The Texas Renaissance Festival is an annual event celebrating all the beauty and wonders of 16th century Europe for eight successive weekends. The Texas Renaissance Festival has been attracting thousands of people both local and tourists since 1974.
Before settling in its current home in Plantersville, Texas, the Texas Renaissance Festival originally started in 1974 in a nearby abandoned strip mining site. The Renaissance fair in Texas has averaged a total of 45,000 visitors in November of 2010.
There are dozens of activities for tourists and locals to enjoy in the Texas-based Texas Renaissance Festival. These attractions include performances from notable French performer Arsene, as well as performances from Falconers, evening fireworks displays, bellydancing performers and show related to renaissance era and medieval era weapons and singing.
The Texas Renaissance Festival also focuses on another integral part of feasts which is food. Food lovers looking for a different kind of flavor and taste flock every weekends at the Renaissance festival to savor delicacies from around the world; from English to French, from Italian to Polonian there is surely something for everybody.
The Texas Renaissance Festival also boasts of weekend themes that will help spark added interest into the fair. Every year, the Renaissance fair focuses on different themes such as Oktoberfest, Pirates, Highland or Scottish themes. The fair organizers have even thrown a Halloween weekend and a Roman Empire theme on several occasions.
Collectors and Renaissance enthusiasts can also enjoy a full day or an afternoon of wandering around the festival grounds haggling or looking for their prized collection. The Texas Renaissance Festival boasts of hundreds of different vendors located inside the fair grounds. The items for sale can be both classified as either metal works and other medieval contraptions and effects. Sword collectors can also find a variety of sword designs they can choose from.