If you’re into fairies, castles, rides, turkey legs, mead, and mermaids, we’ve got a place for you! Each spring outside of Waxahachie (south of Dallas), the castle grounds open up for us common folks to explore the world of medieval fun at Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Celebrating 35 years of 16th century fun for the whole family, experience armored jousts, Birds of Prey, 21 entertainment stages, crafts, artisan demonstrations and more, now until May 25.
Last year was our first experience of stepping back into time to cross paths with the king, queen and all their underlings throughout the village. I learned my lessons about what to bring and what not to bring, so this year we’re coming “armed” and ready to further enjoy the fun that so many have been doing for more than three decades with their “Friends of the Faire” pass.
The SR Festival or “RenFest” is a photographer’s dream with tons of opportunities to click memorable shots worth valuable social media space and even more so for mounting on the wall. To recognize those perfect photos, each year patrons submit hundreds of photos for the Tournament of Images. The tournament winners receive passes to the faire and prizes from the souvenir shoppe and have their photos posted online as well as recognized in the program. If you have a good eye and love the festival, read the rules and bring your camera to the faire.
While I don’t know if these are Tournament-worthy, here was my favorite!
Make sure you get out to the Scarborough Festival before the end of the season!
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, rain or shine, Saturdays and Sundays now through May 25, 2015. Located in Waxahachie, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is just 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on FM 66 off of I-35E at exit 399A. From Waco, the Festival is only 60 minutes north off I- 35E at exit 399. Upcoming special events include “Legends of the Seas Weekend” May 16 & 17 with costume contests, a pirate initiation ceremony and pirate games; and “Final Knights Weekend” the final weekend of the Festival May 23, 24 & 25 with a special Veterans tribute on Memorial Day Monday. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children, ages 5-12. Children age 4 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available on-line and discount tickets can be purchased at Kroger stores.