This coming weekend ushers in the transition from summer to fall, bringing with it crisp, cool breezes, blooming Chamisa, shorter nights, and Santa Fe’s very own Renaissance Fair hosted by El Rancho de las Golondrinas. What a perfect way to usher in the transition of the seasons than a celebration of cultural and intellectual rebirth.
Truly a unique experience, the fair brings together a myriad of events representing the Renaissance period:, Celtic games, medieval combat, a medieval village, and Santa Fe’s own Clan Tynker-a family of vaudeville performers who juggle, stilt walk, swallow swords, eat fire, all while riding a unicycle (just kidding). But they do ride a unicycle too. On top of these period events, the fair features Pomegranate Studios’ belly dancers, flamenco dancers, falconry, and a costume contest. As always, the ranch works to keep events family friendly; there will be games for the kids, plenty of fun food, and a chance for the young ones to defend a Spanish galleon from marauding pirates. For the thirsty adult, they also have drinks and mead available for purchase. Lastly, you have the honor of being able to bow to their Majesties Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand.
In addition to providing a unique event in Santa Fe, the ranch donates a portion of the proceeds to the Interfaith Community Shelter , who serves the local homeless population. The rest of the proceeds go toward the ongoing educational programs at the ranch.
Admission is just $10 for adults, $8 for Teens aged 13-17, and kids under 13 are free. Seniors also receive a discounted $8 admission price.
They will have goats as always—my favorite. In health and prosperity, SamG of the IOG