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 25+ stages of entertaiment and over 200 shoppes, the longer you have to visit Scarborough Renaissance Festival®, the more you will be able to see and experience.
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. 17.
Consignment Tickets: Consignment tickets may be ordered by email or by calling 972-938-3247 ext. 17. There are further details about Group and Consignment Tickets on our Consignment Ticket Program page.
Coupon & Discount Offers: Discounts will be announced closer to the beginning of our 40th Season in 2021.
Group Tickets: Group tickets may be purchased online only. You can receive information about group events by calling 972-938-3247, ext. 17.
Consignment Tickets: Consignment tickets may be ordered by calling 972-938-3247, ext. 17. 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 (4/10/21 – 4/11/21): Up to 3 children (12 and under) admitted free with each paid adult. Seniors (65+) are 1/2 price when purchased at our Ticket Office.
All of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Ticket Windows, Souvenir Shops, the Rose & Crown Inn, and many of the artisan shoppes accept most major credit cards.
However, Food Booths (kitchens), the rest of the Taverns & Pubs, games and rides 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.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is full of photographic opportunities for the amateur or professional photographer. There will be many opportunities to capture memories.
Each year we also conduct a Tournament of Images photo contest. Enter for the chance to win and have your photo published in the Scarborough Renaissance Festival®‘s souvenir program and on our website.
Photography and/or Videography of Festival attendees will be taking place at our event. By entering this event you are granting permission to Scarborough Renaissance Festival® and its authorized agents to utilize any photographs or video taken of you for promotional and/or commercial purposes or other transmission or reproduction in whole or in part of the event and release the event from any and all liability for damages associated with such usage.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is open Rain or Shine!
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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 umbrellas are for sale at the souvenir shoppes.
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 Festival as well as other information.
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. Scarborough Renaissance Festival® does NOT allow open carry and has the 30.07 code information posted at the entrance to the Festival. Southwest Festivals, Inc. (parent company of Scarborough Renaissance Festival®) reserves the right to exclude a patron or participant from wearing or carrying a weapon on Festival 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 monitor the wearing of weapons on the Festival grounds. If our weapons policy is violated, Security personnel may confiscate any weapon and expel the violator from the Festival grounds.
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.
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.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® receives numerous donations requests to support of a wide 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 Renaissance Festival® Donations” (including address, telephone & fax) to (972) 938-1890, by mail to Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Donations, PO Box 538, Waxahachie, TX 75168, or email [email protected]. Here are the guidelines for Scarborough Renaissance Festiva® donation requests:
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