23rd Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Returns to Sunset Park

23rd Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Returns to Sunset Park
Clark County Parks and Recreation
presents the 23rd Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival as it returns to Sunset Park Oct. 7-9 (Photo credit: Fred Morledge – PhotoFM.com)

Traveling back through centuries when knights and kings, maidens and wenches, minstrels and jesters ruled the world, the festivities begin on Friday, Oct. 7 and feature various shows per day, more than 100 artisans, historical reenactments and plenty of food and drink to satisfy the masses.

Guests looking to feast will be delighted in the variety of food and drink offerings including a whole English feasts, meat pies, bangers & mash, beers, ales and more. Alcohol sales begin at 2 p.m. on Friday and sales will cease at 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evening and 4 p.m. on Sunday. All alcohol sales are ages 21+ with proper identification.

Along with the traditional musical performances from Wicked Tinkers, Swagger, Dread Crew of Oddwood, Bogtrotter’s Union, Killian’s Angels and the return of the dinner theater, this year’s event will feature several smaller stages throughout the lands featuring entertainment by the Gypsy Time Travelers, Mullaney, Nature of Mercy, Whiskey Bards, and costumed performers such as the Bawdy Juggler Adam Reid, Endless Productions, and the Snake Army. The festival presents various shows per day along with historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and more than 100 artisans ­ including blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, wood workers, toy makers, perfume blenders, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman ­ to demonstrate and sell their wares.

The fair will boast a royal parade, ending with a public stoning, featuring kings, queens, warriors and peasants on Saturday and Sunday. Experience full-contact jousting tournaments, live combat battles, no-holds-barred gladiator battles, black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations, Princess Tea Party and storytelling, Scavenger Hunt, and Renaissance guilds.

The 23rd Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 per day advance for adults and $8 per day advance for seniors ages 60 and older as well as children age six to 12. Ages five and younger are free. Three-day passes can be purchased for $30 for adults and $20 for children ages six to 12 and seniors ages 60 and older. Combo packs including three- day admission, an event T-shirt and an 18×24 commemorative poster are also available. Three-day passes are available through Ticketfly and must be redeemed at the event box office the first day of the festival. Advance tickets are available through Ticketfly; event box offices will be open at the festival 9 a.m. daily during fair. Ticketfly fees may apply. Day of show prices increase on site when gates open to $15 adults and $10 for seniors and children.

Parking is available for free at Sunset Park. Overflow parking (with free shuttle service) may be made available at Del Sol High School (3100 E. Patrick Lane, Las Vegas) beginning after 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9; Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; and Sunday Oct. 11 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (as needed). Free shuttle service is available to and from the festival grounds approximately every 15 minutes. Guests should refrain from parking at area businesses as they will tow unauthorized vehicles.

Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water, sunscreen, blankets and still camera. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be denied at time of entry. No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons (with or without permit) are allowed inside the festival area. No re-entry is allowed. ATMs will be on site and located by the each entrance gate, next to the main food court and in vendor village.

Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call (702) 455-8200 or visit the website at www.lvrenfair.com.