A Renaissance fair is the only place where people won’t judge you for wearing a jerkin or carrying a concealed jousting rod. Be yourself with this Groupon.
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- $7 for one weekend pass for a child (a $14 value)
- $17 for one weekend pass for an adult (a $35 value)
The Texas Renaissance Festival immerses visitors in a 16th-century village with anachronistic entertainment from October 6 to November 25. Each pass consists of a Saturday and Sunday ticket, although tickets do not have to be used on consecutive days. There is a $20 charge per vehicle for anyone who wants to camp out in the grounds for the weekend.
Texas Renaissance Festival
For eight weekends in the fall, a troupe of performing fairies, knights, royal personas, and jugging fools set up camp on the 55-acre grounds of the Texas Renaissance Faire. For 38 years, the Festival has re-created the 16th century’s appealing combination of simplicity and grandeur with more than 200 daily performances of live music, acrobatic comedies, and jousting. Actors portraying different levels of society—such as the English court and the pirates—roam the lolling landscape in character while performing comedic and informative bits including “Sound and Fury,” a Shakespearean vaudeville. At noon the Grande Marche parade catapults performers from the Globe Stage for a stroll throughout the park as they advertise their acts in a high-toned procession.
On a less precise schedule, craftsmen concoct tangible marvels with skills of glassblowing and blacksmithing, while food purveyors wander the beaten paths or call from their booths, selling fare that ranges from sugar-coated nuts to roasted turkey legs. At close of day, fireworks light the sky to celebrate the festival's victory over time.