This weekend, April 13-14, Scarborough Renaissance Festival celebrates its artisans during the sixth annual Artisan’s Showcase Weekend.
“Scarborough Renaissance Festival is proud to host one of the largest outdoor juried craft shows in the country,” a spokesman said. “Here you will discover some of the most unique crafts and works of art found anywhere in North Texas. You can also experience interactive demonstrations by many of the artisans throughout each day of the festival.”
During the Artisan’s Showcase Weekend, there will be showcase tents 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 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/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.
Plus, this weekend only, visitors can “shop ’til you drop” and get two free 2019 single day tickets to Scarborough Renaissance Festival by bringing $250 worth of receipts from the festival shoppes to the redemption tent between noon and 8 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,” said Coy Sevier, general manager. “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.
“Visitors also 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,” Sevier said. “It really makes you appreciate the hard work and artistry that goes into making these pieces. You don’t want to miss it.”
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is interactive fun for everyone, 16th century style. Visitors will enjoy full combat armored jousting, birds of prey exhibitions, 25-plus stages of interactive and unique entertainment, the mermaid lagoon, Renaissance combat competitions and knighting ceremonies. There are also Renaissance rides, games of skill, food and drink “fit for a king” and much more.
Come witness the musical mind of chaos with guest performer Randal Piper, April 13-14, and explore the creations of St. Thomas Brass Rubbings, Silverleaf Costumes, Living Art & Lanterns, Fuglyware Pottery and Gentry Jewelry, among the guest artisans. The wines featured this weekend at the daily wine tasting events will be those from Down Under, with the daily beer tasting events featuring those of Belgium. The tasting events have limited seating available and require a separate ticket. Participants must be 21 or older to attend.
Upcoming themed weekends include Celtic Weekend and Easter Celebration (April 20-21), Royal Ale Festival and Spring Celebration (April 27-28), Deaf Day (April 27) and Legends of the Seas Weekend (Mary 4-5). Each weekend also has a variety of special events.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday, through May 27, rain or shine.
Tickets are available online, with discount tickets available for purchase at North Texas Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores. Discount coupons can be found at Waxahachie Nissan. Parking is free.
For more information, visit SRFestival.com, Facebook and Twitter (SRFestival) or Instagram (theSRFestival).