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Texas Renaissance Festival

Posts about the Texas Renaissance Festival in general

Final Winners Announced in Our 2011 TRF Ticket Contest

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

Royal Fireworks and More for Three Day Final Weekend of TRF!

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

Texas Renaissance Festival Sets Attendance Records

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

Like Us on Facebook & Win Texas Renaissance Festival Tickets!

Facebook Logo Now’s your chance to put that Facebook account to good use, or even justify getting one!

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

2011 TRF Entertainment Schedule and Map

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

TRF Announce Replacement for Fireworks

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.

Opinions?

Royal Fireworks Cancelled for 2011

It’s no surprise, but the Texas Renaissance Festival have cancelled the fire works for the 2011 season. They have enacted a full burn ban and smoking restrictions. The full policy has been posted here:

http://www.texrenfest.com/press-room/2011-policy-changes

TRF Will Be Open 8 October as Scheduled

I continue to receive inquiries as to the state of the Texas Renaissance Festival site and whether or not the festival will be open this year, etc. While I am glad so many of you regard the Beefeaters as an authoritative source of information, we aren’t the Texas Renaissance Festival and we are not currently at the TRF site, and I’m not really the best source of information at the best of times, especially before I’ve had my coffee.

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UPDATED: Wildfires Near Magnolia & the TRF

I was rather surprised to find several emails in my in-box this morning inquiring for information about the wildfires near the Texas Renaissance Festival and the city of Magnolia.

The Beefeaters are currently not at the festival site, and not a very good source of news or information. One of the Beefeaters was there on Monday, and reported that Continue reading

Thoughts and Prayers to Those at Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Fatal Fire on Grounds of Scarborough Renaissance Festival:
http://dallasne.ws/q7PVPT