What Are the Dates and Times of the Faire?
Dates: Saturdays & Sundays April 8 – May 28 and Memorial Day Monday May 29, 2017.
Hours: Open rain or shine. Festival gates open at 10am and close at 7pm with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:45am and closing ceremonies beginning at 6:45pm.
What Is the Best Time to Arrive?
Without question the best time to arrive is as close to our 10am opening as possible. There is even a pre-opening show at the village gates begininng at 9:45 am.
There is a lot to see in a day (or even two). With 27 stages of entertaiment and over 200 shoppes, the longer you have to visit Scarborough village, the more you will be able to see and experience.
What Are the Ticket Prices?
Ticket prices are available on our Ticket Information and Pricing page.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. ‘Child’ tickets are for children ages 5-12. Children age 4 and under are always free. Parking is free.
Group Tickets: Group tickets may be purchased online only. You can receive information about group events by email or by calling 972-938-3247, ext. 30.
Consignment Tickets: Consignment tickets may be ordered by email or by calling 972-938-3247 ext. 43. There are further details about Group and Consignment Tickets on our Consignment Ticket Program page.
Do you offer discount tickets or coupons?
Coupon & Discount Offers:
- Discount tickets can be purchased at Tom Thumb & Albertsons stores ($25 for adults, $12 for children).
- $2.00 off discount coupons are available at Waxahachie Nissan.
Group Tickets: Group tickets may be purchased online only. You can receive information about group events by calling 972-938-3247, ext. 30.
Consignment Tickets: Consignment tickets may be ordered by calling 972-938-3247, ext. 43. There are further details about Group and Consignment Tickets on our Consignment Ticket Program page.
Military Discount: Active Military Personnel and up to four members of their family receive $4.00 off admission (valid only for adult tickets) upon showing valid military identification at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Ticket Office. Offer only valid at the Gate.
Seniors (65+) receive $2.00 off of adult admission upon showing valid identification at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Ticket Office. Offer only valid at the Gate.
Opening Weekend Only (4/8/17 – 4/9/17): Up to 3 children admitted free with each paid adult. Seniors (65+) are 1/2 price.
Is There A Charge for Parking?
Parking is free compliments of Waxahachie Nissan.
Keep in mind that the earlier you arrive, the closer you park.
Where Are You Located?
2511 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX 75167
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is located just 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, near historic Waxahachie, Texas, off I-35E, exit 399A.
There are more detailed directions on our Directions Page.
Are ATMs Available?
ATMs are located at:
- The Main and Pecan Grove Souvenir Shoppes
- The King’s Pub
- Dirty Duck Pub
- Cat and Fiddle Tavern
If able, please bring cash with you as cash is the only payment option for Food, Beverages, Games, & Rides.
Where do you accept Credit Cards vs Cash?
All of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Ticket Windows & Souvenir Shops accept all major Credit Cards.
However, Food Booths and our Pubs & Taverns only accept Cash. Our games and rides also only accept cash. If you do not have Cash on hand, we do have ATMs available throughout the Festival site to assist you, but we do suggest that you bring sufficient cash with you for your visit.
If you do not wish to carry Cash, our Ticket Windows sell “Renaissance Dollars” that are accepted like Cash throughout the Festival.
What Is Proper Dress/Attire?
Dress at the Festival is casual; t-shirt, jeans, shorts, picnic-style clothes.
If you would like to enter the spirit of the Renaissance by wearing a costume, rental costumes are available at Suit Your Fancie (right inside the Front Gate).
Renaissance clothing is also available for purchase from the fine clothiers at the Festival.
What Are We Allowed to Bring In?
You may bring food and water for infants.
There are picnic tables outside the gates if you wish to lunch on your own food.
No outside food or drink is allowed in the Festival.
What is the Pet Policy?
Registered service animals are allowed.
Sorry, no pets (besides registered service animals) are allowed inside the Festival.
Can We Take Photos?
Please feel free to bring your camera!
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is full of photographic opportunities for the amateur or professional photographer. There will be many opportunities to capture memories.
Enter the Tournament of Images for the chance to have your photo published in the Scarborough Renaissance Festival®‘s Souvenir Program.
Is There Handicap Accessibility at the Festival?
The Festival site is generally handicapped accessible.
The Gutenberg Press, located just inside the front gate, rents wheelchairs, electric scooters and Dragon Wagons (on a first come first served basis). Electric Scooters may be reserved by visiting www.dragonwagonstx.com.
Wagons are available first come, first served only.
Do you rent wheelchairs/electric scooters/wagons?
The Gutenberg Press, located just inside the front gate, rents wheelchairs, electric scooters and Dragon Wagons (on a first come first served basis).
Electric Scooters may be reserved by visiting www.dragonwagonstx.com.
Wagons are available first come, first served only.
What About Drinking at the Taverns & Pubs?
A wide variety of beer, wine, frozen beverages, and craft beers are available for your enjoyment. Visit our Pubs & Taverns page for a full listing of offerings.
We encourage all of our guests to drink responsibly. You must be at least 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages at Scarborough Renaissance Festival®.
No alcohol may be brought into or out of the Scarborough gates.
What If There Is Bad Weather?
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is open Rain or Shine!
The resident wizard has proclaimed there will be no rain during the annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival®, but should you be favored with some liquid sunshine, sun slicks and sunbrellas are for sale at the souvenir shoppes.
How Much Are Programs?
