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Title: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on May 13, 2008, 08:41:48 AM
Don't forget about the Central Texas Renaissance Festival in June!


Central Texas Renaissance Festival

Weekends in June 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2008

Open 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturdays

Open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sundays

1345 Pebblestone Rd, Dale, Texas

http://www.centraltexasrenaissancefaire.com
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Sir Trent and I are going to go at least one weekend.  Anyone else planning on going?

Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: cowgrrl on May 18, 2008, 09:49:48 PM
We're planning on going, hopefully the last weekend.  I just hope its not too hot.  I'm just glad I usually go in 'danes.
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: *Teach* on May 18, 2008, 10:40:36 PM
maybe... just maybe...

*Will there be a rum booth?*
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 28, 2008, 11:36:04 AM
geez it's gonna be hot........ :-\
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on May 28, 2008, 11:52:03 AM
geez it's gonna be hot........ :-\
Yep, that's why I will probably just be going as a mundane.  ;)
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Element of Air on May 28, 2008, 12:42:05 PM
I might be attending on the 14th due to the fact that Sir Jerrick will not have work that day. We might stop by in the afternoon to see what it has become, the fair is so close to our home.
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 29, 2008, 06:09:16 PM
 I might go with Var. Does anyone know anything about vendors and entertainment?
I can do hot! I survived TableRock!
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: alyria stargazer on May 29, 2008, 07:27:28 PM
Chameleon Dreams and I are trying for the second Sat. We have other engagements the other weekends, but we hope it goes well and we hope to see some of you out there as well. Queen Bonnie, if you end up needing a ride call mom and we could probably go get you =)

See you on the inside,
Alyria Stargazer
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on May 30, 2008, 08:19:50 AM
Does anyone know anything about vendors and entertainment?

From the website:

Shoppe Name:                           Trade Wares:

Renshirts.............................................................Clothing
Faire Ladies........................................................Accessories
Dark Cloud Armory..........................................Leather Armor, Weapons
Charlotte's Web.................................................Accessories, Sundries
CTRF Souvenier Shop.......................................Cameras, T-Shirts
Dragon Smoks....................................................Tobacco
Imperial Mongolian Embassy.........................Swords, Weapons, etc.
Scarlett Leather.................................................Leather & Chain Headware



Food Booth:                                  Specialty:

Little Mac's Smokehouse......Turkey legs, Hamburgers, Baked Potatoes
Beast on a Pyke....................... Sausage, Chicken, Iced Tea, Lemonade
Dragon Lady Pub....................Beer, Mead, Soft Drinks, Water


Games:

Sherwood Forest Archery............................Archery
Axe Throe.......................................................Axes, Knives
Long Pult.........................................................Long Range Cascerones
Cannonde........................................................Short Range
Fantasy Swing.................................................Swing


Entertainers:

Lady Lark.........................................................Harpist
Birds of a Feather............................................Singers
BellyDancers
Lady Skye and her Dancing Horse
Four Winds Jousters
Lady Skye Jousters
Live Steel Demonstratons............................Ampguard

Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Thomas Eagle on May 30, 2008, 07:47:47 PM
Is this at the last years Camelot site?
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Queen Bonnie on May 31, 2008, 08:38:09 AM
 Thanks Lady Ann! Sounds good! I am trying to get over a cold . Might try for next Sat and the last weekend!
Thanks Alryia! I will give Chameleon a call.
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: dbaldock on May 31, 2008, 02:11:03 PM
Is this at the last years Camelot site?

From the Central Texas Ren Faire (http://"http://www.centraltexasrenaissancefaire.com/") web site:

The Faire is located at  1345 Pebblestone Rd, Dale, Texas
The GPS coordinates are: N 29°, 55.090’ by W 97°, 30.190’


That is the address for the location where Excalibur moved to (from Smithville, TX), and then Camelot was to open at this Spring.

Take Care,
David Baldock
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 01, 2008, 05:30:21 PM
I'll be there Guinness in the trunk
M)D
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Var Greyshadow on June 03, 2008, 07:12:06 AM
I'm looking at going with Queen Bonnie on the last weekend.  Busy this weekend and next.
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Ottheinrich on June 03, 2008, 07:20:17 AM
I wish it wasnt so far and so hot :P
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Rochelle on June 03, 2008, 10:18:30 PM
Well hello Moon Dawg, havent had a chance to see you in awhile. I think Michael & I might head on out there this weekend, well thats the plan. Dont know if we will be camping or not , still thinking on that one as well as the joust tournament at 4 winds, great campground there. We will know more come Friday  evening.
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on June 04, 2008, 04:34:06 PM
Looks like we might be there this Saturday, June 7th.  We are talking about it anyway.  I'd really like to see what it's like.  I'm not sure if we will be in garb or not.  Maybe...  ;) 
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on June 04, 2008, 04:38:13 PM
Looks like Saturday may not be too bad!

