La Quinta Inn & Suites Waxahachie
311 Stadium Drive, Hwy 77 & Hwy 287, Waxahachie, Texas, 75165, United States
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Famous in its own Right
Waxahachie lays claim to being the most photographed motion picture set in Texas. Hollywood has made good use of the town in using different scenes of Waxahachie in several movies. Movies that may be remembered are 'Bonnie and Clyde', 'Tender Mercies', 'On Valentine's Day', and 'Places in the Heart' - these were all filmed in Waxahachie.
Upon departure, you will pass...
Upon departure, you will pass under a castle like wall. A king, queen and others will be singing your way out the door. Watch out for the loud canon, which blew my ear drums off, while right underneath it(located on top of the exit/entrance wall)..
The Gingerbread Trail is held every June and has been an annual event for 35 years. You are taken on a tour all the wonderful historic homes in Waxahachie where you will see styles of Victorian, Gingerbread, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne. Five private homes are open to inspection and have their own stories on their restoration and possibly even ghost stories. You can also tour some of the historically recognised buildings and view vintage automobiles which are parked around the downtown square.
Mud Slinging at the Faire
Aside from watching two grown men flinging and coating themselves in mud, knowing that you don't have to do their washing, these two along with the compare were hillarious. The show went on for quite some time before it got to the dirty stuff but it was worth hanging around for. Beware, if you go to the faire and want to see this show, do not sit in the front 5 rows, you are likely to get splattered with mud!!
Scarborough Faire Festival.
The Renaissance Faire
Three miles outside of Waxahachie each Spring, the Renaissance Faire appears. The event is part spectacle and part fantasy whose theme varies and runs from early April to late May.
This year in the village of Scarborough it is 1533 and King Henry VIII and his sweet wife, Anne Boelyn have arrived along with their court. Their entourage stretched on and on, including mere peons to the high and mighty. A Grande Parade led them in and around the grounds:
(picture 2) The King's Knights on Horseback
(picture 3) A Fine Lady Riding in a Cart
(picture 4) A Lord and Ladies of Court
(picture 5) A Ragpicker
Gates open at 10 am, closing at 7pm. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 am, concluding ceremonies at 6:45 pm. Admission is $19.99 for adults; $6.50 for children age 5-12. Season passes: adults $60-$80; children 5-12 $15.00.
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