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TODD MISSION, July 21, 2013-- Visitors to the Texas Renaissance Festival, held weekends and Thanksgiving Friday, beginning Oct. 12 through Dec. 1, will immerse themselves in a kingdom filled with folklore, artisans, entertainment, feasting and jousting. Located just outside of Houston, in Todd Mission, Texas, the country’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance Festival takes guests back in time to interact with royal courts, pirates, fairies, musicians and even barbarians.
The Texas Renaissance Festival is an interactive theme park that embraces different eras, including the 16th century and beyond. The 55-acre theater houses live entertainment, food, fun and professional actors who engage with Festival guests through live performances and improvisational activities.
New in 2013:
The Texas Renaissance Festival opens its 39th season with improvements to Festival grounds and entertainment selection.
Eight magically themed weekends offers something new every time a guest visits.
The Festival’s fairy-tale-like land is filled with unique entertainment and products of the Renaissance age, offering a sense of magical old-world flair to all.
More than 400 actors make up the performance company who intermingle with guests daily as well as perform scheduled acts.
Artists such as candle makers, blacksmiths and glass blowers demonstrate their unique crafts throughout the weekend.
Hundreds of artisans and merchants sell everything from costumes and art to children’s toys and musical instruments.
The Grande March Parade takes place at noon each day of the Festival featuring each kingdom’s royal courts.
A fireworks show starts at dusk each evening as a ceremonious close to the day’s festivities.
Human-powered rides and games of skill draw children of all ages to the Festival.
Costume contests are not the only challenges that take place each weekend; hungry stomachs are also tested in daily food eating competitions.
During the Festival, feasting offers something for everyone’s palette from a variety of food vendors offering everything from traditional fare, to meals from around the world. For an exclusive dining experience, join the King’s Feast. Feast times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; seating is limited and includes a commemorative drinking vessel.
Children are treated as royalty on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 when the Festival holds it’s annual School Days, an educational and entertaining opportunity for students, teachers and chaperons to enjoy age-appropriate shows and activities. All home schooled public and private school students and educators will have the opportunity to "step into history" by learning courtly dances, the ancient art of falconry and the history of arms and armor.
Festival patrons are invited to stay on the grounds and enjoy the entire weekend of festivities. The Fields of New Market Campground is just a short walk from the Festival and offers easy access for arrivals and departures. The campgrounds are open from 10 a.m. on Friday until noon on Monday every weekend the Festival is open, includes Wi-Fi availability and a quiet camping area.
Don’t miss the chance to return to a time of Kings and Queens at the Texas Renaissance Festival! Tickets are currently on sale both online and via phone at 800-458-3435, and will go on sale at various outlets starting September 1. Discounted rates are also available for large groups.
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