Photo: Cassie Gonzales 2022

Comedy Performers

23 Stages with Live Entertainment

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.
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Village Green
Holly Field Sir Richards Way
Village Green
Holly Field Sir Richards Way
Village Green
Holly Field Sir Richards Way
Village Green
Holly Field Sir Richards Way

Betwixt Two Fronds

  • SAPA
Festival characters engage in spirited and humorous discussions about their lives with the village cartographer.
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White Horse Tavern
Crown Meadow Dragons Fire Pass

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!
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Traveler's Stage
Pecan Grove Traveler's Road
Traveler's Stage
Pecan Grove Traveler's Road
Traveler's Stage
Pecan Grove Traveler's Road
Traveler's Stage
Pecan Grove Traveler's Road

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.
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Crown Meadow Stage
Crown Meadow Crown Road
Crown Meadow Stage
Crown Meadow Crown Road
Crown Meadow Stage
Crown Meadow Crown Road
Crown Meadow Stage
Crown Meadow Crown Road

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.
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Roundabout Stage
Holly Field West Market Road
Roundabout Stage
Holly Field West Market Road
Roundabout Stage
Holly Field West Market Road
Roundabout Stage
Holly Field West Market Road

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!
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Canterbury Stage
Holly Field West Market Road
Canterbury Stage
Holly Field West Market Road
Canterbury Stage
Holly Field West Market Road
Canterbury Stage
Holly Field West Market Road

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.
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Revelers Stage
Pecan Grove Reveler's Road
Revelers Stage
Pecan Grove Reveler's Road
Revelers Stage
Pecan Grove Reveler's Road
Revelers Stage
Pecan Grove Reveler's Road

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 Sunday, 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.