Monday Morning Memories: Scarborough Renaissance Festival®

The weather the past couple of weeks has been a crazy rollercoaster. Sunday morning, Terri and I were blessed with a beautiful sunny day perfect for venturing down to Waxahachie to visit the Scarborough Renaissance Festival®.  We had a great time touring the fairgrounds, people-watching, enjoying turkey legs and sausages, laughing with the German Brothers, and exploring the Dungeon. Festival diehards were fully decked out in Renaissance gear, Lords and Ladies donning full regalia and decked out in beautiful costumes. The multitude of artists is almost overwhelming and covers unique ground.

The Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is an interactive experience for everyone, harkening back to the 16th Century. There are full combat armored jousts, Birds of Prey, and the popular Mermaid Lagoon. The festival grounds feature 27 stages and 200 village shoppes complete with artisan demonstrations. There are also rides, games of skill, and tons of food and drink.

Festival Facts

Began in 1981.

The festival runs 8 consecutive weekends and Memorial Day Each Spring (April & May).

One of the largest and most popular Renaissance festivals in the country.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is a Renaissance themed festival set in a re-created 16th Century English village.

The “village” of Scarborough is 35 acres (larger than most shopping malls) set within a 167 acre site.

More than 20 tons of the Festival’s famous Giant Turkey Legs are devoured annually during the eight week festival.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is one of the largest outdoor “juried” craft shows in the country.


150 Members of the Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts (SAPA) make up the performing company that become the “characters” of Scarborough including Queen Margaret of Scotland and the Isles.

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Best Place to Escape Reality – Dallas Observer

“Top (#2) Family Friendly Renaissance Faire in the U.S.” – Family Vacation Critic

Best Seasonal Event in Ellis Co – Waxahachie Daily Light

Top 5 Things to Do in D/FW – Dallas Morning News

Top 6 Events Not to Miss in D/FW – Dallas Child

Top 10 Things to Do – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Best Bet – Dallas Voice


The annual festival is a fun adventure worth the drive and great for family-fun, a day out with friends, or the one you love.

Dates & Times

Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday, April 7 – May 28, 2018 10:00AM – 7:00PM


  1. Lily Pierce says:

    This looks so fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. It’s definitely a good time with lots to see and eat.


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