and shoes are required.

What happens if it rains?

We are open rain or shine. Unless otherwise determined by Festival management, all events (including the Pleasure Feast) are considered RAIN or SHINE. No refunds will be provided due to inclement weather.

Is there an ATM?

Yes, we have 8 ATM locations across the Festival grounds.

Did You Know?

Leonardo da Vinci, the ultimate "Renaissance man," practiced all the visual arts and studied a wide range of topics, including anatomy, geology, botany, hydraulics and flight. His formidable reputation is based on relatively few completed paintings, including "Mona Lisa," "The Virgin of the Rocks" and "The Last Supper."

Source: History.com


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