For years I heard about the renaissance fair outside of Houston. Now I find there's another one near Dallas, the name of which will be very familiar.

This year's Scarborough Renaissance Festival is this weekend, April 8 through May 29, Saturdays & Sundays as well as Memorial Day. Hours are 10:00 am – 7:00 PM. It's located at 2511 FM 66 off the I-35E in Waxahachie. That's about ninety minutes north of Temple.

Admission is $28 for adults, $13 for kids 5-12. Children 4 & under are always free. $4 off at the gate for active members of the military.

Among the highlights...

  • full combat jousting
  • birds of prey
  • a human chess match, which sounds like something out of Patrick McGoohan and The Prisoner.
  • Mermaid Lagoon (le rawr)
  • Not Seals and Crofts...Arts and crafts including leather works, glass sculpting, weaving. Ye olde stuff.

For more information including the lowdown on tickets, go to

Oh, and if you run into Sir Robin, say hi for us!


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