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Home Care In Gold Canyon, AZ

Home Care Gold Canyon, AZ

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Goldfield Ghost Town and Mine Tours Inc. gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Gold Canyon, AZ is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“Getting to know Becky and staff I have learned to trust their deep concern for the people they care for, as well as the depth of knowledge that Always Best brings with them. Their thoroughness is their hallmark!”

College B.

“Everyone at Always Best Care are so friendly and helpful. We can tell that they genuinely care about us and our needs.”

Tim P.

“I cannot say enough positive things about this company. Becky and John have been incredibly helpful in helping me and my family understand the struggles and challenges of my elderly relative. With their guidance we have been able to speak with our beloved aunt and help her understand all of her choices and chose what is best for her. It's so important to have people who really understand the ins and outs of aging in place versus aging in a community. I highly recommend calling Always Best Care Senior Services if you really want to help the elderly loved ones in your life.”

Felecia R.

“Great staff”

Jana A.

“I had a wonderful experience with this company providing home aids during a post-op recovery period of six weeks. I can't say enough about how professional, knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, punctual, responsive, skilled, discreet, and just great to have around a few hours per week during my home stay. Everything I needed done was done without question or complaining or unnecessary comments. And, with a great attitude! They were truly there to help and it was very comfortable having the aids in my home. They did so much to help my recovery go smoothly. I highly recommend Always Best Care and wouldn't hesitate to use their services again should the need arise.”

Jennifer C.

“I am a current client of this provider Always Best Care of Mesa is very easy to work with. The owner, John, made us feel very good. The caregivers themselves are extremely good, and we're very happy with them. They are very receptive and always asking what they can do to help out. They are always willing to do anything that we've asked them to do, and they're very personable when talking to my dad when he needs someone to talk to. They provide basic assistance like preparing meals, cleaning around the house, helping with my dad's hygiene, and other non-medical assistance. The agency is extremely flexible in changing schedules when needed, and very responsive whenever I have questions. They are a very good agency and I highly recommend them. Definitely consider them when looking for home care. Their rates are extremely competitive, if not the best, and their people are very professional and caring.”


“They were great . They truly care about their clients”

Charles B.

“Great people to work with. I can truly recommend them.”


“I'm a caregiver for Always Best Care. It is the best company to work for. The management team are super helpful. They greatly care for their caregivers, and clients”

Charlotte N.

“My mother’s caregiver is patient when explaining computer issues, tv issues and other technical problems that are becoming increasingly frustrating. These things are so important to Mom when she feels forgetful and disconnected from family. I am glad we found Always Best Care. They really care for their clients.”

Valerie C.

“I am a current client of this provider Always Best Care has been fantastic! Always going out of their way to meet my needs. I am in a wheelchair and tasks are hard for me. One of my caregivers even put together a nightstand for me from IKEA so that I had a place to set important items I need at night. She was great! I would recommend Always Best Care Senior Services Mesa to anyone.”


“This is Kathy, Marcy did an assessment on my brother on January 14th who is in congestive heart failure . We were concerned with what kind of living situation would be best for him She suggested a senior living center as he would benefit from having help around during his set backs. Since I live 2000 miles away I really appreciated her help. We got him placed and her records helped his new home getting him situated. Thank you Kathy”

Heather C.

“Caring, concerned, kind and always on time. Everyone was stellar and helped me care for my loved one. Top notch!”

Masha C.

“I am a past client of this provider Caring, concerned, patient, kind, and always on time. What more can a loved one want for their loved one!”


“John and his team will give you the best care and best options. They are experts and will focus on your personal needs. If you need help and care for your loved one Always Best Care truly is the best care available. Your loved one matters and John will not let you down. Their commitment and care will put your mind at ease and provide care and support for you or your family member. This is a place you can trust to give their best. Thank you for all you do.”

Mindy H.

“Always Best Care is an amazing company to work for. John and the team really care about their employees and also clients.”

