Though you may see the devastation of the recent Texas wild fires on your way there, The Texas Renaissance Festival delivers the thrill of history, cuisine and entertainment again to all that attend it. I attended the festival last weekend and experienced some of the best it had to offer.
I began my experience back in time with some lunch with scrumptious shish kabobs and a performance by Tartantic the popular bagpipe rock band. Then my family was off to find the perfect princess costume for my daughter, something that the Renaissance Festival is full of—costuming.
If you love music and performances there is plenty to choose from. I also saw the popular Cast in Bronze, which combines bells and organs in perfect hormone to renaissance classics.
And who can’t forget the classic Joust! You might want to plan ahead for this event as it can be popular and seats can fill up quickly. With the extreme fire danger the Royal Fireworks are canceled this year.
And with all the wonderful performances to choose from don’t forget to check out all the food and shopping opportunities. I even tasted a pulled pork parfait that was amazing and don’t forget the turkey legs.
There are ways to save money at The Texas Renaissance Festival. You can purchase tickets in advance at your local Houston area H.E.B. and save $5. You can also bring cash and save money on ATM surcharges. Plan ahead and save some money and don’t miss out on the largest Renaissance Festival just an easy hour and a half drive from Houston.
Learn more about the festival at its website.