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Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:40:57 AM »
Saw this mentioned somewhere on Facebook this morning.

There's a NEW Renaissance Faire in Texarkana, AR this year.


Web Site -Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012


And, yes - I do realize this is also opening weekend of TRF.  But, for people who live closer to Texarkana and don't usually drive down to TRF, it could be a fun option.

They've already got some good Entertainment lined up, including Abby Green (who has also performed solo, and in the group Istanpitta with Al Cofrin, at TRF).


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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 04:53:03 AM »
I thought this had been mentioned before out here, perhaps by the Craigmeister, but maybe not.  I did see something about it at least a couple months back or more. This would certainly be a more viable option for me since it's only a couple hours away.

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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 05:00:32 AM »
It does sound interesting, and likely within range for us, as well.  However, this year, at least, we will be vending at a Con here in OKC, so we'll have to miss it's inaugural year.  I wish them much success, though!!! 
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 08:39:53 AM »
This does look like something worth checking out this fall. 
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 11:44:11 AM »
I thought this had been mentioned before out here, perhaps by the Craigmeister, but maybe not.  I did see something about it at least a couple months back or more. This would certainly be a more viable option for me since it's only a couple hours away.

I did do a forum-wide search for "Texarkana", before starting this new thread.

So, if it was mentioned somewhere here, the forum search engine didn't see it...

Maybe you saw it in a list of Ren Faires on someone's web site, rather than here on RenFest.com?


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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 12:40:06 PM »
Quite possible, David. I certainly wasn't chastising anyone!  :D

When I looked at what their website was showing a few months ago (or whenever it was—I think it was for some Halloween thing they were also advertising), I was less than inspired by what they were touting at the time. It looks much more promising now. I would certainly love to see this succeed and grow.

I'm kind of gun-shy from a horrible attempt several years ago to start a faire in North Little Rock. I wouldn't want to drive 2 hours for a similar disaster.  From the promo material I saw for Texarkana, they're already leaps and bounds beyond the NLR attempt.
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 04:28:25 PM »
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I'm kind of gun-shy from a horrible attempt several years ago to start a faire in North Little Rock. I wouldn't want to drive 2 hours for a similar disaster.  From the promo material I saw for Texarkana, they're already leaps and bounds beyond the NLR attempt.

Do you mean:
Tudor Rose Renaissance Faire
8112 Greer Rd.
Sherwood, AR 72120-1550

I also remember reading about one several years ago that was planned in SW Little Rock, but could never verify that it actually happened, or the specific location.
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 05:00:40 PM »
Ya I remember the Tudor event that never made it!, But I do hope this in Texarkana will kick off, a four hour drive sure beats 8 or 10 hour dive.  I hope some one will post more on the forum about it.
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 05:10:32 PM »
No. That one's actual physical location was in Wrightsville, southeast of Little Rock, rather than in Sherwood (northeast of town...I'm guessing that's the ).  I think they actually held that one for a year. I first heard about it a couple years afterwards. There was no kind of advertising.

The one I'm referring to, though, was held in Riverfront Park in North Little Rock. To be honest, I have no clue as to the year, it was that memorable. We paid our $5 each or whatever, stepped through the flood-wall gates to behold...nothing much at all. There was a couple of food vendors in those carnival-type food wagons, maybe a craft vendor or two, and a joust demonstration, I think. We spent 20 minutes or so there, and left, having seen everything...  It may have been an SCA-hosted event, but it wasn't much.
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 05:26:56 PM »
Merlin, the Turdor Fair that was going to be held and never did was in Wrightsville, but they never had it. I tryed to call them afew times to get more info but was able to get any one. I was really lookig forward to it I was living just south of there in Redfield at the time.
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012, 07:18:09 PM »
That explains the lack of advertising...or would it be the other way around?
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 07:57:52 PM »
I suppose you could check with the Texarkana Ren Faire folks, to see if they have any fliers you could hand out or post around where you live and work.
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2012, 11:33:44 PM »
I guess I must have posted a blurb about Texarkana's Renfest on Facebook under my "Meister's Realm" site.  I know I put it on my website.  (Fortunately, these days there are so many Renfaires to keep up w/ in this part of the country.  Huzzah!)  Margaret Rivera from Fayetteville's Ren/Fantasy Faire of the Ozarks was my informant about it.  If it weren't so far of a drive for me, I would go this fall.
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 05:10:47 AM »
Well, we were thinking about day tripping; but now it looks like we will have to drive down to Madisonville to make a doggie swap.
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Re: Texarkana Renaissance Faire - OCT 5-7, 2012
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 05:45:36 AM »
How much you getting for your old dog?
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