The Texas Renaissance Festival held, 50 miles northwest of Houston, Texas is a unique event you don’t want to miss.
Facts about the Texas Renaissance Festival
The basic “what” and “where” of the Texas Renaissance Festival is that:
- It takes you back to the Renaissance era of 16th century England
- More than 500,000 visitors arrive each year to see the New Market Village
- The village sits on 55 acres of land
- It is an authentic recreation of Renaissance England
- Eight weekends in October and November, the Renaissance celebration is held, beginning October 8 through November 27
What Is There to See and Do?
You’ll see people dressed as kings, queens, lords, ladies, knights, nobles, fairies, elves, pirates and other enchanted characters. Marvelous performers, including acrobats, jugglers, dancers, musicians and magicians will entertain you. The festival features more than 200 daily performances on its 20 stages scattered throughout the village.
Shoppes and Live Craft Demonstrations by Artists and Artisans
See craftspeople blowing glass, weaving fabrics, making pottery and doing blacksmithing to name a few. More than 400 shoppes display and sell wonderful works of these artisans and artists along with other merchandise.
Each weekend presents a different theme, such as:
- 1001 Dreams
- Pirate Adventure
- All Hallows Eve
- Roman Bacchanal
- Barbarian Invasion
- Highland Fling
- Celtic Christmas
Find out more about the theme weekends and plan your trip around the festivities you find the most exciting. You can rent costumes or arrive in your own, or if you prefer, come as you are.
Food and Wine
You can attend a King’s Wine tasting where while you enjoy the evening’s entertainment, you sample seven different premium wines, paired with cheese and fruit. There’s also the King’s Feast, which is an all-you-can-eat meal served by wenches with plenty of wine and ale. Entrées include prime rib, steak Florentine, grilled breast hens and sweet pork ham served with roasted wild potatoes, mushrooms and vegetables. Top off your meal with a trio of mouthwateringly delicious desserts — crème brûlée, pomme frite (fried applies) and chocolat gâteau (cake).
Travel in Luxury
Plan your getaway with a large group of friends or family and arrive in style. Rent a US Coachways party bus, and a professional will ensure your safety, deal with traffic, directions and parking. Your festivities can begin the moment you step on the bus.