April 10 - May 31, 2021
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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is located at 2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167.  Scarborough Renaissance Festival is just 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas & Fort Worth, one mile west of I-35E south at exit 399B near historic downtown Waxahachie.

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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, as well as by visiting our Group Tickets & Events page.

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 Group Tickets & Events 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.

No outside food or drink can be brought into the Festival with the exception of food and water for infants. No alcohol may be brought into or out of the Festival. See full alcohol policy in the “Do you serve alcohol?” FAQ below.

There are a number of water fountains located throughout the Festival site including at all of the flush restrooms (called “Privies” at the Festival). The full list of water fountain locations can be found on the Festival map and in the Festival’s souvenir program.

There are also picnic tables located outside of the Festival gates if you wish to lunch on your own food.

No pets are allowed in the Festival with the exception of service animals.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival does NOT allow open carry and has the 30.07 code information posted at the entrance to the Festival.  Please see the complete details of Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s weapons policy in the “Weapons Policy” FAQ below.

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.

The Festival site is generally handicapped accessible.

Dragon Wagons, located just outside the front gate, rents wheelchairs, electric scooters and Dragon Wagons (on a first come first served basis).

If you are interested in renting a scooter or wagon in advance, please call 817-808-6249 or email [email protected] for more information.

Dragon Wagons, located just outside the front gate, rents wheelchairs, electric scooters and Dragon Wagons (on a first come first served basis).

If you are interested in renting a scooter or wagon in advance, please call 817-808-6249 or email [email protected] for more information.

The cost of parking is included in your adult ticket price. Keep in mind that the earlier you arrive, the closer you will be able to park to the Festival’s main gates.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival does NOT offer patron/guest camping at the Festival site.

For more information about lodging near the Festival, please visit the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau here.

Partner hotels include

Bed & Breakfasts

Camping Facilities

  • High View Park (20 miles S.E. of the Festival)
    262 High View Marina Rd. 75119
    Ennis, TX  75119
  • Waxahachie Creek Park (21 miles S.E. of the Festival)
    930 Bozek Ln.
    Ennis, TX 75119

 

To find additional lodging options and guest reviews from Trivago click here.

Souvenir Programs are available at the Gate and our Souvenir Shoppes for $3.

These full-color souvenir programs include a Festival map (including restroom locations), entertainment schedule, complete list of shoppes and artisan demonstrations, a ‘Fun for Kids’ section, list of our food offerings and a complete list of offerings in each of the 12 pubs & taverns along with a lot of other information about the Festival and discount offers from our sponsors.

The Scarborough Renaissance Festival ticket office, souvenir shoppes, the Rose & Crown Inn full-service restaurant & bar and most of the artisan shoppes accept most major credit cards.

However, food booths (kitchens), the rest of the pubs & taverns, games and rides ONLY accept cash.

For your convenience there are ATM’s located throughout the Festival site although we recommend that you bring sufficient cash with you for your visit.

If you do not wish to carry cash, you can purchase “Renaissance Dollars” at our Ticket Office. Renaissance Dollars are accepted like cash throughout the Festival.

ATMs are located at:

  • The Main and Pecan Grove Souvenir Shoppes
  • Across from the Falconry Privies (against the fence)
  • The King’s Pub
  • Dirty Duck Pub
  • Cat and Fiddle Tavern

We recommend that you bring sufficient cash with you for your visit as cash is the only payment option at the food booths (kitchens), beverage booths, at most of the pubs & taverns, and for games and rides.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival 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 that it cannot be drawn or wielded while on the grounds.  Front gate and Safety Services personnel will determine the appropriateness of such adornments and how they must be “peace-tied”.

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 ground and to expel them for violations to this policy.

**Scarborough Renaissance Festival does NOT allow open carry.  Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Governmental Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival NO permite el transporte abierto.  Conforme a la sección 30.07 del codigo penal (traspasar portando armas de fuego al aire libre con licencia) personas con licencia banjo del sub-capitulo H, capitulo 411, codigo de gobierno (ley de portar armas). No deben entrar a esta propiedad portano un arma de fuego al aire libre.

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.

If you need to leave the Festival but wish to return later that day, you may get your hand stamped at our Exit Gate so that you can re-enter the same day without charge.

