Arizona Renaissance Festival 2023
Huzzah! Come Experience The Fun Don't Miss This Final Weekend
March 1, 2023
Visit the Faire on weekends until April 2.
The Arizona Renaissance Festival is one of the most interactive entertainment shows ever created with wonderful amusements and antics on going all around you! Enjoy non-stop entertainment presented on 16 stages every event day, each show packed with a unique mix of comedy, music and mischievous antics! Circus performers, jousting knights on horseback, and so much more! Sit back and relax or become a part of the action as you are surrounded by costumed characters roaming the festival village!You never know what is going to happen, on stage or off! Enjoy swordplay, wordplay, raucous music and roaring comedy at the Open Air Royal Faire!
The Renaissance Festival is Arizona's winter destination for quality entertainment. The village comes to life with costumed characters recreating a 16th century marketplace, including the Queen and her court. In addition, the 16 Festival stages have ongoing performances by Festival favorites.
Adam Crack, Fire Whip Show
From musical whips and exploding soda cans to flaming whips it is easy to see why Adam holds multiple Guinness World Records. All ages will be impressed by his amazing skills, Adam truly is a Whip Master.
Minstrel and fiddler that plays a variety of Renaissance fiddle tunes.
Ancient Art of Falconry
A variety of birds-of-prey, some endangered, display the unique skills that enraptured nobles long ago and made falconry the sport of kings.
The Angels (Heroines in Disguise) are a singing, sword-fighting, comedy adventure show! These outrageous characters are on a mission to empower and entertain as each tale they tell contains a heartfelt message cleverly wrapped in witty innuendo, geeky puns, and glorious shenanigans. Come join the fun as the Angels fight for what's right - and put the lewd back in ludicrous.
They're back, diving through fire, hurling machetes, and testing the limits of natural selection! Don't miss seeing your favorite acrobats endanger their lives in this hilarious, award winning show. The day starts with their "Sharp Knives and Stupid Humans Extravaganza" and ends with the incredible "Fire Finale". Come laugh, cheer, and become a part of the action!
Bathos the Muse
As a traditional minstrel, Bathos entertains his audience with stories and songs both thoughtful and amusing.
Bovine de Hunchback Troll
Come find this crooked, cranky, ole hunchback trolling and squeaking the lanes! He wants to warn you now, "Beware of the P!"
Cirque du Sewer
Cirque du Sewer- the acrobat with rats and cats! As seen on ABC's "The Gong Show", physical performer/ rope walker Melissa and her trained animals perform stunts together that will change your ideas of what rats and cats are capable of!
Comedius de Marbleous - Living Statue
There are many Living Statues, but there is only one Lively Statue and his name is Comedius de Marbleous. Keep an eye out for this Living Marble Marvel. He has an aversion to pigeons, but he's not camera shy at all. He's all about photo ops with young, old, and those as ancient as he (he was sculpted in 1457).
The CRAIC Show
This Celtic steampunk barbarian blended band of minstrels features roguish vocals, rhythmic mandolin, harmonizing violin, intense percussion and blaring bagpipes. The CRAIC Show is a fresh, high energy, heavy medieval good time! See them on the Mêlée Stage.
CROFT (Celtic Reenactment Organization of Fellowship & Trades)
Our goal is to promote fellowship while researching the lifestyles and trades appropriate to the Celtic Peoples from 400 BC until 1746 AD. Although most members claim Scots, Irish or Welsh ancestry and do Celtic re-enactment, participation is open to anyone with an interest in period crafting, living history and entertainment, no matter what his/her ethnicity.
Performing historical dances from royal courts of the Renaissance, the troupe recreates the dances of old. The dances performed range from round dances that include children to intricate couples' dances designed to woo. The Danseries can teach you courtly dances of the era, feel free to watch or join in the fun! This troupe can be found behind Middleshire Stage.
The Ded Bob Show
Bob may be "ded" but with the help of his assistant, Sluj, he's funnier than ever! Join his audience as he tickles your funny bone, turning his audience into "bobzombies".
Diva Alaura, Sorceress of Song
Spend a moment with Diva Alaura and be mesmerized by her unique voice as she proffers a repertoire of lilting songs from yore to present day. Sorceress of Song enchants many with her foreign tales of magic, tragedy, and love. She will also amaze you with her graceful movements using various exotic dance props. Come visit her in the lanes of Fairhaven!
Don Juan & Miguel
The charming Prince of Spain and his faithful man servant have traveled to Fairhaven as ambassadors from their native land. The great swordsman and master of the whip will amaze and amuse with tales of the duo's many adventures.
Don Quixote, reimagined, combines the world famous elements of Cervantes' classic novel with an upbeat comic twist. Positive, energetic, and kid-accessible; he patrols the lanes protecting patrons from giants, dragons, and monsters. Don't be surprised if he enlists your help to serenade someone, attack a monster disguised as a rock or tree, or perform a noble deed in the honor of Lady Dulcinea!
Dora Viellette will take you through time with an intriguing array of music on the hurdy-gurdy. From classics of the Medieval and Renaissance to traditional Celtic and Folk favorites, her blend of sounds and songs will tempt your ears, make you want to stay for a spell, and leave you wanting to hear more.
