Fandemonium: Medieval Madness Pictures

Adam visits the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, TX, where he immerses himself in all things medieval and meets one of the most imaginative fan bases yet.

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.

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.

No Renaissance festival is complete without jousting.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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