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By The Numbers: 2017 Week Nine

We finally reached the conclusion to the new expanded season of the 2107 Texas Renaissance Festival, and it was a glorious weekend for a festival indeed! The crowds came out to enjoy it with us, and we even broke a record.

Looked back at the season, I will say that adding an extra weekend didn’t tire me out as much as I thought it might. Ending the season with a three day weekend still knackers me out though…

Attendance:

  Friday Saturday Sunday Total
2017 31,002 44,292 35,665 110,959
2016 31,023 41,739 37,064 109,826

Nice attendance numbers for the final weekend, and as was the case almost all year, right at our average for the dates for the last few years. Saturday’s 44,292 was a record for final weekend Saturday, just barely beating out 2013’s 44,219. Total for the year was 644,921, compared to the  2016 total of 678,550. All in all a really good year.

Weather:

Friday Saturday Sunday
2017 Clear, High 72°, Low 41°, 43% Avg. Humidity Clear, High 79°, Low 50°, 65% Avg. Humidity Clear, High 72°, Low 54°, 63% Avg. Humidity
2016 Clearing, High 72°, Low 59°, 61% Avg. Humidity Clear, High 70°, Low 55°, 54% Avg. Humidity Clear, High 72°, Low 53°, 57% Avg. Humidity

What great weather for a festival! Friday and Sunday were near perfect. Saturday morning the humidity was a little noticeable, but by the afternoon it had dropped again, and was another nice day.

Well, that’s it for another year, (OK, nine months), thanks again for a great season and see you in September 2018!


See you at the gates… Until then, ‘Fare thee well!’
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Sir David Falstaff
Captain, Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters

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