This Saturday 12 North Photography had the awesome privilege of photographing the amazing Arizona Renaissance Festival and what an experience it was! Everything from the food to the talented staff of performers was extraordinary. I defiantly learned why people travel from all over the state to be apart of it.
There were so many amazing performances on the many stages at the festival all with something fun and interesting to offer. But I would have to say the one that stood out to me the most was a dark dressed masked man by the name of Frank Della Penna and his carillon. The music he played truly rang out across the fair ground bringing in a large audience of curious and excited listeners. Frank Della Penna also let 12 North Photography use his song “Red Earth” as the music for our video of the Festival. You can learn more about Frank Della Penna by following the link at the end of this post.
At the center of the Arizona Renaissances Festival is of course the joust. This is where the four knights of the realm come together in what was supposed to be a simple test of their skills. Instead it turns into an all out fight which leads a four-way joust to the death competition where there can only be one victor. What a war it was and an exciting one at that equipped with horse battles, sword fights, fire, blood and 100′s of screaming spectators to add to the realism of the action.
In the end I would have to say my experience at the Arizona Renaissances Festival was a great one. It was as if I had walked into a movie because it truly had it all; romance, drama, action, adventure, comedy, etc. I will say that most of the time when you hear the phrase “fun for the whole family” if your like me you think fun for kids and maybe some mild entertainment for people over the age of 17. But this is not the case when it comes to the Arizona Renaissances Festival. It truly has something for the whole family to enjoy that is why I strongly suggest you go attend before it’s over!
The Arizona Renaissances Festival runs every weekend until April 1st! So don’t miss out on all the fun and excitement of one of the best Ren Fairs around!
For more information about the Arizona Renaissances Festival click here
For more information about the music of Frank Della Penna click here
To see the video from this event click here
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