Most Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Faire Dates?

In 2021 The Maine Renaissance Faire will be running two weekends. Saturday and Sunday July 17th/18th and the 24th/25th rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased on line, at Dragon Star Creations in Sanford or at the gate.

Where is the Maine Renaissance Faire being held?

The faire will be held at the Acton fairgrounds 550-ME109 Acton, Maine.

What are the Hours?

The parking lot gates will open at 9:00am. We welcome the Queen and the faire commences at 10:00am and ends at 5:00pm.  

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices are as follows: 

    Regular Ticket Prices
    • Adult 1 Day $20.00
    • Child (5-12) 1 Day $15.00
    • Children 4  and under Free!
    • Seniors (62+) 1 Day - $18.00
    Special Package Deals - Available Online Only
    • Adult Weekend Pass (Sat & Sun) $35.00
    • Child (5-12) Weekend Pass - (Sat & Sun) - $25.00
    • Seniors (62+) Weekend Pass - (Sat & Sun) - $32.00
    Special VIP Passes - Includes all four days - July 17/18 and 24/25 - Online Only
    • Adult VIP Pass $56.00
    • Child (5-12) VIP Pass - $40.00

          How can I purchase tickets?

          Tickets are for sale through our website as well as at the gate. They will also be available to purchase in Sanford at Dragon Star Creations starting March 1st. The website supports all credit and debit cards as well as PayPal and ApplePay. Tickets at the gate are CASH ONLY. 

          What Covid-19 protocols will be in place?

          The Maine Renaissance Faire is committed to providing a safe and fun filled event for all our patrons. We are in contact with the Maine CDC and will follow all State and Federal guidelines that are in place at the time of our event. This may include limiting crowd size, masks and hand sanitizer stations. As we near the event more information on measures will be posted.

          What happens if the Faire is canceled due to Covid-19?

          If the Maine Renaissance Faire is canceled due to Maine State Covid-19 mandates, rest assured that your ticket and pass purchases will be refunded in full. 

          What do I present at the gate if I purchase my tickets online?

          When you purchase your tickets online you will be able to download your ticket right after checkout on the website as a PDF that you can print or to your phone. You will also receive a confirmation email with the download link. If you have an Iphone you can save it to your Apple Wallet. You can also show your ticket on any smart phone. We will have scanners at the gate to scan your printed ticket or your phone. Weekend Passes can be scanned twice and VIP Passes can be scanned 4 times.

          What if it rains?

          One of the best things about using the Acton Fairgrounds as our site is that many of the stages and performance areas will be under cover including the jousting field. We have several large building that will have merchants, stages and sitting areas as well. Rain or shine the show will go on!

          If it's super hot, will there be shade?

          As stated above, we have lots of cover and are planning to have covered areas for every stage as well as plenty of places to sit and relax. We are also going to have a misting tent to help cool you down - the "Magical Mystical Tent"!

          Is there camping on site?

          We have just enough camping space for merchants and performers. If by July 1st we think there will be some extra space we will offer it on a first come first served basis. There are several great camping grounds in the area for campers and tenting.

          Are dogs or anxiety animals allowed?

          Due to liability we can only allow service animals at the faire. If you are unsure please contact us so we can evaluate your specific situation. To request for a pet to accompany you, please fill out the Pet Attendance Application. Anyone who brings an animal will be required to sign a release and assumes all responsibility for any injuries or damages that may be caused as a result. 

          Are you looking for vendors and merchants?

          YES! If you are interested in being a vendor at The Maine Renaissance Faire please fill out the vendor application. A link can be found on the home page as well as the bottom of the Merchant page.

          Are swords, daggers and other period weapons allowed on site?

          Swords and daggers are allowed as part of you garb but must be peace tied. Axes which have a sharp edge must have a sheath. and be peace tied as well. Any period style firearms must be replica non firing only.

          Am I required/allowed to wear a costume?

          No. Costumes, aka garb, is not required but definitely makes the faire going experience super fun! Remember that you will want to be comfortable so that you can fully enjoy the faire.

          Will I be able to purchase tickets with my debit/credit card or is it cash only at the gate?

          Ticket sales at the gate are CASH ONLY. However, you can purchase tickets through our website on any smart phone and have them immediately downloaded to your phone to present at the gate.  There will also be two ATM machines available.

          Are the merchants cash only?

          Every merchant is an independent business so some will certainly take debit/credit cards and some will not. We have one ATM machine scheduled to be on site.

          Will I be able to purchase tickets with my debit/credit card or is it cash only at the gate?

          Ticket sales at the gate are CASH ONLY. However, you can purchase tickets through our website on any smart phone and have them immediately downloaded to your phone to present at the gate.  There will also be two ATM machines available.

          Are the merchants cash only?

          Every merchant is an independent business so some will certainly take debit/credit cards and some will not. We have one ATM machine scheduled to be on site.

           Will there be any ATMs?

          Yes. We will have two ATMs available. One by the front gate and a second in the Tavern.

          Is there Handicapped parking?

          Yes. We have a section in our parking area designated for Handicapped only.

          Is the Acton Fairground wheelchair accessible?

          Yes. The Acton Fairgrounds is mostly level in the area that we set up. The main walking area is paved and all the stages will have areas where a wheelchair can easily maneuver. 

          Is there a charge for parking?

          No. Parking is Free!