Fall Culture Travel :: Jousting In Texas
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Hear ye, hear ye! Gather up thy lances and purchase thy turkey legs for the Texas Renaissance Festival, which began a week and a half ago and continues through Thanksgiving in the town of Plantersville, northwest of Houston.
Maybe Ren Fests are more of a summer thing in temperate regions, but would you really want to wear a corset in 95-degree heat? The festival runs every weekend with fireworks at night, jousts daily and special performances by groups like Sound and Fury--a "Fakespearean" acting troupe--and the bell ensemble Cast in Bronze.
Go back in time for the weekend, then head back to Houston for amazing Mexican food or a turn around the ice-skating rink at the Galleria to jolt you back into the 21st century.