Ren Fest has several themed weekends, so you can have your choice of Pirate Adventure, Roman Bacchanal, Highland Fling or a Barbarian Invasion. (Not to be biased or anything, but were going for the Barbarians.) Those of you with milder tastes might like Oktoberfest or Celtic Christmas. A new market village covers more than 60 acres, so you can shop for all the handmade crafts and era garb you like, and maybe even pick up a jousting pole or two. 9 a.m. to dusk, Saturdays and Sundays. Through November 27. 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville. For information, call 800-458-3435 or visit www.texasrenfest.com. $12 to $25.
Saturdays, Sundays; Fri., Nov. 25. Starts: Oct. 8. Continues through Nov. 27, 2011