Special Events

Every Weekend is a Special Event at the Faire!


Hello Darlings! It's Duchess Deliza!


Greetings Darlings!

The Greatest Party Since Camelot has begun!
Each weekend throughout the Faire season showcases an exciting and unique theme that offers a different experience every time. Enjoy themed entertainment, foods, participatory contests and activities in addition to the regularly scheduled events. Be sure to return again and again to experience each special weekend.

Which weekends should I plan to see you at the Festival? I wouldn't want to miss you!

Love to you all!

-Duchess Deliza

Duchess Deliza


February 28th & March 1st

Pirate Invasion!

Start Practicing Your ARRRGH!

Bring a *NEW* book to the Kids Need to Read booth on 

Saturday or Sunday and receive a FREE Child (ages 5-12) admission. 

Valid Feb 28 and Mar 1 Only!

Kids Need to Read

Saturday - February 28th

Visit Guest Author JJM Czep & Company

at Ann Chamberlin's Bookshop, Booth #171

Blackstrap's Ecstasy

at the shire from 11am-1pm!

Ahoy Mates! 
The Child Pirate Costume Contest (ages 5-12) 
is at 2pm in the Royal Pavilion,

Entrants will be judged on Costume, "ARRG!", and Swagger, and be asked to answer the following question: 
What is your pirate name, 
and what makes you the best pirate captain?

Presented by:

Kids Need to ReadKZON


Sunday - March 1st

Visit Guest Author Natalie Wright

at Ann Chamberlin's Bookshop, Booth #171

Emily's House
Ahoy Me Hearties! The Adult Pirate Costume Contest (ages 13+)

is at 2pm in the Royal Pavilion,

Entrants will be judged on Costume, "ARRG!", and Swagger, and be asked to answer the following question:
What is your pirate name, 
and what makes you the best pirate captain?

Presented By:

Kids Need to Read KNIX

Join Barrel Boy
at the 5pm Joust!

Student Days - March 3rd & 5th

NOT OPEN TO GENERAL PUBLIC - Tell Your School About Student Days!


Click Here to Register by Mail


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Teachers & Students - Enjoy NEW ACTIVITIES in Engineering and Discovery of the Renaissance. All teachers will be provided with a Renaissance Festival Study Guide as a guideline for your visit!

AZ SciTech Festival Bear Essential News

Visit our Student Days page for more information.

March 7th & 8th

Once Upon a Dream

Artisan Appreciation Weekend

Sponsored by

This weekend ONLY - Purchase $200 or more in festival arts & crafts and receive two FREE $22 Renaissance Festival Tickets valid for the remaining 3 weekends of the 2015 season! (one offer per person) Once your receipts total $200 or more, bring your receipts to Will Call at the Festival Box Office on the same day.

Saturday - March 7th

Visit Guest Author Sharon Skinner
at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Nelig Stones

Visit KVIT Teen Pulse, the East Valley Institute of Technology Radio Station, on site from 10am-12pm!

Pulse Logo KVIT

on-site from 1-3pm


Sunday - March 8th

Visit Guest Author Brian Day
at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Brian Day

Join Matt Blades, Pricilla & Justin from
at the 2:30pm Pleasure Feast!
CLICK HERE for more info about the Pleasure Feast!

March 14th & 15th

Celtic Weekend!

Tabhair póg dom, táim Éreannach (Kiss me, I'm Irish).

St. Paddys

Saturday - March 14th

Visit Guest Author Kater Cheek
at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Poisoned Blue Stripe

Join Special Guests from the
Rock & Roll High School
as they perform at the Festival!

Rock n Roll High School provides aspiring young musicians, ages 7 – 19, with the opportunity to play regular performances in front of their family and friends in a safe and instructive environment.

Find them:

11:45 – 12:15 at Fairhaven Stage

12:00 – 1:00 Royal Pavilion 

2:00 – 2:30  at Royal Pavilion

5:00 – 6:00 at Middleshire Stage






Sunday - March 15th

Join us for shamrocks, smiles and shenanigans!


at the Festival from 1-3pm!

See the Arizona Colleens as they visit the Shire!


Special Welcome to: 

The 2015 Irish Rose

Ella Sullivan - 2015 Arizona Irish Lass

Megan Kernaghan - 2015 Little Miss Shamrock

Ceili Tobin - 2015 Little Miss Shamrock

Are YOU a KOOL Celt?

Prove it at the Wearin' o' the Green Contest

at 2pm in the Royal Pavilion!

Sponsored by:


The entrants will be judged on:




March 21st & 22nd

You do not need a Passport to

Time Travel to the 16th Century!

Visit with the AZ TARDIS as they land at the Festival

this weekend to begin your time traveling experience!




Saturday - March 21st

Guest Author Gail Martin
at Ann Chamberlin's Bookshop, Booth #171

Ice Forged


Sunday - March 22nd

Who is your favorite Time Traveler? 
Join the Time Traveler Contest
at 2pm at the Royal Pavilion.

Time Traveler

Dress as your best version of a time traveler.  Entrants will be judged on Costume, Spunk & Time Traveling Accessory/Accessories so bring a communicator, flux capacitor, sonic screwdriver or other time traveling necessity with you!

Guest Author Gail Martin
at Ann Chamberlin's Bookshop, Booth #171

Ice Forged

March 28th & 29th

Final Huzzah!

No Jesting, it's the last weekend!

AJ Food Drive

Please donate to the Apache Junction Food Bank,
Donate two non-perishable or canned items and receive a FREE Child (ages 5-12) Admission! 
Valid SAT March 28th & SUN March 29th only.

AJ Food Bank

Saturday - March 28th

Visit Guest Author Susan McDuffie
at Ann Chamberlin's BookShop, Booth #171. Books, stories and adventures galore!

Mass for the Dead

Sunday - March 29th

Visit Guest Author Susan McDuffie 
at Ann Chamberlin's BookShop, Booth #171. Books, stories and adventures galore!

Mass for the Dead

With so much to do, make sure you visit on our final weekend to get your last taste of our Turkey Legs, the Tortuga show, and all the other exciting things to do out here before the King heads back to his Castle. Don't worry though, he'll be back next year!

(All contests held at the Royal Pavilion, 2pm; limited contestants.
Kids = ages 5 – 12; Adults = ages 13 +
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More to come – Huzzah!

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About The Festival

Toast CoupleThe Arizona Renaissance Festival is a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast -- all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure! Learn more...

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