Who's Guarding Your Gate?
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
Looking forward to seeing all in New Market this year. Last year they had the new Tower Stage. This year the Globe Stage has been rebuilt. Huzzah!
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
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
We like our fans, and we like it when they “Like” us on Facebook. (I know, we’re a bunch of egoists, what can I say?)
Anyway, as a thank you for all that “Like” now through 23 November we are running a sweepstakes for all of our Facebook fans. Continue reading
As is our custom we continue to provide a free downloadable Texas Renaissance Festival Entertainment Schedule and Map. They have now been have updated for 2011 and are available on the TRF Information Page of the website They are Adobe .PDF files so you’ll need Adobe reader. The entertainment schedule is still marked preliminary, Continue reading
The rumours were true; the Royal Fireworks have been replaced with Ye Olde Laser Light Show™. Details here: http://bit.ly/nM747A
Sarcasm aside, I am glad they have come up with a show of some kind to end the festival. I remember the days before there the fireworks, and the festival just kind of faded to an end. Having a definite finale to the day has always been better in my opinion.
Trying to reserve judgment on the laser thing, but I’m going to need some convincing.