Have you submitted your entry for the TRF Brigadoon Brew contest!? You could be the King or Queen of the Brew during TRF's Oktoberfest! Entries close on Aug. 23! #TexRenFest #BrigadoonBrew ... See MoreSee Less
Brigadoon Brewery is hosting their annual Name the Brew contest to be tapped during the opening Oktoberfest weekend of the festival Oct. 5 & 6. Name entries accepted Aug. 16 - 23. Voting will be held ...
As we prepare for the opening of the Texas Renaissance Festival, we are looking for recommendations for our new friends at the festival. What do you recommend for families visiting with kids - 5 - 8, 8 - 12, 12 - 14, 14 - 16? Shows, rides, food, games? #TexRenFest ... See MoreSee Less
I am in my 40s and my first experience was my 4th grade field trip and I saw Ded Bob. I raised all three of my kids on the original Ded Bob and am proud to be a rule breaker Mary at one point. I now live 20 minutes away and love it. I would love to see a JESTER!! Where are the jesters making mischief? When I was in my early 20s I had a “mad” violin player follow me and then drink my piña colada... she stayed in character but I didn’t get mad because of it. I remember the spider guy who stayed up in the trees and watched people.... it’s the random people that made me fascinated by the experience. Not the attractions... some of us go for spontaneous things... don’t make it so much an attraction and commercialize it! ... put some characters to randomly be the drunkard sitting under the tree, the witch with her cart, just random things...oh, when my little ones we little, the Punch and Judy guy, was hilarious! Do something with the garden! Maybe a treasure hunt!
I recommend bringing a LOT of cash! ATM's are expensive, and so is everything else!
Oh, and Valium for the adults.
Face painting! We all get face painting, kids and adults. The painters are so talented!
Maybe a treasure hunt! Or something i brought for my god children(4 and 6 at the time) last year was a bottle of bubbles and we played catch the bubbles as we waited for shows to start. Other kids asked to join and it was fun for a lot of ages while waiting in line for food or shows or antzy.
My grandkids would love a fairy land. They also love dragons and mystical creatures.
Unicorns for the littles. I give the big kids money and let them wander on their own with friends. We saw Ded Bob for the first time last year. He was awesome. Any of the crafting demonstrations. Fire Whip is great. My daughter loves Halloween weekend because everyone hands out candy. ❤ Archery is fun. Food is always too expensive lol
Fairy land...paint rocks and make hair ribbon pieces for girls and crowns or decorate swords with magical stones (they could purchase craft kits at booth) or make treasure box with magical painted stones
My son always loved a barrel ride. A big barrel attached by rope to a horizontal. Then swing away! Made me kinda nauseated after the third ride. Kid loved it for years.
I remember going sometime in the 70's; maybe a few years after opening and we made stuff with clay. I made a small bowl or it could have been an ash tray. 🤷🏼♀️ It was the 70's. I remember it was painted and glazed. Not sure if it was a vendor or a craft area.
8-12, lots of free alcohol for parents and babysitters 😂 I have no family and my husband cannot miss work, so this place is our vacation, once a year, with a kid. I just ask no nakedness, because at this age kids are too inquisitive.
My son and I LOVE the Spinning Dragon Eggs (well, my son loves them-the older I get the less I can handle being spun around) we ride them every year-started when he was 4, he will be 11 this year♥️
Go online look at the vendor map and create a scavenger hunt for your kids. Give them a paper with the names and u have stickers. If they point the place out to you give them a sticker to mark it. Have some prizes for them and they'll love it
Glassblowing, blacksmithing, and pottery demos are interesting and free.
Lots of sunscreen, comfy shoes, and a change of clothes for the ride home. Let them get a map/show schedule or pull it up on a device and take turns deciding where to go. You won’t see it all with that many people so take your time and go slow and easy
Oh and save a picture of the map of the festival on your phone. I’ve been going since I was a toddler and consistently every year for about 10 years and I even worked there last year and I still don’t know where everything is lol.
School of Sword has adult and children sessions. Free
In Enchanted forest near maze
My little girls LOVE tartanic. Maybe a kid friendly show in the kid's area?
The Castle of Muskogee, does a scavenger hunt for the kids. It's free for everyone but there is plenty of sneaky opportunities to make the parents shell out some cash along the way.
Food is a must! Bring lots of cash and trust me you’ll want to treat yourself here. So if you’re low on money, don’t spend that extra treat money on the newest make-up pallet or a new outfit for school. No, spend it here cus almost everything is hand crafted and a masterpiece in its own right! Shows are fun too!
Wear comfy shoes. You don’t want to go home early because you can’t walk anymore from wearing bad shoes. The festival is mostly gravel and cement so be prepared for that.
DONT BE AFRAID TO DRESS UP! You’ll feel more like you belong if you dress up or at least I do. You’ll probably enjoy all the comments from people saying hey cool outfit!
If you don’t have any friends or family who want to go with you, go by yourself! You’ll still have plenty fun by yourself and it’s super easy to make friends there. Do NOT stay at home cus you think you’re too cool for renfest cus trust me you’re not lol. Renfest is for everyone of all ages!
We like trick or treating at ren fest. The booths come up with creative ways to "trick or treat" the kids! (Like putting candy on fishing poles and sitting on their roof, hehe) We also like the maze -every year- any age. The jousting show if you sit close up and it's not too hot out. We like talking with Thor every year and finding the random people who will give you treasures and trinkets. It makes everything magical!
My son (14) says something with comedy and danger. He also asks if the quartet group could learn stargate theme music? When he was an infant we loved seeing Neubler the tinker.
Following. I have a 4 yr old who has been every year since she was born! She absolutely loves it. We go several times a season
Stop by, just inside the entrance, and have a little paint on your face with Ship Wreck. He and his crew are amazing.
Blacksmith demo 4 times a day.
I personally like the show at the gate and opening cannon.