I attended the Texas Renaissance Festival this year as media. It was technically Lila’s second time, but she was only 2 months the first time we went. 🙂
Daniel and I met up with a couple friends who have a daughter just a few months younger than Lila. It’s a fun and awkward time watching kids play and attempt to share. Yikes. 🙂 But it was fun to attend the festival with another family!
The weather was a little iffy, but we had a fun stroll around the fairgrounds. Daniel inquired about a kilt he has wanted for years, Lila and Ofelia watched a parade, saw different costumes, and loved seeing the horses wander by. It seemed like there was always something to watch. We also admired the visitors’ costumes – some of them were awesomely obscure, others were just funny. 🙂
One of the most fun parts was dressing up! Even though Halloween is over, there are still weekends left in November where you can rock your costumes at the fair. I purchased a Valkyrie (Thor: Ragnarok) costume with the intention of using it next year as well. It can easily be a simple viking costume. The actors stay in character and everything seems completely normal. Visiting the Texas Renaissance Festival was definitely like stepping into another time.
Lila’s Captain America costume was too cute. Hopefully we’ll have some super hero events where she can sport it before it doesn’t fit her anymore! I was surprised that she liked wearing the mask so much.
Daniel went as Thor, also from the movie Thor: Ragnarok, but the version of Thor who was walking around New York incognito. A few people recognized him – I think it helped that he had the (mini) hammer. 🙂
We had a few different snacks and beverages throughout the day. My ultimate favorite was a Spicy Ginger Chai Latte from The Puffin. We had just finished watching a really cool belly dancing show when the dancers mentioned the shows continuing inside the coffee house. It was the perfect treat on such a chilly day. Next time I’d like to hang out in one of the Biergartens for some lunch.
There are two weekends left to visit! This weekend the theme is Highland Fling and the following (the last) is Celtic Christmas. If we hadn’t gone last Sunday I would plan on Celtic Christmas. I’m totally ready for the holidays! You can find ticket information here – scroll down for daily tickets vs the weekend ones at the top.
I’ve never been to a Ren Faire, & this looks amazing!
it’s so much fun and surprisingly affordable!
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