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…
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.
|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!’
Sir David Falstaff
Captain, Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters