2023 Renaissance Festival In Las Vegas Saw Huge Turnout
The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival in Las Vegas just wrapped up their 29th year, and the number of attendees was very impressive.
Last week, 8NewsNow reported the commencement of the Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park in Las Vegas. And predicted “upwards of 30,000 people” to be in attendance (8NewsNow YouTube). Now that we’re on the other side of the festival, we see it was actually almost double that number.
The Renaissance Festival has been a favorite for Vegas locals ever since it began back in 1994 (renfest.org). It happens every year on the second weekend in October. Thousands of Clark County residents and visitors come to the festival to shop for handmade crafts and enjoy local food trucks. And to watch belly dancers, swordfighters, pirates, barbarians, and more.
This year’s Renaissance Festival attendees enjoyed some of the best talent Las Vegas has to offer.
This year’s festival gave guests a chance to do archery, watch a blacksmith in action, and learn about what daily life was like in the Renaissance era. Guests were riding camels, throwing axes and cheering for their favorite knight in the jousting tournament. There were interactive games with inflatables. Even a scavenger hunt.
Some guests just came for a day. Others really wanted to understand Renaissance life and camped at the park for the entire festival. They donned Renaissance clothing, slept in yurts and bell tents, and immersed themselves in the atmosphere of the era. They shopped for handmade soaps, soywax candles, armor and more. The kids got their faces painted and everyone ate giant turkey legs.
Needless to say, the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival pulls out all the stops in Las Vegas. So it’s no surprise that over 50,000 people showed up this year, news3lv.com reported. And next year will be even better because it will be the 30th anniversary of the festival’s existence. We can’t wait!