This Weekend at the TRF: The Highland Fling!!!

The King & Queen invite Texans and patrons from across the country and around the world to experience the authentic sights, sounds and smells of the 16th century at the 37th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival (www.texrenfest.com), the largest and most acclaimed Renaissance festival in the nation.  Join us on November 12 & 13 for Highland Fling weekend as echoes of the Scottish bagpipes summon the most festive to New Market Village!  Enjoy a variety of Scottish-themed festive performances, hearty feasting & libations, the Royal Joust, petting zoo, elephant & camel rides, face painting, Royal Dance School and tons of activities for kids of all ages!  Take part in daily competitions including Great Sheep Hunt Contests, Highland Dance Contests, Bonnie Knees Contests & Haggis Eating Contests.  Contests are open to kids and adults each day.

Discounted tickets are on sale now at all Texas-based H-E-B and Woodforest National Bank locations. Discounted ticket packages, including the Family 4-pack, Adult 4-pack and weekend passes, are available exclusively online at www.texrenfest.com.

The Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) is the Nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive for eight magically-themed weekends.  TRF welcomes more the 450,000 guests annually and features nearly 500 costumed performers on 17 stages; 340 shoppes including international food purveyors, unique artisans, merchants and craft vendors; human-powered rides; an abundance of strolling performers and the Royal Finale at dusk.  The Festival is held Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday.  TRF is located 50 miles Northwest of Houston on more than 50 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on FM 1774, between Magnolia and Plantersville, Texas.  For more information, visit www.texrenfest.com.

Tickets are $20 Adults & $10 Kids in advance at HEB and Woodforest National Bank. Prices increase at the gates. $50 Family 4-Packs, $70 Adult 4-Packs and $35 Weekend passes are available exclusively online at www.texrenfest.com.  The festival is a Rain or Shine event.

Don’t miss the stars of National Geographic Channel’s newest television show, Knights of Mayhem (www.natgeotv.com/knights) at the Texas Renaissance Festival November 25, 26 & 27.  Catch the premier of the show on November 15th at 8 p.m. (CST).

History comes alive for across eight magically themed family-friendly weekends this fall in the festival’s magical New Market Village, featuring hundreds of daily performances and demonstrations, games, contests, activities, international feasting options, shopping and more through November 27, 2011.  The 2011 Texas Renaissance Festival is presented by Bud Light and Coca-Cola.

The highly anticipated festival will take place Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday, spanning a total of 17 days, offering patrons a variety of new attractions and performances along with eight themed villages featuring international feasting options, more than 500 costumed performers and hundreds of shows and demonstrations each day!  Explore nearly 60 acres of theNewMarketVillage featuring almost 400 shoppes overflowing with unique arts, handmade crafts, clothing, jewelry and more!

Join us EVERY Sunday for Family Day presented by Coca-Cola offering families the opportunity to participate in kid-friendly games, contests and activities as well as family-friendly programming throughout the day.