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Special Events
Every Weekend is a Special Event at the Faire!
 

Hello Darlings! It's Duchess Deliza!


Can you believe how fast we are approaching the 2016 season?! I am counting down the days....Are you?

I have been keeping my ears open about 2016 Festival plans, and I've managed to obtain information about the upcoming festivities, so you can prepare for them too! I hope you are as excited as I am!  See the calendar below!

Don't forget, we'll be celebrating on Valentine's Day too, isn't that just so romantic? February 14th! I'm just POSITIVE that this year I'll find my true love! New visitor at the Faire is Sir Francis Drake!   Maybe he will be my Valentine!  I will need to steer him away from the NEW Mermaid Grotto.  Can't have a seaman around sea fairies!  Also, we have The Angels appearing this season! Come see this musical, comedy, storytelling group!


Love to you all!

-Duchess Deliza

Duchess Deliza

 

Opening Weekend - Raucous Revelry!

Raucous Revelry begins with the opening of the

28th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival


Welcome to our Shire!

Saturday, Feb. 6th & Sunday, Feb. 7th

Save $24 on Opening Weekend February 6 & 7, by purchasing two adult tickets for only $24 at the Festival Box Office with a coupon from one of our Coupon Partners.
Click Here for Coupon Locations & Info

Arriba's Phoenix Flower Shops Cobblestone Auto Spa

Hall of Frames

Wendy's Circle K

Saturday, February 6th

Visit with Sue Malthaner of Key to the Valley as they explore our

Festival Opening Weekend!

HUZZAH!


Arizona Key Magazine

Visit Guest Author

Tao Blaine

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Sunday, February 7th



KSLX

Pete Cummings On Site Live!

10am - 1pm

Visit Guest Author

Tao Blaine

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

 

February 13, 14 & 15, 2016

Duchess Deliza

Hearts

Hello Lovies - which of YOU are joining me for our Renaissance and Romance weekend??!! 

Such a wonderfully romantic weekend.

Oh Darlings! Don't miss Mead Tasting on

BOTH Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 13 & 14!

Brought to you by:

Redstone Meadery

Redstone Meadery Come sample and learn about Mead with
Redstone Meadery
Feb. 13 & 14 - The drink of Royalty and peasants.


Enjoy a 10-15 minute mead 101 presentation by Redstone Meadery: History of Mead, how Redstone makes mead and enjoy a sampling of two meads. Come get your History On! Feb. 13 and 14 next to the Feast Tower from 11:30 a.m. on through the day. 

Redstone Mead is served in the Queens Pub and Cocktail Inn

Saturday, February 13th

Visit La Campesena Radio as they kick off our

Fiesta Renaissance Weekend!

10am to 12pm

La Campesena

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Join the
Princess Costume Contest
(for girls ages 5-12) at 2pm
in the Royal Pavilion. 
Registration is limited, so please arrive a little early to pre-register.

Sponsored By:

Join Teresa Rogan of iHeart Radio Phoenix

Contestants will be judged on:


Princess

Costume

Personality
& Sparkle

They will be asked to answer the question: 
Who is your favorite Princess, and why?

Visit Guest Author

EV Media

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Sunday, February 14th


Happy Valentines Day!


Valentines Cherub

The Age of Chivalry is Alive and well at the 

Renaissance, where there is Romance abound.

The Age of Chivalry is Alive and Well!

The Wooing Contest!
Chivalry is far from dead, and the King has decreed there shall be a competition of all things romantic to prove it. Come test yourself in feats of wooing against the Shire's most famous lovers. Astound your friends! Charm your love! Win fabulous prizes from OASIS Radio 95.1

The Wooing Contest will take place at 2pm at the Royal Pavilion.
Registration is limited, so please arrive a little early to pre-register.

The entrants will be judged in 3 areas as they try their best to win the hearts of a lucky Court Lord or Lady:

Costume

Eloquence
Charm


Sponsored By:

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On Site Live!

1pm to 3pm

Visit Guest Author

JoAnn Maquet

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Fayre Sea

Fiesta Renaissance!

All Three Days February 13, 14 & 15!

