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Texas Renaissance Festival announces themed weekends

Posted: 11:01 AM, Apr 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-25 12:01:37-04

The Texas Renaissance Festival has announced new, unique weekend themes for all nine weekends of the 2018 festival.

The nation’s largest Renaissance-themed event, this year’s Texas Renaissance Festival runs from September 29 to November 25 in Todd Mission, Texas, 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston.

Themes for this year’s festival are:

  • Sept. 29 and 30: Opening Weekend, Oktoberfest Weekend
  • Oct. 6 and 7: 1001 Dreams Weekend
  • Oct. 13 and 14: Barbarian Invasion Weekend
  • Oct. 20 and 21: Pirate Adventure Weekend
  • Oct. 27 and 28: All Hallows’ Eve Weekend
  • Nov. 3 and 4: Roman Bacchanal Weekend
  • Nov. 10 and 11: Heroes and Villains Weekend
  • Nov. 17 and 18: Highland Fling Weekend
  • Nov. 23, 24, and 25: Celtic Christmas Weekend

In 2017, Texas Renaissance Festival says they saw its second highest attendance season, welcoming a total of 644,917 attendees, while facilitating 63 weddings, the most recorded in a single season.

Texas Renaissance Festival also saw a 14 percent increase in campers from the previous year, hosting 23,000 guests in the campgrounds. 

“We encourage the noblest lords and ladies of the land who are interested in purchasing Festival tickets to secure the Royal Pass at once to get the most savings — up to 68% off admission, with many free perks included, such as preferred parking and access to TRF After Dark,” says Texas Renaissance Festival General Manager Terre Albert. “We’re thrilled for our loyal patrons to take advantage of such bargains, and excited to see everyone for nine themed weekends this year!”

Established in 1974, the event attracts over half a million visitors each year to its 55-acre recreation of a 16th Century European village. This immersive experience features world renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during its nine themed weekends from Sept. 29 through Nov. 25, 2018. The festival and the adjacent Fields of New Market Campground are located in Todd Mission, Texas 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston. For more information, please visit www.texrenfest.com .