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Texas Renaissance Festival

Posts about the Texas Renaissance Festival in general

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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By The Numbers: 2016 Week Six

This is the week last year we finally got break in the bad weather that plagued the festival all season, and it was a big one. This year the weather was near-perfect for being outdoors, and again it was a busy weekend. This is kind of weather we look forward to all summer. Continue reading

By The Numbers: 2016 Week Five

Coming off School Days fifth weekend and the Roman Bacchanal seems to be one of the less popular weekends for attendance. I don’t know if because of where it falls on the calendar, or the theme or if it’s something else but it left me wondering what the weekend would bring. Continue reading

By The Numbers: 2016 Week Four

This week’s update will be short and sweet, as it was a short (but not so sweet) week for me, with the annual School Days held this week.

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By The Numbers: 2016 Week Three

We had a pretty good idea what to expect going into the weekend, the weather forecast had promised amazing weather and Pirate Adventure is always a fan favourite so we expected large crowds:

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By The Numbers: 2016 Week Two

Continuing my discussion and comparisons about the Texas Renaissance Festival attendance and weather, looking at the Second Weekend 2016- 1001 Dreams. In total contrast to last week, this weekend’s the weather was rather unpleasant, and not just for someone wearing a heavy double-breasted tunic. (Lots of people falling out from the heat!) It did not, however, deter guests from attending. The fairies are always popular with the families.

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By The Numbers: 2016 Week One

It was suggested to me that I that I should write a little every week about the attendance numbers from the weekend and maybe compare them to the previous year as well as provide a little information about weather conditions or other factors that affect attendance. OK, challenge accepted! Continue reading

2015 TRF Entertainment Schedule and Map

The TRF Beefeater’s website has been updated with dates, information and prices for the 2015 season, and as always, we continue to provide free downloadable Texas Renaissance Festival Entertainment Schedule and Map, all available on the TRF Information Page of our website. The downloads are Adobe .PDF files so you’ll need the free Adobe reader to view and print the files. We’ve also given the Current Weather page a bit of a polish, have the Attendance page ready to go, and the photographer is on standby for the ever popular Photo Galleries!

Enjoy, and we’ll see you at the gates!

Texas Renaissance Brings Back Pocket Dragons Creator Real Musgrave for its 40th Anniversary

In honour of the Texas Ren Fest 40th anniversary, the poster will be by Real Musgrave

In honour of the Texas Ren Fest 40th anniversary, the poster will be by Real Musgrave

Well this press release from the TRF made me happy, they are getting world renowned artist Real Musgrave to do the poster and program again this year. It’s been over 20 years since he was the ‘Official Artist’ for the festival, so a lot of people probably don’t remember, but I always preferred his whimsical creations to the posters with photographs.

Real is probably best known for his Pocket Dragon collectable sculptures and artwork. I learned from the press release there was even an animated TV series: “Pocket Dragon Adventures”. He is now retired and back in Texas after living abroad for some time.

Real will also be available for signings opening weekend, so I may have to get in line to get a signed poster to go with the ones I have from back in the day. Real and his wife Muff Musgrave will donate all proceeds to the Humane Society of Flower Mound Texas, where they now reside.

Link to the official press release here.