The third annual Stroll Through the Renaissance, a preview of the Texas Renaissance Festival, will be held at the Magnolia Stroll Sept. 28, from 4-8 p.m.
The event is designed to give area residents a chance to see the activities of the Ren Fest in a more intimate setting. There will be live music, contests, food samples and Ren Fest characters.
"It's like an up close and personal party with the Ren Fest," said Magnolia economic development director Tana Ross.
Live music will be provided by the Gypsy Gorilla Band, Faire to Middlin' and Coal Black Rose.
There will be contests which include Talk Like a Pirate, a turkey leg eating contest and a costume contest judged by the Ren Fest's king and queen, as well as live demonstrations from various Ren Fest tradesmiths.
"The live music and the live demonstrations are outstanding," Ross said. "We will have weavers, a blacksmith and even a coin minter."
"We are extremely committed to providing quality family friendly events in Magnolia," she added.
Last year's event drew a large crowd and city officials are expecting a better turnout this year. It is put on by the Texas Renaissance Festival and the City of Magnolia.
Admission and parking are free.