It’s been over 40 years since Rod and I started selling our hand made bamboo flutes at Renaissance Festivals throughout the country. Although Rod is no longer with us, his spirit and humor and ingenuity is still a driving force as my apprentices and I continue this unbroken tradition. Please come and see us and enjoy the festivities! The Festivals are open on weekends and Monday holidays.
For those of you who don’t know what a renaissance festival is, they are theme parks that emulate a fourteenth century English village. Tickets are around twenty dollars for adults, usually half that for adolescents and free for young children. At all of them here are very fine craft booths, lots of fine food and drink, several stages with unique entertainment and several jousting shows throughout the day. It is impossible to see everything in one day and is truly a family event
We start our year at the Arizona Renaissance Festival which runs consecutive weekends from the second weekend of February through the first weekend in April. It is located six miles east of Apache Junction on highway 60. Discount coupons are available at Fry’s and Blockbusters. We are located about half way into the festival near the right hand side. Our booth number is 314.
After a few months at home in Bisbee, producing inventory, we head off to the Rocky Mountains. There we participate in the Colorado Renaissance Festival. This festival runs through June and July. It is located in Larkspur which is just off of I-25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. Our booth there is easy to locate, just turn right as you enter and keep going towards the elephant ride. We are booth 19.
Meanwhile we are also at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival which begins on the first weekend of September and continues until mid-October. It is held in Bonner Springs, Kansas just a few miles west of Kansas City. Our shop at this festival is located in the Queen’s Commons near the center of the faire grounds. We are booth number 405.