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Scarborough Renaissance Festival

2511 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX 75167
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In the words of Simon & Garfunkel, are you going to Scarborough Faire? If you’re into dressing up like a wench and gnawing on gigantic turkey legs, you really ought to be. This festival celebrating all the glory of the renaissance runs annually from April through Memorial Day and draws tens of thousands of people decked out in full-on medieval regalia to witness everything from jousting knights on horseback to turtle races. If you happen to be in the market for a full suit of chain mail, you’re in luck -- tons of vendors are on hand hawking their handmade wares.

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  • Caber? I Barely Know ’er!
    Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 4 a.m. by Jennifer Davis- Lamm

    You might buy into Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s reputation as a haven for cat ladies, polyamorous-leaning couples and corset enthusiasts, but then you’d be missing out on the big picture. And that picture is so epi...

  • Turkey Legs, Blown Glass And Falconry, Huzzah!
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4 a.m. by Kelly Dearmore

    Oh, good morrow, ye turkey leg and man with non-ironic leggings and non-ironic, odd beret-like cap upon his furry face! It’s that time of year again, Metroplexians! It’s time to run into that backed-up-out-of-nowhere tra...

  • Becoming a Renaissance Faire Lady
    Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 4 a.m. by Andrea Grimes

    King Henry VIII was on the throne, working his way through Anne Boleyn on his wife-littered path to notoriety. The village of Scarborough, England, was under siege, not from power-hungry French or Spanish kings but from a virus of u...

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