Grab your chain mail, adjust your codpiece and make haste to El Rancho de las Golondrinas this weekend, Sept. 17-18, for the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair.
It’s a historical mash-up of all things sharp, showy and cool in a broadsword kind of way. Engage in sword fights, pirate battles, damsels in not-so-distress, frog catapulting, belly dancing, jigging to fine music, pretending you’re celtic and more–all while dressed in your medival/celtic/pirate/cyber-punk finery. Vendors will make sure you’ll have a ridiculously large turkey leg to gnaw while you get your mead on. All proceeds benefit Open Hands, a Santa Fe-based charity helping the elderly and disabled.
Adult admission is $8 with free parking, 13-18 is $5, 6-12 $3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. For more information and directions, click here.