Forget Your Steed—Take a Charter Bus Instead!
Want to relive the glory days of the Roman Empire? Fight off the barbarian hordes? Battle pirates or enjoy a weekend in Medieval Scotland? All of these adventures, and more, are available at the Texas Renaissance Festival. For nine weekends, starting on September 30, the Texas town of Todd Mission goes back in time, becoming the nation’s largest Renaissance theme park. The festival has more than 500 costumed performers on nearly 20 stages. You’ll find hundreds of shops offering food and a wide array or crafts and merchandise. There are human powered rides and every day ends with the Queen’s Royal Finale, complete with fireworks (weather permitting).
Last year, almost 700,000 people came during the Festival’s two month run. That’s a crowd—if you have to try to navigate that horde, you’ll quickly turn a fun weekend into a nightmare. There’s a better way to travel back in time—in the comfort and luxury of a charter bus, from BusRental.com. It’s how all the lords and ladies travel!
Every Weekend Is a Different Theme!
At the Texas Renaissance Festival, every one of the nine weekends offers a different theme:
- September 30-October 1: Oktoberfest—It’s Renaissance Festival Bavarian Style the first weekend, where all things German can be found. There’s a bratwurst eating contest, plenty of polka dancing, an Oktoberfest costume contest, and, of course, lots of German “bier.”
- October 7-8: 1001 Dreams—Think faeries and elves, sprites and other mystical creatures. There’s a dragon wing eating competition, as well as a contest to honor the best fantasy costume.
- October 14-15: Pirate Adventure—Arggh! Land ho, ye lubbers, no scalawags allowed this weekend. There’ll be treasure hunts and plenty o’ pints o’ rum, though. Don’t miss the fish-n-chips eating contest, either.
- October 21-22: Roman Bacchanal—Toga! Toga! Celebrate the decadence of ancient Rome, with beer, pizza, a spaghetti eating contest and other revelry.
- October 28-29: All Hallows Eve—Crawlies and creepies, ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks, it’s a weekend of haunting good fun, with a kettle korn eating contest and, of course, honors for the best Halloween attire.
- November 4-5: Barbarian Invasion—Throw on your armor, it’s time to defend the castle from the invading hordes. There’ll be plenty of plunder for the victors, whether it’s in a turkey leg eating contest, or the competition for Worst Dressed Barbarian.
- November 11-12: Heroes and Villains—Knights in white armor, damsels in distress, black-hearted villains and double-dealing Delilahs. It’s a weekend of heroic and dastardly deeds, with plenty of food, hearty drink and entertainment.
- November 18-19: Highland Fling—Ah, lads and lassies, put on your best tartans, grab yer bagpipes and come visit medieval Scotland. There’s a haggis eating contest, and you’ll find plenty of Scotch eggs and Wee Heavy drinks.
- November 24-26: Celtic Christmas—Over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, the Texas Renaissance Festival welcomes Father Christmas and his elves, making merry in anticipation of the Yuletide season.
Important Things to Know Before You Go to the Texas Renaissance Festival
You’re going to see a lot of folks dressed in period or theme costumes. While it’s part of what makes the Renaissance Festival so much fun, there’s no discount for wearing a costume! However, anyone under the age of 12 can enter at no cost every Sunday. Otherwise, tickets are $30 for anyone 13 and older and $15 for the kids. Group discounts are available by contacting groups@texrenfest or calling 1-800-458-3435. Gates open at 9 am and close for entry at 6 pm. The park closes immediately after the Royal Fireworks, around 8 pm.
You cannot bring any food or beverages into the festival, except for infants and toddlers, or if you have food allergies. You must have a note from your doctor to verify a food allergy.
Most vendors inside the festival accept credit and debit cards, and there will be ATMs available. Checks are generally not accepted.
You can bring a wheelchair, wagon or stroller, or can rent these items onsite. There’s also a costume rental shop just outside the front gate. To learn about the costumes available for rent, visit the Belrose Costume Shoppe online. If you bring a sword, rapier or other edged/pointed weapon as part of your costume, it must be sheathed and peace tied at all times.
The festival goes on, rain or shine. No rain checks will be available, though rain ponchos can be purchased onsite.
Because the Texas Renaissance Festival has many exotic animals onsite, domestic pets and animals may not be brought into the park, with the exception of service dogs.
Have a Terrific Time at the Texas Renaissance Festival—In a Charter Bus!
You want to step back in time and get away from it all, right? You don’t want to have to worry about modern problems, like checking the map or finding your car. With a charter bus rental, when you step off the bus, you’ll be able to step back in time. Here are some of the other benefits of a charter bus from Bus.Rental.com.:
- Charter buses offer safety and security—Our drivers are consummate professionals, thanks to the extensive training we provide them. In addition, because there’s just one way on and off the bus, you won’t have to worry about your personal safety or your stuff.
- You can enjoy the entire day—You won’t be stuck in the parking lot, and you won’t have any worries about delays or cancellations. We’ll get you there before the fun starts and pick you up right after its over.
- You won’t be put in debtor’s prison!—There’s no more affordable way to travel than on a charter bus. With the money you save, you can bring back lots of cool souvenirs.
- There’s a coach that’s just the right size for you—Large or small, your group will find a vehicle that meets your needs.
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