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From wine tasting to escape rooms, what’s new at Texas Ren Fest?

The pageant encompasses 70 acres in Grimes County, loads of area for you to monitor down staples together with turkey legs, jousting and reside music.

TODD MISSION, Texas — The grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival are filled with sounds of preparation like bushes being trimmed, grass being mowed, wooden being minimize forward of its gates opening on Oct. 9 for its forty seventh year.

The pageant encompasses 70 acres in Grimes County, loads of area for you to monitor down staples together with turkey legs, jousting and reside music.

“My kids have been coming out here since they were three and four years old,” says advertising director Cory Brock. “They love coming out here. It’s fun for all ages.”

Grownup fare 

There’s loads to discover in case you’re 21 or older too, such because the Wyrmwood Public House.

“This is a two-story, climate-controlled craft cocktail bar set in a Victorian steam punk setting,” shares Louie Migliaccio. “The whole goal is to transform patrons from a 16th century village into Victorian steam punk.”

The handmade cocktails obtainable at the Wyrmwood are all based mostly on recipes from the late 1800s and early 1900s. You may purchase tickets to absinthe and tequila tastings or take within the Victorian selection present.

“We wanted to build a unique feature that people who are looking for the finer things in life, who wanted to experience those things, could come to,” Migliaccio says. 

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New this year

It’s Wyrmwood’s second year at the pageant, however there are several new features. At The King’s Feast, patrons can bask in delicacies from all around the world. Escape rooms with themes like Airy Botter & The Sorcery School or The Pirates’ Dilemma are in a new air-conditioned location. Tea & Strumpets (High Tea) will now be supplied as soon as day by day.

The kingdom additionally expanded this year, including the Del Lago space. It’s positioned close to the Jousting Arena and options new outlets and Odin’s Table, a wine tent operated by Haak Vineyards and Winery.

“Great spot,” says Haak’s Kyle Johnston says of the tent’s location close to a lily pad-filled lake. “It’s peaceful.”

You can take within the view whenever you go to Odin’s Table to purchase a glass or bottle of wine. The vineyard can be providing personal tastings 5 occasions a day, however a ticket is required for these.

“We’re trying to give people an educational experience, but also something fun,” Johnston says. 

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Themed weekends

Organizers encourage you to attend a number of weekends as each all through the season has a unique theme.

Oct. 9 & 10 – Oktoberfest
Oct. 16 & 17 – 1001 Dreams
Oct. 23 & 24 – Pirate Adventure
Oct. 30 & 31 – All Hallows Eve
Nov. 6 & 7 – Heroes & Villains
Nov. 13 & 14 – Barbarian Invasion
Nov. 20 & 21 – Highland Fling
Nov. 26, 27 & 28 – Celtic Christmas

COVID-19 protocols

To ensure that guests really feel secure, the pageant launched new security measures, which embody entry to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and testing. Both will probably be supplied free of charge close to the pageant’s fundamental entrance.

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