Charlotte N.

“Other I use this agency to help me with my 87 year old Mother. Everytime I call, email or text them they get back with me right away. They always take good care of my Mom and show deep concern and care for my Mom. Right now I am only using them for transportation purposes but feel very safe when they come and pick up my Mom and take her to all her Doctor appointments or even when she needs to give blood they go inside with her and help her sign in. I highly recommend this agency.”


“Working for ABC Mesa puy my heart in a happy place. I felt I was appropriately paired with clients I wouldnt just get along with, but with my skills as well. I never had a client i was reluctant to go back to and I believe Trevor and John played a significant role in this.”

Morganne J.

“Great family business that cares about your loved ones and has your best interest in mind. I highly recommend Always Best Care - Mesa”

Matt W.

“I am a current client of this provider We're currently using Always Best Care of Mesa. Their caregivers are very good. They help my mom with socialization, shopping, and light housework. Their scheduling is great, we've had no problems with it, and their billing is excellent.”


“Excellent caring staff who pay attention to the details. They are particularly kind. Excellent service.”

Richard L.

“Excellent caring staff who pay attention to the details. They are particularly kind. Excellent service.”

Richard P.

“Other Excellent agency with wonderful caregivers. I recommend ABC”


“Other I was visiting my sister-in-law while one of your caregivers was providing services. She was so polite, friendly and conscientious! She communicated clearly about everything she did (areas she cleaned, cat fed) and asked several times if there was anything else my sister-in-law needed before she left. I could tell she really cared and she encouraged her to call whenever she needed anything. I felt that my sister-in-law was in good hands! Thank you for providing such high quality care. ????”


What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Gold Canyon, AZ?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Gold Canyon, AZ

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Peralta Regional Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local Kokopelli's Restaurant or visit The Wave Cave, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Gold Canyon, AZ

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Gold Canyon, AZ, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your AZ's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Gold Canyon, AZ understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Gold Canyon Hacienda
  • MountainBrook Village Community Campus
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Gold Canyon, AZ 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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What to Eat at the Arizona Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon

"The greatest party since Camelot!"Have you had the time to step back in time yet at this year’s Arizona Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon?The good times are in full swing at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, which is happening each weekend from now until Sunday, March 31. This is the 36th annual festival at 12601 E. US Highway 60 in Gold Canyon, Arizona — about a two-hour trek from Tucson but worth the drive.Toss on some shoes you won’t mind getting dust on because the je...

"The greatest party since Camelot!"

Have you had the time to step back in time yet at this year’s Arizona Renaissance Festival in Gold Canyon?

The good times are in full swing at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, which is happening each weekend from now until Sunday, March 31. This is the 36th annual festival at 12601 E. US Highway 60 in Gold Canyon, Arizona — about a two-hour trek from Tucson but worth the drive.

Toss on some shoes you won’t mind getting dust on because the jesters are juggling, knights are competing in battles, and people are getting medieval on jumbo turkey legs.

Also, all of that walking around will surely make you hungrier faster than you can say “Methinks thou dost jest.” That’s what Renaissance folks say to express disbelief or amusement at something said or done.

In other words, tuck that bib in your shirt collar and feast your way through the Arizona Renaissance Festival with hearty foods, sweet desserts, and a variety of beverages like fine wine, beer, mead, and hard ciders.

Also, this year brings a new experience — The Hops Pub Crawl. There are two tours a day (11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and you’ll get four beer pours from four different spots around the festival and a limited edition pewter pin to take home. Your Pub Crawl ticket also gets you into the Renaissance Festival.

Below is all of the food available at this year’s event. Huzzah!

