WAXAHACHIE

This weekend, Scarborough Renaissance Festival is paying tribute to the great romance and chivalry of the Renaissance with the Celebrating Chivalry Weekend.

Visitors are invited to celebrate their own modern-day romances with a Renaissance flair by participating in the Vow Renewal Ceremony. Each day at 11:30 am, couples can join us in the festival’s picturesque wedding garden to renew their vows and commitments to each other in this lovely, romantic ceremony — which is free with festival admission.

For many of our patrons, this is an annual tradition that they simply cannot miss.

Visitors can also have some chivalry fun with the all-new wooing contest. Contestants can register at the front gate by noon each day to participate and “woo” their love for the chance to win a Scarborough prize package.

This weekend is also Mother’s Day weekend, and Scarborough Renaissance Festival invites visitors to treat mom like a queen with a full day of fun at Scarborough Renaissance Festival.

Patrons can start the day off with the mother’s day brunch with the whole family and then enjoy non-stop renaissance entertainment, shop ‘til you drop with exquisite crafts in over 200 shoppes, be amazed by artisans demonstrating their crafts and more.

The Scarborough Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet will include quiche lorraine, ham, roasted potatoes with rosemary, mixed fruit and freshly baked bread along with mimosas, coffee, and tea. There will be lively Renaissance entertainment, and members of the Royal Court will make a special visit to honor all the mothers.

The Mother’s Day Brunch will take place from noon—1 p.m. at the Crown Pavilion both Saturday and Sunday

This is a separately ticketed event — in addition to Festival admission — and is $20 for adults (ages 13+), $10 for children (5-12) and children 4 and under are free. The brunch has completely sold out for Sunday, but there are still a limited number of tickets available for Saturday.

“Chivalry in today’s world is a lost art,” said Coy Sevier, general manager of Scarborough Renaissance Festival, “but here at Scarborough Renaissance Festival, we strive to bring some of the honor, courtesy, and courage that embody Chivalry back to our 21st Century visitors. It’s just a little bit of the age-old magic and majesty that makes Scarborough such an amazing place."

Limited engagement performers this weekend include “The Danger Committee” and “The Troubadours."

Guest Artisans this weekend are SWS Cutlery, Sculpted Jewelry by Connie Colten, and Masquerade Life Casting. New festival artisans for the 2018 season include Enchanted Chains, Hang DeSign, Living Art & Lanterns, Magpie’s Trick, Runaway Rabbit Press and Three Bells Tapestries.

The daily wine tastings for the weekend feature the "Wines from Down Under," and the daily beer tastings feature beers of "The New World - East." The tastings sell out fast, so it is recommended that patrons purchase tasting tickets in advance.

Upcoming Themed Weekends and Special Events are the Legends of the Seas Weekend May 19—20 and The Last Huzzah May 26—28 to finish out the 2018 season. Each weekend will have a variety of unique entertainment and activities.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is an interactive experience set in 16th-century style. Visitors can enjoy full combat armored jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, a living chess match, Knighting ceremony, 150-plus member performing company and 27 stages of non-stop entertainment. There are 200-plus shops and artisan demonstrations along with renaissance rides, games of skill and food and drink "fit for a king."

The festival is open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Monday, now through May 28 from 10 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Located in Waxahachie, Scarborough Renaissance Festival is just 30 minutes south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex on FM 66 off of I-35E at exit 399B.

Admission is $28 for adults and $13 for children, ages 5-12. Children ages 4 and under are admitted free. Parking is free compliments of Waxahachie Nissan. Food, drinks, games and rides all require cash.

The Festival does have ATMs on-site, but it is recommended that visitors bring cash with to avoid lines at the ATMs. Most of the artisan shoppes, the ticket booth and the Rose & Crown Inn Restaurant also accept credit cards.

Tickets are available at the gate on Festival days and online at SRFestival.com. Discount tickets can be purchased at D/FW area Tom Thumb & Albertsons stores.

A ‘$10 off 2 Tickets’ coupon can be found at North Texas MetroPCS stores through April 29h (offer only valid through April 29), and discount coupons will be at Waxahachie Nissan throughout the season.

For more information visit SRFestival.com. Facebook & Twitter (SRFestival) or on Instagram (theSRFestival).