UPDATED on 3/15/2020
Festival organizers have delayed the festival opening for two weeks. Opening weekend is now scheduled for May 2nd.
Here is the festival announcement, from the festival website:
At the Georgia Renaissance Festival, we place the highest importance on the safety and health of our guests and participants.
In light of the current uncertainty surrounding [current events], the Georgia Renaissance Festival has made the difficult decision to postpone our opening day for two weeks. Our modified season will now begin on May 2 and operate weekends through June 7, 2020.
We have not yet updated any of our content below the line, but if you’ve already bought tickets for the weekend of April 18-19, please visit garenfest.com for more info. We’re doing our best to keep you informed!
The Georgia Renaissance Festival returns to Fairburn, GA, from April 18th through June 7th, 2020 — and we’ve found a few deals and discounts so you can enjoy this fun event on the cheap!
The festival is open on Saturdays and Sundays only, plus Memorial Day Monday, and hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Its location in Fairburn, GA is about a 30-minute drive from downtown Atlanta.
There is quite a bit to do at the Georgia Renaissance Festival and it is a family-friendly event with plenty for the kiddos. It’s a rain or shine event, so dress accordingly and pack ponchos and umbrellas if the forecast leaves any doubt.
There is food and drink (with a Renaissance theme!) available for purchase. You’ll also find plenty of entertainment and an artisans market for shopping. If you’re interested in special themed weekends (pirates, fairy tales, wizards, etc.), you can see them here.
Full price admission at the gate is:
- Adults (13 and over) — $23.95
- Children 6 to 12 — $11.95
- Under 6 — FREE
Parking is FREE!
Fortunately, there are many ways to pay less than full price!
We’ll be compiling discounts and deals to the Renaissance Festival as we find them. Some may not show up till after the festival opens, and sometimes new deals pop up if sales are lagging.
Some of the 2019 discounts have not yet been rolled out for 2020, and this is noted in the content below.
The Georgia Renaissance Festival is located at 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd. in Fairburn, GA. That’s about a 30-minute drive from downtown Atlanta.
You can get more information at the Festival website, including various ways to upgrade your experience, like the daily pub crawl and fairy tea party.
Opening weekend BOGO deal
Buy an adult ticket for the regular price of $23.95 and get another one free. (Anyone 13 or older needs an adult ticket.)
These tickets are valid for opening weekend only — that’s Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th.
The deal is valid both online and at the gate. If you buy online, you must either print the tickets or have them available for scanning on a mobile phone (note that cell reception is spotty at the festival).
The Groupon deal
While they last, you can get discounted tickets to the Georgia Renaissance Festival, thanks to a deal on Groupon.
With this deal, admission is just $17 for adults and $9 for kids age 6 to 12.
With Groupon there are no added fees and you don’t need a coupon code — just click the link and buy!
These prices are nearly 30% off regular price, and they are selling fast, so don’t delay!
Remember, if you sign up for and activate Ebates before you buy a Groupon deal, you can receive up to 4% cash back (you get a check or PayPal deposit at the end of each quarter).
This deal gets you a general admission voucher for any weekend during the festival’s run, which is April 13th through June 2nd.
General admission includes access to all entertainment, the Jousting Tournaments, contests and special events, the Children’s Play Kingdom, the Royal Petting Farm, the Juggling School, and more.
Print your Groupon voucher in advance! You’ll need the paper document, because there is no wi-fi at the festival and the cell reception is said to be very spotty.
Kids get in FREE on the weekend of April 25-26
On Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th, up to four children can be admitted for FREE when you buy one adult ticket at the gate or online.
This offer cannot be combined with any others.
On both days there will be a costume contest for kids!
Children up through age 12 can join in. Just show up at the Joust Arena at 1 p.m. for the contest and prizes.
Online purchase deal — up to $4 off
Buy online in advance and save $4 on adult admission (13+) and $2 on children’s admission (age 6 to 12).
That’s just $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids from 6 to 12. Kids five and under are always FREE.
This deal is good for any day of the festival.
Why wouldn’t you want to buy online and save?!
BUT — the Groupon deal above is slightly better.
“Royal Experience for Two” package dealnot yet activated for 2020 — check back!
• 2 adult admission vouchers
• 2 food entrees
• 2 soft drinks or bottles of water
• 2 coupons for a free game or ride (Some restrictions apply)
• 2 admissions to Ghosts of the Abyss haunted attraction or the Amazing Maze
• 2 Coupons for $10 off an adult costume rental (one coupon per person)
It sells for $79.95, and would retail for $110 if each of these items were purchased separately.
FREE admission for military on Memorial Day Monday
Not yet activated for 2020 — check back
On Memorial Day, (Monday, May 27, 2019) all active and retired military get in free! You must have an ID to get this deal, and it’s available only at the gate — not for advance purchase online.
In addition, up to four accompanying family members can get in for just $8 each.
This discount cannot be combined with any other offer, and family-discounted tickets have to be purchased together when the military freebie is claimed.
The half-price deal not yet activated for 2020
For a limited time, you can buy an admission voucher through Poshdealz for 50%-off the regular price — bringing the cost down to just $12. However, this deal has a hefty service fee of $5, for a total of $17.
The vouchers are mailed to you via old-fashioned snail mail, so you may find the Groupon deal, below, to be more convenient (and more cost-effective, if you use Ebates to get cash back).