The French knight creates a burst of golden glitter as he snares a ring from the hand of the Festival Queen Sunday afternoon at the Texas Renaissance Festival. The royal jousts are a popular attraction at the annual festival in Todd Mission, near Magnolia. Sunday was the end of the 44th annual festival, which runs nine weekends from late September through Thanksgiving weekend. … [Read more...] about Renaissance gold
Texas Renaissance Festival
Happy Halloween everyone! Here’s a scary thought. I’m going to talk about politics again, but only briefly. A few weeks ago I wrote a column titled “It’s time for this red state to bleed a little blue.” There are a couple things about that column that I need to update and clarify. If you recall, I went on a little rant about how none of our Republican elected officials – with … [Read more...] about Politics, Halloween, and the Texas Renaissance Festival
It’s not often one makes a living falling off a horse and sword fighting to the death, but that happens on a regular basis for Kent Shelton and the performers from the Hanlon-Lees Action Theater. Shelton and his company put on the jousts each season for the Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission, just north of Magnolia. “Something always hurts. We try to take the fall … [Read more...] about Knights make a living by dying in the jousts at Texas Renaissance Festival
The English knight’s lance shatters in a joust with the German knight last Sunday at the Texas Renaissance Festival. The jousts are some of the most popular events held weekends at the festival near Magnolia. (Photo by Joe Southern) Muddy knights The Spanish, English and French knights cross blades in the muddy jousting arena after tensions rise during a … [Read more...] about Surely you joust!