New Braunfels Renaissance Faire Opens Friday with a German Twist

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New Braunfels’ first Renaissance Faire opens this weekend with a German twist.

In addition to ye olde traditional medieval activities like swordplay and eating turkey legs, this weekend’s trip back in time includes Santa Claus, Christmas shopping, a live production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and a 19th-century slice of New Braunfels’ own village life.

The event is on the grounds of the Heritage Village Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, 1370 Church Hill Dr., New Braunfels, which features an open-air Marketplatz, a German protestant church, a museum and living history demonstrations.

Hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. All-day passes are $11.99 and $26.49 for a three-day weekend pass.

At the Renaissance Faire merry-goers will find games, rides, valiant knights, archery, beautiful mermaids and fairies, friendly dragons, feasting and a Shakespearean insult contest.

A portion of the proceeds will support New Braunfels arts, heritage and nonprofits.

According to mysanantonio.com, the festival is the brainchild of Justin Ball, executive director and a museum curator at the Heritage Society of New Braunfels.

For more information visit nbrenfaire.com.

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