WAXAHACHIE

It’s the Last Huzzah as Scarborough Renaissance Festival closes out the 2018 season with a grand celebration of music, merriment, and magic throughout the Village of Scarborough over the 3-day Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, 27 & 28, 2018!

Visitors will be allowed to step back in time this holiday weekend with 27 stages of extraordinary non-stop entertainment including full combat jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, a living chess match, fire whips, jugglers, high flying acrobats, sword fighting and a Hoops Enchantress — just to name a few.

There are 200 shoppes of exquisite crafts and amazing artisan demonstrations. Plus, the Mermaid Lagoon, Children’s Knighting Ceremony, a Grande Parade, Renaissance rides, games of skill and so much more.

On Memorial Day, Scarborough Renaissance Festival will also pay tribute to servicemen and women by inviting all current and retired military service members to march in Scarborough’s Grande Parade at 1 p.m.

Each service member will receive a complimentary yellow sash so that everyone can recognize their service. Servicemen and women can get details on the parade at the festival’s front gate and pick up their sashes at the Village Armoury across from the Birds of Prey exhibitions by noon Monday.

Immediately following the parade, there will be a special memorial and tribute ceremony for fallen servicemen and women at the festival’s Chess Field. As always, active duty military members are offered an admission discount of $4 off adult admission when they show their military ID at the festival ticket booth.

“We invite everyone to come out this weekend for the final three days of our 2018 season to experience the splendor and magic that is Scarborough Renaissance Festival," said Coy Sevier, General Manager of Scarborough Renaissance Festival. “There is no place quite like Scarborough for interactive fun, lively entertainment, amazing crafts and artisan and we look forward to finishing up our 38th season with an awesome final weekend this Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday – you don’t want to miss it!"

Guest performers this weekend include “The Hoop Enchantress” and “The Troubadours." Guest artisans this weekend are Fuglyware, Saorsa Studios, and SWS Cutlery. 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 May 26, 27 and 28 daily wine tastings will feature Flynn’s Favorites (the Sommelier’s favorite wines), and the daily beer tastings will feature “Seamus Suggests” (Beer Master’s favorite beers). The tastings sell out fast, so it is recommended that patrons purchase tasting tickets in advance.

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.

Discount coupons will be at Waxahachie Nissan throughout the season.

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