Texas Renaissance Festival Expands Campground
The Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind, will celebrate the completed expansion of the Fields of New Market Campground with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on June 1.
In December 2011, the Texas Renaissance Festival announced a $2 million multi-phase plan to upgrade the Fields of New Market Campground, expected to be completed by October 2014, according to a news release. The June 1 ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the completion of the first phase of upgrades to the campground, which includes grounds expansion from 70 to 170 acres, road upgrades, potable water spigots, a new entrance and over 700 newly planted trees.
“The campgrounds have been fairly simplistic and primitive,” said General Manager Terre Albert. “It was time to start adding some of the conveniences that you would expect at today’s campgrounds.”
Now spanning over 170 acres of beautiful land, the Fields of New Market Campground features two convenience stores, water stations with potable water, permanent and portable restrooms, as well as easily accessible trash dumpsters. “Quiet camping,” separate from the main camping area, is also available for guests who prefer a more serene experience after 11 p.m.
Camping improvements at the Texas Renaissance Festival are not only limited to the grounds, but will occur online as well. Those interested in camping during the 2012 festival season will have the ability to pay their camping fee online. With nearly 30,000 festival goers camping annually, this small upgrade will serve as a great convenience for both campers and campground employees alike.
The Fields of New Market Campground will be open every festival weekend from Fridays at 10 a.m. to Mondays at 9 a.m. To learn more about the Fields of New Market Campground, please visit www.texrenfest.com/trfcamping.
About Texas Renaissance Festival:
The Texas Renaissance Festival 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 magically-themed weekends. The Texas Renaissance Festival welcomes nearly half a million guests annually and features nearly 500 costumed performers on 17 stages; 350 shoppes 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. The Texas Renaissance Festival is located 50 miles northwest of Houston on more than 50 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on FM 1774, between Magnolia and Plantersville, Texas. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.texrenfest.com or follow us on Facebook/Twitter.