April 10 - May 31, 2021
Saturdays, Sundays, & Memorial Day Monday
No Refunds or Exchanges

About Us

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century Style.  Enjoy full combat armored jousts, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon and Renaissance entertainment on 25+ stages. Discover exquisite crafts in 200 village shoppes and marvel at the artisan demonstrations. Partake in Renaissance rides and games of skill and feast on food & drink fit for royalty. For the more discerning tastes there are daily wine and beer tastings as well. Plus, every weekend has a different theme and a variety of special events.

Dates & Times

Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday, April 10 – May 31, 2021 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Ticket Prices

Regular Admission: $34.00 Adults, $17.00 Children (ages 5-12)
Children age 4 and under are free
Child’s Season Passes: $40.00 (ages 5-12)
Friend of the Faire Memberships (Adults only): $175
All tickets include Texas State Sales Tax of 6.25%
Discount group and consignment programs are available
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Festival Facts

  • Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is a Renaissance themed festival set in a re-created 16th Century English village.
  • Began in 1981
  • The Festival runs 8 consecutive weekends and Memorial Day Monday Each Spring (April & May)
  • One of the largest and most popular Renaissance festivals in the country
  • The “village” of Scarborough is 35 acres (larger than most shopping malls) set within a 167 acre site
  • More than 20 tons of the Festival’s famous Giant Turkey Legs are devoured annually during the eight week Festival
  • Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is one of the largest outdoor “juried” craft shows in the country


25+ Stages of continuous live entertainment with over 200 performances daily

  • Sword Fighting, Comedians, Mermaid Lagoon, Acrobats, Musicians, Jugglers, Scottish Bagpipes, Magicians, Belly Dancing, Renaissance period instrumentals, Country & Court Dancing and more
  • 3 Full Combat Jousts each day
  • Birds of Prey exhibitions conducted by John Karger of “Last Chance Forever” Wildlife Conservancy
  • Grande Parade, Children’s Knighting Ceremonies, Combat Competitions, Renaissance Rides, Games of Skill, and much more
  • History, Customs & Manners lessons and Historic Weapons demonstrations

Performing Company

  • SAPA (Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts) is Scarborough’s non-profit performing company that trains the actors that portray our Royal Court, Villagers, and Peasants
  • The majority of the SAPA performers are volunteer actors and perform 8 consecutive weekends of 10 hour a day, outdoor improvisational theater on our 35 acre stage
  • SAPA conducts 8 weeks of rigorous training and rehearsals prior to the Festival

Shoppes & Artisan Demonstrations

  • More than 200 craft shoppes feature unique handmade wares made by artisans from around the country
  • Jewelry, clothing and fashion accessories, metal works, pottery, leather goods, toys, games, candles, soaps, musical instruments, whimsical and fine arts and wood working just to name a few
  • Each day, artisans demonstrate ancient crafts such as glassblowing, blacksmithy, candle making, leather crafting, pottery, broom making, armor tooling, coin minting, jewelry making, stone carving, and more

Hearty Food & Drink Fit for Royalty

  • 5 Food court areas (kitchens) are strategically located throughout the Festival site, each offering a completely different menu selection. Plus, our very own Bakery and roving specialty food carts.  Festival favorites include:
    • Giant roasted turkey legs, Scottish eggs, largest good-on-a-stick selection in Texas, hand-made pastas, Sheppard’s pie, meat pies, etouffee, fresh fruit, salads, jumbo fajitas, delectable pastries, and hundreds of other items
  • 12 Pubs & Taverns throughout the Festival site
  • Wine Tasting Events at the “The Vinery” wine arbor – Each tasting features six wines, a fruit and cheese plate to enjoy at your table, and a commemorative wine glass as your souvenir.  Tickets $30 online, $35 at the gate, and may be purchased in advance on-line – seating is limited and must be 21 to participate.
  • Beer Tasting Events at the Village Green – Each tasting features six beers, a fruit and cheese plate to enjoy at your table, and a commemorative beer glass as your souvenir. Tickets are $30 online,$35 at the gate, and may be purchased in advance on-line – seating is limited and must be 21 to participate.

Special Programs

Student Days at Scarborough Renaissance Festival®
Each year students are invited to enter a re-created 16th Century English village and experience the intellectual, cultural, and artistic splendor of the Renaissance first hand. Classes will experience a full day of demonstrations, shows, and educational interactions. Students can also compete in drama, essay, poetry, journalism (news writing), and prose & poetry interpretation competitions.  For more information, visit the Student Days page.

Royal Renaissance Weddings (throughout the run of the Festival)
Each year, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® hosts an average of 20 weddings. These Renaissance themed weddings in the beautiful Wedding Garden located within the Festival site and can include admission to the Festival for the wedding party and their guests, a full Renaissance banquet reception, music, cakes, flowers and more.  For more information, visit the Weddings page.

National Recognition

  • Travel Channel
  • CNN.com
  • Food Network
  • Lifetime Network
  • The Cooking Channel


  • Top 10 May Festivals in the Southwest – Everfest
  • Best Place to Escape Reality – Dallas Observer
  • “Top (#2) Family Friendly Renaissance Faire in the U.S.” – Family Vacation Critic
  • Best Seasonal Event in Ellis Co – Waxahachie Daily Light
  • Top 5 Things to Do in D/FW – Dallas Morning News
  • Top 6 Events Not to Miss in D/FW – Dallas Child
  • Top 10 Things to Do – Fort Worth Star Telegram
  • Best Bet – Dallas Voice


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