The King’s Sojourn North

Goodly Folk, I snuck away from the Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) one weekend to visit our brothers and sisters at the Bristol Renaissance Fair (B.R.F.) in Wisconsin and this is my tale of my brief sojourn and the lovely time I spent there. The excitement and joy of the guests entering to the Bristol Renaissance…

TRF Proud to Support ASL Weekends

ASlfairesTX was founded in 2015 by Michelle Martin, President, and Brandy Cabe, Vice President, to provide quality interpreting services and access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Renaissance Festivals around Texas. In 2015, the Texas Renaissance Festival had its first Deaf Weekend event, with over 80 shows interpreted. The event grew rapidly with…

Fun in the Enchanted Forest!

We hope you venture to the very back of the festival when you come for a visit! In addition to delicious food, the Art of Defense show, bagpipers, and Cast in Bronze, there are some really fun rides. The first one I ever rode, way back in 2000, was the swings, and my hooped skirt…

Preparations and Completions or from Summer to Sapphire

Goodly Folk, Our fall Festival is fast approaching and all of us are engaged in preparations for our Sapphire Anniversary. For 45 years the Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) has bid the summer heat farewell and welcomed the cooling breezes of autumn. I am looking forward to those cooling breezes. However, it is still July and…

Fairy Circle and Earth Magic

  Just last week, I found this little mushroom circle out on a walk on the site, just in front of the Tower Stage. It’s already brutally hot here in south Texas, and these little fungi were bravely popping up out of the dry, rocky soil, a visible testament to the sheer determination of our…

Tea With Sugar, Milk, and Hope!

“While there is tea, there is hope.” ― Arthur Wing Pinero, Sweet Lavender – A Comedy in Three Acts. When we ask patrons to tell us what their favorite things are, Scotch Eggs at the Queen’s Pantry are inevitably mentioned, sometimes more than once. They are delicious, aren’t they? My own favorite thing, though, is that shiny…

Might As Well Jump!

A favorite entertainment of young and, well, less-young, is the bungee jump! With two locations, one near the joust arena and the other in Dove Meadow, near the stage where Tartanic plays, there are plenty of harnesses for all. The staff does a great job here, a patron shared the following story toward the end…

The Fairy and the Bee

Recently, TRF held a story submission contest. Long time patron and former performer Diane Ullman submitted this delightful, enchanting story about a fairy and a bee. I especially love that it stars a simple fairy who’s a little, well, on the ancient side. Enjoy! Once upon a time (because all the BEST stories start that…

Emboldened Women!

Greetings, faithful readers! Your TRF blogger stumbled upon this excellent post written about us, by a young and adventurous woman named Ami. We sought her permission to share the story of her first visit to TRF right here! As a New Year resolution, Ami had set herself a long list of challenges, here’s how resolution…

Spring has Sprung!

When I was a little girl, I didn’t really know about fairies. It’s hard to imagine now, but my parents weren’t especially imaginative. Story telling was not a value in my house, nor was whimsy. So when I visited my first Renaissance festival at the age of 32, I found enchantment and story telling of…