What to Expect This Season at Scarborough Renaissance Festival®


The most unique festival in North Texas, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® , returns for its 36th season on April 9, 2016! There is interactive fun for everyone as you step back in time to the 16th Century days of King Henry VIII. 23 stages of extraordinary non-stop entertainment, full combat jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Grande Parade, Renaissance rides, games of skills plus mermaids, knighting ceremonies, a human chess match, over 150 costumed performers and so much more!

The festival is also one of the largest outdoor juried craft shows in the country offering an incredible shopping experience with exquisite hand-made crafts in over 200 shoppes (that’s more than most area malls) along with artisans demonstrating age-old crafts like glassblowing, candle making, stone carving, metal works and many others each day of the Festival.

And we can't forget the food and drinks...


Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is a step above when it comes to the food selection – it is truly Food fit for a King! Visitors can feast on their famous giant roasted turkey legs, the largest food-on-a-stick selection in North Texas, Scottish Eggs or try some of the daily special creations at their very own Pasta Palace and Scarborough Bakery. You can even dine at their sit down restaurant, the Rose & Crown Inn Restaurant that features daily specials and signature items like Shepard’s Pie, meat pies and Muffalettas. Visitors over 21 can partake in Scarborough Mead, beer, wine and other adult beverages at one of the 10 pubs and taverns. There are also daily wine and beer tasting events for those with a more discerning pallet. Tastings require a separate ticket that can be purchased in advance.

To kick off the 2016 season, the Festival is offering Kids Free April 9th & 10th – up to three children (ages 5-12) admitted free with each paid adult. Children 4 and under are always free. Seniors 65+ can get in for half price opening weekend as well. Each successive weekend has a different theme and a variety of special events including the Mother’s Day Brunch and the all new Vow Renewal Reception.

2016 Themed Weekends and Special Events:

April 9 & 10 Opening Weekend / Kid’s Free / Half price for Seniors

April 16 & 17 Celtic Weekend

April 23 & 24 Royal Ale Festival

April 30 – May 1 Artisan’s Showcase Weekend/ Deaf Awareness Day – April 30

May 7 & 8 Mother’s Day Weekend / Renaissance Romance Mother’s Day Brunch/Vow Renewal Ceremony & Reception

May 14 & 15 Live the Fantasy Weekend

May 21 & 22 Legends of the Seas Weekend

May 28, 29 & 30 Final Knights/Veterans Tribute on Memorial Day Monday


Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children, ages 5-12 . Children age 4 and under are admitted free. Parking is free compliments of Waxahachie Autoplex. Tickets are available on-line and discount tickets can be purchased at Tom Thumb & Albertsons stores. A ‘2 tickets for $40’ coupon can be found at North Texas MetroPCS stores from March 28th through May 1st , and discount coupons can be found throughout the season at Waxahachie Autoplex. Sponsored by Dr Pepper. For more information visit SRFestival.com.