The Texas Renaissance Festival

announces its Sixth Annual School Days event to be held on Tuesday and

Wednesday, Nov. 2 and 3. The two-day event,

offered exclusively to public, private and home schooled students and sponsors,

allows young people to experience first-hand the life, culture and history of

the Renaissance Period.

Students interact with a variety of historical characters including King Henry

VIII, William Shakespeare, and Christopher Columbus. Period entertainment

includes the Royal Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey Falconry Exhibition as well

as numerous other stage and path performances.

School Days brings history to life as students enjoy the wonders and

achievements of a time period in history unparalleled in its zeal for

knowledge. Technological advances and discoveries of the Renaissance Age are

illustrated through demonstrations in pottery, glass blowing, blacksmithing,

armor making, and other diverse arts and trades. Students can visit a working

reproduction of the Gutenberg Printing Press and a 16th Century coin


Students can enhance their School

Days experience by participating in a variety of daily contests including

art, poetry and essay writing as well as a costume contest. In addition,

Intermediate, Jr. High and High School choirs, bands and theater groups may compete

in the Performing Arts Festival held each day.

Tickets purchased by Oct. 1 are $6. After Oct. 1,

tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Lunch tickets

are also available in advance or during School Days at the Festival Box

Office for $9 per person. Call 1-800-458-3435 or visit the School Days

section of our website at

for more information.