The 16th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

Hear ye, hear ye! Welcome, lords and ladies, to the 16th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Faire!

Prepare to be transported to a realm of enchantment and adventure as we journey to the Kingdom of Golondrinas. Explore the whimsical Fairy Village, witness the chivalrous feats of the Knights of Epona, and be amazed by the juggling clown magic of Clan Tynker.

Step into the presence of royalty as you meet the esteemed Royal Court of the Kingdom of Golondrinas, and witness the thrilling spectacle of real combat at the Armored Combat tournament.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Middle Ages with live medieval music, spirited dancing, and a costume contest fit for kings and queens. Marvel at the craftsmanship of medieval arts & crafts and sample the finest libations from New Mexico's own Hard Cider, Beer Creek Brewing, and Sheehan Winery.

Join us for a day of merriment and magic at New Mexico's premier Renaissance Faire, where adventure awaits around every corner!


September 14 & 15, 2024

Time: 10 am to 5 pm


Tickets for all 7 festivals will go on sale April 1. Plan ahead! Get your tickets in April and save $2 per ticket!

Tickets increase to full price on May 1, and then ticket prices increase by $5 one week before each festival. Save big when you buy your tickets early! Space is limited and some festivals sell out, so get your tickets early.

Please note: Because of their popularity, tickets for the Santa Fe Renaissance Faire and Spirits of New Mexico are online only. Tickets will not be sold at the door for these two festivals.

Members, you get free admission to all festivals, but you must reserve your free tickets online to guarantee entry.

All tickets will only be available through and

Santa Fe Renaissance Faire Shuttle Service


A free shuttle service will be running 9:00am – 6:00pm between The Santa Fe Downs (27475 W Frontage Road) and Las Golondrinas. The Las Golondrinas parking lot will fill early in the day, so we encourage visitors to use this shuttle service. Parking directly on Los Pinos Road is strictly prohibited and violators will be ticketed.


Thank you to Pojoaque Pueblo for generously allowing us to use The Santa Fe Downs.

2024 Schedule

The Kingdom’s Front Gate

The Queen’s Stage

The King’s Tavern

The Fairy Village

The Fields of Champions

Armored Combat League

   Royal Pavilion

History Corner

Adventurer's Guild and Stage

In The Realm

The Baca Placita


Fairy Village Vendors

Food Vendors


Beer, Mead, Hard Cider, Wine Vendors

Festival Details

  • No firearms (no exceptions).
  • Visitors may not engage in combat (this includes “boffers”).
  • No pets allowed (only ADA-approved assistance animals).
  • Must be 21 years of age to consume beer, wine and mead. Identification will be checked.
  • No outside alcohol may be brought onto the Museum grounds.
  • No bicycles allowed on Museum grounds.

All Things Renaissance
A comprehensive site for costumes, language, renfaire acting, history and other links.

Costumes, Swords and Armor Links

Shop for Your Costume at
Celebrating 20 years in the Renaissance business!

Find Inexpensive Costumes at Wholesale Halloween Costumes (Search on “Renaissance”)

Guide to Renaissance Costumes

Make a Cardboard Sword

Here is a tutorial on how to make prop swords out of cardboard (includes a video).

How to Make Cardboard Shields
This is a nice tutorial on how to make two different kinds of shields out of cardboard (includes a video).

How to Make a Cape
This is good tutorial on making a very simple hooded cape without a pattern and requiring only a few sewing skills. Depending on your height and the cape’s length, you may need more than the one yard of fabric called for.

Make a Belt Pouch
This is a good tutorial on making a quick leather belt pouch for carrying your stuff when you attend a Renaissance fair. You can strengthen
the belt slit (step 7) by punching a small hole at the top and bottom of the slit.


Pirate Activities for Children
This has a variety of pirate craft activities for young children. These are perfect for a pirate-themed party or a rainy day.


Make Your Own Coat of Arms

Design a Coat of Arms
Learn the reasons why knights had coats of arms, and then design your own.

The Santa Fe Renaissance Faire is a community event whose proceeds help fund the educational programs of El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

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