Dress for a family friendly environment and with consideration of the weather for an outdoor event.  We do admit costumes to add to the overall atmosphere of the Festival.  If you would like to enter into 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.

The Festival may refuse entry to anyone dressed in a manner that may be deemed by Festival management as offensive (i.e. attire that is excessively revealing or of transparent fabrics or has offensive symbols or images).

For the enjoyment of those 21 & older we offer a wide variety of beer (include an excellent craft beer selection), seltzers, ciders, wine, frozen drinks and mead at our 12 pubs & taverns. We also have a full-service bar located in the Rose & Crown Inn Restaurant. Visit our Pubs & Taverns section for more details.

We encourage all of our patrons/guests to drink responsibly. No one under the age of 21 is permitted to consume alcoholic beverages at the Festival and proper ID is required to purchase and/or consume alcohol.

No alcohol may be brought into the Festival. Alcoholic beverages purchased within the Festival must be consumed before leaving the Festival. Excessive consumption of alcohol is cause for ejection from the Festival without refund.

Although smoking is allowed throughout the Festival, we ask that guests refrain from smoking in the audience during our shows.

NO pets are allowed in the Festival with the exception of service animals.

Please feel free to bring your camera!

If you represent any type of media outlet, website and/or are a blogger, please contact our Director of Marketing & Communications email for details about admission and disseminating photographs or videos of the Festival.

Each year we also conduct a photo contest called the “Tournament of Images”. Enter for the chance to win a great prize and have your photographs published in our souvenir program and on our website. Get all the details here.

DISCLAIMER:   Photography and/or videography of Scarborough Renaissance Festival attendees will be taking place at the Festival. By entering the Festival you are granting permission to Scarborough Renaissance Festival and its authorized agents to utilize any photographs or videos taken of you for promotional and/or commercial purposes or other transmission or reproduction in whole or in part of the Festival and release the Festival from any and all liability for damages associated with such usage.

Numerous uniformed and plainclothed security officers along with the Festival’s Safety Services personnel patrol the Festival with radios.

If for any reason you need security or first aid please stop one of our security officers or Safety Services personnel; or stop by any of the food booths areas (kitchens), the front gate, pubs/taverns or ask a Scarborough Renaissance Festival staff member to contact security or first aid.

The First Aid station is located just inside the front gate. If you need first aid stop one of our security officers or Safety Services personnel; or stop by any of the food booths areas (kitchens), the front gate, pubs/taverns or ask a Scarborough Renaissance Festival staff member to contact first aid.

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

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Please note that Scarborough Renaissance Festival does not sell or share the names/email addresses on our mailing list.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival receives numerous donation requests and supports a wide variety of worthwhile causes throughout the state of Texas. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide donations to organizations outside the state of Texas.  Donations are limited to admission tickets to the Festival and are on a first come, first served basis with a limited number available for each Festival season.

Donation requests must be submitted on the organization’s official letterhead and must be submitted to “Scarborough Renaissance Festival Donations” via fax at 972-938-1890, by mail to P.O. Box 538 Waxahachie, TX  75168, or via email to [email protected]

The guidelines for Scarborough Renaissance Festival donation requests are:

  1. Provide a request letter from the charitable organization on official letterhead
  2. Include organization & contact person’s address, telephone, fax and/or email address
  3. Submit request a minimum of 1 month prior to fundraiser/event
  4. Specify the date of the fundraiser/event
  5. Include explanation of the fundraiser/event
  6. Include an authorized signature on each letter
  7. The principal must sign school requests
  8. Include fliers or other collateral material with requests when possible
  9. Telephone requests will not be accepted

Visit our Employment page or contact the Festival Office at 972-938-3247, ext 11.

Seasonal positions include:

  • Attraction Operations
  • Cooks & Kitchen Preparation
  • Entrance Gate
  • Food & Beverage Sales
  • Game Operations
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Pubs
  • Restroom Attendants
  • Safety Services
  • Special Events
  • Ticket & Souvenir Sales

The Festival offers several wedding packages that can be customized to create the perfect day!  Weddings at Scarborough Renaissance Festival are only available during the course of our 8 week Festival season each year.

For more details visit our Weddings page.

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