My lords and my ladies, be prepared to step back in time when you make the trip to Magnolia to see the Renaissance Festival.
The Texas Renaissance Festival is one of the countries largest Renaissance Fairs and is located 1 hour north of Houston. It runs on weekends for 8 weeks, this year the dates are 8 November through to the 27 November 9am to dusk.
Tickets are available to purchase at the gate for $25 for adults and $12 for children 5-12 (children 4 and under are free). We purchased our tickets online for a slight discount.
Once you walk in you are taken back to the 16th century with a myriad of ye olde style activities with a fair like atmosphere.
All staff are dressed in theme, and many patrons also arrive in costume – it is lots of fun!
There are a number of stages and arenas that have free performances on. We saw a fun version of Shakespeare, belly dancers and singers.
The festival has a number of themed weekends, the weekend we made it was the “Highland Fling”. The main arena held Highland Games including Caber Toss, Stone Put and a Hammer Throw.
Once you were inside the grounds, most activities were free. Although there were a number of ye olde style rides an additional small cost.
Food, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the festival.
There are only a couple of weekends left this year, I think it is a must go to event that is suitable for all ages.