10 Classic Renaissance Faires Across America Slideshow

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Texas Renaissance Festival

With eight unique themed weekends, it’s easy to see why the Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation’s largest faire. Furthering the old adage that "everything’s bigger in Texas," this Renaissance Faire invites costumed-attendees to compete in a polka dance-off, tuck into a plate of bratwurst, and enjoy the fall foliage as you wander through the Magic Garden. Don’t forget to stop by the Musketeer’s Banquet for some tasty dragon meat on a stick.

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