Texas Renaissance Festival 2012

Jake Cooper, drummer for the band WIne and Alchemy, is a master percussionist and the rythmic foundation for the band's exotic blend of musical styles.  (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Jake Cooper, drummer for the band WIne and Alchemy, is a master percussionist and the rythmic foundation for the band's exotic blend of musical styles. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Tartanic is another must see act at the Texas Renaissance Festival.  Big drums, bagpipes and plenty of kilt jokes will have you sounding like a true Scot before you know it! (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT
Texas Renaissance Festival Tartanic is another must see act at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Big drums, bagpipes and plenty of kilt jokes will have you sounding like a true Scot before you know it! (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT
Tartanic is another must see act at the Texas Renaissance Festival.  Big drums, bagpipes and plenty of kilt jokes will have you sounding like a true Scot before you know it! (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT
Texas Renaissance Festival Tartanic is another must see act at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Big drums, bagpipes and plenty of kilt jokes will have you sounding like a true Scot before you know it! (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT
Roman soldiers march during the daily parade of performers, merchants and artists at the Texas Renaissance Fesitval. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Roman soldiers march during the daily parade of performers, merchants and artists at the Texas Renaissance Fesitval. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Merchants wave to the crowd during the daily parade at 12pm. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festiva Merchants wave to the crowd during the daily parade at 12pm. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Creative costuming makes the Noon parade a great picture taking opportunity. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Creative costuming makes the Noon parade a great picture taking opportunity. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Several of the Festival's featured performers greet patrons each morning after the opening cannon fires. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Several of the Festival's featured performers greet patrons each morning after the opening cannon fires. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Tsura and Tulo of Gypsy Dance Theatre dance to the period music during the Festival's daily opening ceremonies. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Tsura and Tulo of Gypsy Dance Theatre dance to the period music during the Festival's daily opening ceremonies. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Istanpitta are master performers of music written during the Middle Ages. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Fesitval Istanpitta are master performers of music written during the Middle Ages. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Istanpitta are master performers of music written during the Middle Ages. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Istanpitta are master performers of music written during the Middle Ages. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Gypsy Dance Theatre's performances in the Festival's Greek Agora are beautifully orchestrated with infectious rhythms and graceful belly dancing. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Gypsy Dance Theatre's performances in the Festival's Greek Agora are beautifully orchestrated with infectious rhythms and graceful belly dancing. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Adam Crack, holder of several world records, performs his Fire Whip show. (credit: Craig Gibson)
Texas Renaissance Festival Adam Crack, holder of several world records, performs his Fire Whip show. (credit: Craig Gibson)
Adam Crack, holder of several world records, performs his Fire Whip show. (credit: Craig Gibson)
Texas Renaissance Festival Adam Crack, holder of several world records, performs his Fire Whip show. (credit: Craig Gibson)
The Ded Bob Sho is a hysterical stop on your tour of the Fesitval.  Here's a tip: When Bob says "Hey Audience!", you shout "Hey Bob!"
Texas Renaissance Festival The Ded Bob Sho is a hysterical stop on your tour of the Fesitval. Here's a tip: When Bob says "Hey Audience!", you shout "Hey Bob!"
The Clan Tynker is a true family circus.  The feats these siblings perform will amaze the entire family. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival The Clan Tynker is a true family circus. The feats these siblings perform will amaze the entire family. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
The Clan Tynker is a true family circus.  The feats these siblings perform will amaze the entire family. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival The Clan Tynker is a true family circus. The feats these siblings perform will amaze the entire family. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Serendipity, of the Clan Tynker Family Circus, entertains young Festival patrons. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Serendipity, of the Clan Tynker Family Circus, entertains young Festival patrons. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Cast in Bronze brings the haunting sound of the Carillon to the Festival.  The instrument weighs several tons! (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Cast in Bronze brings the haunting sound of the Carillon to the Festival. The instrument weighs several tons! (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Many colorful and handcrafted wares will catch your eye. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
Texas Renaissance Festival Many colorful and handcrafted wares will catch your eye. (credit: Craig Gibson/KTVT)
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