Yes -- head for our Parent Rest Area, where kids and their parents can wind down from the sensory overload of the Faire. We have a play area, privacy for nursing mothers, changing facilities for our youngest patrons, and visiting performers to entertain our kids. We offer some craft times and some learning opportunities, with our play areas. This area is free of charge to our patrons, although we do ask that parents stay with their children.
Schools, Parents, and Students are welcome anytime we are open. In 2002 we relented to the relentless requests to provide a field trip opportunity for teachers and students. Every year since we have a few weekdays set aside for field trips. These "Student Days" are similar to our regular festival with modifications to improve the educational experience. Student Days are open to the week, specifically for Teachers and Students (including home schools). We open and close student days based on the time most schools open and close.
We are open rain or shine, so we do not give refunds for weather unless it is severe enough to close the entire faire. We will apply the cost of admission toward a season pass purchased the same day. If an event requires a reservation (like the tastings) we will not refund on the day of the event unless we can sell the reservation we were saving for you, or the event is canceled. Coins of the Realm are refunded the same year they were issued, through the last day of our season.
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival is an outdoor festival on natural terrain. We have altered nature the best we can to make everything accessible and accommodate where nature doesn't reasonably bend to our will.
When our parking crew spots a handicap tag we direct that vehicle to the appropriate parking lot. If we don't notice your accessibility tag, please feel free to point it out. NOTE: We appreciate your help in Pointing out the need for handicap parking. IF you prefer to be treated as everyone else please remove your tag before turning onto the gravel drive.
The simple answer: You can bring in anything that you need for safety that is not available at the festival (for example, you may bring in baby formula).
Wagons are allowed. You can bring in blankets to spread on the grass, but no outside food or drinks.
We reserve the right to inspect containers such as backpacks, large purses, baskets, and other containers.
The Louisiana Renaissance Festival is fun for ALL ages, and all combinations of ages. We are a large event with plenty of variety to interest you and everyone else (700,000+ square feet, over 16 acres); We have more than 65 shows every day, dozens of educational demonstrations, more than 100 shops, and dozens of villagers eager to talk with you.
Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Costumes and accents are fun, but not required -- come as you are, or as you want to be!
We recommend you dress comfortably for the weather, and wear good walking shoes that work in outdoor terrain. That goes for costumes too -- comfort is important. Any costume is fine, but keep in mind that this is a family-friendly show. Speaking with an accent is purely optional; give it a shot, we appreciate the effort.
Yes, smoking and cell phones are allowed. However, please be courteous.
Since we have not added designated smoking areas yet, please be mindful of those around you when lighting up.
We love it when you take photos and check in at the Renfest! We especially love it when you're involved and interacting with us - it's what we're all about. HOWEVER if you answer a call during a show... well, remember, you started it....