Texas Renaissance Festival

Attend the Texas Renaissance Festival’s 12th Annual School Days on November 1 and 2, 2016. Open exclusively for students and teachers, School Days allow student and homeschool groups to step back in time as they experience Renaissance culture, art, science, and literature. New Market Village, the Festival’s recreation of an authentic 16th century European village, features costumed interpreters, artisans in period dress, and more. Groups will enjoy performances by jesters, magicians, jousting knights, and musicians. Activities include learning the art of falconry and courtly Renaissance dances, as well as watching live blacksmithing, pottery, and armor making demonstrations. Students may also participate in music, theatre, art, trebuchet, essay, and other competitions.

Contact Info
Address: 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX 77363. Grimes County. Tel: 800-458-3435. Email: schooldays@texrenfest.com. Website: www.texrenfest.comHrs: Nov. 1-2, 2016, 8:30AM-4PM. Same Day Booking: Yes. Contact: School Days Coordinator.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4-6 hours. Cost: $9 adults and children. Children 4 and younger free.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue