13 One-of-a-Kind Treasures You’ll Find at the Renaissance Festival

Editorial StaffNovember 20, 2022
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Explore 200 artisan shops filled with precious handmade gifts like blown glass, leather goods and jewelry. Watch as artisans create masterpieces right before your eyes!

Just East of Apache Junction on U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon, AZ., lies a world filled with Renaissance-themed amusement that happens only once per year. So, if you’ve ever wondered what it was like to travel back to a time when jousting knights on horseback were commonplace, visit the 35th annual Arizona Renaissance Festival! 

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is celebrating from February 4 through April 2nd each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Engage in tomfoolery, feasting, tricks, and thrills that’ll be sure to leave ALL of your senses fully engaged and satisfied. It’s the ultimate non-stop, day-long family adventure.

1. Purchase beautiful woodwork from Goodly Woods

Sip from this unique tankard with a malachite inlay during your next gathering with family and friends, and it will surely spark conversation.

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2. Honorable Company of Metalsmiths

Discover creative metalsmithing works such as this gold-plated armillary sphere that will make an eye-catching addition to your home decor.

3. Take a peek through colorful stained glass from Draecstone Glass

Look through this beautiful piece of handmade stained glass and get a glimpse into an entirely different world.

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4. Stonewick

Offering a wide variety of unique, custom gift items such as wine racks crafted from stone, custom wood tables, charcuterie boards with resin, serving trays with ornate handles in varying styles, stone chess sets, stone coasters and much more.

5. Make your friends jealous with Ballena Bay Pewter

Intricate pewter handcrafted lead-free hammering work depicting dragons in detail, fair maidens, knights, mermaids and so much more.

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6. Make a splash with a distinctive fountain from Copper Garden

Turn heads in your neighborhood and add a special touch to your home with a handmade copper fountain.

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7. ArtsMyths

Add an extra special touch to your home decor or one for you to wear with ArtsMyths custom leather mask with intricate detailing.

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8. Unique Renaissance-themed jewelry awaits at Brooke Barboza Jewelry

Enter this artisan shop, and you’ll be like a moth to a flame. Her handcrafted jewelry is easy on the eyes and hard to resist.

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9. Touch a colorfully delicate silk scarf from Jack Rabbit Silks

All Jack Rabbit Silk scarves are hand painted feature eye-pleasing intricate designs ranging from dragons to various other medieval themes.

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10. Take in the artistry of this moose antler from Busch Fine Arts Studio

Out of this world, original designs describe the work produced by Busch Fine Arts Studio. Find your masterpiece whether that be a moose antler with a hand carved fairy, eagle or tree.

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11. Gaze at the sacred tree of life crafted by Wildsteel Kingscraft

Learn more about the extremely detailed process artisans at Wildsteel Kingscraft follow to create their incredible works of art using steel.

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12. Be amazed at the hand forged iron work by Iron Grip Blacksmith

The next addition to your garden or outdoor space like this iron gate with rose detail is waiting for you at Iron Grip Blacksmith.

13. Purchase a delicate piece of jewelry from Fleur du Jour

Known for her Victorian era rose pendants, owner and self-taught artist Betty St. Clair, beautifully crafts each one of her pieces for approximately $78 each.

Other incredible vendors this year include: House of Bubbles, Pixie Point, Madam Carolyn, Gypsy Eyes, Rena’s Leather, Whirlwood Magic Wands, Travelers’ Treasures, Arizona Birds of Play, Majestic Hair Flowers, Enchanted Chair Massage, Toe Rings, Medieval Mapmaker, Whips & Whatknots, Wylde Phoenix Leather and Mythologicae Clay Maiden, Elf Ears, The Rabbit Hero, Bad Badger Horns, Caina Tea, Fairytale Fynery, Gypsy Fortunetelling, Cinnamon Almonds, We’re Knot Working, Mahamudra Body Art, Knotty Lady, Lofton’s Caricatures, Black Dragon, Imaginarium Galleries, The Bard’s Musik Shoppe, Crystal Underground, Moonbeams, Dreamstress and Oakshire Oddities.

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Before you head to the faire, visit Arizona.RenFestInfo.com or call 520.463.2600 to get all of the information you need.

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