Arizona Renaissance Festival returns Feb. 6-March 27

(Photo by Arizona Renaissance Festival)

(Photo by Arizona Renaissance Festival)

Get ready to be transported back to the 16th century as one of the largest and most picturesque renaissance festivals in the nation prepares for raucous revelry below the foothills of the Superstition Mountains.

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 28th season of pomp and pageantry.

It runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 6-March 27 and Monday, Feb. 15.

Cheer for brave knights and roam a 30-acre festival village filled with whimsical castles, cottages, pubs and 13 stages of nonstop performances of music, dance, acrobatics and comedy. Foolish pleasures mix with artisan treasures as you shop, eat and revel with a cast of nearly 2,000 colorfully costumed characters.

Prepare for new shows, new stage and don’t forget to reserve your seat at the Pleasure Feast with a five-course dinner and variety show.

Save time when tickets are purchased on-line at RenFestInfo.com, or save with discount tickets purchased at Fry’s Food stores statewide.

Discount ticket prices are: adult, $22; children 5-12, $10, purchased at Frys. Children under 5 are free.

Tickets purchased at the festival are $2 more. Senior discount tickets are $

21 for those 60 and older, available only on festival days at the front gate ticket booth.

Parking is free, courtesy of Fry’s.

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is east of Apache Junction on U.S. Highway 60, just past Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60). For visitor information call: 520-463-2700 or visit RenFestInfo.com.

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