Have you ever found yourself wondering what it might be like living in an era pre-technology? Perhaps you sometimes wish you could go back in time to when things seemed to be a bit simpler, without the distractions of our busy modern-day lives. This weekend, you may be able to fulfill that fantasy: the Texas Renaissance Festival is here each Saturday and Sunday until November 26th to bring you hours of fun, crafts, and activities to give you one of the most authentic Renaissance experience you’ll get! As the nation’s largest, most acclaimed Renaissance themed park, over 500,000 guests travel through the festivals doors each year. These guests are able to experience the enchanted world of the New Market Village, interacting with Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies, Knights, Novels, Fairies, Elves, Pirates, Barbarians, and so many more!
With doors opening at 9am and remaining open all the way until 8pm that night, guests will be kept busy each day on this 55-acre theater. Notice that we say 55-acre “theater”? That’s because there will be people all across the grounds dressed in true Renaissance attire to give you the authentic feeling you’ve been craving. Those dressed in Renaissance garb will be able to tell you stories from their lives, as well as offer up a plethora of information about the festival.
Not only will guests of the festival be invited to partake in the live entertainment, food, and fun, but the Texas Renaissance Festival also features an interactive theme park on the grounds. Children and adults of all ages will be amused by the countless games requiring skill and whit, as well as the human-powered rides! But if physical labor isn’t your thing, never fear, there is plenty left to explore in the festivals shopping grounds: the finest works of artists, artisans, and merchants are available in any of the 400 shops featured at the fair. Take a peek at the arts of glass blowing, weaving, pottery making, blacksmithing, and more. It will be hard to resist going back for another weekend of interactive fun once you experience all that the Texas Renaissance Festival has to offer. Plus, the end to an amazing day comes with Royal Fireworks above the festival’s lake.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, each weekend has a new theme for this 16th Century party, and all are invited to partake in the fun:
September 30-October 1: Oktoberfest
October7-8: 1001 Dreams
October 14-15: Pirate Adventure
October 21-22: Roman Bacchanal
October 28-29: All Hallows Eve
November 4-5: Barbarian Invasion
November 11-12: Heroes and Villains
November 18-19: Highland Fling
November 25-26: Celtic Christmas
Start you weekend worth of fun by heading over to the Texas Renaissance Festival website here to buy your ticket today!