Texas Renaissance Festival
, which is entering its 43rd year. The extravaganza’s opening weekend is a journey back to old Bavaria with the best of the “wurst” and beer. The King and Queen will greet guests at the front gate at 8:45 a.m. before firing the village cannon to open the day’s festivities; each evening will close with Royal Fireworks. “We have traditionally opened with an Oktoberfest-themed weekend because it is a traditional European event which people love and also is part of this area’s German heritage,” says RenFest spokesman Travis Bryant. Besides the ever-popular turkey legs, events suited to the theme include polka dancing, costume contests and a Bratwurst-eating competition. Huzzah!
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and October 1. 21778 FM 1774. For information, visit texrenfest.com
. Free to $30.
The Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park, returns for the 43rd season with the addition of a ninth weekend. The magic of the Festival transports patrons to the 16th century offering enchanting experiences featuring world-renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during September 30th through November 26th, 2017.
The King and Queen open the 43rd annual Texas Renaissance Festival with Oktoberfest, a celebration of the sausage and beer! Lift your stein and join us for the costume contest, the Bratwurst eating contest or just to dance the polka!
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