Join Us for Halloween-Themed Family-Friendly Fun Presented by Houston Press With Hundreds of Daily Performances, Feasting, Shopping and More Weekends Through November 27th
Plantersville, Texas (October 26, 2011)—Choose Your Own Adventure This Fall! The King & Queen invite Houstonians and patrons from across the country and around the world to experience the authentic sights, sounds and smells of the 16thcentury at the 37thAnnual Texas Renaissance Festival(www.texrenfest.com), the largest and most acclaimed Renaissance festival in the nation. Join us on October 29& 30 forAll Hallows Eve weekend presented by Houston Press as phantoms, hobgoblins and devils emerge from the shadows to join in the fun in the haunted New Market Village! Enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed performances, hearty feasting & libations, the Royal Joust, petting zoo, elephant & camel rides, face painting, Royal Dance School and tons of activities for kids of all ages! Take part in daily competitions includingScream Like A Banshee contests, Pumpkin Carving contests, Halloween Costume contests & Kettle Corn Eating contests. Contests are open to kids and adults each day.
Tickets are $20 Adults & $10 Kids in advance at HEB and Woodforest National Bank. Prices increase at the gates. $50 Family 4-Packs, $70 Adult 4-Packs and$35 Weekend passes are available exclusively online at www.texrenfest.com. The festival is aRain or Shine event.
Camping is available each weekend for $20 per vehicle. Discount hotel packages are available at La Torretta Del Lago and other hotel locations, visit www.texrenfest.com/hotels.
Don’t miss the stars of NatGeo TV’s newest show, Knights of Mayhem (www.natgeotv.com/knights) at the Texas Renaissance Festival November 25, 26 & 27. Catch the premier of the show on November 19that 8 p.m. (CST).
History comes alive for across eight magically themed family-friendly weekends this fall in the festival’s magical New Market Village, featuring hundreds of daily performances and demonstrations, games, contests, activities, international feasting options, shopping and more through November 27, 2011. The 2011 Texas Renaissance Festival is presented by Bud Light and Coca-Cola.
The highly anticipated festival will take place Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday, spanning a total of 17 days, offering patrons a variety of new attractions and performances along with eight themed villages featuring international feasting options, more than 500 costumed performers and hundreds of shows and demonstrations each day! Explore nearly 60 acres of the New Market Village featuring almost 400 shoppes overflowing with unique arts, handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry and more!
Join us EVERY Sunday for Family Day presented by Coca-Cola offering families the opportunity to participate in kid-friendly games, contests and activities as well as family-friendly programming throughout the day.
The 2011 Texas Renaissance Festival themed weekends include:
All Hallows Evepresented by Houston Press (Oct. 29& 30); Phantoms, hobgoblins and devils emerge from the shadows to join in the fun of the haunted New Market Village. Participate in daily contests including:
Scream Like A Banshee Contest;
Halloween Costume Contest;
Kettle Corn Eating Contest;
Pumpkin Carving Contest.
Roman Bacchanal(Nov. 5 & 6); The Legions have returned and all are invited to don a toga and hoist a jug of vino in their honor!
Highland Fling(Nov. 12 & 13); Spin to the music of the pipes in our Highland Dance Contest, show off your kilt in the Bonnie Knees or join in the fun of the Great Sheep Hunt Competition!
Barbarian Invasion(Nov. 19 & 20); The hordes invade the New Market Village as barbarians from every realm come to pillage and plunder!
CLOSING WEEKEND: A Celtic Christmas presented by DeMontrond (Nov. 25, 26 & 27); The special three-day closing weekend event will welcome Father Christmas to the New Market Village as the Yuletide spirit fills the air and the Royal Family ushers in the holiday season in royal fashion!
In the tradition of London’s Royal Fireworks above the Thames, the New Market Village will present a special Royal Finale in honor of the King & Queen. Marking the close of the day, the Royal Finale: Queen Titania’s Magical Light Show will take place at dark above the Arena. This magical display of mystical dancing lights, along with The Fire Whip Show and controlled fire elements, will be accompanied by the powerful music of Tartanic.
The traditional Royal Fireworks display was replaced this season due to the extreme drought conditions and the burn ban currently in place in Grimes County.
SCHOOL DAYS EVENT NEXT WEEK:
The 7thAnnual School Days program will take place on November 1 & 2 and offer public, private and home school students in grades K-12 the opportunity to jump into history with a series of hands-on programs, demonstrations, competitions and more! This year the festival will partner with the Houston Symphony for the musical portion of the School Day events offering guidance, advice and more from the Symphony’s Roger Daily, Director, Music Matters! In addition, the Houston Aeros have partnered with the festival for School Days offering complimentary hockey tickets to all winners in non-performance categories.
Discounted tickets are on sale now at all Texas-based H-E-B and Woodforest National Bank locations. Discounted ticket packages, including the Family 4-pack, Adult 4-pack and weekend passes, are available exclusively online at www.texrenfest.com.
The Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) is the Nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive for eight magically-themed weekends. TRF welcomes more the 450,000 guests annually and features nearly 500 costumed performers on 17 stages; 340 shoppes including international food purveyors, unique artisans, merchants and craft vendors; human-powered rides; an abundance of strolling performers and the Royal Finale at dusk. The Festival is held Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday. TRF is located 50 miles Northwest of Houston on more than 50 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on FM 1774, between Magnolia and Plantersville, Texas. For more information, visit www.texrenfest.com.