Photo: Cassie Gonzales 2022

Stage & Lane Shows

23 Stages with Live Entertainment

Amanda Kitchen’s Carnival of Sound

  • Limited Engagement
Amanda Kitchens has performed at Faires and Stages for over a decade. She sings in ten different languages and wields an accordion: the passport to see the World through song! Whether it be a Balkan wedding song or an upbeat original, you may find yourself with the uncontrollable desire to dance when you hear her at the Ivanhoe Stage.

Arthur Greenleaf Holmes

  • Adult (16+)
Scandalous. Licentious. Madly impolitic. And riotously funny. Stroll down the paisley corridors of iambic corruption as Arthur Greenleaf Holmes presents his villainous verse. Not for the skittish. Show rated PG-16 - not suitable for children.

ASL Interpreter

  • Limited Engagement
Saturday, April 27, 2024 only. Special signed performances throughout the Festival site sponsored by  Hired Hands, Inc. Hired Hands, Inc. has been providing reliable sign language interpreting services to the Dallas-Fort Worth and the north Texas area. The agency is owned and operated by certified interpreters and depends on Deaf Community feedback, consultation, and support. ASL Interpreted Shows Arthur Greenleaf Holmes Birds of Prey Cirqa Brava Cirque Du Sewer Cy the Sword Swallower Fire Whip Show Glassblowing Demonstrations The Gwendolyn Show Don Juan & Esmeralda Flaming Idiots Reunion Harmless Danger The Joust Kamikaze Fireflies London Broil Show Ménage à Moi Comedy Nature of Mercy Pirates Pinwheel Sideshow Star Dancers Zilch the Toreyseller

Betwixt Two Fronds

  • SAPA
Festival characters engage in spirited and humorous discussions about their lives with the village cartographer.

Birds of Prey

Presented by Last Chance Forever Birds of Prey Conservancy - The Birds of Prey Show is an interactive exhibition that incorporates The Royal Falconer and flying and non-flying raptors. Knowledge of basic raptor biology and natural behaviors, insights into the plight of the natural world and the human effects in the balance of living things is shared in a conservation-themed entertainment program.

Cannon Drill

  • SAPA
With the help of young 'volunteers' from the audience, Boomer explains the process of loading and firing a cannon.


The string trio Cantiga (Martha Gay - harp, Thomas Nuendel - violin, Luke Lee - cello) breathes new life into traditional Renaissance world music. Timeless melodies and forms woven together with improvisation, passion and humor.

Celtic Legacy

World-class bagpipes, earthshaking drums, rockin’ guitars, and a mile-a-minute banter only barely scratches the surface of this comedic group of Celtic Lads!

Children’s Highland Games

  • SAPA
Children’s Highland Games. Kids 12 & under are invited to participate in these age-old games of skill at the Royal Pavilion at 1:30 pm each day during Celtic Weekend.

Chivalry Lessons

Chivalry Lessons with the Scarborough Knights! Join the Knights of the Noble Cause at 3:00 pm each day during Chivalry Weekend at the Royal Marquee to learn how to treat others in a chivalrous manner.

Cirqa Brava

Cirqa Brava high-flying acrobats that mesmerize & delight with their one-of-a-kind aerial & circus spectacle! Blending razor-sharp comedy with breathtaking beauty, these ladies’ antics will turn your world upside down, inside out, and leave you tangled with laughter!

Cirque du Sewer

You may recognize the trained rats, cats, and acro-human of Cirque du Sewer from their feature on “ Ripleys Believe It or Not?”, or from their national and international tv appearances, including a standing ovation and multiple rounds on America’s Got Talent. But watching them live at a renaissance faire is even more thrilling because we can’t edit out when cats are jerks! Melissa combines her skills with the talents of her rescue animals, creating complicated obstacle courses for the rats, dancing with cats, and balancing upside down on a half-inch slack rope.

Country Dance

  • SAPA
Frolic with local villagers to the cheerful and spritely tunes of the country folk.

Court Dance

  • SAPA
Join the people of Scarborough as they dance the stately dances of the court. School of Court Dance 11:30am - Maypole 4:30pm - Maypole Court Dance 12:00pm - Maypole 5:00pm - Royal Marquee

Cy the Sword Swallower

A man of skill, a man of danger, and some would say….a complete lunatic. Cy is a master of the blade. Witness him swallow a whole armory of swords of different shapes and sizes ranging from the smallsword to the curved scimitar. No two shows are the same. With variety, audience participation and comedy. Cy will leave you thrilled and entertained, bursting with laughter and talking about it after.

Don Juan and Esmeralda

Join this father daughter duo for a laughter filled adventure while they show off their skills in sword fighting, knife throwing, and whip cracking! With over 40 years experience as members of the Don Juan and Miguel show these two are sure to bring joy to your day!


  • SAPA
Join the fairies for stories from the Fae perspective.

Fairy Initiation Ceremony

  • SAPA
Become a part of the Fairy Court at this fanciful ceremony and receive your very own Fairy Wand. Join the Fae at 12:00 noon at the Taylor Lane Stage each day of Live the Fantasy Weekend for the Children’s Fairy Initiation Ceremony.

Fallen Heroes Tribute

Memorial Day Veterans Parade and Fallen Heroes Tribute. (Monday, May 27th only) All active and retired military members are invited to receive a yellow sash to commemorate their service (at the Village Armoury) and are invited to march in the parade. At the conclusion of the parade, we invite everyone to join us at the Royal Pavilion for the presentation of colors and a special Fallen Heroes tribute.