FAQ

Q: What does the admission price include?

A: Free parking, all entertainment shows, including the Tournament Jousting and Theme Weekend Events. You may choose to purchase arts and crafts items, food or beverage, or enjoy some rides and games (costs vary). You may also choose to attend one of our Daily Royal Events at an additional cost.


Q: What are the Dates and Hours of the Festival?

A: We are open Weekends September 2nd – October 15th, plus Labor and Columbus Day. Festival hours are 10am – 7pm, rain or shine. Columbus Day hours are 10am – 5pm.


Q: Is the Renaissance Festival open during the week?

A: The Festival is only open Saturday and Sundays September 2nd through October 15th, 2017 with the exception of Labor Day (Monday September 4th) and our Harvest Huzzah on Columbus Day (Monday October 9th).


Q: Are you open during inclement weather?

A: We are open rain or shine. We do not offer refunds in the event of inclement weather.


Q: What time are the Jousts?

A: Jousts are held daily at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.


Q: What time is the Daily Parade?

A: The parade is held daily at 12:30pm.


Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Yes, the Festival is Dog Friendly! There will be half-priced dog admission during our Ales & Tails weekend. See our dog rules and registration page for more info! 


Q: Can I bring prop or peace-tied weapons?

A: Unfortunately weapons are strictly restricted on the festival grounds (even if they are peace-tied). Plastic, cardboard, and wood replica weapons are allowed as long as they do not have any sharp edges. The Festival bans guns on our premises.


Q: What are you gluten free options? What about vegetarian options? What do I do if I’m allergic to many of the food products you serve?

A: Click here to see a listing of our gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan food options.

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival offers products that contain peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs and wheat cross contact may occur with your food due to shared cooking equipment. While we take steps to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that any of our products are safe to consume for people with peanut, tree nut, soy, milk, egg, or wheat allergies.

Instead of risking adverse reactions, we encourage our customers who are concerned about their food allergies to bring a packed lunch to safely enjoy.


Q: Is there an ATM Machine?

A: Yes, there are several ATM machines on-site, including one outside the front gate. See the festival map to find one.


Q: Is the Festival wheelchair accessible?

A: The Festival is held in a natural, outdoor setting. At times, the grounds may be muddy or difficult to maneuver in a wheelchair. We do offer motorized scooters for rent. You may reserve scooters by calling (816) 813-2923.

Full Day Rental – 10am – 7pm – $60

1/2 Day Rental – 10am – 2:30pm – $35

We also offer disabled-accessible parking and disabled-accessible portable toilets.


Q: Does the Festival provide any accommodations for the hearing impaired?

A: Yes. The Festival holds Sign Language Saturday DATE TBD. Interpreters will be stationed at select stages which will be identified in that weekend’s program.


Q: Where can I camp nearby the Festival?

A: There is no camping or overnight parking on the Festival grounds.


Q: Do you offer Discount Tickets?

A: Discount tickets and coupons can be found at various locations. Check out our general admission page for a list of participating outlets.


Q: Where can I breastfeed at the Festival?

A: We have a designated area in our Children’s Realm where we recommend new mothers breastfeed!


Q: Are there special discounts for Military Service Members?

A: During Labor Day Weekend (September 2, 3 & 4) all Military Service Members can receive a Buy One Get One free offer on adult admission. Please have your Active or Retired Military ID present to receive this promotion. For more information on promotions, please check out our promotions page!


Q: Are there special discounts for first responders?

A: Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMT’s can receive a Buy One Get One free offer during Labor Day Weekend (September 2, 3 & 4). Please have a valid job ID present. For more information on promotions, please check out our promotions page!


Q: Are two-day Festival Admission passes available?

A: Yes, the pass must be used during the same weekend. Please call our sales department at 913-721-2110 for more information.


Q: If I wear a costume, can I get in free?

A: No, but we have a costume contest that occurs daily at 1:15pm.


Q: Where can I rent a costume for the Festival?

A: Info coming soon!


Q: If I leave the Festival, can I get back in?

A: As long as you have your hand stamped, you are allowed back into the festival for the day.


Q: Are outside food and beverages allowed?

A: No. Many beverages including water are sold within the grounds. There is also a wide variety of food.


Q: What if I need medical attention?

A: The Renaissance Festival provides a fully equipped and professionally staffed First Aid Station which is clearly visible on the grounds.


Q: Where is the lost and found?

A: Anything that is turned in can be found at the Information Booth near the front gate that weekend. Otherwise you may call the office at 913-721-2110, Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm to collect items.