Planners looking for a unique experience to reward high-performing teams should consider taking them on a trip to a 16th-century village via the wildly popular Texas Renaissance Festival. This year, the festival is infusing its medieval theme with a decidedly 21st-century experience called The Knight’s Revels, after-hours shows on Saturday nights at the Fields
of New Market campgrounds. The shows take place in an air-conditioned venue with a dance floor and fully stocked bar, and include, depending on the weekend, live music,
burlesque, DJs, a drag show, and a masquerade ball.

The Knight’s Revels 2022 lineup includes:

» Oct. 8: Forging the Fields of New Market
» Oct. 15: Fairy Dust & Divas Drag Show
» Oct. 22: Pirates on Parade Costume Contest
» Oct. 29: The Knight’s Revels Presents: Bag of Donuts
» Nov. 5: The Knight’s Revels Presents: The Spazmatics
» Nov. 12: Barbarians & Burlesque
» Nov. 19: The Highland Fling Grand Masquerade Ball
» Nov. 26: The Celtic Christmas Burlesque Season Finale

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the largest of its kind in the country, featuring more than 400 shops, 200 performances, foods from many cultures, human-powered rides, and games of skill. It takes place over eight weekends in October and November each year. Adult groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets to the Texas Renaissance Festival at a discounted rate by contacting groups@texrenfest.com. texrenfest.com

Planners looking for a destination with an array of venue types, all catering to small-scaled meetings, and fun after-hours entertainment need look no further than McKinney, located just 30 miles north of Dallas. Whether historic, nature-based, modern, or situated in a Croatian village, McKinney’s venues are designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

 

Engage with peers and leaders in Plano, Texas, during this learning and networking event.

The Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus has announced the location of its 2023 Winter Conference. Attendees will gather in Plano, Texas, from January 17-20, 2023. The yearly event gives destination marketing organization staff and leadership the opportunity to learn from expert presenters, meet industry mentors, and find camaraderie in an atmosphere of learning and innovation.

 

Event hosts can choose whether the view rotates or stays put.

The iconic Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas will soon welcome a new restaurant, Crown Block steakhouse. Reunion Tower restaurants have been renown over the years for their slowly rotating view of the city. However, owners and husband-wife business partners Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau have chosen to keep the dining area stationary. The previous restaurant, Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty, spun 360 degrees, but it closed in 2020 during the pandemic.