Visit PBS-TV8's loveable characters,

Maya & Miguel as they explore the Shire!

Look for them out and about! Be sure to take pictures!

! Vamanos !

Maya & Miguel

PBS-TV8

Monday, February 15th

The Birthday of our Royal Majesty Princess!
If you see the Princess, please wish her a most Happy Birthday!

Celebrate this most wondrous BIRTHDAY with two adult tickets for only $24 at the Festival Box Office with a coupon from Arriba's Mexican Grill, Phoenix Flower Shops, Hall of Frames and Cobblestone Auto Spa!
OR
when you bring in a BIRTHDAY CARD to the BOX OFFICE

for our Princess!
Happy Birthday
(Limit 1 per birthday card. Valid only at the 2016 Festival Box Office. NOT VALID in conjunction with a Fry's discount ticket or any other discount offer.)


KSLX

Pete Cummings On Site Live!

11am to 1pm

Visit Guest Authors

Marietta Marcin & Marietta Marshall Marcin

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Watch Univision to win tickets to the Faire!

Univision

 


February 20 & 21, 2016


Saturday - February 20th


Deaf Day Out - Eat, Drink, Sign & Be Merry!

DOA

Discount tickets available for Deaf/HOH. 
For more information contact Christina Laurent at claurent@email.arizona.edu.


Visit Guest Author

Sharon Skinner
at Ann Chamberlin's BookShop, Booth #171

Nelig Stones

Join Matt Blades from
Mix96.9
at the 12pm Pleasure Feast!
CLICK HERE for more info about the Pleasure Feast!

 


Sunday - February 21st


Visit Guest Authors
Michael Stackpole & Robert Vardeman
at Ann Chamberlin's BookShop, Booth #171

New World God of War
Join
KZON
at the shire from 11am-1pm!


February 27 & 28, 2016

Pirate Invasion!

Start Practicing Your ARRRGH!

Pirate

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 27th and 28th Only!

Kids Need to Read

Saturday - February 27th

Visit Guest Author Chris Tualla & Anna Questerly

at Ann Chamberlin's Bookshop, Booth #171


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

Kid Pirate

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


Join Barrel Boy
of
KNIX
at the 5pm Joust!

 


Sunday - February 28th

Visit Guest Author Chris Tualla & Anna Questerly

at Ann Chamberlin's Bookshop, Booth #171

Ahoy Me Hearties! The Adult Pirate Costume Contest (ages 13+)

is at 2pm in the Royal Pavilion

Arrr

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

KOOL FM

Charlie Heuro On Site Live

1pm - 3pm


March 5 & 6, 2016

Artisan Appreciation Weekend

Observe Old World trades and unique items crafted by the King's Artisans!

Saturday - March 5th

Visit with Marty Manning of
KEZ
as he visits the Festival between 11am-1pm!

Marty Manning

Visit Guest Author

Gail Z. Martin

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Ice Forged


Sunday - March 6th


KMLE

Chris Mathews On Site Live!
1pm - 3pm

Visit Guest Author

Gail Z. Martin

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Ice Forged

March 12 & 13, 2016

Celtic Weekend!

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

St. Paddys


Saturday - March 12th


Visit Guest Author

Natalie Wright

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Emily's House

 

Sunday - March 13th

Join us for shamrocks, smiles and shenanigans!

Leprechaun

See the Arizona Colleens as they visit the Shire!

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Visit Guest Author

Kater Cheek

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

March 19 & 20, 2016

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!

TARDIS

Saturday - March 19th

Visit Guest Author

JMM Czep

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Blackstrap

 


Sunday - March 20th

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!

Visit Guest Author

JMM Czep

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

Blackstrap

Visit KVIT Teen Pulse, the East Valley Institute of Technology Radio Station, on site from 11am-1pm!

Pulse Logo KVIT


March 26 & 27, 2016

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 26th & SUN March 27th only.

AJ Food Bank

Saturday - March 26

Visit Guest Author

Annmarie Banks

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171


Sunday - March 27th

Visit Guest Author

Peter Wev

at Ann Chamberlin's Book Shop, Booth #171

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 +
Check back for times, coupon locations & more)

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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