The Renaissance Festival is Arizona's winter destination for quality entertainment. The village comes to life with over 2,000 costumed characters recreating a 16th century marketplace, including the King and his court. In addition, the thirteen Festival stages have ongoing performances by Festival favorites.
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.
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.
Cale the Juggler
Comedic fire juggling, fire breathing, and world class precarious stunts. Cale breaks down and rebuilds Newtonian Law in a fit of primed crackerjack fury. A truly unpredictable, all inclusive show suitable for all ages and everything in between!
We are CROFT
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.
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 by keep a look out for their processionals, the Danse Macabre and Abbot's Bromley horn Dance, during the Festival day!
Far From Home
Come and join the melodious husband and wife duo of Papa Dill and Pepper, as they play and sing for you music influenced and inspired by Renaissance, Celtic and geek culture. They will play and sing for you songs of mythical beasts and regal you with historical stories of love and loss. Joined by the rest of their “spicy” family members you are sure to walk away having learned something new.
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!
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! Our five dancers and five-piece band can provide just the right combination for your event, festival, club, or party!
A showman who is devoted to expanding upon the wonderment of children and adulta, Gypsy Geoff: juggler, physical comedian, puppeteer, international champion street performer and variety entertainer is both mesmerizing and enchanting. Come witness and be part of the master of mayhem and manipulation. The flurry of fire that is Gypsy Geoff.
Jeremiah offers intimate power through story telling and the magic of fairyland placed directly in patrons hands through close up illusion.
Aventail Productions brings alive the spectacle and pageantry of the chivalric age. Knights in shining armor perform in a 3-part display of daring deeds of bravery and skill including a realistic recreation of a joust to the death.
The Living Fountain
Art comes to life with an extraordinary combination of movement, music and water. As an unsuspecting delivery boy plays an enchanted piano, a statue of a beautiful woman transform herself with magical elegance into a Living Fountain! See what Fate has in store for these unlikely lovers in this beautifully choreographed production.
Three heavenly beautiful, devilishly dangerous, righteously brave, and wickedly clever heroines in disguise! A Renaissance riff on an old favorite, these ladies will delight and amuse audiences of all ages as they recount the tales of their previous missions through a comedic variety act of singing, story-telling, and sword fighting!
Raven is a visual splash that draws audiences into a realm of eggstrordinary feats of magic, balance, and lunacy.
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!
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."