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Albuquerque Renaissance Faire


Lords and Ladies of Albuquerque, get ready for the most beloved event in the kingdom. All of the faire favorites will return including The Tilted Tankard Tavern, Commoners' Food Court, Children's Realm, Village Shopping, Living History and live entertainment for the whole family!

The finest entertainers from across the kingdom have gathered for your amusement and delight! Enjoy live entertainment on multiple stages throughout the event. Witness fascinating living history demonstrations, cheer for your favorite champions during both the Armored Combat Exhibitions and thrilling Live Equestrian Showcase.

  • Equestrian Jousting by Order of Epona • 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
    • Cheer for your favorite knight as they present their skills to the kingdom.
  • Faire Ware Show: Pet Fashion Contest • 1:30 p.m. 
    •  Dress your four-legged royal friend in the best and enter to compete. Sign up at the event
  • Crawl to the Crown: Baby Race • 2 p.m. 
    • Put your baby's speed skills to the test to see who is the fastest in the land. Sign up at the event.

Tilted Tankard Tavern

Kings and Queens (21+) can enjoy food, entertainment and libations from local vendors in The Tilted Tankard Tavern, located upstairs in the Balloon Museum. Adults can saunter through the event with a goblet full of a local favorite beverage from: 

  • Bosque Brewing
  • Falcon Mead
  • Left Turn Distillery
  • Quarter Celtic Brewpub
  • Sheehan Wines
  • Tractor Brewing Co. 
  • Lost Hiker Brewing Co. 

Food Fit for a King

Feast like royalty on delicious food and drinks served by a variety of local food trucks. Look for items such as, turkey legs, roasted corn, meat pies, pizza, frozen sweet treats and more.

Village Shopping

Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery, housewares, and baked goods to clothing, body products, and jewelry.

Children's Realm

In the Children's Realm, your little prince or princess can enjoy free face painting, storm the rock wall and prepare for battle against a knight.

  • Fight A Knight • noon & 4 p.m.
    • Young heroes can battle to save the Kingdom!

Living History

The Renaissance was a period of growth and exploration. Discover the rebirth of European civilization in the Living History realms. Inside the museum learn the importance of documents with Scribal Arts, map the stars with Astronomy Instruction and see how fabric was created by the spinners and weavers. Outside in The Village see what it was like to live during the Renaissance. Watch the blacksmith prepare tools and weapons, visit the archery station to see the variety of bows and arrows and don't miss the impromptu belly-dancer performances.