Q: What does the admission price include?
A: Free parking, all Stage Shows, including the Tournament Jousting, Tradewinds Contests, Themed Weekend Events, and entertainment around every bend in Canterbury.
Q: What are the Dates and Hours of the Festival?
A: We are open Weekends September 1st – October 14th, 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 Saturdays and Sundays September 1st through October 14th, 2018 with the exception of Labor Day (Monday September 3rd) and our Columbus Day (Monday October 8th).
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 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 Sept. 15th & 16th . 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 your 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: 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: 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. We recommend searching near Bonner Springs for available Hotels & Camping.
Q: Do you offer Discount Tickets?
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: Highland Fling – Sept. 8th & 9th we celebrate Patriot Day and show our appreciation for Military and First Responders! Show your ID at the Gate to Buy 1 Get 1! For more information on promotions, please visit our Promotions page
Q: Are two-day Festival Admission passes available?
A: No, we are no longer offering this promotion.
Q: If I wear a costume, can I get in free?
A: No, but we have a costume contests in the Tradewinds daily at Noon (children) & 3:15 (17 & over).
Q: Where can I rent a costume for the Festival?
A: A costume rental booth is located just outside King’s Gate (main entrance).
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.