Reese and Mommy headed to Waxahachie for the annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival. They do a great job of making you feel like you crossed a time portal and entered another world!
Reese thought the jousting and knife throwing was cool. He found a great hand-carved wooden sword, and we even got our faces painted together! Let’s see…what else…we watched some great acapella singers together, a funny mime, got to touch all sorts of chain mail and suits of armor, rode this horrible (to Mommy) and fun (to Reese) hand-drawn amusement ride called the Crows Nest, played with lots of swords…
She Is Dallas info: The Scarborough Renaissance Festival is located at 2511 FM66, Waxahachie, TX 75167. The festival runs from April 9 – May 30, 2011 on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Memorial Day Monday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online and cost $20 for adults ($24 at gate), $8 for children 12 and under ($9 at gate), children ages 4 and under are free. There is also special pricing available for groups, season and weekend passes, and a special Students Day program on Tuesday, May 3rd. Admission to the Mythical Monster Museum and the Petting Zoo is $3.00. For more information and to check the daily activity schedule, please visit Scarborough Renaissance Festival.
The very first thing we saw as we entered the gates was a Camel Ride station.
Reese, Sir No Fear, was all about riding the camel!
It gave me a feeling for the day though…and just how expensive EVERYTHING would be.
$4 each for the camel ride?
Reese and Mommy with matching face paint. Reese wanted to be a knight…this was the closest thing Mommy could find. And Reese decided I needed the purple Princess face paint. The face paint gal was actually really talented. My face art took all of 30 seconds to do, and looked really pretty!
Looking high and low for a Knight Hat. No luck though…
The Turtle Show. Avoid this if it comes to a fair near you. Although Reese was entertained, the show lasted 25 minutes, and it was semi-funny comedy with the actual turtle race the last 30 seconds! We could have done more at the Faire if we had skipped this! Oh well…