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Day Trip to Texas Renaissance Festival Planned Nov. 21

Released: 10/28/2009

The Chancellor’s Arts and Humanities Committee at LSU Alexandria will sponsor a cultural day trip to the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville on Nov. 21, announced Dr. Eamon Halpin, assistant vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and trip coordinator.

“This is one of the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance festivals, and it’s been our most popular trip. It’s sure to sell out again, so people who want to attend should not hesitate to make reservations at the appropriate time,” Halpin said.

Registration for the trip is open now for LSUA students. The public can make reservations starting Nov. 6. Tickets are $17. Tickets for children between 7-13 years old with adult supervision are $7. The price covers bus transportation and festival admission. Food and drink are not included. Departure will be from LSUA at 5 a.m. with a return at 11:30 p.m. the same day.

Tickets are available through the Department of Continuing Education at the LSUA Business Education Center on Wimbledon Dr. in Alexandria, 473-6495. Additional information about the agenda is available from Halpin at 767-2604 or

“The Texas Renaissance Festival recreates the sights, sounds and tastes of 16th century England in very entertaining and educational fashion. Those who make the trip with us are encouraged to come in period costume,” Halpin said.