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, Pirate Adventure, All Hallows’ Eve, Roman Bacchanal, Barbarian Invasion, Highland Fling, and Celtic Christmas. Kids ages 12 and under get in free every Sunday. Discount tickets are available at participating Walgreens stores and online at www.TexRenFest.com
Popular for its turkey legs, jousting and live entertainment, Texas Renaissance Festival brings in the largest number of artisans and merchants in the country, with over 400 shoppes offering handmade items such as beeswax candles and soap, clothing, art, jewelry and more. Lords, ladies, fairies, pirates, peasants, kings and queens all come to life in this authentic Old English village. 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. Over 100 games and rides will delight the young and young at heart.
School Days, a two day educational event dedicated exclusively to public, private, and homeschool students and educators, will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1st and 2nd. Students will step back in time and interact with important figures of Renaissance history and literature, see live demonstrations of glass blowing, pottery, weaving, and other arts and crafts, and take in all the unique, family-friendly entertainment of the Texas Renaissance Festival. School Days also offers adjudicated competitions in music, theater, art, poetry, essay, and costume. More information is available at www.TexRenFest.com/SchoolDays.