Sarasota Fairgrounds | Sarasota, FL

Nov. 18-19, 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10

Weapons Policy

The SuCoast Renaissance Festival (SCRF) is committed to the safety of our guests, actors, participants and staff. As such, we discourage the carrying of weapons, even as part of period costumes. However, if you do choose to carry weapons while in costume, or if you purchase weapons while upon the grounds, the following rules will be enforced. All decisions made by SCRF management regarding the following rules will be final.

All persons desiring entry to the SCRF are subject to search of their person and belongings for prohibited items. Prohibited items upon the grounds include, but are not limited to outside food and drink, outside alcoholic beverages and prohibited weapons.

Concealed and open carry firearms are prohibited upon the grounds, except as required by law with regards to law enforcement personnel with properly presented credentials.

These arms are described as weapons relevant to the period portrayed while in costume. Such arms may include but are not limited to swords, daggers, bows and arrows. All arms must be secured or “peace tied” to the guest at all times in a holster protecting the blade and may not be removed from the holster. Any exposed blade or point must be of stage combat grade and must not pose a risk of injury to the guest or others. Arrows being carried as costume adornment must be “peace tied” together and/or have the arrow tips removed. Security personnel are available at the front gate area to assist guests with the securing of weapons. Any person in possession of a weapon that is determined to be unsafe or unable to be made safe will be requested to secure it in their vehicle or remove it from the grounds.

* Maces and Pikes are banned from this event.

This policy is for all entering the SCRF and does not include the cast and entertainment hired, or working for the SunCoast Renaissance Festival.