The Legends of the Seas

The Legends of the Seas come alive at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® this weekend, May 14 & 15, 2022, with Pirates, Mermaids, and all manner of sea creatures! In celebration, everyone in pirate, mermaid, and sea creature costumes are invited to compete in the Adult and Children’s (12 & under) costume contests for the chance to win a great Scarborough prize pack. Get all the details and register for the contest at the Exit Gate by 1:30 pm each day. On both Saturday and Sunday, children can also see if they have what it takes to become a member of the Royal Navy during the Naval Enlistment ceremony! The ceremony takes place at 12:00 noon at the Festival’s Royal Marquee.

“So many people join in the fun of the Legends of the Seas weekend that it looks like an invasion of pirates, mermaids and sea creatures”, says Helaine Thompson, Director of Marketing & Communications of Scarborough Renaissance Festival®. “You might see the Queen of the Mermaids, a few ‘Captain Jack Sparrows’, or even a creature from the deep among our visitors”.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is a full day of interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century Style that runs Saturdays & Sundays and Memorial Day Monday, now through May 30, 2022. Visitors will enjoy full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, Knighting ceremonies, a 75+ member performing company, and 20+ stages of interactive and unique entertainment. They can discover exquisite one-of-a-kind treasures at the hundreds of Scarborough shoppes and be amazed by authentic artisan demonstrations. There are also Renaissance rides, games of skill, Food & Drink fit for a King, and so much more.

This weekend’s limited engagement performers are Bettina Bawdeville, Cirque La Vie, The Nature of Mercy, and Vince Conaway. Guest Artisans are Curious Oddities of Skin & Bone and Meraki Moon. The full schedule of non-stop entertainment and artisans/shoppes can be found at

The Daily Wine Tasting Events will feature Wines from Down Under, and the Daily Beer Tasting Event theme will be Beers of the New World. Each event is a one-hour educational tasting experience that includes a souvenir glass and a food pairing. They also have limited seating available and require a separate ticket. You must be 21 or older to attend. Discount tickets can be purchased at
Upcoming theme weekends will feature Celtic Weekend (5/21 & 22), and the Last Huzzah (5/28, 29 & 30) to finish out the 2022 season.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® wants everyone to stay safe and healthy! The Festival will be following applicable local and CDC guidelines for the 2022 Festival season. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Get all the details for these guidelines & restrictions and possible COVID-19 risks at

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® 2022 is open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Monday, now through May 30, 2022, from 10 AM to 7 PM rain or shine. Located in Waxahachie, Texas, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is just 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas and Fort Worth on FM 66 off of I-35E and an hour north of Waco.
Admission is $37 for adults and $17 for children, ages 5-12. Children ages 4 and under are always admitted free. Discount tickets are available at or at North Texas Tom Thumb & Albertsons stores. There are also discounts at the gate for Seniors 65+ and active Military members. Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is sponsored by Dr Pepper.

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