Texas Renaissance Festival Expands Campground
Texas Renaissance Festival is adding a 100-acre space to its overnight campgrounds. The expansion ensures adequate accommodation of the ever-increasing number of visitors during festival season. The new campground area will be completed before the 2012 Opening Weekend of Oct. 6-7, the Houston Chronicle reported.
"We are really excited about expanding our campgrounds, which will be complete in time for the 2012 season," Terre Albert, general manager of Texas Renaissance Festival, said. "We have seen such an increase in the number of campers over the past seven seasons that we wanted to make sure we could comfortably accommodate everyone for years to come."
Texas Renaissance Festival's current campgrounds will expand from 70 acres to 170 acres, more than double the original surface area. This will assure that this year's visitors will get enough space to put up their tents and keep their camping essentials. The entire Texas Renaissance Festival property now measures a total of 600-plus acres, almost one square mile.
Campground space will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will continue to cost just $20 per ticket with purchase of festival tickets. Campground rules will also remain unchanged. The facilities will include a Quickie Mart for drinks and food and will be open 10 a.m. on the Friday before an event weekend and close at 9 a.m. the following Monday.
The Texas Renaissance Festival will be opening on Saturday, Oct. 6 for Opening Weekend and be held every weekend until Thanksgiving, Nov. 25. Each of the eight weekends will feature a unique theme: Oktoberfest, 1001 Dreams, Pirate Adventure, All Hallows Eve, Roman Bacchanal, Barbarian Invasion, Highland Fling, and Celtic Christmas.
Season tickets will be available beginning March 1 at its website, www.texrenfest.com. For further details and inquiries, call (800) 458-3435. The Texas Renaissance Festival is held annually at 21778 FM 1774 in Todd Mission, south of Plantersville.
About the Texas Renaissance Festival
The Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) is the nation's largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th century come alive for eight themed weekends. TRF welcomes more the 450,000 guests annually and features nearly 500 costumed performers on 17 stages; 340 shops including international food purveyors, unique artisans, merchants and craft vendors; human-powered rides; an abundance of strolling performers and the Royal Finale at dusk. The festival is held Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday.