If you are looking for something to do in and around Houston, here are a few events to bring the family to.
35th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival
When: Oct. 9 through Nov. 28
Where: Between Magnolia and Plantersville
Website and phone: www.texrenfest.comor call 1-800-458-3435
Touted as the largest of its kind in the country, the Texas Renaissance Festival celebrates turning 36 this year with all the men in tights, turkey legs and fireworks you could wish for. Set on 53 acres about 45 minutes from Houston, founder George Coulam has recreated an 16th century village with more than 340 shoppes, games of skill and human-powered rides for the young and young at heart.
Houston Cellar Classic
When: Oct. 21-23
Where: Various sites around Houston
Presenting the premier celebration of wine and food in Houston. Take advantage of fantastic wine tastings, food and wine pairings, a cigar and wine tasting and the chance to purchase extraordinary wines.
The festival of wine and food concludes with the Grand Tasting Experience Oct. 23 at The Tasting Room at Uptown Park. Taste 100 wines, sample foods from Houston’s finest restaurants and listen to great live music.
29th Island OktoberFest
When: Oct. 22-23
Where: adjacent to Galveston Island’s First Lutheran Church
Historic downtown Galveston will come alive when the 29th annual Island Oktoberfest kicks off Oct. 22 from 5-11 p.m. This fun, family weekend of great music, authentic German food, libations, auction, raffle, games, and much more will continue with new extended hours on Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Festival-goers are sure to enjoy a variety of popular sounds to dance to throughout the two-day celebration. Island Oktoberfest, hosted by First Evangelical Lutheran Church and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company, will feature the music of Galveston’s popular Midlife Crisis band on Friday evening at 7 p.m. Performing Saturday night at 7 p.m. is Haywire, one of Austin’s most popular Country/ Western and contemporary groups.
27th Annual Texian Market Days Festival
When: Oct. 22-23
Where: George Ranch Historical Park
Experience the sights, smells and activities of days gone by at the 27th annual Texian Market Days festival.
The family-friendly living history festival features interactive activities, Civil War camps and battle re-enactments, historic home tours, archeological digs, food and live entertainment. It is roughly divided into four historical eras – the 1830s, 1860s, 1890s and 1930s.
Wings Over Houston
When: Oct. 23-24
Where: Ellington Airport
The 26th Annual Wings Over Houston Airshow takes place at Ellington Airport with thrilling aerial performances, aerobatics and demonstrations. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will amaze and captivate audiences with the team’s precision formations in the F-16C Fighting Falcon.
The 2010 Wings Over Houston Airshow features amazing aerobatic performances by Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, Julie Clark in the Chevron Mentor, and John Klatt Airshows. The always-popular Tora! Tora! Tora! will re-enact the World War II air power attack on Pearl Harbor.
A new addition to this year’s line up is the Smoke-n-Thunder USO Jet Car, a 26-foot long rocket that never leaves the ground.
Ziegenbock Music Festival
When: Oct. 23-24
Where: Sam Houston Race Park
The 8th Annual ZiegenBock Music Festival returns to Sam Houston Race Park with more music than ever before offering fans two days of red dirt country music from 16 bands.
The popular festival, which hosted more than 21,600 fans last year, will take place in the grass field located next to Sam Houston Race Park’s West Lot, featuring performances all day long on the Bud Light and ZiegenBock stages from a variety of top national and Texas country acts.
The 2010 festival will feature performances from: Gary Allan, The Band Perry, Hayes Carll, Roger Creager, Randy Houser, Jerrod Nieman, No Justice, Brandon Rhyder and Whiskey Myers plus very other special guests.
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