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The Texas Renaissance Festival Adds New Theme to Its 2017 Weekend Lineup

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The Texas Renaissance Festival is set to start a new season of fun and thrills with its grand opening September 30th, along with a new theme to its weekend lineup. November 11 and 12th will be “Heroes and Villians” weekend. This is the first new theme added in nearly two decades, shared

“The nation’s largest, most acclaimed Renaissance themed park,” according to its website. Over 500,000 guests pass through its gates into a whimsical fantasy land where hundreds await to greet you back to the 16th century.

Each year from September 30- November 26th you can expect nine jam-packed weekends with a unique theme to make your visit all the more enjoyable.

“The Texas Renaissance Festival presents an enchanted world full of Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies, Knights, Nobles, Fairies, Elves, Pirates, Barbarians and other fanciful interactive characters,” as shared on its website. You will also find over 400 shops across the 55 acres with merchants selling a variety of items. There’s also live demonstrations of glass blowing, pottery making, weaving, blacksmithing and more.

This year’s themes are as follows:

  • Oktoberfest: September 30-October 1st
  • 1001 Dreams: October 7-8th
  • Pirate Adventure: October 14-15th
  • Roman Bacchanal: October 21-22nd
  • All Hallows Eve: October 28-29th
  • Barbarian Invasion: November 4-5th
  • Heroes and Villians: November 11-12th (Newest Theme)
  • Highland Fling: November 18-19th
  • Celtic Christmas: November 24, 25, & 26th

So plan your visit with the Lords and Ladies of the Renaissance for a swashbuckling good time this fall. For more information visit