Scarborough Renaissance Festival is an interactive event that’s fun for the whole family – 16th Century style!
Scarborough Renaissance Festival® invites visitors to Step Back in Time for the Time of their Lives! Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is a Renaissance themed festival set in the 16th Century days of King Henry VIII featuring one-of-a-kind Renaissance style entertainment on 25+ stages along with over 200 craft shoppes, artisan demonstrations, Renaissance rides, games of skill and food fit for a king within the 35 acre “Village” (site) of Scarborough. Visitors can even meet the King along with over 125 members of his royal court and merry villagers!
Full combat jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, Mermaid Lagoon, Renaissance entertainment such as sword fighting, juggling, fire eating, acrobatics, comedy,
music and more.
200+ Shoppes with hand-made artworks such as blown glass, metal works, leather apparel, clothing, stone carvings, pottery and much more.
Artisans demonstrating age-old crafts like glass blowing, metal works, stone carving and many others throughout each day of the Festival
Renaissance rides, games of skill, a vast array of food offerings, 12 pubs & taverns and daily wine and beer tastings.
2020 Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, April 4 – May 24 plus Memorial Day, Monday, May 25
HOURS: 10am – 7pm
Every weekend has a different theme and a variety of special events, so be sure to check the daily schedule online, especially if you have your hopes set on seeing something specific.
$34 Adults, $16 Children (5-12), Free – Children 4 & Under
2511 FM 66 Waxahachie, Texas (972) 938-3247
Some personal notes from our last visit to Scarborough Renaissance Festival…
Throughout the fair, you’ll find LOTS of people in a variety of period costumes (as well as a few that are in random costumes – I even saw a Pokemon/Pikachu)!!
If you don’t already own something, but want to get into the spirit of the event, there are stores on site to purchase or rent all sorts of attire:)
Kids can even purchase their own wands!
As you’re walking around, you’ll also see individuals performing off-stage, as well as lots of fun things to do like hair braiding, henna, and more!
One of the most unique parts of this festival is the variety of rides that they offer. The fact is, they’re not motorized or powered by electricity!! It’s all done by hand, the way it would have been in the 16th century. So the merry-go-round is actually powered by a man walking around in a circle, and the pirate ship is powered by a man rocking the ship back and forth. It’s really cool to watch!
In addition to the wooden, man-powered rides, there are lots of other fun things for the kids to do, such as a petting zoo ($3), camel ($5) and elephant ($8) rides, and a large maze ($2-$3).
Be sure to come hungry! There are lots of unique food items, such as
- Scottish Eggs
- Hand-made Pastas
- Sheppard’s Pie
- Meat Pies
- Gian Turkey Legs
- and LOTS more!!