Sat Jun 07  Isolated T-Storms 88°/74° 30 %
Sun Jun 08  Isolated T-Storms 92°/73° 30 %
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 04, 2008, 10:52:51 PM
I'm gonna wear me wee kilt an a kewl shirt! Nothing heavy! A water baloon booth might not be a bad idea!
M)D
lady Rochelle I will be looking for thee! Camera in hand (an a Guinness in the other)
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Yrose on June 05, 2008, 08:53:10 AM
We might try and make it the last weekend. Who else is trying for that weekend?
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 05, 2008, 07:00:37 PM
 Var and I will try to make last weekend.
Hopefully I will be over the Renndezflu by then!
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 06, 2008, 10:59:33 PM
I gots me Guinness! See ya on the morrow!
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: eloquentXI on June 06, 2008, 11:03:41 PM
 Take lots of photos for me as I will be there in spirit! And everyone drink water, I don't want to hear of any dehydrated Rennies!  >:(
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Captain Kilian on June 06, 2008, 11:21:23 PM
looks like we will be there on Sunday the 8th (sadly I work the 7th). Hope to see people there!!!
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Shudder Bug on June 07, 2008, 03:29:35 PM
Take lots of photos for me as I will be there in spirit! And everyone drink water, I don't want to hear of any dehydrated Rennies!  >:(


 I mean no offense to the organizers of CTRF when I say  IMHO the faire grounds were more of a ghost town  :(  sadly there is nothing to photograph.  At 12:30 there still was no food or refreshments to be had.  If there were entertainers about I did not see them and with less than a handful of vendors my friend and I decided to leave.

For myself I do not believe at this point and time I will be giving this location another chance.  I was sorely disappointed.

Shudder Bug



Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 08, 2008, 02:57:02 PM
 I am so sorry to hear this news.  I had hoped it would be good. I have so many good memories of Excal at that site last year.
Did it get better on Sunday?  I am anxious to know!
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 08, 2008, 10:35:00 PM
Well there were Belly Dancers and Lark the harpist (Who played most of the day with only a few short breaks. There was no food until after 2:00Pm when one of the vendors showed up. The beer people flaked out Thursday (Some on ought go adjust their attitude) but Being good Rennie's we were prepared for that! HUZZAH! I was disappointed that Little Mac dinna show.
I am proud that they got off their duffs and did at least this much. Will I go back? Hell yes! I'll be there next Saturday. I ordered a new mug from Rigor and a new shirt from Renshirt's and got a wee boot knife from the Mongolian Embassy.
I don't know what everyone expected but yes I did have fun.
After Scarby a small faire like this may be a let down for some but it is a place for like minded people to gather no matter what or how much is there. This is a gathering place for the hardcore's and that was what was there for the most part.
With support it will grow back but support it must have from the community. With Gas prices it will be nice to have it come back close to Austin like it is.
So yes there wasn't a whole lot there and I didn't expect there to be but yes I did have fun and yes I will go back. I will not however be there closing weekend due to prior commitments but next week I will.
Moon)Dawg
Mage of the Majick Box
Keeper of the Pygmypony
Wizard to the Kingdom of Onondaga
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Captain Kilian on June 09, 2008, 07:40:47 AM
We went for a few hours yesterday (we were both pretty tired so getting there at all was a major accomplishment), and it was fun. WE saw a few familiar faces, chatted with the vendors a bit, did a bit of archery, and then headed back out. I think we were there too early for much of the entertainers to doing their thing, though the harp playe rwas there, and had just finished up a set when we walked in.

Was it disappointing? Only if you expected something big. We knew it would be smaller then Excal from the last few years, so no, it was what it was.
Would we go again? If we have time, and likely if we can go when we know others would be there. This faires draw for us would have to be the fellow rennies.
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Lady Ann of Draycott on June 09, 2008, 09:57:59 AM
We went Saturday morning, got there a little early and ended up talking to the owner's daughter until the faire actually opened.  She was very nice as was everyone there.  We wandered around for awhile and talked to a few people, but it was pretty quiet.  At one point I asked Tim if he could tell how many patrons were there besides us and he said, "probably about 6"...

