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Just south of Dallas, but centuries away in time, Scarborough Renaissance Festival has opened the gates for its 37th season in Waxahachie.

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What started on a patch of green pasture land and a pecan grove with tents and a handful of entertainers, has become one of the largest Renaissance Festivals in the United States.

“We have got some amazing new artisans and some great new talent on over twenty-four different stages” said Helaine Thompson of Scarborough Renaissance Festival.

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You’ll find over 200 hundred shops, many with handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts and apparel.  Live shows, rides, food and jousting are all in the days adventure.

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Families come from all over the country, and as far away as Europe, to enjoy the annual festivities on the 35 acre festival grounds.

“I’ve been coming here for thirty-four years, but I have not missed an opening day in thirty-three” said Shawn Hoadley.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival will take you back in time, but only until May 29th, to enjoy the pomp and circumstance of 16th century England.

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