Medieval Madness

Adam visits the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX, where he travels back in time to meets one of the most imaginative fan bases out there. In fact, "renn fest" fans don’t just celebrate their love for the renaissance for one weekend -- it’s a 24/7 obsession. Adam tries classic renaissance foods including turkey legs and steak on a stake, finds out what a Dragon Rider is, and trains for knighthood.

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Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

At the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX, Adam loads up on mac and cheese on a stick, steak on a stake and so many other foods on a stick, he can barely hold them all. 960 1280

  

Glassblower’s Shop

Glassblower’s Shop

While admiring the authentic tools at the glassblower’s shop, Adam is challenged to a daring feat: touching a 2,200-degree piece of molten glass fresh from the oven. 960 1280

  

Going Jousting

Going Jousting

No Renaissance festival is complete without jousting. 960 1280

  

Dragon Riders

Dragon Riders

After meeting the Dragon Riders of Scarborough, a group that spends months making all their own armor, Adam is inspired to approach the knights in hopes of joining their ranks. 960 1280

  

Queen's Own Highlanders

Queen's Own Highlanders

Adam meets a group of tailgaters who call themselves the Queen's Own Highlanders and spend countless hours and thousands of dollars on their elaborate costumes. 960 1280

  

Scarborough Celtic Troupe

Scarborough Celtic Troupe

The Scarborough Celtic Troupe sits down for a feast in the middle of the festival. 960 1280

  

Classic Renaissance Fair Foods

Classic Renaissance Fair Foods

A platter of classic Renaissance fair foods: funnel cake, Scottish eggs, turkey legs, corn and potatoes. 960 1280

  

Making a Toast

Making a Toast

Adam makes a toast and raises his mug to the various clans of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. 960 1280

  

24/7 Obsession

24/7 Obsession

Renaissance festival fans don’t just celebrate their love for the Renaissance on a single weekend ... it’s a 24/7 obsession. 960 1280

  

Giant Turkey Leg

Giant Turkey Leg

Adam happily marches through the parade with the most classic Renaissance treats of all: a giant turkey leg and a mug of mead. 960 1280

  

Lighting the Crossing Swords

Lighting the Crossing Swords

Adam becomes part of the spectacle as he prepares to light the crossing swords on fire. 960 1280

  

Greeting the Fans

Greeting the Fans

Adam puts his recent knight training to good use, and greets the fans on horseback. 960 1280

  

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