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The fall festival guide: From buxom ladies to scarecrows to quilts, an insider gives you tips

Texas Renaissance Festival Ded Bob Show
Texas Renaissance Festival is just one of the festivals on tap for this fall.  Steven David Courtesy of Texas Renaissance Festival
Texas Renaissance Festival Ded Bob Show
Silk Road Festival

Have you stepped outside lately? With temperatures barely breaching 90 degrees and Starbucks signaling the end of summer by putting its seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte on the menu, it's time to start gearing up for fall. 

Since "fall" invariably translates to "festivals," CultureMap listings editor and man about town Joel Luks knows how and where to best enjoy the season. 

Between a Silk Road Festival celebrating the food and arts of Central Asian countries and a family-friendly Scarecrow Festival in Chappell Hill, a Día de Los Muertos celebration put on by MECA and a Texas Renaissance Festival offering buxom ladies and juicy turkey legs and a Quilt Festival that draws thousands of sewing enthusiasts, there truly is something on tap for everyone. 

Luks offered his expertise during a Tuesday segment of Great Day Houston. Watch his full report (and see some real Renaissance men) below:  

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