Saturday, April 17, 2021

Scarborough festival showcases artisans

This weekend, April 17th & 18th, 2021, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® sponsored by T-MobileTM, puts the spotlight on its amazing artisan’s during the seventh annual Artisan’s Showcase Weekend. Located near Dallas, Texas, Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is proud to host one of the largest outdoor juried craft shows in the country with some of the most unique handmade treasures and works of art found anywhere in North Texas. 

In the hundreds of Festival shoppes you will discover handblown glass and pottery, hand dipped candles, soaps, and bath products, along with hats, leather goods, apparel, footwear and even fairy wings. There’s jewelry, bronze and stone sculptures, and hand forged cutlery, knives, and swords. You can also find wooden mugs, boxes and carvings, home goods (or as they call it castle adornments), games and toys, and so much more. 

Throughout each Festival day, you can also watch as many of the Artisans’ demonstrate their age-old crafts such as glass blowing, leatherworks, candle carving, metalworks, hammock weaving, stone carving, jewelry making, and woodworking, just to name a few. 

 As part of the Artisan’s Showcase, now through April 20, patrons can participate in Scarborough’s virtual best-in-show contest at where they can vote for their favorite Artisan/shoppe and have the chance to win a great Scarborough prize pack. 

Plus, this weekend only, you can shop ‘til you drop and get two free 2021 single day tickets to Scarborough Renaissance Festival® when you bring $250 worth of receipts from the Festival shoppes to the redemption tents outside the main gates between 12:00 noon and 8:00 pm each day. 

 “We are extremely proud of the outstanding artisans of Scarborough Renaissance Festival, and the Artisans Showcase weekend allows us to show them off,” says Doug Keller, General Manager. “Our artisans have some of the most fantastic artwork and crafts you will ever see, plus most of their works can’t be found anywhere else. Visitors can also watch how many of these crafts are made as the artisans demonstrate age-old techniques every day of the Festival season. It really makes you appreciate their hard work and artistry.” 

This festival provides a full day of 16th Century fun for everyone, and it’s all outdoors. In addition to the shoppes and artisan demonstrations, visitors will enjoy full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, Knighting ceremonies, and 25+ stages of interactive and unique entertainment. There are also Renaissance rides, games of skill, food fit for a king, and so much more. The full schedule of non-stop entertainment and list of shoppes can be found at 
Jousting is always an attraction at the Renaissance Festival

Wines featured this weekend at the Daily Wine Tasting Events will be from Italy, and the Daily Beer Tasting Events will feature Beers of Belgium. Tasting Events have limited seating available and require a separate ticket. You must be 21 or older to attend. 

Upcoming themed weekends are Royal Ale Festival Weekend (4/24 & 4/25), Live the Fantasy & Spring Celebration (5/1 & 5/2), and Celebrating Chivalry (5/8 & 5/9). All CDC safety guidelines and protocols will be followed, including a mask requirement, social distancing, and temperature checks. 

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Monday, now through May 31, 2021 from 10 AM to 7 PM rain or shine. Located in Waxahachie, Texas, the festival is 30 minutes south of the downtowns of Dallas and Fort Worth on FM 66 off of I-35E. 

 Admission is $37 for adults and $17 for children, ages 5-12. Children age 4 and under are free. Tickets are available on-line and discount tickets can be purchased at North Texas Tom Thumb & Albertsons stores, and North Texas T-Mobile stores. Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is also sponsored by Dr Pepper. 

 Information courtesy of Helaine Thompson,

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