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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!


  Friday Saturday Sunday Total
2016 31,023 41,739 37,064 109,826
2015 25,584 21,762 19,004 66,350


The big difference in attendance was due to the weather. Final weekend last year saw rain and drizzle all weekend, going from damp and muggy to damp and chilly, and remembered as all-around pretty miserable. This year near perfect temperatures and low humidity made for a busy and fun time for all.


Friday Saturday Sunday
2016 Clearing, High 72°, Low 59°, 61% Humidity Clear, High 70°, Low 55°, 54% Humidity Clear, High 72°, Low 53°, 57% Humidity
2015 Cloudy to Rain, High 77°, Low 70°, 78% Humidity Light Rain, High 49°, Low 47°, 94% Humidity Cloudy with Drizzle, High 51°, Low 47°, 96% Humidity


Last season had an attendance total of 474,713, which was down substantially from the prior two years, due to having eight rain days. a couple of the weekend were almost total washouts. This year everything was different with no rain all year and four daily attendance records broken, and the season total record of 678,550 beating the previous best season by almost 72,00 attendees. What a great season!

Next year adds a ninth weekend to the schedule, so we’ll be starting a week earlier. See you then, and have a safe and prosperous year!

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