Scholarly Pursuits

August! It’s hot; we’re busy getting booths and stages ready for opening weekend, and school’s back in session. Teachers are at in-service, student athletes and performers are practicing,  and one of our faithful homeschool families posted a back-in-class photo on her social media this morning. Kids are grabbing just a few extra winks and splashes…

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Scholars of Note!

Four Recipients Awarded a Combined $6,000 as Part of Festival’s Annual School Days Initiative Texas Renaissance Festival, our amazing festival of food, fun and 16th century magic, has announced the recipients of its School Days Scholarship Program. “We created the School Days Scholarship Program as a way to reward those students who show great promise and…

Huzzah for Students!

On November 6th and 7th, 63,000 students and educators came from all over the southeast Texas region, and even from Louisiana and Oklahoma, to participate in School Days, an event which is educationally focused. We have competitions in theatre, music, art, science, essay, poetry, costume, and journalism. We are thrilled to present the work of…

TRF Announces its 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Four Recipients Awarded a Combined $6,000 as Part of Festival’s Annual School Days Initiative   Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Festival of food, fun and 16th century magic, announced today the recipients of its School Days Scholarship Program. “We created the School Days Scholarship Program as a way to reward those students…

Huzzah to Our Journalism Winners!

On November 7th and 8th, 60,000 students and educators came from all over the southeast Texas region, and even from Louisiana and Oklahoma, to participate in School Days, an event which is educationally focused. We have competitions in theatre, music, art, science, essay, poetry, costume, and journalism. We are thrilled to present the work of…

Journalism For The Win!

Here lately, there have been a lot of flame wars in the world of social and traditional media- it’s a hotbed of controversy regarding the role of the press in our modern day world. But here at TRF, we dig the press- especially when it’s written and photographed by the winners of our high school…

Scholarship Winners!

  You may now about the TRF School Days- two days on which we are open only to school groups to come enjoy the faire, learn about history, and perform music and theatre pieces or showcase their art and writing, or fire their trebuchets. But did you know that TRF also offers four scholarships to…

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

  “Statue as a human…or human as a statue.” photo by Abby McMorris, Pin Oak Middle School, first place portrait   Last week, we shared the winners’ photos and stories from the high school School Days journalism contest. This week, we’d like to present the middle school winners! Most of you don’t have the opportunity…

School Days Journalism

  ‘A determined warrior does not break his cautious contact with the world for the hungry paparazzi around him.” photo by Lola Budimir, Memorial High School, first place, portrait photo One of the best things we do at TRF is our annual School Days event, at which thousands (last year, over 63,000 as a matter…

School Days: Huzzah!

In addition to writing the faire’s blog, which I thoroughly love doing, my duties include running the annual School Days event. This event is dear to my heart. I’m a 22 year veteran teacher, and I brought my students every single year, beginning with the first School Days in 2005. That year, we had just…