'Four Winds Faire' opens in East Texas

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:06am

TROUP — The Four Winds Renaissance Faire started today just south of Tyler.

If you've never been to a "Ren Faire," it's like a blast from the past from the minute you walk through the gates.

You get transported back into mid-evil times with jousting, belly dancing, period food, magic shows, even rats got in on the fun.

...one of the shows was called "Cirque de Sewer" - featuring tight-rope-walking rats.

Dustin Stephens heads up the faire that's been going for the past 17 years.

"It's a local festival, we want to have as many people, local artists and so forth come out and be apart of the faire. [It's] good for the community - we expect to bring anywhere from 10 - 20,000 people into the East Texas area over our 8-week run. We run Saturdays and Sundays through April 24th," Stephens said.

In the meantime, click here to visit the "Four Winds" website.


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