Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

Celebrate the Middle Ages with the City of Albuquerque and The Barony of al-Barran, Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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Renaissance Faire- April 30, 2016!

Enjoy food, music, demonstrations, arts, and activities all recreated from the Middle Ages! Renaissance Faire will be returning to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the new time from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The Albuquerque Renaissance Faire is a rain or shine event.

Here ye! Here ye! Lords and Ladies of Albuquerque, get ready for the most loved event in the Kingdom! All of your favorites will return including The Tavern, Commoner's Food Court, Children's Realm, Group Wedding, and Village Shopping. New this year! There will be a Faire Wear Show: Pet Fashion Contest.


Entertainment Schedule

  • 11 a.m.- Live Equestrian Showcase
  • 12:30 p.m.- Royal Procession
  • 1 p.m.- Faire Wear Show: Pet Fashion Contest
  • 2 p.m.- Live Equestrian Showcase
  • 3 p.m.- Group Wedding
  • 5 p.m.- Live Equestrian Showcase

Other Entertainment

The Faire will be full of fun! Different entertainment can be found throughout the land including Celtic singers, juggling, and magic. From armored combat exhibitions and a Renaissance Village reenacting medieval life to Living History and demonstrations, there is entertainment for all. Stumble on entertainment that has traveled through centuries and over continents as you make your way around the grounds. There will be juggling, Celtic singers, Princess Unicorn, WAMagic and more.

The Tavern

King's and Queens can take advantage of the opportunity to escape the hard life of running the Kingdom and spend some time in The Tavern. Enjoy food, entertainment, and libations, including mead and ale, for adults ages 21 years and up only. Falcon Meadery, Santa Fe Brewing, Boxing Bear Brewery, Distillery 365, St. Clair Winery, and Bosque Brewing will be serving libations in The Tavern and around the Faire. The Tavern will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Children's Realm

Princes and Princesses of Albuquerque are invited to rule the land for a day. Wanderland, presented by the Girls Scouts of NM Trails, will be back with fairy tale wand crafts. Additionally, there will be free face painting, a rock climbing wall and opportunities to Fight a Knight and earn a certificate for your victory. Children's activities are free.

Group Wedding

A Celebration of Love Wedding Chapel invites you to have a fairy tale wedding at the Renaissance Faire! Marry your king or queen or renew your vows during this free, Renaissance ceremony. Walk-up weddings will be allowed for the duration of the event, with no appointment required and no wait time. The group wedding will be at 3 p.m.

Faire Wear Show: Pet Fashion Contest

Show off your pet’s Renaissance style! Everyone is invited to enter your four-legged royal family member in the contest. Sign-up at the event.

Commoner's Food Court

A variety of food trucks will serve your favorite fare along with other concessions of traditional Renaissance themed food including turkey legs, corn on the cob, baked goods and more.

Village Shopping

Hear ye, hear ye! There will be more than 30 merchants selling handcrafted, Renaissance themed items. Do you want to be a part of this year's village? Applications are available now. Scroll down for more information.


Tickets for the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire are on sale now. Tickets are available for purchase at the Balloon Museum or at the HoldMyTicket link below.


  • General Admission Adult: $10
  • General Admission Children: $5
  • Children 3 and Under: Free

Purchase tickets to the Renaissance Faire here.


Here, ye! Here, ye! Applications to be a part of the 2016 Renaissance Faire are now available. We are looking for products and vendors that will fit with the Renaissance theme. If you are interested in applying to be a part of this year's Faire, download and submit the application by March 1, 2016.

Society for Creative Anachronism

Learn more about the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Prohibited Items

  • No live steel, regardless of being peace-tied or not.
  • No outside food or beverages.

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