Photo: Cassie Gonzales 2022

Stage & Lane Shows

23 Stages with Live Entertainment

Fire Whip Show

Sophisticated, high-energy routines, featuring single-handed whip cracking, double-handed multi-crack demos, stunts and tricks including balloon popping, candle snuffing, paper cutting, flower snipping, whip dancing, wraps, fire whips, and much, much more.

Flaming Idiots Reunion

  • Limited Engagement
The Flaming Idiots began on the stages of Scarborough Renaissance Festival and thrilled thousands with their amazing feats of juggling and acrobatics for more than 14 years on our stages. They expanded their audience throughout the country at Renaissance festivals for many years and then transferred their show to the live theater settings of the Dallas Theater Center, Zach Theater in Austin, and multiple sold-out shows on Broadway at the New Victory Theater in NYC! Since retiring their show in 2004, the Flaming Idiots have created multiple other shows for the Renaissance festival circuit including Rose & Thorny and Kamikaze Fireflies. On Saturday, April 27th, at 6:00 pm, come experience the return of The Flaming Idiots to the Crown Meadow Stage at Scarborough Renaissance Festival for a one show only, reunion benefit performance! This show will bring Pyro, Gyro, and Walter back together along with numerous special guests for an extraordinary evening of laughter, camaraderie, and generosity! This show will be in support of Jon O’Connor (Flaming Idiot original member) to help raise funds for his substantial medical bills as he faces major health issues.

Grande Parade

  • SAPA
Begins in Pecan Grove at 1:00pm, winds its way through the Village to arrive at the Royal Pavilion in the Holly Field for the Post Parade Proclamations! Villagers, artisans, nobles, and knights join together every day at 1:00pm to march throughout the Village of Scarborough. See banners hoisted high and catch a glimpse of the Village artisans, the Royal Court, the Royal Guard, and Their Majesties.

Hands on Dulcimer

  • Lane Performer
Experience the magic of seeing, hearing and playing the dulcimer yourself. Learn a simple tune and play a duet with the Roma musician! Can be found roaming the Lanes throughout the Village when not on Stage.  

Iris and Rose

  • Adult (16+)
  • Limited Engagement
Bawdy ballads and dirty ditties - good for grown ups and not for kiddies. *  *  * On Saturday, April 27th, Iris and Rose will be at Scarborough Renaissance Festival to watch the The Flaming Idiots fundraiser show! Flying all the way from Munich, Germany, Iris will join her sister, Rose, in showing support for this once-in-a-lifetime event which will help raise funds to off-set the staggering medical bills of Rose's husband, Jon O'Connor (Pyro). Please make plans to join Iris and Rose for this very special event and a chance to see the singing sisters together again before Iris must say "Aufwiedersehen!" and return home to Munich.

Jacques Ze Whipper

  • Limited Engagement
Jacques ze Whipper is a second-generation Renaissance Festival and circus performer who ran away from the circus to join and office and then decided the circus was a lot more fun. Over the last three years, he's garnered more than 5 million followers and hundreds of millions of views on social media, YouTube, and even on America's Got Talent, where he got the chance to audition on the same day as his friend, Adam Crack. When not performing, he lives near Boston with his wife and cat, Scipio. Limited Engagement: April 20 - 21, 2024

Jim Hancock

Festive songs to rouse the spirit and soothe the soul. Come sing along with the Burley Minstrel. 5:30pm Show is Jim Hancock and Friends. 6:00pm Show is a PG-16 Pub Sing.

Jim Mackenzie

  • Limited Engagement
Jim Mackenzie - Comedian with Mad Skills Jim has been keeping vaudeville alive since 1985 and continues to add new original routines to the act. He learned to juggle at a young age from his dad. He picked up sword swallowing and other skills along the way, taught himself violin and put it all in a comedy show that has become a favorite with audiences around the country. He’s been featured on national TV and legitimate theater. Experience in the moment comedy and amazing original feats. “I love that the act wasn’t about the juggling, you really are a comedian with mad skills!” – Will Arnett: Executive Producer, The Gong Show

Knighting Ceremony

  • SAPA
Children of all ages are invited to be presented to her majesty, Katheryn Parr - Queen of England, Ireland, & France to be recognized for acts of courage and deeds of meritorious service. Each participant will receive a seal that names them a Knight of the Realm or Lady of the Court; a lasting memento of their day at Scarborough Renaissance Festival.

Lady Prudence

  • Lane Performer
  • Limited Engagement
Lady Prudence, Her Majesty’s Court Composer, sings Songs for All Occasions! Find her in the lanes with harp, guitar, and whistle, for a personalized Musical experience for the whole family!

Legends of the Sea Themed Costume Contest

Adult’s & Children’s Legends of the Seas costume contests. Pirates, Mermaids, and all other manner of Sea Creatures are invited to join in the fun each day during our Legends of the Sea Weekend! Contests take place at the Royal Pavilion at 1:30 pm. No registration required.  

Match Game 1543

  • SAPA
Guests try to match answers given by Festival characters to fill-in-the-blank questions.

Maypole Dance

  • SAPA
Adults & children alike join in the fun and celebrate Spring weaving ribbons during this lively dance with music provide by Gan Aimn.

Ménage à Moi Comedy

  • Adult (16+)
Naughty, bawdy entertainment that is humorously indecent but always discreet. The top-shelf drinky, kinky stylings of Ménage À Moi Comedy pair nicely with a cooling beer or a warming tequila shot. Come for the sexually liberated, inclusive camaraderie. Stay for the belly laughs, new friends, and an organic unpredictability that ensures every show is unique. Show rated PG-16 - not suitable for children.