Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Coordinates: 32°21′37″N 96°53′23″W / 32.360291°N 96.889696°W / 32.360291; -96.889696 (Texas Scarborough Renaissance Festival)
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Scarborough Renaissance Festival
16th century English structure
GenreRenaissance Fair
BeginsEarly April
EndsLate May
Venue2511 FM 66
Location(s)Waxahachie, Texas
Coordinates32°21′37″N 96°53′23″W / 32.360291°N 96.889696°W / 32.360291; -96.889696 (Texas Scarborough Renaissance Festival)
Years active42
Attendance200,000 (average)
Area165-acre (0.67 km2)
  • Carving & Sculpting
  • Chivalry
  • Falconry
  • Folklore
  • Glasswork
  • Metalsmithing
  • Music
  • Scarborough Academy of Performing Art
  • Theatre
  • Themed Weekends

Scarborough Renaissance Festival, more commonly known as Scarborough Faire, is a renaissance fair in Waxahachie, Texas.

Scarborough Faire's first run was in 1981. The festival is open Saturdays and Sundays from the first weekend in April until Memorial Day Monday. The festival is historically based in the 16th century, under the reign of King Henry VIII. The festival is 35 acres (140,000 m2) in size, taking place on a 165-acre (0.67 km2) site. There are 21 stages with more than 200 performances. Three jousting shows take place each day. There are about 150 cast members that make up the characters at Scarborough Renaissance Festival. Almost all of the cast members are volunteers.[1][2][3]

The Scarborough Renaissance Festival also features 200 shops selling goods such as candles, soaps, jewelry, children's toys and even musical instruments. Many of the craftsmen selling their goods also provide demonstrations on how the items are made. The festival also features the Crown Kitchens - a selection of food stalls serving turkey legs (the festival serves over 20 tons of this signature food item per year), food skewers, sandwiches, ice cream and other items.[4][5]

Special programs[edit]

Special programs at Scarborough include "Friends of the Faire", an exclusive festival membership with benefits, Student Days, which are special days open only to school groups for educational purposes, and Wedding Packages, which you may purchase to have your own Renaissance-themed wedding in the festival's special Wedding Garden.


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  1. ^ "Scarborough Renaissance Festival facts". Archived from the original on 2011-04-26. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  2. ^ Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Waxahachie: Part I - Dallas / Fort Worth and Me. April 28th, 2008
  3. ^ Hopkins, David (April 2012). "Behind the Curtain of Scarborough Renaissance Festival". D Magazine. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. ^ Hoermann, Jackie (7 April 2017). "7 reasons to visit Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie". Guide Live. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  5. ^ Estrella, Maricar (7 April 2017). "Kids get in free this weekend at Scarborough Renaissance Festival". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved 25 December 2017.

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