The Texas Renaissance Festival returns for the 48th year

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BRYAN, TX (KBTX) – Huzzah! It’s the time of year that thousands of people look forward to. Saturday marks the start of the 48th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival.

The king and queen of the festival are delighted to welcome everyone to eight weeks of celebrations on 60 acres of a wooded village with beautiful gardens, eight main stages, 400 craftsmen and artisans and plenty of food. King said the festival is a transformative experience that takes you away from all the cares of life.

“When you walk through our doors, it’s like opening a fairy tale story,” King said.

This year, that story will include new artists, shops and restaurants like the Thirsty Pirate Pub. The pub has 64 taps with several beer and wine options and specialty cocktails. There are also several options on the menu like bacon, sausage and cheesecake on a stick.

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“What makes the Renaissance Festival special is that it becomes a place of escape,” said pub owner Bobby Giles. “You arrive in a fantasy world and once you walk through the door, we transform you into having a good time and being joyful.”

The entertainment factor adds to this. The Royal Falconer Show has been a part of the festival for almost 30 years and will take place four times a day throughout the festival. Visitors can see birds from different parts of the world flying freely and learn about their origins.

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The jousting show is another festival staple that people can enjoy four times a day. The action-packed shows are all built on the “joust of death”.

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For more Texas Renaissance Festival information and tickets, click here.

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