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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!

 

Attendance:

  Saturday Sunday Total
2017 31,463 26,703 58,166
2016 31,237 29,424 60,661

 

As I said in my first post of the season this week I’m comparing this weekend to second weekend of prior seasons. Last year was a really good year (Sunday was a record), yet this year’s numbers aren’t off by much. The five year average for Saturday is 30,718 and Sunday 25,671. Honestly, so far it’s shaping up to be a pretty average year. Nothing wrong with that!

Weather:

Saturday Sunday
2017 Partly Cloudy, High 90°, Low 71°, 76% Avg. Humidity. Partly Cloudy, High 86°, Low 68 °, 71% Avg. Humidity.
2016 Clear, High 90°, Low 65 °, 85% Avg. Humidity Partly Cloudy, High 91°, Low 71 °, 91% Avg. Humidity

 

Saturday it was hot. It was the hottest I’ve been at faire in a long time. People I know who normally aren’t bothered as much by the heat were having trouble dealing with it. I know by evening I was totally drained, got off work, took a shower and then crashed for the night. It was that bad. Sunday started out warm, but about 1:30 in the afternoon the breeze kicked up, humidity and temperature dropped, and it turned out to be a really nice day. The weather, as it was said was “Festivalish”. 🙂 Alas, the prognosticators forecast warm and humid for the upcoming weekend with an even chance of rain. Wet toga contest anyone?

Coming up- Roman Bacchanal. Get your best bed sheet toga out and get ready to party!


See you at the gates… Until then, ‘Fare thee well!’
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Sir David Falstaff
Captain, Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters

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