If the weather holds, the Kerrville Renaissance Festival could be the biggest yet in 2023, with three weekends of activities starting Jan. 21.
Of course, the festival faced extremes over the last three years, with the coronavirus pandemic and back-to-back bouts of extreme cold. But the fair persevered, and last year’s show was one of the best yet.
For its seventh season, the Kerrville Renaissance Festival has added a third weekend of medieval-themed entertainment, cosplay, handcrafted items, games and food and drink. There are eight stages and more than 30 performers at the River Star Park.
The 2023 dates are:
- 10 a.m, to 5 p.m. on January 21-22.
- 10 a.m, to 5 p.m on January 28-29.
- 10 a.m, to 5 p.m on February 4-5.
Entertainment will be a mix of returning favorites and new acts. Visitors on the grounds will view dancers, musicians, magicians, jugglers, and contests, plus the return of Last Chance Forever, The Bird of Prey Conservancy.
The expanded Renaissance Festival Marketplace will house more than 30 shops offering handmade crafts such as wooden toys, leather accessories, clothing, hats, glassware, jewelry, and more.
The Food Court will serve up funnel cake, cinnamon-roasted nuts, chocolate-covered cheesecake, fresh donuts, turkey legs, kettle corn, jerky, deep-fried caramel apple, deep-fried Oreos, and deep-fried pecan pie, paired with craft beer, wine, and mead. The Renaissance Festival now has a full liquor license, so they can offer guests more drink options.
The event is at River Star Arts and Events Park, on the grounds of the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27, Kerrville TX. There is free parking on site. Adult admission is $16.95; children ages 5-12 $9.95, and those four and under are free. Updated information, directions, tickets, and daily schedules are available at www.KerrvilleRenFest.com or by calling 214-632-5766.