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Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

The 2019 Albuquerque Renaissance Faire is upon us!

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Balloon Museum

On Saturday, April 27, 2019 the Lords and Ladies of Albuquerque will be able to attend the most beloved event in the kingdom. All of the faire favorites including The Tavern, Commoners' Food Court, Children's Realm, Artisan Village, Living History and live entertainment will return for the whole family to enjoy!

Presented by the City of Albuquerque, Society for Creative Anachronism | Barony al-Barran and Taste ABQ BioPark.

The application deadline to participate as a vendor in this event was Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m. It is no longer possible to apply to participate as a vendor in this event. 




  • Adults: $10
  • Children 4-12: $5
  • Children 3 and younger: Free

Tickets are also available at the Shark Reef in the ABQ BioPark Aquarium. (Map)


The finest entertainers from across the kingdom have gathered for your amusement and delight! Enjoy live entertainment on multiple stages throughout the event and witness fascinating living history demonstrations.

  • Fight a Knight: 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. 
    Young heroes can battle a knight to save the Kingdom!
  • Royal Procession: Noon 
    Practice your bow and curtsy as royalty makes their way through the Faire
  • Faire Ware Pet Fashion Contest: 12:30 p.m. 
    Dress your four-legged royal friend in the best and enter to complete. Sign up at the event. 
  • Crawl to the Crown Baby Race: 12:45 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. 

Regal Performers

For thy noble listening pleasure the 2019 Albuquerque Renaissance Faire has enlisted extraordinary talent. The Faire will host a variety of entertainment on three stages. Be sure to catch our local headliners, Silver String Band at 1 p.m. and Le Chat Lunatique at 2:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. 

2019 Silver String Band   2019 Le Chat Lunatique

The Tavern

Kings and Queens (21+) can enjoy food, entertainment and libations from vendors in The Tavern, located upstairs in the Balloon Museum. Adults can saunter through the event grounds with a goblet full of a beverage from a local brewery, distillery or winery such as:

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, 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 arts & crafts activities and face painting to prepare for battle against a knight.

Pet Adoptions

This year the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire is teaming up with the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare. They will be bringing adoptable dogs to the event. Be sure to stop by the Lucky Paws Van to meet the next member of your royal family. Take home an imperial pet for a special Faire adoption rate of only $10!  

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.

Getting There


The Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is located 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE 87113.(Map


Parking at the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire is free! Parking attendants will assist you in finding parking once you arrive in the area.

Artist Bio

Artist shout-out! Did you know that painter Robin Hesse has created the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire poster art since its inception? 2019 will mark the seventh year the local artist has shared her love of Viking mythology to all things medieval and mysterious, including worldly and magical creatures alike.

2019 Renaissance Faire Poster Collage

Get inspired and learn more about the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Prohibited items

  • No live steel, regardless of being peace-tied.
  • No outside food or beverages.

The Albuquerque Renaissance Faire is a rain or shine event. Dogs are welcome on leashes. 

Thank you to our Sponsors

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