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Until Opening Weekend | Find us at Dragonstone Springs | 275 Adkisson Rd, Mt Vernon, AR 72111

Plan Your Visit to the
Renaissance Festival

Step Into an Enchanting World of History and Fun

Themed Weekends

Opening Weekend

August 31 – September 2
The King and Queen have come to survey their land and are gracing Dragonstone Springs with their presence! Make merry as the royals rub elbows with nobility and commoners alike.

Pirate/Fairy Weekend

September 7 – 8
Pirates and fairies and mermaids, oh my! Be part of the crew that takes over in your Captain’s name, or join in the mystical mayhem of King Oberon’s court.

Viking/Celtic Invasion

September 14 – 15
Barbarians have come to take over the land! Help the King’s guard fight them off, or join the heathen horde to return Dragonstone to its wild roots!

High Fantasy Weekend

September 21 – 22
The Dragons have returned to Dragonstone, and they’ve brought a wave of magic on their wings! Take part in the revelry as our fair town is overrun with mages, elves, nymphs, and a menagerie of magical fun!

Scottish Weekend

September 28 – 29
Dragonstone Springs has been transported to the Highlands. Don your finest tartan, bring your clan, and get ready to channel your inner William Wallace!

Pricing

All single-day and multiday ticket sales are online only.

Single-Day Tickets

Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 3 Children Under age 17) $85

Multi-day Tickets - 1 ticket per day

*Children 4 and under are free and do not require a ticket*

What if I have a group? How do I buy tickets?

(2024 Ticket Prices - Prices subject to change)

Group price rates begin with 12 or more people. Group ticket purchases must be made collectively (one payment) and cannot be changed once purchased (no adding or subtracting individuals from the group order). Please double-check how many people are in your group before ordering. Once the group order has been finalized, the group order cannot be changed. Group purchases can be made over the phone at 501-690-5770 (Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm).
Groups coming by bus or extended van, please let the festival office know if you have a dedicated/chartered driver. We offer one complimentary ticket for charter/bus drivers for our group purchases.  Group ticket sales are not available for sold-out dates.

Group of cosplayers looking at camera and smiling at the Arkansas Renaissance.

Friends of the Festival VIP Tickets

Act quickly! There are only 200 Friends of the Festival passes available.

This is an opportunity to be part of ARF from the beginning and help shape our Village for Future Generations. This ticket is valid for every festival day for 2024 (11 Days).

Woman cosplaying as pirate on a pirate ship smiling at the camera at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Benefits include:

3 Single Use Day Guess Passes Additional Guest Passes can be purchased at $22 Each (1 week prior to use) (3 Tickets total for single and double).

Includes special parking (parking details will be emailed closer to the start of the festival) (1 Pass for Single and Double).

Access to CDS Building which supplies our Citizens with everything they may need to make their festival day as fun and memorable as possible. The building will have changing rooms, a baby changing station, and be staffed with someone who can answer questions and provide direction to maximize their enjoyment at the festival. (Access is limited to Citizens only +1).

Reserved picnic area and eating area off the Citizen’s building. (For Citizens and Guests).

A commemorative Inaugural pin (Pins will be available at the Citizen Building). 

10% off Food, Drink, and merchandise purchased from festival-operated booths and participating vendors’ booths.

Enter the Village 30 minutes prior to opening through the Vendor Gate. Guests must enter with Citizens. 

Early access to special events tickets before public release.

Access to CDS Private Facebook Group.

Other benefits will be added as the Festival approaches.

Little boy in a blue jerkin smiles for the camera at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Plan Your Perfect Renaissance Day

The Arkansas Renaissance Festival beckons you to a realm where the past meets the present in a spectacular fusion of history, fantasy, and mirth. Our festival promises an immersive experience like no other, where knights, jesters, and fair maidens come to life amidst the grandeur of a bygone era.

As you plan your journey to our festival, expect to be transported to a time of chivalry and merriment. Unleash your inner courtier and prepare for a day filled with thrilling activities, mouthwatering feasts, and an extraordinary tapestry of Renaissance-inspired adventures.

What to Do

Discover a wide array of games and activities, including axe throwing, the chance to fight a knight, and the exhilarating opportunity to climb the castle walls. Whether you seek a challenge or merely desire to try something new, we offer an assortment of adventures that promise to thrill and entertain.

Parents and children chase large multicolored bubbles in a playground at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.
Medieval food preparation including eggs, berries, and cream in wooden bowls or trenchers at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

What to Eat

Feast on delectable festival foods that transport your taste buds to the past. From legendary turkey legs to mead and honey cakes, savor a wide range of Renaissance-inspired dishes and beverages. The culinary delights at the festival are sure to satisfy your hunger while providing a true taste of history.

Make the Most of Your Trip

Join us in celebrating the 16th-century splendor at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival. Immerse yourself in a world of magic, history, and adventure. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a family looking for a memorable day out, or an adventurer seeking unique experiences, we have something extraordinary in store for you.

Add to Your Day!

Spend some quality time with Her Majesty in her beautiful Royal Garden or enjoy a delicious five-course meal and thrilling live entertainment at our Champion’s Feast! Secure your spot today to either of these events and make your visit to the Arkansas Renaissance Festival truly memorable!

