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R Is For The Renaissance Festival (never ever again)

So after three long years, I finally made it to the annual Texas Renaissance Festival.  This is a series of eight themed weekends beginning from October and culminating with a Celtic Christmas 3-day weekend just around Thanksgiving.  It. Is. Massive. Hundreds of costumed performers and close to 400 shops spread across a charming 55-acre village about 1.5 hours from Houston.  The drive itself was uneventful, just me and the husband and Eve and her friend Rachel.

Here's Rachel.

Here’s Rachel.

There's my Eve.

There’s my Eve.

On the way.

On the way.

Cowboy Church? Only in Texas.

Cowboy Church? Only in Texas.

Excited!

Excited!

He greeted us at the entrance.

He greeted us at the entrance.

We got to meander along shaded cobblestone walkways, browsing little shops overflowing with unique arts and crafts,  and here’s the kicker, I managed to refrain from buying every single thing in sight!!  I limited myself to just two tops, well, one tee and one cardigan.  And to sampling some rather delicious fare.

We had a turkey drumstick each and I swear that thing weighed 5lbs!

We had a turkey drumstick each and I swear that thing weighed 5lbs!

Then there was the entertainment 🙂 well, one part of it anyways.  Like I said, this place is GINORMOUS.

Yes, tis a band of singing pirates, and yes, they "did" say Yo Ho Ho & A Bottle Of Rum!

Yes, tis a band of singing pirates, and yes, they “did” say Yo Ho Ho & A Bottle Of Rum!

The "jousting" arena where knights from Germany, France, Spain and Great Britain battled it out.

The “jousting” arena where knights from Germany, France, Spain and Great Britain battled it out.

They were pigging out on Neon Pink Candy Floss!

They were pigging out on Neon Pink Candy Floss!

Squished.

Squished.

Another act we caught snippets of was Clan Tynker ~ a 5 member performing troupe, all family.

Clan Tynker in action.

Clan Tynker in action.

This was far more cute than scary, sorry Clan Tynker.

This was far more cute than scary, sorry Clan Tynker.

We then all tried our hand at archery ~ err, not too good.

Eve & Rachel.  I was worried they'd kill someone, truth be told.

Eve & Rachel. I was worried they’d kill someone, truth be told.

Eve, you're really bad at this. Sorry, buddy.

Eve, you’re really bad at this. Sorry, buddy.

There were loads more things happening but I was just too tired to take additional photos at this point.

Icing on the cake?  It took us 2 hours to move out of our car slot, and then another 2 hours to make it out of the carpark, totalling 4 hours just to leave the place.  Texas Renaissance Festival, I love you but I am NEVER coming back.

For more photos, check out Eve’s post on Festival here.

Love, SG

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