Santa Fe’s Renaissance Faire returns

Clan Tynker perform at a previous Renaissance Faire at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19. (Courtesy of El Rancho de las Golondrinas)

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Travel back in time at the Santa Fe Renaissance Faire.

The annual event is back this year with some small changes.

“We’re limiting tickets so that everyone will be spread out,” says Jackie Camborde, El Rancho de las Golondrinas director of development. “It’s going to be about 2,000 to 3,000 tickets per day. And all advance ticket sales are done online. This enables us to help with contact tracing. It’s been really helping us this summer.”

The event will feature areas such as The Queen’s Stage, The King’s Tavern, Nobles Square, The Royal Pavilion, Buccaneer Bay Pirate Camp, Field of Champions and Fairy Village.

Visitors can also learn more about the history behind Renaissance armor, warfare and dress.

Jousting is one of the events to be held at Renaissance Faire at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. (Courtesy of El Rancho de las Golondrinas)

Camborde says the history corner has hands-on history where kids can touch swords or battle armor.

“It’s all a learning experience,” Camborde says. “There’s an educational element to everything that we do at Las Golondrinas.”

Camborde says inside the Fairy Village, there are plenty of opportunities for fun, such as a Fairy Dance School.

“In the past, kids will dress as fairies,” she says. “We’re hoping to continue the excitement for all of the visitors since the festival was not held last year.”

Camrode says the more adventurous visitors can enter the Buccaneer Bay Pirate Port, featuring plenty of pirate fun.

She says the property has been open all summer with all proper protocols set in place.

“The property has been such a mainstay in Santa Fe that events like these add to the community,” Camrode says. “We’re hoping to reach more people as the event grows. This year will be a little different, but still the same fun experience for the family.”

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