Fun times at the Renaissance Festival

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Head to Apache Junction and check out the Arizona Renaissance Festival. 

I have done numerous live shots there, and the characters who put on a show are well worth the drive.

This is a big year for them, they are celebrating their 30th anniversary this season.

My co-anchor Kris Pickle was just out there with her family and let me share her pictures. 

There are renaissance festivals all over the world, but Arizona is a key destination for a lot of acts because of the weather. The festival now covers over 30 acres and they have a dozen stages set up for all the entertainment. Jousting is still very popular and they now have a 5,000-seat arena that will host a few shows a day!

If you are looking to go, I recommend renting some costumes and really live it up! If you want a better selection of costumes, arrive when the gates open. The costume rental runs about $20 for an outfit.

Have a turkey leg for me. The festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 1. It’s $26 to get in, but you can find some discounts at Fry’s Food Store.

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