Renaissance Festival — Houston, TX Oct-Nov 2011

1001 Dreams -- Texas Renaissance Festival

Enjoy the magic of a day well spent at the Texas Renaissance Festival.  Best Rated Reviews recently spent a truly enchanted afternoon partaking of the Renaissance Festival’s wonderful festivities.  Delicious food, extraordinary entertainment, enchanting Renaissance folks…it’s all there!

Here are a few highlights from our experience that we wanted to share and recommend.

Gypsy Dance Theatre

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Eating: The Greek Agora.  The Agora is a Greek pavilion which offers delicious gyros, baklava, and other succulent Greek cuisine.  Although we enjoy the barbaric experience of enjoying a giant turkey leg at the Ren Fest, the fresh and flavorful Greek cuisine is among the Renaissance Festival’s finest fare.

While eating at the Agora, we enjoyed a spectacular performance by Gypsy Dance Theater (  Great music, great food, and great times!

Shopping: The Texas Renaissance Festival offers appealing shopping opportunities as far as the eye can see.  If you enjoy shopping, you will find many treasures here.  We found two vendors who stood out as especially memorable:


Sandstorm — Sand art and wax candles you create. (Owner: Gary Smith,

If you are a child or want to feel like one again, you will love this shop.  At Sandstorm, you get to make your own candles and sand art.  Sandstorm contains whimsical, colorful treasures which truly add to the festive experience at the Renaissance Festival.  They are conveniently located near the forest which contains lots of games kids will enjoy.

Set In Stone Jewelry

Set In Stone — Jewelry.  (

Flower wreaths and jewelry abound at the Renaissance Festival.  Yet we found Set In Stone carries the most elegant head wreathes– jeweled, metal headbands and elegant wreaths.  They also have a beautiful selection of rings and other jewelry.  Their products are made with quality and expert craftsmanship.

Music: The Texas Renaissance Festival boasts an array of live music.  We enjoyed a spectacular bagpipe performance by Sir William.

The King and Queen -- Texas Renaissance Festival

Royalty: Ahhh, the King and Queen!  It is thrilling to meet the King and Queen.  They add the extra touch of regal to this magic adventure!

Lastly, the Renaissance Festival truly provides wonder and enchantment for all ages.  While we were visiting with the fairies during the 1001 Dreams weekend, a little girl commented, “The thing I love most is the fairies.  They are very special to our hearts.”

The Renaissance Festival is open from October-November 2011.  Find out more at



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