Texas Monthly Recommends: A Trip to the Renaissance Festival

Texas Monthly Recommends: A Trip to the Renaissance Festival

TM Recommends Texas Renaissance FestivalThe tiny town of Todd Mission had never struck me as a magical place until I began attending the Texas Renaissance Festival. From October to late November, the sleepy hamlet (population 116) northwest of Houston attracts thousands. By day, the festival’s wooded paths are lined with merchants, artisans, costume-clad performers, and fantastical fairies and elves. Charming shops sell ceramic goods, candle wax, crystals, and giant wind chimes. Centuries-old practices like blacksmithing, glassblowing, and printing with a Gutenberg press occur in real time. Nights are adorned by the flickering light of lanterns as visitors huddle together in loud pubs to be warmed by alcohol and good company. You may even see a fire-blower or two.  I love everything about Ren Fest. From the scenic drive to Todd…View Original Post

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