Disclosure: Complimentary tickets were received to facilitate this review. All opinions and photos are my own.
Every spring, we take a trip down to Waxahachie, Texas to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. As Andrew has grown, his love of the festival has grown, too. There are so many fun, family-friendly things to do there, I wanted to share a few of our favorites!
1. Petting Zoo
Andrew LOVES animals, and the petting zoo at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival is one of the best we’ve encountered. Admission is an additional charge, and bring cash so that you can purchase a cup of food for the animals. There’s an area where you can feed cows and geese and other animals that are in their pens, and a separate area where kids can run around with bunnies and chickens and baby animals. We spent hours in this area. The petting zoo is run by EwePet Petting Zoo.
2. Mermaid Lagoon
This area was added to the festival last year, but it’s even better this year! You get to walk through an area where three mermaids are sitting waiting to talk to you. Andrew is a huge fan of pirates and mermaids, and he had an absolute blast talking to these ladies. Their costumes were phenomenal, and two of them were even in tanks of water, moving their tails and splashing. It’s a definite must-visit!
3. Games and Rides
There is an area by the petting zoo with several different rides for the kids. Andrew loved the merry-go round and swings. These do cost extra, so make sure to have some cash on-hand.
4. The Food!
One of MY favorite things about the Scarborough Renaissance Festival is the food. Our favorites are definitely Chicken on a Stick and Italian Ice. YUM. Andrew was impressed by the pretzel guy, and we ended up buying two pretzels. He’s been asking for more pretzels ever since!
There is so much to see and do at the festival — so make sure to take some time to just walk around and take in the sights! If you have a little girl who loves princesses, or a little boy who loves knights, this is such a fun experience for them!
Scarborough Renaissance Festival
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 5 to May 26, 2014
Weekends and Memorial Day Monday
This weekend is the last weekend to check it out this year — so don’t miss your chance to do so!