Scarborough Renaissance Festival Unveils Mysteries of Mermaids

The 33rd annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival will take place on May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27, in Waxahachie. This year’s festival unveils the mysteries of sirens of the seas with the Mermaid Lagoon, featuring the Captain of the Seas and lovely mermaids that will captivate young and old with their enchanting song.

In a 35-acre recreated English village, visitors will enjoy the thrill of full combat jousts and falconry demonstrations, games of skill, magicians, a Grande Parade, non-stop Renaissance entertainment on 21 stages and hundreds of costumed performers throughout the festival, including King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn.

Visitors can also enjoy artisans demonstrating glassblowing, sword making, metalworking, candle making and more. Kid activities include the Knighting Ceremony, Renaissance rides, the Amazing Maze and a human chess match. There is plenty of food "fit for a king", and nine pubs and taverns.

Parking is free. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $24 for adults and $10 for children, ages 5-12. Children age 4 and under are admitted free.

Location: 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie. For more information, call 972-938-3247 or visit

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