Most Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Faire Dates?

For 2019 The Maine Renaissance Faire will be running one weekend. Saturday and Sunday July 27th and 28th 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 gates will open at 10:00am and closing is at 5:00pm.

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices are as follows: 

  • Adult 17+ - $15.00
  • Child 7-16 - $10.00
  • Children 6 and under Free!
  • Seniors 65+ - $12.00
  • Military w/ID - $13.00

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. We are planning on having the ability to take debit and credit at the gate as well as cash.

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

Simply print out your receipt and present it at the gate. You will need to include your email when ordering online so that we can email you the receipt. We will have the ability of pulling up your order should you loose or forget the printout. Your name and order number will be placed on a guest list and we will have printed copies of your order at the main gate.

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 animal 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. Anyone who brings an animal may 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?

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?

We are planning on being able to process debit/credit cards at the main gate, however it would be a good idea to also have some cash on hand in case the processing equipment goes down for any reason.

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.