Pick your weekend
The festival organizers were smart to pick the best weather weekends that Texas has to offer. Still, the hot October days can turn chilly come November. Before you put on that saucy wench costume, check the forecast.
Live the fairy tale with a period-style wedding. There are several chapels in New Market Village and the festival can provide the food, cake, and service.
Get the app
Just because it’s the 16th century, doesn’t mean you have to switch off your phone. Access entertainment schedules and maps with the Texas Renaissance Fair app which you could download from the event website.
Eat a turkey leg
These over-sized drumsticks are a staple at many street fairs, but are perhaps particularly suitable to a Renaissance fair. It’s thought that Henry VIII and the court were partial to them--and festival-goers are, too.
La Toretta Lake Resort and Spa
The festival grounds are about 50 miles northwest of Houston. Take Interstate 45 north and exit on Highway 105 west. Once in Plantersville, turn left of FM 1774 for six miles.
Either download some good music to entertain you while you are mired in festival traffic at the end of the evening, or consider leaving (and arriving for that matter) during the off-peak hours.
Experience another side to the festival by camping at the "Fields of New Market Village." Activities at the late-night bonfires have been known to get wild. If you want to be spared the moonlight dancing and giant-sized Jenga games, you can pitch your tent (or park your camper) in the designated quiet area. All campers have access to portable water stations, restrooms, showers, and stores.