Every year in September the museum grounds at El Rancho de las Golondrinas are transformed into the Kingdom of Golondrinas, where the arts and revelry are the order of the day. New Mexico’s premiere Renaissance Faire invites you to experience all the fun and excitement of ages past, in a safe and family-friendly environment where you can eat delicious foods, dance to medieval music, and buy unique arts and crafts.
Like a budget-friendly medieval theme park, the Renaissance Faire offers unique games, fortune tellers, comedy shows, artisans showcasing their wares and so much more. One of the highlights of this, or any such Faire, is the costumes. From period exact cast members to DIY visitors, the colorful pomp and pageantry on display is often unrivaled this side of the industrial revolution.
The fun is contagious with continuous performances on the Queen’s Stage and The King’s Stage, by some of the top entertainers making the rounds today. Adventure spills over onto the Village streets, Buccaneer Bay Pirate Camp, the Golondrinas Tavern and the Field of Champions. Interested in the historical aspects of the time? The History Corner has all the information you need.
Chances are also good that you may catch a fantastical show by Clan Tynker, or a real joust by the Order of Epona. Maybe you’ll go on a knight’s quest to meet Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain. Or perhaps you’ll shrink in size to enter the Fairy Village. Children will love the high swinging Spanish Galleon in the kids game area. And have you ever met an actual unicorn? That, too, is a possibility afforded by this fun event for the entire family.
Take a journey back in time, to the 15th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Faire, September 16 & 17, 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $10 for seniors and teens aged 13 – 17, in advance. In person tickets on day of event are $20 for adults, and $12 for seniors and teens. Children 12 and under are admitted free. All proceeds help fund the educational programs offered by El Ranco de las Golondrinas and the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences. For more information, including schedule of events, visit the website, or call 505-471-2261.This article was posted by Olivia