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Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2024 runs Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday, April 6 – May 27, 2024 10:00AM – 7:00PM

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What is Scarborough Renaissance Festival?

Since 1981, Scarborough Renaissance Festival has been a North Texas tradition providing interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century style. Scarborough is a Renaissance themed festival set in a re-created 16th Century English village celebrating the visit of King Henry VIII, his Royal Court and other dignitaries.

Entertainment includes full combat armored jousts, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon and unique, interactive Renaissance entertainment on 20+ stages and in the Festival lanes. There is also a 100+ member performing company that brings Scarborough to life through their portrayals of our royal court, dignitaries, villagers and peasants alike. Plus, there are thrilling Renaissance rides and challenging games of skill.

Exquisite one-of-a-kind handmade crafts can be found in our 200 village shoppes. Many of our artisans also demonstrate their age-old crafts & techniques throughout each Festival day.

A wide variety of delectable food is offered in our 5 food courts (kitchens) and includes Festival favorites like giant roasted turkey legs, Scottish eggs, handmade pastas, fresh pastries and the largest food-on-a-stick selection in Texas.  For those 21 and older, there are 12 pubs & taverns and for the more discerning tastes there are daily wine and beer tasting events.

Every weekend of the 8-week season has a different theme and a variety of special events such as Kid’s Free Weekend, Celtic Weekend, Legends of the Seas and more.

Special Programs

Weddings (throughout the run of the Festival)
Each year Scarborough Renaissance Festival hosts an average of 20 weddings throughout the course of our 8-weekend season. Weddings are held in our picturesque Wedding Garden and include admission to the Festival for the wedding party and their guests. They can also include receptions, special music, cakes, flowers and more to provide a customized event for your special day! Get more information here.

National Recognition

  • Travel Channel
  • CNN.com
  • Food Network
  • Lifetime Network
  • The Cooking Channel
  • E! – The Bradshaw Bunch


  • 10 Best: USA Today
  • 2022 Favorite Festival in the 18th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards
  • Top 5 Worth a Drive Events in Texas” – AAA Texas Journey Magazine
  • “Best Place to Escape Reality” – Dallas Observer
  • “Best Spring Festivals in DFW – Guidelive.com
  • “Top (#2) Family Friendly Renaissance Faire in the U.S.” – Family Vacation Critic
  • “Best Seasonal Event in Ellis Co.” – Waxahachie Daily News
  • “Top 5 Things to Do in D/FW” – Dallas Morning News
  • “Top 6 Events Not to Miss in D/FW” – Dallas/Fort Worth Child
  • “Top 10 Things to Do” – Fort Worth Star Telegram
  • “Best Bet” – Dallas Voice