With the lifting of the Grimes County burn ban today the way was cleared for the return of the Royal Fireworks show in time for the final weekend of the 2011 season.
If you are a fan of camping at the festival the bonfire will also be returning and fires will be permitted in enclosed containers.
The theme of the weekend is Celtic Christmas, and runs for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the hours have been extended to 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Ã‚Â Father Christmas will be available for pictures, and the daily Christmas themed contests are Scavenger Hunt, Guess the Present Contest & Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest.
The cast of National Geographic ChannelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s newest television reality show, Knights of Mayhem (www.natgeotv.com/knights) will perform at the Royal Joust Arena for one show each day. The cast will also be on-hand each day for meet-and-greet sessions where they will give out free DVDs of the premier episode of the new show.
The weather for the weekend is looking nice for late November, and the festival is always a great alternative to being stuck at a mall, or being stuck at home with your weird uncle Nate.
See you at the gates!