King’s Kitchen and Pub

The Cappuccino Inn

The Cottage Bakery

The Chocolate Maker

The Gelato Guys

Tudor Rose Pub

The Mediterranean Fare

Lancer’s Pub

Queen’s Kitchen and Pub

Ye Olde World Sausage Maker

Crown Pub

The Cottage Crepe Shoppe

Dancing Pig Pub

Joust Kitchen and Pub

Pirate’s Kitchen and Pub

Rovin’ Throughout the Realm

The Piazza Pub

Transylvanian Treats

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is happening on weekends now until Sunday, March 31 at 12601 E. US Highway 60 in Gold Canyon, Arizona. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit

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Contact: Joëlle Baird, 928-606-3154A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.7 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2022 spent an estimated $759 million in gateway regions near the park. This spending supported a total of 9,990 jobs, $346 million in labor income, $576 million in value added, and $1.0 billion in economic output in local gateway economies surrounding Grand Canyon National Park."Grand Canyon National Park continues to be an economic linchpin for local communities...

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A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.7 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2022 spent an estimated $759 million in gateway regions near the park. This spending supported a total of 9,990 jobs, $346 million in labor income, $576 million in value added, and $1.0 billion in economic output in local gateway economies surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

"Grand Canyon National Park continues to be an economic linchpin for local communities and the region surrounding the park," said Superintendent Ed Keable. "We continue to heavily rely on the support of our neighbors and are proud to be able to help sustain local communities for many years to come.”

The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by economists at the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. The report shows $23.9 billion of direct spending by more than 312 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park nationwide. This spending supported 378,000 jobs nationally; 314,600 of those jobs are found in these gateway communities. The cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy was $50.3 billion.

The report’s authors have produced an interactive tool that enables users to explore visitor spending, jobs, labor income, value added, and output effects by sector for national, state, and local economies. Users can also view year-by-year trend data. The interactive tool and report are available at the NPS Social Science Program webpage:

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Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024: Ultimate guide to tickets, food and fun

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Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of the article incorrectly reported how to get ticket discounts at Bashas' and Food City. Fair-goers receive $1 off per ticket when they are purchased at the service counter of either store.

It's time to shake the dust off your elf ears and tiaras and pull the chain mail and dragon-slaying swords out of the closet because the Arizona Renaissance Festival is back.

The vibrant Village of Fairhaven, where the historical and mythical intertwine in immersive and interactive entertainment unlike any other, beckons you.

The 50-acre theme park in Gold Canyon east of Phoenix will be open each weekend from Feb. 3-April 1. You'll be dazzled by the performers, jousting knights, acrobats and death-defying stunts entertaining the masses.

Here's everything to know about the 2024 Arizona Renaissance Festival, including dates, ticket prices, discounts and entertainment.

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Does Phoenix have a Renaissance Festival?

Yes, Phoenix does have a Renaissance Festival — sort of!

While it's not based in the city, the Arizona Renaissance Festival takes place about 40 miles southeast of downtown in Gold Canyon.

You'll find it 7 miles east of Apache Junction on U.S. 60.

How long does the Renaissance Festival last in Arizona?

The 2024 Arizona Renaissance Festival will begin on Saturday, Feb. 3 and run every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, March 31. The festival will also be open on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 19.

The festival will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the following dates:

Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024 ticket prices

Here are the daily ticket prices for the 2024 Renaissance Festival:

Season passes cost $120-$265.

Tickets and season passes can be purchased at the gate or online at

Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024 discount tickets, promo codes

There are a handful of ways to save a little coin on Renaissance Festival tickets.

Bashas' and Food City: You can get $1 off per ticket when purchased at the service counter of either store.

Military: All active and retired military members and their spouses can purchase tickets for $32 with valid ID. Children ages 5-12 of active and retired military personnel can get tickets for $20. These can be purchased online or at will call.

Groups: Gather a gaggle of 15 or more tickets in a single online transaction to save $2 per each ticket. With the discount, tickets cost $32 for age 13 and older and $20 for ages 5-12. The group organizer and tour bus driver will receive a free admission ticket.

Can you bring water to the Arizona Renaissance Festival?

Yes. You can bring a 16- to 24-ounce factory-sealed bottle of water into the Arizona Renaissance Festival. No other food or drinks will be permitted.