Souvenir Programs are available at the Gate and our Souvenir Shoppes for $3.
Programs include a map of the grounds (including restroom locations), a schedule of entertainment, a list of shoppes by category, pictures of our entertainers, FAQ’s, a list of our pubs and taverns and a list of the food that is available throughout the village as well as other information of use to our guests.
What Is the Weapons Policy?
The management discourages the use of weapons as costume adornments, as the safety of our patrons is our utmost concern. Any weapon adornment must be “peace-tied” and otherwise protected so any sharp edges are covered, and so it cannot be drawn or wielded while on the grounds.
Due to the wide variety of potential “weapons” each item is handled on a case-by-case basis when the patron enters the festival. The Front Gate personnel determine what will and will not be allowed into the festival, as well as how it will be “peace-tied” and protected before the patron enters the festival. To avoid your weapon being held at the entrance gate until you depart the Festival, we advise that you do not wear weapons as costume adornments.
Security personnel will monitor the wearing of weapons on the festival grounds. On violation of our weapons policy, Security personnel may confiscate any weapon and expel the violator from the festival grounds. Southwest Festivals, Inc. reserves the right to exclude a patron/participant from carrying or wearing a weapon.
What Is the Smoking Policy?
Although smoking is allowed throughout the park, we ask that guests refrain from smoking in the audience during our shows.
Look for the sculptured water fountains around the site in the shapes of a dragon, a jester, a knight and others.
Water fountains may also be found near each of the restrooms and at the exit gate.
How Do I Become A Participant?
Artisans & Crafters
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is a juried craft show. The Jury is held in January of each year for the following season. The Festival requires that you produce your own product and not be simply a reseller.
Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts (Performing Company)
For information about actor and musician auditions for the Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA) – lane performers of Scarborough Renaissance Festival® – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions are in January 2017 by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an audition, email email@example.com or call 972-938-3247 x22 prior to January 6th.
Please Note: the festival offices will be closed from mid-December to January 2nd so no one will respond during those dates.
Stage and Street Performers
To be considered as a Stage or Street act for the festival, please send the following information:
- A DVD of your act between five and fifteen minutes long.
- Your resume, references and any PR material that you may have.
- Your daily salary requirements. Stage acts normally do four 25 minute shows per day. Street performers are scheduled for breaks.
- Your availability. The show runs for 8 weeks on Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday. There may be at least one Student Day, usually during the first week of May.
- We are more than happy to visit your website for additional information, but you MUST SEND THE REQUESTED MATERIALS BY MAIL. We will not open unsolicited email attachments.
- For serious consideration, all proposals must contain salary requests. We do negotiate, but we must have a baseline for budgetary reasons.
Please mail your information to:
Scarborough Renaissance Festival
2511 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX 75167
Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. To be seriously considered for the 2017 season, all materials should be received no later than June 1, 2016. Materials will not be returned.
Can I have a Renaissance Wedding?
The Festival offers a variety of Royal Renaissance Weddings.
For more information visit our Weddings page or contact the Festival Office at 972-938-3247, ext 19.
Are There Craft Demonstrations?
Many village artisans demonstrate their crafts at their shoppes.
Demonstrations include blacksmithing, glassblowing, coin pressing, pottery, soap making, glass, printing, and type casting. Click here for a list of demonstrations.
Hotels, Motels & Campsites?
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® does not have patron camping on site.
For a list of area hotels and campsites please see the Area Lodging Page.
More than a score of uniformed and plainclothes security officers along with Safety Services staff patrol the village with radios.
If for any reason you need security, stop by any of the food booth areas, the front gate, or pubs and the staff will contact security.
Is Seasonal Employment Available?
Visit our Employment page or contact the Festival Office at 972-938-3247, ext 11.
Available positions include:
- Ticket & Souvenir Sales
- Entrance Gate
- Food & Beverage Sales
- Cooks & Kitchen Preparation
- Special Events
- Restroom Attendants.
Where Are the Restrooms Located?
Please refer to the Festival Map for the location of the restrooms, known in the village as Privies.
How Do I Get On the Mailing List?
Click here to subscribe to our E-Newsletter Mailing List.
How Do I Request Donations of Admission Tickets For My Organization?
As you might expect, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® receives numerous donation requests in support of a variety of worthwhile causes. In an effort to be consistent and provide support to as many organizations as possible, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® regrets that it can donate only to fundraising events in Texas.
Requests for a donation must be submitted on the organization’s official letterhead stationery. Requests must be sent by fax to “SCARBOROUGH DONATIONS” (including address, telephone & fax) to (972) 938-1890 or by mail to Scarborough Donations, PO Box 538, Waxahachie, TX 75168. Please use the following as a checklist for our guidelines:
- Provide a request letter from the charitable organization on official letterhead stationery.
- Submit request a minimum of 1 month prior to fundraiser/event.
- Specify the date of the fundraiser/event.
- Include explanation of the fundraiser/event.
- Include a signature on each letter.
- The principal must sign school requests.
- Include fliers or newspaper articles with requests when possible.
- E-mail and phone requests will not be accepted.
Is There First Aid Available?
The First Aid Station is located just inside the front gate.
You may also request first aid from one of our food booths or any of our Safety Services or uniformed officers and they will radio for assistance.
Lost and Found?
If you lose something please inquire at the Exit Gate.
If you find something please turn it in at the Exit Gate.
You may inquire about lost items item during the week with the Festival Office at 972-938-3247