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The Renaissance Festival

A March 2005 trip to Apache Junction by drkayes

Arts, Candle-Making and Glass-Blowing Photo, Apache Junction, Arizona More Photos
Quote: My son and I decided to go to the renaissance festival again. We enjoy it so very much each year that we love to return as often as we can.

The Renaissance Festival

Overview

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The Renaissance Festival is one of my favorite places to go to. I attempt to get there almost every year, but since my son is an adult, I have not been there as often. When my son was a child, I would take him and his two friends with me every year. They loved to buy a sword and pretend that they were jousting with it. Boys being boys, they were constantly attempting to "sword" or "spear" each other, and then of course, there was the all-too-famous "dying" scene, each one attempting to die a little more dramatically than the other. The men love to see the ladies in their outfits. The women love to buy things there: candles, jewelry, etc. Children can make a candle or a handprint of their hands, and...Read More
Eating the Many Different Foods Photo, Apache Junction, Arizona
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The food at this festival is unbelievably wonderful. They have the large, or should I say GRANDE, turkey legs that are "toooo die for". They also have the bread bowls that are filled with broccoli and cheese, gravy, etc. I enjoyed some of the regular cheese sticks and onion rings this year. They were out-of-this-world. My son had a sandwich that was made of chicken off the broiler, veggies, and a wonderful sauce that made the taste out-of-this-world. I attempted to find some of their wonderful fudge but found out that it was all chocolate, which I am allergic to, so I could not indulge. But I did indulge in some of the warm almonds with cinnamon and sugar. They are wonderful! I bought a large bag and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2005

Eating the Many Different Foods
Apache Junction trail
Apache Junction, Arizona

Arts, Candle-Making and Glass-Blowing

Attraction | "Arts, candle making and glass blowing"

Arts, Candle-Making and Glass-Blowing Photo, Apache Junction, Arizona
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One of the most interesting shows we love to take in while there is the glass-blowing show. The gentleman that shares his intelligence with us is a wonderful, warm, and fun-loving man. He is very talented in making the glass bowls, vases, glasses, urns, etc. In one half-hour, he is able to not only explain to us how to blow glass objects, but also do an object to perfection. He explains everything he is doing and every step that he takes. He answers any questions that anyone asks while he is making the object he is making. It is very fascinating, very informative, and very interesting. This is enjoyed by all ages of people from 10 to 90. It is rare when we are able to see the making of a simple but co...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2005

Arts, Candle-Making and Glass-Blowing
E Apache Junction Trail
Apache Junction, Arizona 85220

Jousting

Attraction

Jousting Photo, Apache Junction, Arizona
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There are four men that come out on horses. Then there is the king and queen in the top area of the arena. There is also a small band to increase the excitement. The four men and horses come racing out. They each take a side of the show. The audience takes part in cheering on "their" man and horse as they "fight to the death" in battle.

There are three different shows throughout the day. The winners of the first and second show get to fight it out in the third, creating a final winner. It is fun for everyone that goes, not only the children. I did enjoy watching them joust, and it truly does bring you back to a different time and era.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2005

Jousting
Apache Junction Trail
Apache Junction, Arizona

Miguel and Don Juan at the Renaissance Theatre

Attraction | "Miguel and Don Juan"

Miguel and Don Juan at the Renaissance Theatre Photo, Apache Junction, Arizona
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At the Renaissance Festival they have a show every year with two men that "crack the whip to break balloons and cut straws". Their acts are are filled with sexual inuendos, but they are very funny. This is one of the funniest shows that I have seen. Unfortunately, my pictures do not do them justice.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Miguel and Don Juan at the Renaissance Theatre
12601 E Us Highway 60
Apache Junction, Arizona 85218
(520) 463-2700

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drkayes

drkayes
Phoenix, Arizona

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