Scarborough Renaissance Festival

King Henry VIII and Queen Margaret stroll the streets at Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX on April 27, 2014.

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Scarborough Renaissance Festival is a great place to get medieval by watching a joust, eating a turkey leg, learning about chain mail and much more. Whether you care about actual history or are just a huge Game of Thrones fan, there's likely something here for you.

Renaissance themed festival set in a re-created 16th Century English village celebrates the mirth and merriment, sights, sounds and tastes of the days of King Henry VIII. Set on 35 acres, the "village" of Scarborough offers continuous entertainment for 8 weekends - April 8 through May 29.

Visitors will encounter colorful characters such as knights, villagers, fire jugglers, jousters, sword fighters and turtle racers. Eat a giant turkey leg, buy a longbow or some jewelry at the shops, watch a village artisan at work, stop in the Elkhorn Tavern or Dirty Duck Pub, or simply take in the sights.

Weekend themes:
April 8-9: Opening Weekend/Free kids admission
April 15-16: Celtic Weekend
April 22-23: Royale Ale Festival
April 29-30: Artisan's Showcase
May 6-7: Live the Fantasy Weekend
May 13-14: Renaissance Romance Weekend/Mother's Day Brunch
May 20-21: Legends of the Sea
May 27-29: Final Knights Weekend/Memorial Day Veterans Tribute

Admission is $24 online, $28 at the gate. $12-$13 for ages 5-12. Free for ages 4 and younger.

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