Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2018 will showcase more than a dozen new stage and lane shows, a new Royal court, and many incredible new artisans and their amazing artistic creations as they kick off their 38th season on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century Style that will run every Saturday & Sunday (and Memorial Day Monday) for eight consecutive weekends April 7 through May 28, 2018.
Visitors will enjoy full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, living chess matches, Knighting ceremonies, 150+ member performing company and 27 stages of interactive and extraordinary entertainment. You will also discover exquisite one-of-a-kind crafts at the 200+ shoppes and amazing artisan demonstrations along with Renaissance rides and games of skill.
The 2018 season begins with The Time Traveler’s Weekend April 7 & 8, 2018. This newly themed weekend will include Time Traveler’s costume contests for the adults and a “travel through Scarborough” scavenger hunt for the kids. It will also be our “Kids Free Weekend” when up to three children (ages 5-12) are admitted free with each paid adult. Children 4 and under are always free. Seniors 65+ get a special discount this weekend as well with half price tickets at the gate. Guest performers opening weekend include the London Broil Show and Ky Hote. Guest Artisans are Painted by U, Storm Leather Werks and SWS Cutlery.
Each successive weekend has a different theme including the Artisan’s Showcase, Royal Ale Festival, Celtic, Mother’s Day, Chivalry and Live the Fantasy celebrations each with a variety of special events.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers “Food Fit for a King” that is a step above food offered at most North Texas Festivals and events. Visitors can feast on our famous giant roasted turkey legs (the best you’ll ever eat), the largest food-on-a-stick selection in Texas, Scottish Eggs or try some of the daily special creations at our very own Pasta Palace and Scarborough Bakery. Our full-service restaurant & bar, the Rose & Crown Inn, offers a sit down dining experience with daily specials and signature items like Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, meat pies and Muffalettas.
Visitors 21 and over can partake in our custom blended Scarborough Mead, beer, wine and other adult beverages at one of the 12 pubs and taverns. There are also daily wine and beer tasting events for those with a more discerning palate. Tastings require a separate ticket that can be purchased in advance or at the Festival (on festival days). Seating is limited and the tasting events regularly sell out so it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance.
“We are proud to welcome the biggest influx of new shows that we’ve had in many years to this year’s Festival. These creative, unique and exciting shows are sure to be a fantastic complement to our already extraordinary entertainment line-up” says Coy Sevier, General Manager. “You will enjoy acrobatics, fairies, jugglers, puppeteers, comedians, storytellers, stilt-walkers, musicians and so much more! So we invite everyone to Come Step Back in Time for the Time of your Life at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® starting on April 7th!”
Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s 2018 Season offers many exciting new additions along with llongtimefavorites:
2018 Themed Weekends and Special Events:
April 7 & 8: Time Traveler’s Weekend/Opening Weekend
Time Traveler’s Celebration
Kid’s 12 & Under Free (3 with each paid adult)/Senior Discount (Half price Adults 65+)
April 14 & 15: Artisan’s Showcase Weekend
April 21 & 22: Celtic Weekend
April 28 & 29: Royal Ale Festival
Deaf Awareness Day: April 28th
May 5 & 6: Live the Fantasy/Spring Celebration Weekend
May 12 & 13: Celebrating Chivalry Weekend
Vow Renewal Ceremony & Wooing Contest plus Mother’s Day Brunch each day
May 19 & 20: Legends of the Seas Weekend
May 22: Student Days
May 26, 27, & 28: The Last Huzzah
Final Weekend Celebrations plus Veterans Parade & Memorial Tribute on Memorial Day Monday, May 28th