Renaissance Under the Stars

Come join us for a special evening “under the stars” at Winnsboro Civic Center! Originally scheduled for September 25th, Renaissance Under the Stars has been rescheduled for April 2nd due to concerns over the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the community this fall.

A spring date “under the stars” is expected to be even more magical. An outdoor Renaissance Market will beckon guests with it ale/wine garden, marketplace and live entertainment on the grounds. Join us indoors for dinner and the live auction and enjoy featured entertainment by Emmy and Grammy-nominated Celtic fiddler, Máiréad Nesbit.

New this year will be an online silenct auction which will open for bids on March 21st and close at 8 p.m., April 2nd.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Winnsboro Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and its new performing arts center planned for 206 Market St. The new venue is designed as a multi-use space intended to host a wide range of community activities from concerts and theater to youth camps and wedding receptions.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 2nd – Winnsboro Civic Center

5 – 7 p.m. — Outdoor Renaissance Market & Garden
7 – 10 — Dinner, Live Auction and Featured Entertainment

Sunday, April 3rd

11 a.m. — Sunday Brunch Meet-and-Greet with Mairead
(Available for Sponsors Only)


$25–Outdoor Market & Garden
$100–Outdoor Festival + Dinner and Entertainment


Please consider being a sponsor and help us reach our fundraising goal!  All sponsors will be gratefully acknowledged during the event and in the event program.

Galileo ($500)–Includes all activities plus event seating at a uniquely decorated Pavilion table with goblet and mead for two

Shakespeare ($2,500) Includes all of the above for up to ten people

Machiavelli ($5,000)  Includes all of the above for up to ten people at a premier table with individual bottles of mead and dedicated servers

Renaissance Under the Stars 2022 LIVE AUCTION Preview

Thank you to these organizations and individuals for their donation to the live auction.

One Round of Golf for Four People at The Links at Land’s End Golf Course. Includes Green Fee, Cart, GPS, and Range Calls

Value:  $380

Good Anytime Monday – Saturday

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Sail with Scott Aboard the Seawolf. This beautiful catamaran vessel sails from its own port at the Harbor in Rockwall. Take a 90-minute cruise with up to four guests.

Value: $120

Cruise may be taken Sunday-Friday from April to September.

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Two nights at Vildanden Cottage. This lakefront cottage with dock and covered parking on a paved driveway makes for a great getaway.

Value:  $200

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