Dream Hayven Farm
Welcome to the farm! Come experience a part of history that bridges the gap between olden days and modern agriculture. A family farm that travels to Fairhaven with their entourage of friendly and diverse animals that love to meet new people. Visit the farm to pet and get pictures with all the animals, including the Unicorn!
Fairhaven Morris Dancers
Bells! Axe Handles! Razor-sharp handkerchiefs! See this locally-based English Folk Dance troupe. Morris Dancing is a proud English tradition and they love performing traditional dances with a 'Fairhaven' spin. Morris may be their specialty but keep a look out for their Hobby Horse, Danse Macabre and Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance, all during the Festival day!
Fireflicker is a curious young dragon who wanders the streets of the festival looking for shiny things to hoard, and is always excited to meet all the knights and princesses of the realm. They may even share some dragon gold with those who also have magic in their hearts!
Travel through time with Professor Wrench on a quest to prove that laughter's the best medicine.
Ghazaal Beledi World Music & Dance
Ghazaal Beledi is a world fusion and tribal belly dance troupe with choreographies ranging from Middle Eastern belly dance, East Indian Bhangra, Bollywood and Rajasthani, and Spanish-influenced skirt and fan dances, to props such as sword and fire, Ghazaal Beledi is a high-energy fusion of passion, music and fun!
Watch for Cliff Spenger's Green Man as it is a delight to behold. Equal parts mythical and environmental, the Green Man is a great opportunity for family tree photos.
Harpist Sarah Marie Mullen
Sarah is a master of the Celtic harp and can be found making music in the lanes of Fairhaven near The New World Joust.
Hey Nunnie Nunnie!
Mother Redempta and Sister Philomenia of the Sisterhood of the Wailing Souls have come to offer counsel to the visitors to the village. In their reverently irreverent way they will have you wailing with laughter.
Iron Hill Vagabonds
Rousing pub songs, dancing fiddle tunes, and ballads that will pluck at your heartstrings, all delivered with tight sibling harmonies. The traditional Irish music of Iron Hill Vagabonds, will be sure to bring a joy that may last a lifetime.
The Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale performs fast-paced, original choreography and feats of balance and daring, featuring the live music of their dynamic Band of Eternal Souls! This limited-seating show appears four times daily at the rollicking Dancing Pig Pub at the entrance to the Joust Arena!
Jeremiah Wiggins Faerie Lore Magician
Magician, storyteller, and human ambassador to the faerie realm. While Jeremiah seems to be a human fantasy jukebox, his true agenda is educating folk in the needs of the little people and getting himself elected again. He is recognizable by his very large mushroom, the smallest stage in the shire. If you don't believe in faeries before you have met Wiggins, you most likely will after!
Jerome: King of the Fools
Fairhaven's resident oddball, Jerome blends a combination of family circus entertainment with amazing performances of awe and wonder (among them: Bear-Trap Juggling!). Learn the ways of the Jester from the King of Fools himself, or simply sit back and watch his unforgettable display! All are welcome!
The Jousters ignite all the spectacle and pageantry of the chivalric age. Armored knights compete in a three-part jousting tournament, a true test of skill, courage and horsemanship. Cheer your champions as they battle for the highest score in the original sport of Kings! Each joust is unique and an authentic quest for victory...until the end of final joust, where tempers flare and they perform a realistic recreation of a fight to the death!
Join Pirate Shantyman and Bonnie Lass, in a non-stop fun and crowd interactive comedy show! Filled with amazing fire eating, rope walking, and comedy their show delights all! Last show is Naughty and Rated LC!
Lady Prudence, the Court Composer, sings Songs for All Occasions! Prepare to join the band with percussion for a peppy tune, or relax to a dulcet lullaby with lilting harp and sweet soprano. Meet her under her tree near the Royal Pavilion for a bit of song and to earn her Favour! For more information, see Facebook.com/Lady.Prudence.Piper.
Lady Tess, The Countess Trueheart
As the Fashion Advisor to Nobility, Lady Tess gives presentations to all visiting Noble Persons. For ladies, she explains a lady's toilette--the bathing, hair dressing, and application of make-up; and shall explain and demonstrate the garments and accessories worn by Noblewomen. For gentlemen, she explains proper tonsorial care; and shall explain and demonstrate the garments and accessories worn by all men of Noble birth.
The Langer's Ball
This two-piece Irish Folk-punk band, has been writing, touring and performing for over 15 years. Playing their own brand of traditional pub songs and original material, their sound is harder-hitting and bigger than you'd expect it ever could be. With a thumping beat and a flurry of notes and harmonies, you'll dash to fill your mug and cheer for more.
London Broil Show
The London Broil "Core Audience" cheers as three comical comrades juggle with knives, clubs, and fire! They have performed thousands of shows together and have the perfect recipe for a hilarious, charming and innovative mix of free-flow comedy and spectacular team juggling. The London Broil Show: Comedy and Juggling, Well Done.
