Dragon Wings products can usually be viewed in person, tried on, and purchased at three seasonal Renaissance Festival shoppes located in AZ, TX, and Maryland. The Arizona Ren Fest closed early this year and Scarborough Faire in Texas never opened, but we hope to be open for the Maryland Festival beginning in August!
Imagine a small 16th century village in England where the King has come to visit and all the folk for miles around have turned out to celebrate.
It's like a medieval State Fair with jousting, dancing, stage comedy, Shakespeare, axe throwing, musicians, artists, and more. Ren Fests are also a tremendous place to shop for unique arts and custom clothing. These juried art shows feature some of the most talented craftspeople we've encountered!
Most Renaissance Festivals operate on weekends (and some Monday holidays) only, and typically run for three to eight consecutive weeks.
Our Maryland Renaissance Festival Shop is currently scheduled to open on August 29, 2020 for 9 consecutive weekends ending Sunday October 25.
There's undeniably something magical about the Maryland Renaissance Festival.
Several factors include time of year (summer ending, holidays coming), location (a beautiful wooded village near Annapolis, Baltimore, and D.C.), the incredible variety of quality entertainment and the participation of thousands of costumed patrons, the ever-growing fan base (we encounter excited new patrons weekly), and the enduring efforts of Fest management to improve the experience each year for both attendees and participants.
Easily found near the front gate, Dragon Wings booth is the fourth building on the left.
Debra Hathaway opened her first Renaissance Festival artisan booth in 1991 at the Maryland Ren Fest. At that time Dragon Wings was located on the boardwalk in the newly expanded back area of the Festival. A tremendous opportunity led to relocating to a shop near the front gate and in 1995 the original small structure was incorporated into the much larger shake shingle roofed building you see today.
You can see more about the Maryland Renaissance Festival at their website
Our Arizona Renaissance Festival Shop (above) will be open weekends Feb 6 through April 4 in 2021.
Arizona is another magical Festival site to visit! Established over 30 years ago, the mature trees, grass and gardens of this Renaissance village are in stark contrast to the towering Saguaro cactus and other desert surroundings.
This Ren Fest is loaded with stage talent and unique artisans.
We have been participating since 1992 and relocated in 2010 to our current location, booth #208, located on the left side of the path leading to the Joust Arena. When you are adjacent the "Rialto Stage" look for our tiny castle across the way with large sign reading "Feather Finery and Costume Accessories" and our colorful displays of feather headwear, fans, parasols, angel wings, and hats.
If you reach the Joust Kitchens food area you have just passed our shop, we are on their left.
The Arizona Ren Fest official site can be found at http://arizona.renfestinfo.com/
Our Scarborough Faire, Waxahachie, Texas Shop will be open weekends April 10 to May 31 in 2021.
Springtime in Texas brings fun, fun, fun at the Scarborough Ren Fest near Dallas/Fort Worth.
In 1994 Dragon Wings purchased this interesting structure from potter John Fullwood, it is booth #192, in the Pecan Grove near the Jousting, the Pasta Palace, and the Queen's Kitchen.
From the main entrance follow the path to the right, go past the bakery and cross a bridge into the Pecan Grove.
Keep to the right, and when you smell amazing Pasta and German food
you should be standing directly in front of our shoppe! If you reach the Jousting arena, our shop is behind you to the left.
For more information about Scarborough Faire please go to https://www.srfestival.com/