Rain or shine, Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th 10am - 8pm

About Us

How we got started

The Utah Valley Fine Arts Council was created to support the education of the arts in Utah and Utah Valley in particular. We are accomplishing this through outreach programs to local schools and through our main annual event called the Utah Renaissance Faire. This event provides an educational and recreational experience and includes an extensive artisan village, local entertainers and vendors. We feature the local world champion jouster and captain of the Knights of Mayhem, Charlie Andrews who has been active in several national television networks and has completed a stint on a Netflix program. He resides in Eagle Mountain. Our event is growing yearly and is gaining public awareness and momentum.

Our History

  • Season 1: September, 2012

    Established as the Utah Valley Renaissance Faire and founded by Dr. Richard Thurman. About 2,400 people attended.

    Event Location: Mt. Timpanogos Park in the Provo Canyon

  • Season 2: September 27th and 28th, 2013

    In January, brought on Event Coordinator Spencer Shattuck and moved to Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point. The event was still named the Utah Valley Renaissance Faire but we had a new logo. This was the first year with jousting! It rained but we still had a great turn out.

    Event Location: Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point

  • Season 3: September 26th and 27th, 2014

    Officially changed the name to Utah Renaissance Faire. It rained again, but we had lots of fun!

    Event Location: Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point

  • Season 4: August 28th and 29th, 2015

    We changed the event dates to August, hoping for good weather. We were lucky to get hot sunny weather and an amazing turn out!

    Event Location: Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point

  • Season 5: August 26th and 27th, 2016

    Hot sunny weather and an amazing turn out.

    Event Location: Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point

  • Season 6: August 25th and 26th, 2017

    Hot sunny weather and an amazing turn out of over 8,000 guests.

    Event Location: Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point

  • Season 7: August 24th and 25th, 2018

    Join us this year for the best Renaissance and Medieval times in Utah!

    Event Location: Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point