— the ultimate amalgamation of Arabian Nights’
1001 tales and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
. “1001 Dreams weekend is a celebration of fairies, elves, goblins and all those fantasy creatures from storybooks. We encourage people to let their flights of fantasy run wild,” says RenFest spokesman Travis Bryant. “It’s probably one of our biggest family weekends because little boys and girls like to see all the characters.” Start the day off with a greeting at the gates from the fairy court along with the King and Queen, and don’t miss the “dragon” wing-eating contest. (In lieu of actual dragons, the festival organizers may have substituted very hot chicken wings.) Game on!
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and October 8. 21778 FM 1774. For information, visit texrenfest.com
. Free to $30.
The Texas Renaissance Festival continues its nine weeks of merriment this weekend with