Arizona Renaissance Festival traffic-control strategy before state transportation board Jan. 29

An overview of the traffic-control strategy on U.S. Highway 60 for the Arizona Renaissance Festival near Gold Canyon is to be discussed at the Jan. 29 study session of the Arizona State Transportation Board. The item, listed on the meeting agenda as information and discussion only, is to be presented by Randy Everett, central district […]

Weekend freeway travel advisory for Feb. 9-12 includes Renaissance Festival traffic in Gold Canyon

Drivers should allow extra travel time, use caution and consider alternate routes for these weekend (Feb. 9-12) freeway restrictions in the Phoenix area, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation: U.S. Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway) will have heavier weekend traffic at times in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon areas through April 1 (plus Presidents […]

Be transported to medieval times at 30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival

For eight weekends plus Presidents’ Day, get transported in time as soon as you walk through the gates of the 30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival.

The medieval theme park, which is a replica of 16th Century Europe, will joust through town to entertain the masses from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents’ Day from Feb. 10 to April 1, at the fairgrounds, 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon.

Traffic plan for ‘18 Arizona Renaissance Festival discussed

The Arizona State Transportation Board learned that in early 2017 there was an 11-mile backup on U.S. Highway 60 because of traffic at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. “There’s some congestion in the area, obviously. We had about up to an 11-mile backup last year, so we’ve got a situation you’ve got to be aware of. […]

Traffic management plan for Arizona Renaissance Festival to be discussed Oct. 31

The traffic management plan for the Arizona Renaissance Festival south of Gold Canyon will be discussed at the next meeting of the Arizona State Transportation Board. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Human Resource Development Center’s Grand Canyon Room, 1130 N. 22nd Ave. in Phoenix. The agenda is at […]

Surrounding areas see economic boost of Arizona Renaissance Festival, officials say

From late-winter to mid-spring, the Arizona Renaissance Festival southeast of Gold Canyon attracts 250,000 visitors annually to its shops and entertainment. This year it was held weekends Feb. 10-April 1 and Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20. The 30-acre festival village at 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60 had castles, cottages, pubs and 13 stages of performances […]

Last weekend for Arizona Renaissance Festival traffic; I-10 work planned

The following freeway construction restrictions are scheduled in the Phoenix area this weekend (March 31-April 3), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation: All Interstate 10 ramps to and from Pecos Road closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 3) for a traffic shift as part of the Loop 202 South Mountain […]

Enjoying the Arizona Renaissance Festival

From left are Kristen Baker, Margo DeJaynes, Alissa Baker and Barb Baker at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60, east of Apache Junction on U.S. Highway 60, just past Gold Canyon Golf Resort. Ms. DeJaynes won Arizona Renaissance Festival from an Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent raffle drawing at the newspaper’s Lost Dutchman […]

10 entrants win tickets to AZ Arizona Renaissance Festival from Independent Newspapers

Congratulations! The following 10 entrants have won a family four-pack of tickets (two adult, two children) to the 29th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace, which takes place Saturdays and Sundays through April 2 in Gold Canyon. The festival village is off U.S. Highway 60 east of Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. It […]

Joust two weekends remain for Arizona Renaissance Festival

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 27 east of Apache Junction on U.S. Highway 60, just past Gold Canyon Golf Resort, 12601 E. U.S. Highway 60.

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. Shop, eat and revel with a cast of nearly 2,000 colorfully costumed characters. Purchase tickets online at, or save with discount tickets purchased at Fry’s Food stores statewide. Discount ticket prices are: adult, $22; children 5-12, $10, purchased at Fry’s. Children under 5 are admitted 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. For visitor information, call 520-463-2700.