This past Saturday my husband and I visited the Texas Renaissance Festival for their 1001 Dreams themed weekend. We visited the festival last year for their Celtic Christmas, right after our wedding (we called it our mini-moon).
I love Renaissance and Medieval fairs. I've been going to them since college when I went to the Norman Medieval Fair, and I'm happy that my husband enjoys them as much as I do.
Texas Renaissance Festival is one of the largest festivals in the country--it's huge, and has tons of booths and shows, as well as delicious food. This year we saw Tartanic, a very enjoyable Celtic/Scottish band that I had heard about from one of my friends in the San Angelo Symphony. The food was also delicious--I had pierogis from the Polish section of the fair, and a scotch egg. The only problem was the weather; the festival is close to Houston, TX and it ended up being very warm, especially if you happened to be wearing a velvet Medieval dress. Despite the weather, we had a great time and hope to go back next month (when it should be cooler).
Last year, I thought the Celtic Christmas weekend was quite beautiful, and I loved buying some wonderful Celtic-themed ornaments for our tree.