As part of the run-up to the Texas Renaissance Festival’s fortieth anniversary a pair of photographers who go by the handles Moondawg and Gunslinger have been scanning and posting photos from the TRF archives that (allegedly) cover the entire history of the festival. Seems a little light on the really early years, at least so far, and I have my suspicion about why that is, but that’s all I’ll say on the subject. The scans aren’t of the highest quality, which will speed up loading times, but it was a little disappointing. Having seen many of the original prints, I can tell you many of the pictures are professional quality and look darn nice. Regardless, It’s fun to look at the old pictures and see how things at the festival have changed and evolved. Also I’m always struck by how open and bare the grounds seemed twenty-five to thirty years ago, and how the grounds are more mature and filled in now. The Beefeaters have only been around for twenty-seven years, but I found a few pictures in the collection to share with you. If you’d like to take a walk down memory lane, or discover some history (Hey, you kids get off my lawn!) head on over to Moondawg and Gunslinger’s 40 Years of TRF Albums and take a look around.
See you at the gates… Until then, ‘Fare thee well!’
Sir David Falstaff
Captain, Texas Renaissance Festival Beefeaters