I love Fall. The promise of cooler days and the turning of leaves is something that I look forward to each year with excitement.
And what would Fall be without The Texas Renaissance Festival? For me, the two have always gone hand in hand.
Since I was girl I have loved to go and take part in the visual feast that is TRF. This year was no exception.
I just live for this, you know? I get my face painted every year!
If you have never taken a trip out the festival, I highly suggest you make the trip.
There is this unseen current of excitement that circulates all throughout the crowd each weekend that transports each visitor back to the days of olde. Everyone should experience this at least once I think.
The festival is located near Todd Mission, Texas just a short drive outside of Houston.
The festival is great because it offers something for everyone. Delicious food, top notch entertainment, incredible shopping, even fun and games for kids (though, truly I feel that the festival is best enjoyed by adults given the rather “mature” nature of some shows and the garb *or lack thereof* that many patrons wear).
TRF changed the format of the festival several years back and now each weekend has a different “theme”. I went opening weekend this year and the theme was Oktoberfest. To check and see the upcoming themes for the remaining weekends, click HERE.
I personally suggest going in late October or early November, because those last few weekends tend to be VERY cold (especially if you are camping out for the weekend) and being outdoors all day while freezing isn’t my thing.
The coolest thing about the festival is that you never know what you’re going to find. The baby “carriage” above is just one example of this. Those people were festival attendees, not actors, and made it for their daughter. Talk about dedication.
Those who frequent TRF love to show their true colors and I have seen everything from pirates, Clone Troopers, vampires, and steam punk princesses in attendance there.
One final thing…if you’re headed out to the festival soon, be sure to talk a walk through the gardens (entrance near Sherwood Forest) as they were especially pretty this year.
The Texas Renaissance Festival is open weekends through November 25th and tickets may be purchased online, at the gate, or at your local Randall’s or Walgreen’s store.
If you decide to go, take lots of photos, then come back here and share the link! I’d love to see your adventures!
P.S. I purchased tickets to TRF with my own money and was not asked to write this post. I wrote it so I could share all of this awesome with you.