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Frequently Asked Questions

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2023 Georgia Renaissance Festival

The 2023 Georgia Renaissance Festival runs April 15 through June 4, Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. We are open rain or shine!

Keep reading for common questions and tips & tricks for first-time fair goers.

Tips & Tricks for First Time Visitors

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Arrive Early! 

Miss the traffic and get to the Front Gate by 10am to see the arrival of the Royal Court!

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Wear Comfortable Clothing!

The Village is 32 acres of non-stop fun, so wear some shoes that will be up to the challenge. Dress comfortably and for the weather also - it can be warm in the spring!

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Bring Cash! 

The majority of our vendors and activities only accept cash. We have ATMs on site, but purchasing with your credit or debit card can be troublesome due to our poor cell reception and internet. It's the 16th century after all!

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Print or Screenshot Your Tickets! 

If you order tickets online, print or screenshot your ticket email as cell service at the Festival is very poor.

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Eat Early!

The first Joust of the day ends at noon and lines for food can start to get long right at midday. Consider grabbing something early or wait until a little later in the afternoon for quicker service!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates and hours?

The 2023 Georgia Renaissance Festival runs April 15 through June 4, Saturdays and Sundays. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

What is the admission cost?

  • Adults: $29.55 at the Gate; $26.95 - $28.95* online
  • Children (6-12): $16.56 at the Gate - $13.95 - $15.95* online
  • Children 5 and under are always free
  • Senior (65+): $26.77 at the Gate only

  • *Ticket prices increase during premium purchasing days - Friday through Sunday.

Is there a charge for parking?

NO - Parking is FREE courtesy of our Parking Sponsor - East Point Convention and Visitors Bureau!

Where are you located?

The Festival is located just 8 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on I-85 at exit 61 (Fairburn, Peachtree City Exit). Click here for directions.

Street Address:
6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd
Fairburn, GA 30213

NOTE: Your map app will bring you to our Employee/Delivery entrance. There is no public parking at that entrance - go further down to our Main Parking Lot - look for the flags!

What is included with the admission price?

All entertainment shows, the Jousting Tournaments, contests, the Children's Play Kingdom, Juggling School, Reptile Farm, and much more! You may choose to purchase souvenirs, arts and crafts, food, beverages, or games and rides.

Can we re-enter the Festival later the same day?

YES - If you need to leave the village and re-enter the same day, have your hand stamped at the Exit Gate.

Can we bring food or drink into the Festival?

NO - Health and safety regulations prohibit bringing outside food or drink inside the Festival gates. Exceptions are made for people with food allergies, medical conditions, food sensitivities, and young children, i.e. infant formula. Each guest is allowed to bring in one 16oz. water bottle.

Do you offer a military discount?

YES - On Memorial Day Monday all active and retired military (with ID) get in free! Also, up to four accompanying family members can get in for just $15.95 each. Discount is only available at the Festival Box Office.

Is the Festival accessible for guests with disabilities?

The Festival is an outdoor event, held in a natural setting. Wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs are welcome; however, guests may find some areas of the grounds challenging to travel. Pathways vary from grass and dirt to some gravel, and there are concrete paths in areas with a steeper incline.

Reserved parking for guests with disabilities is available and several restroom areas are available as noted on the Festival map.

Do you rent wheelchairs or wagons?

YES - Wagons and non-motorized wheelchairs are available for rent outside our Front Gate at the Belrose Shop.

Can we bring our pet to the Festival?

NO - Due to the many performing animals in the Festival, no pets are allowed in the village*.

*Pets are allowed on our designated Pet Friendly Weekend - restrictions apply.

Are Service Dogs allowed at the Festival?

