School Days at the Renaissance Festival
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 www.texrenfest.com/schooldays.html
for more information.