Look the Part

Immersing yourself fully in the Renaissance Festival experience means dressing the part. While it’s not a requirement, it adds an extra layer of enchantment to your visit. Here are some tips to help you dress for the occasion:

A man with a viking helmet and large brown beard at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Embrace the Renaissance Era

To authentically blend with the festival atmosphere, consider clothing inspired by the 16th century. Gowns, bodices, corsets, and doublets can transform you into a courtier, while cloaks, tunics, and breeches can make you feel like a noble adventurer. Don't forget about accessories like belts, hats, and jewelry to complete your look.

Medieval carpenter working at market stall at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Shop at Local Markets

Look for local shops and markets that specialize in Renaissance attire. Many of them offer a wide range of clothing and accessories, ensuring you have the perfect outfit for your visit. Supporting local artisans adds to the authenticity of your attire.

Medieval chainmail and helmet placed on a shield on the grass at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

DIY Renaissance Costume

If you enjoy crafting, consider making your own Renaissance-inspired outfit. Sewing, embroidery, and fabric painting can help you create a unique and personalized costume that truly stands out. There are plenty of patterns and tutorials available online to guide you through the process.

A little girl with a red flower crown is holding hands with the girl next to her and dancing in a circle at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Comfort and Practicality

While embracing Renaissance fashion is part of the fun, remember to prioritize comfort. You'll be exploring the festival, engaging in activities, and enjoying the festivities. Ensure your clothing allows you to move freely and comfortably throughout the day.

Woman in a pink dress poses for the camera in front of a picture of a knight on a tree at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Embrace the Renaissance Era

To authentically blend with the festival atmosphere, consider clothing inspired by the 16th century. Gowns, bodices, corsets, and doublets can transform you into a courtier, while cloaks, tunics, and breeches can make you feel like a noble adventurer. Don't forget about accessories like belts, hats, and jewelry to complete your look.

A small red and yellow glass lantern sits on a table with other costumes at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Shop at Local Markets

Look for local shops and markets that specialize in Renaissance attire. Many of them offer a wide range of clothing and accessories, ensuring you have the perfect outfit for your visit. Supporting local artisans adds to the authenticity of
your attire.

Medieval chainmail and helmet placed on a shield on the grass at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

DIY Renaissance Costume

If you enjoy crafting, consider making your own Renaissance-inspired outfit. Sewing, embroidery, and fabric painting can help you create a unique and personalized costume that truly stands out. There are plenty of patterns and tutorials available online to guide you through the process.

The legs of a man standing on cobblestones wearing leather shoes and medieval knee armor at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Footwear

Selecting appropriate footwear is essential. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended, as you'll likely be walking on uneven terrain and spending a lot of time on your feet.

Knight in a rusty helmet and chainmail stands in front of green trees at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Accessories and Details

Pay attention to the details. Add accessories such as belts, pouches, and hats that match your outfit's style. These small touches can make a big difference in your overall appearance.
Dressing in Renaissance attire not only enhances your experience but also makes you feel like an active participant in the festivities. Don't be afraid to get creative and embrace the spirit of the era – it's all part of the magic of the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Men dressed as pirates prepare a cannon on a pirate ship at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Comfort and Practicality

While embracing Renaissance fashion is part of the fun, remember to prioritize comfort. You'll be exploring the festival, engaging in activities, and enjoying the festivities. Ensure your clothing allows you to move freely and comfortably throughout the day.

The legs of a man standing on cobblestones wearing leather shoes and medieval knee armor at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Footwear

Selecting appropriate footwear is essential. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended, as you'll likely be walking on uneven terrain and spending a lot of time on your feet.

Two brown leather gauntlets lay on a red tablecloth at the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

Accessories and Details

Pay attention to the details. Add accessories such as belts, pouches, and hats that match your outfit's style. These small touches can make a big difference in your overall appearance.
Dressing in Renaissance attire not only enhances your experience but also makes you feel like an active participant in the festivities. Don't be afraid to get creative and embrace the spirit of the era – it's all part of the magic of the Arkansas Renaissance Festival.

It’s Time to Start Planning!

Plan Your Visit

Start by selecting the date of your visit and purchasing your tickets online.

Attire

Embrace the Renaissance spirit by donning period clothing, or simply come as you are!

Activities

Check the festival schedule for a list of games and activities to enjoy during your visit.

Feasting

Satisfy your appetite with a variety of mouthwatering dishes from our food vendors.

Frequently Asked Questions

While it’s not mandatory, dressing in period clothing adds to the overall experience and is highly encouraged.

Absolutely! Our festival is open to all, whether in costume or not. Everyone can enjoy the festivities.

We recommend checking the festival schedule to ensure you don’t miss out on your favorite activities and shows.

Yes, our food vendors offer a variety of options to accommodate different dietary preferences.

Embark On a Journey that Transcends Time and Brings History to Life

Plan your adventure to the Arkansas Renaissance Festival and immerse yourself in a day of enchantment filled with exciting activities, delectable feasts, and a genuine taste of the Renaissance. Have question? Get in touch with us today!

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