Who's Guarding Your Gate?
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
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.
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:
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.
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
[SinglePic not found]In our continuing effort to give you something to do until the start of festival, and as I teased in my last post, Capitan George (TRF Beefeaters, Retired) has been busy posting pictures from his archives. His new photo album “TRF : Then and Now” will be a real treat for long time festival-goers or the those just curious about TRF history.
This week I have a special treat for long-time fans of the Beefeaters, or at least long-time attendees of the Texas Renaissance Festival. Capitan George (TRF Beefeaters, Retired) has added some vintage pictures from the way-back-when file to our ‘Days Gone By‘ photo album.
Who knew they had colour film back then? Continue reading
The TRF Beefeaters FAQ (Yes, we really are asked these questions. Constantly.)
Do you know where the bathroom is?
Where’s the nearest bathroom?
I love this one. Do you honestly think that after you come up and tell me that you have to go, I’m going to keep that little tid-bit to myself?
Are there bathrooms inside?
Well, there are lots of bushes. OK, yes, in addition to the one outside the gates there are ten more privies (bathrooms) inside with a total of 302 flush toilets, and 245 urinals for the guys. You can relax now.
May I take your picture?
Of course! It is what I live for!
What do I do if I need to go to the car?
This is usually followed by a lengthy explanation of why they need to go to the car. It’s OK; just get a hand stamp when you exit. Also, you are not required to tell us all the details of what you did when you come back either. (Unless it was kinky, Bartrand likes to hear that sort of thing).
Where’s the nearest place to get a beer?… Continue reading
uarding the gates of the Texas Renaissance Festival are the Beefeaters. Stalwart defenders of the gates of New Market village, they are a small detachment of the finest of the Yeomen of the King’s Own Guard sent to New Market to secure the village for the King’s annual progress, and ensure only invited guests are admitted to the festivities. Flamboyant and raucous, their importance can not be overstressed, as they are the first of the King’s subjects that greet the guests on their way into the festival, and the last that they see as they start their journey home.
From the Captain of the Guard:
Good day to thee! and welcome to the Yeomanry web site of the Texas Renaissance Festival. During the festival season the patrons pass by us Beefeaters so quickly on their way in, we barely get to know them. We realize this is solely due to their eagerness to enter the grounds and festivitate, but we wanted to provide a chance for people to stop and get to know the men beneath the skirts. Enter our realm, and enjoy thy stay!
About the Texas Renaissance Festival
Every fall since 1974 the TRF has authentically recreated a 16th century English village on a 55-acre site in a beautiful East Texas pine forest. Here over 300 shops line tree shaded lanes where you are also likely to meet Lords and Ladies, jugglers, heroes, artisans, showmen, or even King Henry VIII himself! Venture to the Tournament Field and witness knights jousting for the honour of fair maidens, or chariots careening around the Tournament Field Lake. Around every corner you’ll find continuous entertainment on over twenty stages, unique games and rides, and bountiful food and drink from around the world! All is not 16th century, however, as the festival boasts free parking, eleven fully modern and attended privies (also known as bathrooms), and all of your favourite imported and domestically brewed beverages!
The festival is open this year Saturdays Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday from October
8th to November 27th 2016 – 9 a.m. ’till 8 p.m., rain or shine.
New Market Village celebrates the Texas Renaissance Festival’s Forty-First Anniversary with:
Eight Themed Weekends!
|October 8th and 9th: Oktoberfest||Raise a… Continue reading|