The Scarborough Renaissance Festival is once again returning to party like it’s 1599. The festival has some new tricks up its tunic sleeves this year, so whether you’re a first-time attendee or you attend every year, the festival will have plenty of surprises. Over 167 acres have been transformed into a 16-Century English Village hosting one of the largest and most popular Renaissance fairs in the nation.
The Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers live entertainment you won’t find anywhere else, unique shopping experiences, and a whole day of family-friendly fun. The festival features armored knights jousting and squaring off with swords and shields, Birds of Prey exhibits, a Mermaid Lagoon, over 200 artisans and craft vendors, and 27 stages worth of entertainers.
Best of all, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers daily beer and wine tastings, different themes each weekend, special events, and one-of-a-kind festival treats. There really is something for everyone here.
This year, the festival will host a number of special themed weekends to bring the festival to life with a new theme each week in May:
May 4&5: Legend of the Seas Weekend with pirates, mermaids, and more
May 11&12: Celebrating Chivalry Weekend with Mother’s Day Brunch, wedding vow renewals, and chivalry lessons with real knights
May 18&19: Live the Fantasy Weekend with cosplay contests, children’s fairy initiation, and more
May 25&26: The Last Huzzah with Memorial Day Veterans’ Tribute and Games of Scarborough
Scarborough Renaissance Festival Coupons & Discount Tickets
Tickets to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival start at $25 for adults and $12 for children when purchased ahead of time online, and $28 for adults and $13 for children at the gate. Children under 4 are always free.
There are several ways to save on admission:
Military Discount: Active military personnel and up to four family members can receive $4 off of admission each after presenting valid military ID at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival Ticket Office. Offer only valid at the Ticket Office at the Gate.
Senior Discount: Seniors 65 and older can receive $2 off of admission at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival Ticket Office. Offer only valid at the Ticket Office at the Gate with valid ID.
Group tickets: group tickets can be purchased online at a discounted rate. Call 972-938-3247, ext. 17 for more information on group ticket purchases.
Consignment tickets: The festival often has consignment tickets available at a discount of 25%. Call 972-938-3247, ext. 43. For further details about Consignment Tickets or visit the festival’s Consignment Ticket page on their website.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival Parking
Parking at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival is always free.
One helpful hint: after you park, head to the back of the park and work your way backwards to the front. You’ll beat most of the crowds who stop at each attraction once inside and make their way towards the back.
The 16th Century only comes once a year! Choose a way to save, grab your giant turkey leg, and enjoy this one-of-a-kind festival.