For Winter Texans — those RV Snowbirds migrating to the Gulf Coast — the Texas Renaissance Festival, northwest of Houston, is a great RV Short Stop for those looking for lots of dress-up fun and games.
The Texas Renaissance Festival, weekends through Nov. 25, offers more than 20 stages of live entertainment of all kinds including clowns, jugglers, musicians, magicians, dancers, acrobats, comedians and jousters.
|Jousting at the Texas Renaissance Festival (TexRenFest.com)|
Nov. 10-11, “Heroes and Villains” is the festival’s theme. “The call has gone forth- assemble the mightiest heroes and heroines and gather the darkest villains and vixens. The King and Queen welcome the worthy and the worst to a weekend celebration of great deeds and dastardly doings. Enjoy marvelous entertainment and food and drink fit for champions”
For the weekend of Nov. 17-18, take in the “Highland Fling” — “The pipes are calling you to don your kilt and tartan, grab your bonnie lass or laddie, and join the King and Queen for a celebration of the joys of Scotland. Enjoy a Scotch egg, dance a reel to the pipe music of Tartanic or Drones-n-Drums, find a wee something special in our over 400 shoppes, or try your luck in our themed contests- the Bonnie Knees Costume Contest, or the Haggis Eating Contest.”
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Nov. 23-25, “Celtic Christmas” —
“Father Christmas and his merry band of elves welcome children of all ages to our final, three day holiday celebration. Unwrap the magic of the Yuletide season as the village transforms into a winter wonderland of Christmas trees, holiday music, and shoppes decorated in the lights and symbols of the season.
“The young and young at heart share their wish list with Father Christmas and there is a gift to be found for everyone in the shoppes of New Market. The Holiday Costume and Pumpkin Pie Eating contests will be a treat and the food, drink, music, and entertainment of the Texas Renaissance Festival will fill everyone with Christmas cheer,” according to Festival reps.
Tent and RV Camping
|Spaces for tents and RVs at festival campground (TexRenFest.com)|
The Fields of New Market Campground is a 200-acre camping facility located adjacent to the Festival site.
The campground has room for both tent and RV camping. There are water stations with potable water and a pump station for sewage waste, but no water or electrical hookups. There are attended restrooms, showers and dressing areas located near the campground entrance. Also, a shuttle service is available for transportation to and from the festival at an additional charge.
“There are two types of camping according to organizers: Family Camping is for those who prefer a more relaxed evening with family and friends, with a family bonfire event each Saturday evening.
Revels Camping is for the more adventurous and bold, where the party continues into the night. Many social groups gather around the legendary Saturday night bonfire for a celebration of epic proportions.”
For details and costs click on: The Fields of New Market Campground . Call (800) 458-3435 for details.
44th Texas Renaissance Festival
21778 Farm to Market 1774
Todd Mission, Texas 77363
Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday Only
Now – Nov. 25
Open Rain or Shine
Adult admission (age 13 and older):$32
Children Free on Sundays