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 Eight
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!
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 Six
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 Five
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.
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:
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.
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 By The Numbers: 2016 Week One
The Texas Renaissance Festival posted some pictures yesterday on their blog about their final preparations for opening weekend. They even mentioned the Beefeaters and called us ‘highly popular’. (No, really!)
So I stated thinking about what pictures and descriptions I could post about our own preparations for the 2015 season. Digging through boxes trying to find my tights? Loading up at the grocery store with a shopping cart full of beer? Standing in front of the mirror practising taking tickets? Scintillating screen captures of me updating code for the web page? Yeah, none of those really appealed to me either.
I did think it was worth a minute to brag about being ‘highly popular’ and to let you know we’re preparing too, and we’ll be there and (mostly) ready Saturday morning at nine!
See you at the gates… Until then, ‘Fare thee well!’
Sir David Falstaff
Captain, Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters
Someone finally noticed a couple of weeks ago and asked “Didn’t there used to be some posts from after Halloween last year?” No you’re memory isn’t wrong, (at least not about that). Continue reading Yes, Some of Our Posts Are Missing