Our visit to the Texas Renaissance Festival 2017 was a sponsored partnership. This post was sponsored by the Texas Renaissance Festival.
Texas Renaissance Festival 2017
The Texas Renaissance Festival 2017 is open on Saturdays and Sundays through November 26, 2017! It will also be open on Thanksgiving Friday so there is still plenty of time to experience this year’s festival!
It’s located in 50 miles northwest of Houston and is the largest Renaissance-themed park in the nation!
The Texas Renaissance Festival is open every year for nine weekends of fun filled with kings, queens, lords, ladies, knights, fairies, elves, pirates, and more!
There are more than 200 performances each day on the 20 stages you can find throughout the 16th-century English township of New Market Village!
You’ll also find over 400 shops full of amazing items, a wide variety of food and drinks, and live demonstrations!
Some of the arts you can see demonstrated include:
- Broom Making
- Candle Making
- Coin Minting
- Glass Blowing
- Print and Paper Making
- Weaving and Spinning
- and more!
Family Friendly Fun at Texas Renaissance Festival 2017
If you’re wondering about whether or not the Texas Renaissance Festival 2017 is family friendly, have no fear!
A lot of the entertainment is family friendly and there are some great rides that kids will definitely enjoy! My kids are all about rides with their favorite being the swings!
Some of our family’s favorite rides include:
- Spinning Dragon Eggs
- The Cage
- Pony Rides
- The Dragon Swing
- Neptune’s Swings
- The Amazing Maze
Check out the Texas RenFest Kids page for suggested entertainment, demonstrations, and more!
Most rides and activities cost between $3 to $5 per person and many only accept cash.
The King’s Feast
We also had the opportunity to attend The King’s Feast while we were visiting the Texas Renaissance Festival.
The King’s Feast package includes admission to the festival 2 hours of fun at the feast, a 6-course meal wiht unlimited portions with wine, mead, and ale included! You also get to take home a King’s Feast mug!
Kids are welcome at the feast but alcohol is only served to those 21 and older. Parents should also be aware that some of the content of the entertainment is definitely mature in nature.
For my younger kids, it went over their heads and they just enjoyed the music and fun. I will say that if you have a super picky eater, you might want to be prepared to grab them something to eat right before or after.
Here’s the menu we enjoyed this past weekend:
- Charcuterie with Cheese, Egg, and Branston Pickle
- Fresh Field Greens Salad
- Lobster Bisque
- Pork Ribs
- Grilled Chicken
- Pork Sausage
- Prime Rib
- Wild Potatoes, Mushrooms, and seasonal vecetables
- Whisky Cake
The Texas Renaissance Festival is open through November 26, 2017. Each weekend has a theme! The next two weekends are going to be amazing!
- November 18th & 19th – Highland Fling
- November 24th, 25th, & 26th – Celtic Christmas
Learn more about themed weekends!
Admission prices at the gate are:
- Adult admission (age 13 and older) is $30 per person
- Child admission (ages 5-12) is $15 per person
- Children age 12 and younger are admitted free of charge on Sundays.
- Children age 4 and younger are free every Festival day.
The Festival opens each day at 9:00 am with the sounding of the village cannon. It closes at 8:00 pm with the Royal Fireworks.
So start planning your family’s RenFest visit before the season ends! It’s a great way to spend time together exploring a whole new world!
Get connected with the Texas Renaissance Festival!