Celebrating this year's Texas Renaissance
Celebrating this year's Texas Renaissance
Celebrating this year's Texas Renaissance
The Renaissance Festivals are celebrated in many countries with the same idea of reviving the same old medieval age.  The Texas Renaissance Festival is perhaps the nation’s largest, most acclaimed Renaissance theme park, Open to the public every weekend in the fall, it's an exciting exploration of yesteryear.

The enchanted 60-acre village comes to life as all of Europe pays homage to the king and queen with eight themed weekends.  Hundreds of costumed performers are showcased in over 200 daily performances.  Visitors meander along shaded cobblestone walkways visiting almost 400 shoppers overflowing with unique arts and crafts and delicious foods and beverages.

The Texas Renaissance Festival started on just 15 acres with a small number of performers and folks selling items on blankets. It attracted around 30,000 attendees the first year. Today the festival attracts more than 500,000 fans each fall during its eight-week run covering 60 acres, eight themed Villages, 400 unique shops, and thousands of performers from all over the world.

Here is a run-down to make sure you’re prepared when you visit this 16th-century village located in Todd Mission, Texas. The festival is open for visits from October 8, 
2016 to November 27, 2016.

The 200-acre Fields of New Market Village Campground by the Festival is a newer option to enable folks to truly experience a weekend of Renaissance fun. There is a Quiet Camping area available for families or those who want to relax after a busy day at the Festival, Plus two bonfires each Saturday night, with an earlier one for families and kids. As a bonus, campers can take advantage of three ticket kiosk booths throughout the site and avoid ticket lines at the festival entrance.
The festival grounds feature 25 stages, which host a wide variety of performances. The festival features several medieval-themed music and dance groups, including everything from belly dancing, to harps and fiddles, to bagpipes and accordions, to the carillon. Throughout the festival park, several demonstrating artists can be found presenting the methods of various medieval trades, such as glassblowing, forging armor, candle-making, coin minting, and others to visitors.
On the larger stages, other, grander events take place, the largest of which is the Joust. The Joust is performed by the Hanlon-Lees Action Theatre and is an accurate reenactment of a medieval joust, featuring authentic weapons, costumed horses, and armored knights. Other performances at the festival include acts designed for mature audiences only; as well as for youngsters. Staple performances include The Birds of Prey show, a highly praised free-flying bird show including hawks, owls, vultures, and eagles, the Fire Whip Show, the Clan Tynker Family Circus, and the School of Sword.
Visitors of all ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Revel in the sights, sounds

At the end of the festival, a royal finale takes place in the arena, featuring performances from several of the entertainers and musicians, and closing with a fireworks presentation.,
smells, tastes and beauty of this authentically recreated 16th Century British village with lush landscaped grounds and vines.  A perfect day ends as spectators behold the burst of royal fireworks held above the festival’s lake.


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