YES - The Georgia Renaissance Festival is committed to reasonably accommodating persons with disabilities who require the assistance of service animals. Service animals that assist those with disabilities are allowed on Festival grounds. However, Therapy or Emotional Support animals are not allowed on Festival grounds. Service dogs must provide proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination. Service Dogs in Training are allowed so long as such trainer is identified as an agent or employee of a school for seeing eye, hearing, service, or guide dogs.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival is mindful of the health and safety concerns of others. In doing so, we must balance the need of the individual with a disability with the potential impact of animals on the Festival grounds. The successful implementation of this policy requires the cooperation of all staff and patrons on Festival grounds.

Festival staff are not required to provide care or supervision for your service animal. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless the individual's disability prevents using these devices or these devices interfere with the service animal's safe, effective performance of tasks. Should you not be able to effectively maintain control of your service animal, you will be asked to leave the Festival grounds. If your service animal causes damage, you will be assessed the damage and asked to leave. Should you be asked to leave because of a legitimate reason resulting from your service animal, you will be afforded the opportunity to re-enter without additional fees without your service animal.

What is a service animal? A service animal is a working animal, not a pet. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as: any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, and pulling a wheelchair.

What is considered a disability? The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

What does "do work or perform tasks" mean? The dog must be trained to take a specific action when needed to assist the person with a disability. For example, a person with diabetes may have a dog that is trained to alert him when his blood sugar reaches high or low levels. A person with depression may have a dog that is trained to remind him or her to take his or her medication.

Therapy/Emotional Support Animal: A "Therapy/Emotional support animal" is an animal selected to play an integral part of a person's treatment process that demonstrates a good temperament and reliable, predictable behavior. A Therapy/Emotional support animal is prescribed to an individual with a disability by a healthcare or mental health professional. A Therapy/Emotional support animal is not a service animal. Unlike a service animal, a Therapy/Emotional support animal does not assist a person with a disability with activities of daily living, nor does it accompany a person with a disability at all times.

What type of clothing should we wear to the Festival?

This is an outdoor event, so you should dress casually with comfortable walking shoes. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone not properly dressed or dressed in a manner that may be offensive to other guests. Shirts and shoes are required!

Can we wear costumes?

YES - We love to see our guests dressed in Renaissance costumes. Costume rentals are available outside our Front Gate at the Belrose Shop. However, we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone not properly attired or dressed in a manner that may be offensive to other guests. Shirts and shoes are required!

Guests are not permitted to perform for patrons and/or accept tips or charge for photographs out of respect to the Festival's working cast of performing artists. Festival actors can be identified by a special "OFFICIAL GARF CAST" badge worn on their costume.

Can we bring our musical instruments?

The Festival hosts a variety of musicians and performers whom depend upon the Festival as a means of earning a living. Furthermore, as a performance venue with paid admission, the Festival adheres to strict music copyright laws.

It is for these reasons that the Festival does not permit attendees to bring in or perform on musical instruments of their own.

What happens if it rains?

We are open rain or shine. It is extremely rare that we close on a Festival day.

Is there an ATM?

YES - We have multiple ATMs. Two are located just inside the Festival Front Gate, two are adjacent to Olde Towne Food Court, two others are located next to the First Aid Building, and two more are next to our King's Food Court.

Are there hotels nearby?

There are several hotels very close to the Festival site that we recommend:

How can I get involved with the Festival?

The Festival is staffed by many local people in a variety of roles. We hold auditions for actors, musicians, and our Apprentice Program in January, and support cast member applications are taken in March. You can find out the exact dates and times by visiting our Seasonal Employment page.

Weapons Policy

The Festival bans firearms of any type on our premises. This includes those attendees who maintain a Georgia Weapons Carry License or a similar permit from another state. No functioning projectile weapons - including water pistols, silly-string guns, and ping-pong pistols.

If your costume includes a sword or dagger it must remain properly sheathed and peace-tied. Present yourself to the Security person at our Front Gate. Drawing of any type of weapon at any time is NOT allowed. Broadaxes, claymores, maces, halberds, tipped arrows, or pole weapons are NOT allowed.

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