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Texas Renaissance Festival

Posts about the Texas Renaissance Festival in general

By The Numbers: 2017 Week Eight

Great weather, large crowds, everything running along smoothly, naturally that’s when everything goes pear-shaped.

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By The Numbers: 2017 Week Seven

A good weather forecast, a pleasant weekend and all the Heroes and Villains in their new costumes coming out en masse to have a good time combined to give us our best attendance of the year so far, and even felled a few records!

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By The Numbers: 2017 Week Six

It will be a short update this week, as we also had our annual School Days this week. More Renaissance Festival means less time at the keyboard, for better or worse!

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By The Numbers: 2017 Week Five

What a difference a week can bring! We had some nice weather and everyone always loves All Hallows’ Eve, so attendance really bounced back this week. Last week I was really wishing for a breeze, this week not so much. Be careful what you wish for for, eh?

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By The Numbers: 2017 Week Four

Week four of the 2017 Texas Renaissance Festival turned out to be a harsh lesson on how outside influences affect attendance. A dire weather forecast, a baseball championship, rain in the area and a cold front on Sunday all combined to drive down the numbers for the weekend.

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By The Numbers: 2017 Week Three

After what amounted to two opening weekends it was time to settle in for the rest of the run of the 2017 festival. Pirate weekend is a fan favourite and historically on the calendar this weekend can be a hot one. We weren’t disappointed on either count as a shipload of people had a hot time at the ole festival this week!

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By The Numbers: 2017 Week Two

After our new dates for opening in 2017 I wasn’t sure what to expect this week. Was it going to be like a second weekend or opening weekend? How would the weather affect the crowds? Continue reading

By The Numbers: 2017 Week One

This year I will be continuing my weekly By the Numbers series of discussions and comparisons about the Texas Renaissance Festival attendance and weather. This week was opening weekend of what I have playfully dubbed the Year of the Change.

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By The Numbers: 2016 Week Eight

Great weather for the final weekend of the season, and with attendance records broken all season, we knew the final weekend was going to be a good one, and we were right! Continue reading

By The Numbers: 2016 Week Seven

The sun came out, the temperatures cooled, and the patrons descended on the festival in droves. Combined with untimely railroad maintenance, equipment failures and the start of a holiday week combined made the seventh weekend one to remember!

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