Fabulous day with my favorites. Turkey legs, chicken on a stick, corn on the cob, jousts, and rides at the Arizona Ren Festival. The swashbuckler Sir Francis Drake & Robin Hood were dashing and the Knights fought gloriously.
Chicken on a stick, Turkey leg, two ears of corn, and plenty of bottled water made for a memorable (albeit messy) mealtime at the Arizona Ren Festival. Note: You can bring a bottle of water (unopened) per person and a small stash of baby wipes will go a long way out in the middle of the desert.
“Mom is that a pirate?” My history lesson’s told me he was an explorer… But he said he was a scallawag and ladies man. Apparently, my history books lied. “Why yes-yes he is a pirate.” Sir Francis Drake
Robin Hood was definitely the kid’s favorite “hero” other than the knights.
Corn on the Cob- Em had almost TWO whole ears.
The turkey leg that is clearly a meal for two or three.
The Pirate Ride
Four pirates propelled us and they dueled with wooden swords while we spun round and round. They made our little ship laugh and laugh. We were attacked, broadsided, and boarded-all while laughing so hard I got a side-ache. So nice to see pure joy on the kid’s faces.
Both kids YELLED The Black Knight (from Scooby Doo) and asked for a photo with the real deal.
Our Green Knight was almost victorious in the Jousting Competition. The kids really got into cheering for our knight and the fact that there was so much pageantry sitting right above us.
Our trip ended with a sweet nap on the ride home that carried over to the couch.
Fun For the Whole Family
The 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!