Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Sword fighting comedians provide medieval entertainment at Scarborough Renaissance Festival.

Alexandra Olivia/Special Contributor
Step back in time at the Renaissance-themed festival set on 35 acres in the "village" of Scarborough. Visitors can join in the mirth and merriment, sights, sounds and tastes of the days of King Henry VIII. The 38th annual festival runs for 8 themed weekends, April 7 through May 28.

Visitors will encounter colorful characters such as knights, villagers, fire jugglers, jousters, sword fighters and turtle racers. Eat a giant turkey leg, buy a longbow or some jewelry at the shops, watch a village artisan at work, stop in the Elkhorn Tavern or Dirty Duck Pub, or simply take in the sights.

Weekend themes:
April 7-8: Opening Weekend/Time Traveler's Weekend
April 14-15: Artisan's Showcase Weekend
April 21-22: Celtic Weekend
April 28-29: Royal Ale Festival
May 5-6: Live the Fantasy/Spring Celebration Weekend
May 12-13: Celebrating Chivalry Weekend/Mother's Day Brunch
May 19-20: Legends of the Sea
May 26-28: The Last Huzzah/Memorial Day Veterans Tribute

Admission is $24 online (until March 15), $28 at the gate. $12-$13 for ages 5-12. Free for ages 4 and younger.

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