Scarborough Renaissance Festival Celebrating World Of Ale

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Scarborough Renaissance Festival® celebrates the World of Ale this weekend, April 23 and 24, with the “Royal Ale Festival” from 1 to 3 pm both Saturday and Sunday in the Crown Pavilion. Adults 21 and older are invited to enjoy samplings of craft beers (including a couple of local favorites) while being entertained by Scarborough performers. Tickets are $10 (in addition to Festival admission) and may be purchased in advance on-line or at the Festival on event days.

Featured beers are Steigl Radler, Grapevine Sir William’s English Brown Ale, Community Mosaic IPA, Black Butte Porter, Franconia Amber, Deep Ellum IPA, Dallas Blonde and Wells Bombardier. Participants in the Ale Festival will also receive a $2 discount coupon for the beer of their choice at one of our 10 pubs & taverns following the Ale Festival.

If Giant Roasted Turkey Legs are more your thing, the annual “Turkey Leg Eating Contest” at 3:30 pm each day at the Sea Hag Stage is for you! Just pre-register at the Front Gate by 12 noon each day to participate.

There is interactive fun for everyone at Scarborough Renaissance Festival® as you step back in time to the 16th Century days of King Henry VIII. 23 stages of extraordinary non-stop entertainment, full combat jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Grande Parade, Renaissance rides, games of skills, plus mermaids, knighting ceremonies, a human chess match, over 150 costumed performers and so much more!

Guest entertainers April 23-24 include “The Danger Committee” (recently featured on ‘America’s Got Talent’), “Topsy Turvy,” and “Queen Anne’s Lace.”

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® is one of the largest outdoor juried craft shows in the country offering an incredible shopping experience with exquisite hand-made crafts in over 200 shoppes. Plus, artisans demonstrate a variety of age-old crafts throughout each day of the Festival. Visitors are invited to discover new shoppes such as “Lady of the Lake Silks”, “The Knarly Knot”, “Sea Glass Gypsy” and “Namesake Henna” along with guest Artisans “Skiddlyrumpus Toys” and “Thistle & Gunn”.

“Everyone seems to love Craft Beer these days and our Royal Ale Festival is designed to give our patron’s the opportunity to taste a variety of these beers all in one place, while enjoying the fun and excitement of Scarborough at the same time!” says Coy Sevier, General Manager.

The April 23-24 daily Wine Tastings will feature the wines from Down Under and the daily Beer Tastings will showcase One World, One Style. The tastings sell out fast, so it is recommend that you purchase tasting tickets in advance. Make sure to check out the daily specials at the Rose & Crown Inn full service restaurant, Pasta Palace and Bakery as well.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival® 2016 runs every Saturday & Sunday and Memorial Day Monday through May 30. Each weekend has a different theme and a variety of special events. Upcoming theme weekends include the Artisan’s Showcase Weekend April 30-May 1. April 30 is also Deaf Awareness Day at the Festival. May 7-8 is the Mother’s Day Brunch and Renaissance Romance Weekend.

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

Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children, ages 5-12 . Children age 4 and under are admitted free. Parking is free compliments of Waxahachie Autoplex. Tickets are available on-line and discount tickets can be purchased at Tom Thumb & Albertsons stores.

A ‘2 tickets for $40’ coupon can be found at North Texas MetroPCS stores from March 28th through May 1st, and discount coupons can be found throughout the season at Waxahachie Autoplex.

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Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.