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Tomfoolery, Tricks and Thrills of the 16th Century

The annual Arizona Renaissance Festival is back and celebrating its 31st season of tomfoolery, feasting, tricks and thrills!

Groups can leave their cares behind and explore the festival's 30-acre village filled with old world revelry—a most charming respite from modern times.

Groups won't want to miss the raucous revelry at the 31st Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, which opened February 9, 2019. The annual festival is a medieval amusement park, a 14-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 adventure. Groups never know what they'll find on or off the stage!

This unique outdoor event combines entertainment and wares reminiscent of what may have been found in a 16th-century European village market celebrating the arrival of the King and Queen to their shire. Groups can walk through the festival gates to truly be transported back in time.

While visiting, groups can mingle with over 2,000 costumed characters, eat a giant roasted turkey leg, take part in games of chance and skill, cheer on their favorite knight, shop in over 200 artisan shops, and select an inimitable gift for that special someone. Groups can even watch artisans work as they create a masterpiece right before their eyes.

Eat, drink and be merry is the order of the day at the Village of Fairhaven! The 31st Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival continues for eight weekends—Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents' Day Monday—through March 31st.

Groups interested in taking advantage of discounted tickets and learning more can visit Arizona Renaissance Festival.

Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Groups Today.

Photo courtesy of Arizona Renaissance Festival.