WAXAHACHIE

Scarborough Renaissance Festival will showcase extraordinary artisans and their amazing crafts this weekend, April 14—15 in the fifth annual Artisan’s Showcase.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival annual hosts one of the largest outdoor juried craft shows in the country. Patrons can discover the most extensive selection and unique crafts found anywhere in North Texas. Visitors can also experience interactive artisan demonstrations by many of the Artisans throughout each day of the festival.

During the Artisan’s Showcase Weekend, showcase tents will be in each of the three areas of the festival — Crown Meadow, Pecan Grove, and Holly Field — that will give visitors a preview of the vast array of exquisite one-of-a-kind and handmade artwork and crafts that can be found in the 200-plus Scarborough shoppes.

Visitors can vote for their favorite craft or shoppe in the “Best in Show” contest and be registered for the chance to win a gift basket with a collection of treasures from Scarborough artisans. There is also a shopping adventure with the Artisan’s Scavenger Hunt – find the treasures hidden in shoppes all over the Festival for the chance to win a Scarborough souvenir prize pack.

In addition to the artisans, visitors will receive two free 2018 single-day tickets to Scarborough Renaissance Festival in exchange for $250 worth of receipts from the festival shoppes. To claim the tickets, visitors will need to show proof of the receipts to the main souvenir shoppe by 6:30 p.m. each day.

“We are extremely proud of the outstanding artisans at Scarborough Renaissance Festival and the Artisan’s Showcase is our way showing them off," general manager Coy Sevier said. “Not only do our artisans have some of the most fantastic artwork and crafts you will ever see, most of their works you simply can’t find anywhere else. Plus, visitors have the opportunity to see 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 the hard work and artistry that goes into making these pieces. You don’t want to miss it!”

Guest artisans this weekend include Painted by U, Storm Leather Werks, and SWS Cutlery. New festival artisans for the 2018 season include Enchanted Chains, Hang De Sign, Living Art & Lanterns, Magpie’s Trick, Runaway Rabbit Press and Three Bells Tapestries.

Limited engagement performer this weekend is “The London Broil Show.”

Daily wine tastings this Saturday and Sunday feature the wines of Italy and the daily beer tastings will feature beers of Belgium.

The tastings sell out fast, so Sevier recommends patrons purchase tasting tickets in advance.

Upcoming themed weekends and special events are Celtic Weekend April 21—22, the Royal Ale Festival April 28—29 and Live the Fantasy Weekend May 5—6. Each weekend provides a variety of special entertainment and activities.

Tickets are available at the gate on Festival days and online at SRFestival.com. Discount tickets can be purchased at DFW area Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores. A "$10 off 2 Tickets" coupon can be found at North Texas MetroPCS stores through April 29, and discount coupons will be at Waxahachie Nissan throughout the season. Sponsored by Dr Pepper. For more information visit SRFestival.com, Facebook and Twitter @SRFestival), or Instagram @theSRFestival.