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Eating Our Way Through the Weekend

Ah, the second weekend weather was pure bliss after the hellish sauna of week one. I was tempted to say I was a bit chilly couple of times, with the alternative still fresh in my mind from the week before I didn’t dare say a word. The crowds reflected the nice weather too, as we had around 30,000 both days setting a second weekend attendance record.

This week our goal was to sample some of the new foods at the festival this year. First up was the Teriyaki Chicken at new Asian Food booth… What’s that? We’re Beefeaters, how can we possibly eat anything but beef? OK, look, if we are going to name ourselves based on what we consume then we’d have to be called the Beerdrinkers. Somehow that doesn’t really have the same charm to it does it? I really can’t believe you don’t want us to have little variety in our menu. Really, beef all the time gets a little boring. Will it help if I tell you it was free range chicken? No? Well you’re just going to have to deal with it because the Teriyaki… Continue reading

The TRF Really Want You to Go to the Festival This Year… on Sunday

Did you know that starting this year that the price for a ticket to the TRF is different depending on which day of the weekend you go to the festival? That’s right; going on a Sunday will save you $3 per adult and $2 per child when you purchase your ticket online or at one of at one of the ticket outlet locations*.

Savings could add up pretty quickly. I figure with a little planning the average family could save the cost of one or two beer easily. Continue reading

Happy Christmas From The Beefeaters!

Here’s wishing you an yours a very happy Christmas from the The Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters! Hope Father Christmas brought you everything you wanted. He brought us rain!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family. Be safe and maybe we’ll see you over the weekend.

Your Friends,

The Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters

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

Dusty and Muddy; First Weekend Had Something For Everyone!

After all the news and questions about the wildfires, burn ban, smoking ban and warnings about escaped monkeys, (yes, a monkey warning), it was almost a relief when the festival opened and we could get to taking tickets.

The weekend started out pretty good, Saturday attendance was even better than opening day last year, but Sunday was a little slower to say the least. It’s hard to complain when we got what we’ve been praying for for so long, a good day of steady rain. This weekend the weather looks to be excellent, so it should be a busy one! 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

Follow Us on Twitter & Win!

Twitter logoAre you already part of Twitter or are you looking for an excuse to join in and start “Tweeting” Well, here’s your chance!

By creating or using a Twitter account and following the TRF Beefeaters, you’ll be entered into our “Build-a-Following” contest.  When we reach 100 followers we’ll pick one at random to receive two complimentary passes to the 2011 Texas Renaissance Festival, at 200 we’ll pick another, and so on up to the first 500 followers.  So the sooner you follow us the more chances you have to win. 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