We ran into Moon)Dawg and talked to him for a few minutes, met the lady that runs the archery booth, sorry I can't remember her name, and she gave us a tour of her booth and building.

The highlight of the day was when we were back by the jousting area.  There was a lady back there with a big Macaw and she let Tim hold the bird on his arm!  It was very cool and he (Tim) loved it, I'm not sure how the bird felt about it.  I got a few pictures, I will try to ge them posted tonight.  Anyway, they played with the bird for a few minutes and then we strolled on.

There was no schedule for the entertainment and when one of the shop owners was asked by another patron about entertainment, her comment was that they were just "winging it" and that there was no schedule.  Also, we heard that the entertainers are not being paid by the faire, they are working for tips only.

Like Moon)Dawg said, they are not selling adult beverages this year because someone backed out at the last minute, but they will let you bring it in.

There was no food at all while we were there and by noon we were really starting to get hungry.  Neither one of the two food vendors who were suppose to be there had bothered to show up.  The owners said they were going to get some food and try to have it ready by 1:00 pm but we decided not to stay.  Had there been more people we knew there we might have stayed, but alas there was not.

Will we go back?  Maybe, but only if we know there are going to be more people we know that are going to be there.  We were kinda bored...

Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Ginette on June 10, 2008, 01:18:47 PM
I would love to go this weekend. Now if I can talk the husband into going as well ...
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: rengypsy on June 11, 2008, 12:00:27 PM
well, start getting excited about Sherwood Forest Faire just east of Austin.  spring of 2010.  gonna be worthy of your time and energies.  will have the website up soon.  keep the vibes coming oour way.  investing lots of money and time into its success.  can you hear the drumming already???  listen a bit more intently...the beat is building.  rengypsy
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Var Greyshadow on June 12, 2008, 07:46:37 AM
Looks like Queen Bonnie and I are still planning to go on the 21st.  We figure if it's too boring we can retreat to Meow Manor and jump in the pool.  Stocking up on libations and somerthing for a picnic lunch.  No worries about food/drink vendors - we just want to see a few good friends!
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 12, 2008, 12:04:04 PM
 Who else will be there on the 21st? 
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 12, 2008, 11:07:00 PM
Well I'll nay be there the 21st but I will be there the 14th!
M)D
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 15, 2008, 08:35:41 AM
Yesterday there were TWO food vendors. Little Mac with his excellent B-B-Que, Turkey Legs and Gigantic Loaded Potatoes. I never made it to the other vendor but it smelled good and was busy. There were more people as well and more vendors too so it has grown a wee bit since opening weekend and may be a bit better next as well so give it a shot.
Tis still BYOB but that really doesn't bother me too much as that is the cheaper way to go.
I will have pic's sometime this week.
M)D
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Ginette on June 16, 2008, 06:52:33 AM
Moon)Dawg I wish I could have made it, it sounds like fun. 
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 16, 2008, 05:31:02 PM
 Huzzah! I am glad it is doing better! Var and I will be there next Sat.
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 20, 2008, 01:32:41 PM
 Var and I will be there tomorrow! Who else is going?  Fun to see friends.  Hope we survive the heat!   We will be there early and stay as long as we can!
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Element of Air on June 21, 2008, 02:15:15 AM
Alas, I can not attend, I am stepping in for someone who needed to take some time off for a concert in Houston.  :P

I wanted to go tomorrow but work calls! :-\
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Moon Dawg on June 27, 2008, 10:43:39 PM
CTRF Pic's are now up.
M)D
http://www.moon-dawg.net/CTRF08/index.htm
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Queen Bonnie on June 28, 2008, 07:25:05 PM
 Var and I were not there long- but had a good time. I hope this faire grows.  Good to be back on the Excal site.  Many happy memories!
Title: Re: Central Texas Renaissance Festival
Post by: Moon Dawg on August 10, 2008, 12:13:25 AM
THE HEAT IS ON GANG! NEw website is now up. As soon as the nameservers are changed it will be available at the  www.centraltexasrenaissancefaire.com addy but right now it can be seen at http://www.centexrenfest.com
M)D