The Texas Renaissance Festival Is Texas-Sized Medieval Fun for Families: 2020 Season Kicks Off October 3 With New COVID-19 Guidelines by Donna John

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The Texas Renaissance Festival Is Texas-Sized Medieval Fun for Families: 2020 Season Kicks Off October 3 With New COVID-19 Guidelines

The Texas Renaissance Festival, which is about five minutes from my house, is the nation’s largest Renaissance-themed park. The 55-acre park is about 50 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, and a must-do if you’re in the area this fall.

  • Shows – From gypsy dancers to birds of prey to jousting, there’s a show for everyone!
  • Rides – Kids and adults will love the elephant and camel rides, petting zoo, rock climbing walls, ax throwing, swings – you could even get a pie in your face! Lots of interactive activities to enjoy!
  • Shop – You’ll find original works of art, crafts, paintings, sculptures, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, glass and iron work. Start thinking about your Christmas shopping list!
  • Wine Tasting – Reserve a seat at the King’s own Royal Wine Tasting! Seating is limited so reservations are required.

"The Queen and I invite all of the lovely mothers who follow the wondrous world of 30Seconds to join us for the annual Texas Renaissance Festival. Here you will find delightful entertainment, superb shopping experiences and the perfect place for a family excursion or a ladies’ day out! Huzzah!" – The King

The inherent risk of COVID-19 in any public location has led the Texas Renaissance Festival to heighten their safety precautions using recommended best practices and guidelines from the CDC and the State of Texas. Read the Texas Renaissance Festival's safety guidelines for the 2020 season.

The popular cable food program Carnival Eats brought host Noah Cappe out to the Texas Renaissance Festival to embark on a a quest to find the most amazing festival food. The show aired on July 29, 2018, on the Cooking Channel.

The 2020 Texas Renaissance Festival season runs Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Friday from October 3 - November 29, 2020. Children are free on Sundays.

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Donna John
We're headed to the Ren Fest tomorrow! Can't wait!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This sounds awesome, Donna John! How fun that it's so close to your house. Give the king and queen my best!! 😀
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
So fun ! Our girls love the Ren Fest near us too!
Mike Prochaska
Wow this looks really fun
Donna John
Will be tuning into "Carnival Eats" this Sunday to see the yummy feature on the Ren Fest food.
Sheri B Doyle
Local festival are the best. This one looks really fun!

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