Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival
At the Texas Renaissance Festival, you can seemingly take a step back in time. In October and November each year, there's a small patch of land between Magnolia and Plantersville, about a 45 minute drive north of Houston, that goes back in time, and brings guests back too. There's jousting, theater experiences, sword fighting, all manner of ruffians, courtiers, lords, ladies, and perhaps some faces you might recognize.
It's been going on for more than 30 years, each weekend during those two months. In recent years, they've also opened on 1-2 weekdays during that season just for school kids. A visit there during the week for kids is really a great idea for schools and other educational groups. The crew who puts on the Renaissance Festival is very professional. They do a great job with the kids, as well as entertaining a slightly more raucous crowd on the weekends. It's a tradition for many in the area, as well as guests who travel from all over the country to participate in the grand event.
If you've never attended a festival like this, you really don't know what you're missing. It's a great opportunity to step back in time and not just witness life in another era, but to actually be a part of it.
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