Huzzah! The Texas Renaissance Festival is back October 8th – Nov. 27th!
The Fall is near and with it comes the enchantment of the Texas Renaissance Festival,the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park, bringing eight themed weekends of food, fun and 16th century magic, from October 8 through November 27,2016. This season’s themed weekends include Oktoberfest, 1001 Dreams, All Hallows’Eve, Pirate Adventure,Roman Bacchanal, Barbarian Invasion, Highland Fling, and Celtic Christmas. Kids ages 12 and under get in free every Sunday.
Established in 1974, the Texas Renaissance Festival attracts over half a million visitors each year to its nearly 60-acre New Market Village and200-acre Fields of New Market Campgrounds in Todd Mission, Texas, just one hour north of Houston. The Festival’s immersive experience features world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artisan sand craftspeople, award-winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games,and over 100 interactive characters throughout the season.
Shoppes offering handmade items such as beeswax candles and soap, armoury, clothing, art, jewelry and more can be found nestled between areas that bustle with the energy of an Italian Village, a German Beer Garden or a Florence market. Blacksmiths, glassblowers, hawkers, fairies, pirate kings and beer maidens stay true to character, bringing to life the spirit of the Texas Renaissance Festival. A new addition to the festival grounds is Titania’s Bower Stage which will host a new act called The Living Foundation, a tale of a magical water statue brought to life. In addition, the new stage will host the School of Dance.
After an exciting day feasting on the finest foods fit fora king, interacting with some of the festival’s entertaining and noble characters and wandering through hundreds of shoppes selling unique crafts and treasures, guests can continue their festival experience at the Fields of New Market Campgrounds, 200 acres of sprawling camping space for RVs, trailers and traditional tent campers, conveniently located next to the Festival grounds.
Fan favorite TRF After Dark, a costume gala for guests 21 and older, will return to the Fields of New Market Campgrounds for its second year of fun and fantasy. Each Saturday of the Festival,TRF After Dark will offer patrons music and dancing, live entertainment, themed contests, drinks, food and more from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information on Texas Renaissance Festival please visit www.texrenfest.com.