A village in Grimes County founded about 1885 on the Gulf, Colorado
& Santa Fe Railroad; it thrived as an agricultural center and wagon-making site in the
late 1800s. Each fall the community about 45 miles north of Houston, on Texas 105/Fm
17774, is a major gateway to the Texas Renaissance Festival.
Pick your own fruit during season in the "King's" Orchard
near the Texas Renaissance Festival grounds. Select fresh, plump strawberries,
blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries; or large, juicy peaches, plums or apples.
All are grown naturally and virtually chemical free. Orchards are usually
open Mar - Sept. The "King" doesn't allow anyone in the orchard during
rain or lightning storms. During inclement weather, call the orchard to check
picking conditions. Off FM 1774 south of Plantersville. 409/894-2766.
Texas Renaissance Festival-
On seven weekends in the fall (Oct - Nov), drive 6 miles south of
Plantersville on FM 1774 and discover medieval Europe on 237 wooded acres - men wearing
plumed hats and embroidered waistcoats, women in elegant long gowns with the deeply
scooped necklines of the 16th century, harlequin jesters, minstrels, armored knights,
magicians and raffish gypsies. There's jousting, juggling and dancing, and a feast
form the King's banquet hall - giant turkey legs, sweet mead wine, roasted corn, apple
dumplings, and much more! Admission Fee.