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Arizona Renaissance Festival

Looking for a unique getaway? How about a trip back in time? Escape to the Arizona Renaissance Festival where pleasure and celebration are the only orders of the day as decreed by the King! The Arizona Renaissance Festival is one of the largest of the Renaissance events in the nation because it is really five Festivals all rolled into a giant, costumed fantasy village with: * Thirteen Stages of Continuous Live Entertainment * An Outdoor Circus * A Medieval Arts & Crafts Fair, Mermaids * A Jousting Tournament with Three Performances Each Day * A Day - Long Feast Wear comfortable shoes!
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.

Adam Crack, The Whipmaster

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.

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.

Barely Balanced

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!

Captain Francis Drake

A privateer and patriot home on leave, Captain Drake is here to raise glasses, melt lasses, and leave knees weak in his wake. When your cups are empty, and your morals more so, come find him, he'll be waiting.

Cast in Bronze

America's rare traveling carillon. Weighing over 4 tons, this unique musical instrument features 35 bronze bells. The only musical act of its kind in the world. Cast in Bronze has been invited to perform for both Pope John Paul II and the Presidential Inauguration.

The Clan Tynker Circus

A real family of brothers and sisters, who perform a stunning array of talents in an incredible and thrilling style of Circus, set to a lively musical soundscape. This fun and lively show is appropriate for audiences of all ages.

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.

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”.

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.

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!

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!

Green Man

Unhurried in his movement, the mysterious Green Man travels the village. Be careful, or you might miss the man/tree as he progresses with the quiet dignity befitting the spirit of the trees.

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.

Jamila Lotus

The Jamila Lotus Bellydance Carnivale performs fast-paced original choreography, traditional Middle Eastern bellydance, and feats of balance and daring, featuring a dynamic live band. This show appears on the rollicking Dancing Pig Pub stage at the entrance to the Joust Arena!

Jeremiah Wiggins

Jeremiah offers intimate power through story telling and the magic of fairyland placed directly in patrons hands through close up illusion.

The Jousters

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.

Knotty Nauticals

ARRRGH! Not just singing pirates! Come join this dashing duo for a high-energy pirate show! Comedy, music, and fun that's great for the whole family!

London Broil

The London Broil “core audience” cheers as three comical comrades juggle a variety of implements of destruction, leaving you laughing all the way.

Lord Marshall Laww

Lord Marshall Laww presents: The Peasant Trials! No charges, no matter how trumped up, go unpunished when the audience plays jury in this hilarious version of Renaissance Justice fit for the whole family! The Cock & Bull Show! Lascivious Limericks, Salacious Stories and the Rent-a-Peasant Auction! Match wits with the sharp-tongued Laww in this tastefully bawdy, highly interactive show. This show is rated (LC) for adult innuendo with clean language.

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.

Harpist Sarah Mullen

Sarah performs traditional dance tunes on the harp. Sarah can be found in the streets of Fairhaven each year.

The Angels

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!

The Puckerbrush Players

From the "Puckerbrush" woods of northern Michigan, the Puckerbrush Players perform old Irish folk songs and traditional music on Hammered Dulcimers. Sit, relax, and enjoy beautiful music played on these wonderful and ancient instruments.

The Raven

Raven is a visual splash that draws audiences into a realm of eggstrordinary feats of magic, balance, and lunacy.

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!

Thom Selectomy Comedy & Sword Swallowing

Enjoy Thom's sharp wit and cutting humor with comedy fun for the family and sword swallowing antics.

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!

Tortuga Twins

Outrageously unpredictable and unstoppably hilarious, these three twins tell tales with the participation of the audience. Adults will enjoy the twists in familiar stories like Robin Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.

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.

The Wyld Men

Travel with Dr. Cranius Lunch and Seth Sethstherton, the Human Cartoons, and Senor Jimi, the one-man-symphony, back in time and to the far reaches of the earth as they explore the extreme fringes of the thrilling world of drama! Action! Danger! Mud!

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”.