Lynx's Comedy Sword Swallowing Show
The Lynx Show is a unique blend of magic, sword swallowing and comedy. Lynx is a veteran when it comes to performing at Renaissance festivals across the country. Not only is there audience interaction and participation but a strong positive message at the end. From death defying feats of amazement to bewildering moments that just can't be explained, The Lynx Show is sure to thrill you! So, don't miss out, be part of the fun!
Mother & Father Goose
Meet Mother & Father Goose and their feathered friends. Drop by to say hello or stay to pet or hug their beautiful loving birds.
Niblick & Mashie – Heralds of MyeBumm
Come and enjoy the witty and absurd banter of your favorite father and son town heralds! Laugh until your cheeks hurt as they regale you with stories from the small town of MyeBumm. Prepare to enjoy the Festival's number ONE number TWO show!
P.C. the Adventurer
Whether a fresh newbie looking for a group, or a seasoned regular on the prowl, keep your passive perception open for P.C.! He is always willing to negotiate XP for the next big questline or just swap war stories of other fellow adventurers. Come see what he brings to the table top.
Primrose the Fairy
Primrose is Twig's fairy best friend and like Twig, she travels the Land of Real spreading joy and magic! You can meet Prim in the lanes of Fairhaven or at The Twig the Fairy shop near the Carnevale Stage.
The Puppies of Penzance
This brisk, energetic act takes audiences on a jolly trip on a pirate ship manned by pups. Always a favorite, audiences will be blown away by this merry band of mutts and will watch with baited breath to see if Poochie will really walk the plank.
Query the Riddlemaster
Enjoy wordplay that twists your mind and tickles your fancy? Query shares riddles, puzzles, and stories for all ages. Tarry for a moment, or an hour, and let him delight and entertain you with thought-provoking riddles delivered in a bardic style.
Both successful soloists in their own right, Gregg Csikos and Susan Hickey performed for over a decade individually before meeting and forming Rambling Sailors. Now with their combined experiences of music and sailing, a repertoire of hundreds of songs, and harmonies that please the ear and lift the spirit, Rambling Sailors is on a mission to bring traditional sea music, history and stories to the stage, delivered in the style that inspired generations of sailors to go to sea.
A glimpse into the musical mind of chaos, Randal Piper plays the streets and stages with some of his intergalactically renowned critical hits, some of which are so spontaneous they haven't been written yet! Come out for the tunes, stay for a 'Riggle Do' or two, and leave with some Bardic Inspiration!
This black feathered bird man, flies on top of a ball. He swoops down and invites the audience into his world of "eggs-traordinary" magic. The Raven has been flying over crowds across the country for nearly 30 years.
The Renaissance Men
Join Rowland and Florian in a thrilling and hilarious sword-fighting competition. Danger, excitement, and laughs abound as the two strive to attain the ultimate prize: your validation and the title of The Renaissance Man!
Sea Fairies ~ The Living Mermaids!
Witness the wonder of lovely and charming creatures of the deep sea, the Living Mermaids. Transported to our village by a friendly pirate crew, the mermaids are curious to learn about life on the land and have come to Fairhaven to enjoy the celebration. Don't miss these magical merfolk, a topic of legend and lore!
Shamus the Insulter
Shamus wanders the lanes offering his impressive services as a professional insulter. His fabulously pointed barbs will leave you laughing long after he has disappeared!
A band on the edge that fills a much needed niche in Celtic music performance, taking tunes out of the session and into the sensational with their own brand of humor and theatrics. This is not just music... this is an interactive spectacle brought to you by... MEN WITHOUT PANTS!
Three Guys & a Bunch of Drums
The magic is in the title, these three men will dazzle you with their percussion skills and energetic attitudes. Always fun for the whole family!
Outrageously unpredictable and unstoppably hilarious, these three "Twins" tell tales and create laughter by making the audience the star of the show. The Robin Hood and Snow White shows were written to be fun for the whole family. Big Bad Wolf and Captain Morgan are "PG" fun and for the very bold, the R-rated Sword Fighting and Stupidity show is sure to titillate and never disappoint.
Twig the Fairy
Twig is a curious, lively woodland sprite who embodies childlike innocence and wonder. Her bashful mannerisms and graceful flitting movement create a whimsical space that she warmly invites everyone to share.
Washing Well Wenches
Love, Laugh, Launder... Repeat. Doing the laundry has never been so much fun! Come for some good clean fun with two wet, dirty women! Gerty and Sprout will be putting men to work for a full half hour, giving the ladies of the Village a well-deserved break. Bring your beer and someone special... or just bring your beer. And remember, what happens at the washpit, stays at the washpit."
The Wyld Men
The Wyld Men present a hilarious, fun-for-all ages feast for the imagination that stands alone in the comedic landscape. Come see this rollicking 'Live Cartoon' with its riveting rhythmic soundtrack, wacky sounds, captivating slow-motion fights and astounding and magical muddy special effects!
Zilch the Torysteller
With tales like "Jomeo & Ruliet" and "Tairy Fales", you'll hang on his every word, enjoying stories told "trippingly on the tongue".