Overview

Dates & Times

Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday, April 5 - May 26, 2014 
10:00AM - 7:00PM

Ticket Prices:

Regular Admission: $24.00 Adults, $10.00 Children (ages 5-12)

Children age 4 and under are free

Discount Tickets are available at Metroplex Tom Thumb and Austin area Randalls locations

Discount coupons available at Waxahachie Autoplex
Discount coupons available at Long John Silver's
Child's Season Passes:  $20.00 (ages 5-12)
Friend of the Faire Memberships (Adults only): $135

Discount group and consignment programs are available

Festival Facts:

  • Began in 1981
  • The Festival runs 8 consecutive weekends and Memorial Day Monday each spring
  • Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is a Renaissance-themed festival based during the reign of England’s King Henry VIII
  • Scarborough Festival is a 35 acre 'village' (larger than most area shopping malls) within a 167 acre site
  • Located 30 minutes south of DFW Metroplex in Waxahachie on FM 66 just off I-35E; 1 hour north of Waco.
  • Best Place to Escape Reality – Dallas Observer 2012
  • Renaissance Festival Award Winners - 2011
  • Top 5 Renaissance Festivals in the country – Scarborough Renaissance Festival®
  • #1 Best Combat Group – Don Juan & Miguel
    #1 Jousting Group – Noble Cause Productions
    #1 Children’s Act or Performance – Fool Hearty
    #1 Opening Gate Performance – Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA)
    #1 Royalty – Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Royal Court
    #1 Best Music Group – Tartanic (bagpipers)
    #2 Best Street Cast – Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA)

Entertainment:

  • 21 stages with over 200 performances daily featuring sword fighting, comedians, musicians, jugglers, acrobats, scottish bagpipes, and much, much more.
  • Daily Falconry demonstrations are conducted by John Karger of Last Chance Forever Wildlife Conservatory
  • 3 Full Combat Jousts take place each day
  • Renaissance Rides
  • Grande Parade
  • Games of Skill
  • Human Chess Match
  • Children's Knighting Ceremony
  • 150 primarily volunteer members of the Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts make up the performing company that become the "characters" of Scarborough including our very own King Henry VIII

Shoppes & Artisan Demonstrations:

  • 200 permanent shoppes feature unique handmade wares made by artisans from around the country
  • Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is one of the largest outdoor "juried" craft shows in the country
  • Each day, Artisans demonstrate ancient arts such as Glassblowing, Blacksmithing, Candlemaking, Printing on a Guttenberg Press, leather crafting, broommaking, Armor making, Coin minting, and much more

Hearty Food fit for a King:

  • Five Food Court Areas (kitchens) are strategically located throughout the festival, each offering a completely different menu selection
  • Nine Pubs and Taverns offer hearty ales, variety of beers, wine, mead, and frozen favorites
  • Enjoy a culinary adventure at Scarborough Renaissance Festival with:
  • - Giant Roasted Turkey Legs
    - Scottish Eggs
    - Fresh Fruit
    - Jumbo Fajitas
    - Handmade Pastas
    - Delectable Pastries
    - Sheppard's Pie
    - Meat Pies
    - Salads
    - Sandwiches
    And hundreds of other items
  • Twice daily Wine Tastings at "The Vinery"
  • Twice daily Beer Tastings at the Dirty Duck Pub

Special Programs:

  • Student Days at Scarborough Renaissance Festival are when more than 30,000 students and teachers visit on educational field trips each season when the Festival is open exclusively to schools
  • You really can marry a knight in shining armor; more than 20 royal renaissance weddings are held during the festival each year