You won't want to miss out on the giant turkey legs, deep-fried everything, beer tastings and more.

What vendors are at the Renaissance Festival in Arizona?

The Arizona Renaissance Festival will host over 200 shops offering a wide array of treasures.

You'll be able to purchase decor items for your home, premium leather goods, blown glass masterpieces and artisan jewelry.

Check out the full list of vendors at

Must-see performances at the 2024 Arizona Renaissance Festival

You'll be entertained the whole day by acrobats, jousters, storytellers, folk dancers, fire eaters, mermaids and more. If you need help deciding, check out The Queen's recommendations for the best things to do.

If you're into people riding horses at each other full speed with giant sticks. There will be three each day:

Other acts include Adam Crack's fire whip show, the Barely Balanced acrobats and the Circus Siren Pod mermaids.

Check out the full entertainment schedule at

Arizona Renaissance Festival's 2024 themed weekends

Have fun with a different theme every weekend of the festival. Guests are encouraged to dress up and compete in the costume contest.

Arizona Renaissance Festival 2024

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 3-March 31.

Where: 12601 U.S. 60, Gold Canyon.

Admission: $34, $32 for age 60 and over, $22 for ages 5-12, free for age 4 and under.

Meredith G. White is the entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic | You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and X, formerly known as Twitter, as @meredithgwhite, and email her at [email protected].

A Visit To This Haunted Canyon In Arizona Will Make Your Hair Stand On End

For some reason, Arizona’s haunts and legends are a bit creepier than in other states. From legendary tales of the likes of the Mogollon Monster to lists of places with widely publicized haunts, the Grand Canyon State is a playground for paranormal enthusiasts. The ghosts of Slaughterhouse Canyon are no exception; they might be among the creepiest spooks in all of the Kingman, Arizona dark history. Check it out:...

For some reason, Arizona’s haunts and legends are a bit creepier than in other states. From legendary tales of the likes of the Mogollon Monster to lists of places with widely publicized haunts, the Grand Canyon State is a playground for paranormal enthusiasts. The ghosts of Slaughterhouse Canyon are no exception; they might be among the creepiest spooks in all of the Kingman, Arizona dark history. Check it out:

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Luana’s Canyon (a.k.a. Slaughterhouse Canyon) is located just southwest of Kingman. Do you have what it takes to venture into this haunted canyon to see if you experience the uneasiness and the screams others have heard? Do you believe in the ghosts of Slaughterhouse Canyon? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

For more haunted Arizona, be sure to check out these haunted places in Arizona road trip! It’s sure to thrill (and chill) you to the bone. Just be sure to check out our road trip essentials packing list before you hit the road.

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Where is Slaughterhouse Canyon in Kingman Arizona located at?

Slaughterhouse Canyon is technically a valley, and it’s located near Kingman, Arizona, along Slaughterhouse Canyon Road. It’s just southwest of town, and definitely worth a hike or two if you’re brave enough.

What is the Slaughterhouse Canyon story?

Slaughterhouse Canyon is formally known as Luana’s Canyon, but it’s earned its much creepier moniker over the centuries thanks to its dark history and overall feeling of eeriness that looms over the region.

Supposedly, long, long ago, there was a family that set up a homestead deep within the canyon. The father would leave frequently to make money and feed his family, and he was often gone for long periods of time. Eventually, he failed to return, and his wife and children were left to starve.

And starve they did – it's said that there’s still a heavy feeling of sorrow and desperation in the air where the homestead used to be, and folks have reported strange, disembodied voices begging for food or help as well as tortured screams from deep inside the canyon. Hikers often have a feeling of being watched, and sometimes, their tents can be destroyed by unseen forces.

Are there some genuinely haunted trails in Arizona?

Of course, Slaughterhouse Canyon is far from the only haunted hike in Arizona. Here are a few haunted trails you may want to take (or not):


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