Last year I went to Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie, Texas. It was my first time at a Renaissance Faire, and I loved it. It was a perfect day for taking photos: sunny, but not too hot. There were lots of things to take photos from, from kitchy signs to full-on jousting. Then there was an array of carnival food (“Ye Olde Nachos”) and handmade items.There were a lot of things to see and do,but the best part of Scarborough Faire were the people. From the women in sexy medieval corsets to the Trekkies in anachronistic cosplay, I could have spent all day people watching. When it comes to Renaissance Faires, it’s all about the human experience.
If you’ve never been to a Renaissance Faire, I recommend you go. I had always wanted to go to one back in Michigan, but in all of my years of living there, I never quite got around to it. It wasn’t till I had been living in Texas for a few years that I finally got around to it. Now I’m glad I went. So glad, in fact that I went back this year too. For more pictures of Scarborough Faire, check out my 2012 photo collection.