Winter Faire and Market

By Alex Cano

Staff Writer

The Winter Faire and Market is run by Shakespeare Dallas. The market is located at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, which is also the location for Shakespeare in the Park. The Winter Faire and Market was held on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There was an admission price of $5 but kids 12 and under were admitted free. VIP tickets were also available for $25. All the profits went to the winter production of Pride and Prejudice, according to The Dallas Morning News.

The Samuell-Grand Amphitheater was transformed into an Old English market. Attendees could feast like a king or queen, shop different vendors and celebrate the holidays.

There were activities for everyone, from young kids to elders. Whether eating, drinking or playing games there was always something to do.

Participants could shop and even get their Santa photos there. Another thing they could do at the Winter Faire and Market was dress up as someone from the Elizabethan Era and enter their costume contest. There were even other costumed characters roaming around. Some other fun things that were there, according to The Dallas Morning News, were music and dance performances, games for kids and teens, and a Scarborough Renaissance Festival booth.

The Scarborough Renaissance Festival is Renaissance Fair located in Waxahachie. The festival is very popular. Around 200,000 people attend every year. It opens on April 4 and ends in late May. This was the festival’s 39th year to be open. According to The Dallas Morning News there are many fun things to do at this festival, like watching people joust or sword-fight. Visitors can also shop and eat various foods like a giant turkey leg and Renaissance-era goodies. There are also things for kids to do like Renaissance rides, games of skill, storytelling and other activities.



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