Who's Guarding Your Gate?
With the Texas Renaissance Festival under way it’s time to launch our 2012 photo galleries! For your viewing pleasure the two new galleries are The 2012 Season: Pictures of the TRF Beefeaters and their antics from the 2012 season, and TRF: 2012 Temporary Gallery: Pictures of the sights and people of the 2012 Texas Renaissance Festival. Some of the TRF pictures will move to the permanent TRF : Then and Now gallery, others will only be available this year. Enjoy, and check back for updates as the season progresses.
Did you know that starting this year that the price for a ticket to the TRF is different depending on which day of the weekend you go to the festival? That’s right; going on a Sunday will save you $3 per adult and $2 per child when you purchase your ticket online or at one of at one of the ticket outlet locations*.
Savings could add up pretty quickly. I figure with a little planning the average family could save the cost of one or two beer easily. Continue reading
Most guests probably don’t really care as long as they get in the festival, but there is a new ticket system at the TRF this year. Other than drinking beer, tickets are pretty much our reason for being, so we care at any rate.
Almost all of the tickets now print-on-demand and will have a barcode and will have to be scanned at the gate. Hopefully that part will work well and most guests will not even notice, but the nice thing about tickets, even scannable ones, is that they are decidedly analogue, and we can just take them if we have to.
This interesting thing behind the scenes with the new system is that it will allow the TRF much more flexibility in their tickets, so expect to see many different kinds of tickets and packages on offer. In the past tickets had to be ordered from the printer months in advance, now if the marketing department comes up with a new promotion, they can just print the tickets.
From our point of view it will be nice that all these… Continue reading
We would like to wish a happy Independence Day to all our American friends. Hope your holiday is a safe and happy one!
England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
– George Bernard Shaw
Here’s wishing you an yours a very happy Christmas from the The Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters! Hope Father Christmas brought you everything you wanted. He brought us rain!
Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family. Be safe and maybe we’ll see you over the weekend.
The Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters
We have the final five winners in our 2011 Texas Renaissance Festival ticket contest. Jo Macke, Michael Porter, Jerry Foley, Patrick Melchor and Cynthia Sutton will receive two Texas Renaissance Festival tickets good any day this weekend courtesy of the TRF Beefeaters! The winners have been notified by email. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Week five in our Beefeater’s Fan Contest winners are Eric Barker, Harlan Petty Jr., Monica Williams, Ashley Wolff and Wendy Easterling. All will receive two Texas Renaissance Festival tickets good any day courtesy of the TRF Beefeaters! The winners have been notified by email. Continue reading
If you were at the Texas Renaissance Festival this past weekend you probably already know, or at least guessed this, but we set a single day attendance record of 42,088 and a two-day weekend attendance record of 69,602! This beats the previous records of 39,722 and 66,662 from 1999. Continue reading