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12 day trips, continued Renaissance Festival The Texas Renaissance Festival is the Nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive for eight magically-themed weekends. The Renaissance Festival features nearly 500 costumed performers on 17 stages; 400 shops including international food purveyors, unique artisans, merchants and craft vendors; humanpowered rides; strolling performers and the Royal Fireworks display at dusk. The festival is held Saturdays, Sundays and Friday after Thanksgiving. The Texas Renaissance Festival is located 50 miles Northwest of Houston on 55 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on FM 1774, between Magnolia and Plantersville, Texas. For more information, visit www. TexRenFest.com. Around Houston The Houston region is home to some of the most eclectic and intriguing places in the state. From historic sites to natural escapes there is plenty to explore in the communities surrounding Houston. www.visithoustontexas.com/houston-and-beyond Wolf Sanctuary Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, whose mission is to rescue and provide a loving, exceptional home to non-releasable wolves and wolfdogs, and to educate the public about these animals. www.saintfranciswolfsanctuary.org