We had the opportunity to visit the Renaissance Festival in Texas this last weekend. This is the 43rd year they’ve been doing this and it is considered to be the largest one in the US. Each weekend is a different theme and there is lots to do for everyone. The theme for the weekend was Pirate Adventures, though we aren’t quite fully in character. Amanda was a Snow Queen, wishing it was much cooler than the 90 degrees we had to endure. I just didn’t want to wear a shirt, so I threw on a piece a leather and called it a day.
This is a must do event that spans 10 weekends in the fall about an hour northwest of Houston. In addition to the faire, you can camp out for the weekend, but beware, the activities going on late at night are no place for kids to be. If you do decide to bring kids, keep them in your camp area at night. No matter what, you’ll meet the nicest people and forget that you live in the 21st century for at least a little while. I’d say that about 50% of the people there are dressed up and the costumes are some of the most amazing ones we’ve ever seen. People really get into this and go all out.
On the camp grounds there is also a large building used each Saturday night for an “After Dark” party. This weekend the theme was Burlesque. Entertainment inside included different types of dance, and burlesque shows. There is also a room for karaoke and a VIP lounge for those who decide to pay a little extra for the included appetizers. This was our first time going to After Dark and it was amazing. First, it was a nice break from the weekend heat as the place was cooled down very nice. But we met a lot of really nice people, were entertained and had an excuse to dress up again, always a plus for us!
If you ever get a chance, go check out the Faire. You can find more information on their site at: https://www.texrenfest.com/ and as always you can find more pictures over on our feed in Instagram. Follow us and get all our updates.