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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!

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By The Numbers: 2017 Week Two

After our new dates for opening in 2017 I wasn’t sure what to expect this week. Was it going to be like a second weekend or opening weekend? How would the weather affect the crowds? Continue reading

By The Numbers: 2017 Week One

This year I will be continuing my weekly By the Numbers series of discussions and comparisons about the Texas Renaissance Festival attendance and weather. This week was opening weekend of what I have playfully dubbed the Year of the Change.

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What’s New?

What’s new at the Texas Renaissance Festival this year? You’ve probably heard there has been a weekend added this year and the festival is opening a week earlier than in years previous, but Continue reading

By The Numbers: 2016 Week Eight

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 Seven

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!

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By The Numbers: 2016 Week Six

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 Five

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 Four

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.

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By The Numbers: 2016 Week Three

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:

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