5 things to know before planning a trip to the 45th Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission

The Texas Renaissance Festival runs Oct. 5-Dec. 1.

The Texas Renaissance Festival runs Oct. 5-Dec. 1.

This fall, festival-goers can travel to a recreation of a 16th-century European village, complete with live entertainment, shops and food. The Texas Renaissance Festival, located in Todd Mission, celebrates its 45th anniversary season beginning Oct. 5. The festival season spans nine weekends, wrapping up Dec. 1. Additional festival information can be found at www.texrenfest.com.


1. Admission
Gate admission: $34 (adult), $17 (ages 5-12), free (age 4 and younger)

Children ages 12 and younger receive free admission every Sunday of the festival season.

The festival offers free parking, but rides, games and food are additional costs, according to festival information.





2. Items to bring
Before spending a full day at the festival grounds, festival officials recommend guests bring sunscreen; a hat or sunglasses; and cash. ATMs are located throughout the grounds. Guests are also encouraged to wear comfortable shoes to tour the 55-acre festival grounds.





3. Items not to bring
Items not allowed on festival grounds include:

  • pets

  • outside food or drink

  • handguns







4. Weapons
No handguns are allowed on festival grounds—neither concealed nor openly carried. Weapons that are part of a costume, such as swords, rapiers, or other pointed or edged items, must be secured and sheathed, according to festival information. No unsecured weapons are permitted at the festival.





5. Weather
According to festival information, the festival will be held rain or shine.


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By Anna Lotz

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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