The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 45th season Oct. 3. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)
The Texas Renaissance Festival announced plans for a multiyear expansion Jan. 17 of the Enchanted Forest area, officials said in a news release. The expansion will begin with the 2020 festival season, which runs Oct. 3-Nov. 29. The festival grounds are located at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, just north of the city of Magnolia. The expansion will include a pirate museum and giant slide as anchor attractions as well as an additional music stage for smaller music and performing acts, according to the release. Two festival shops—The Broom Closet and The Enchanted Realm—will also relocate to the expansion area, which will include several new vendors, officials said.
"We are excited to move forward with the expansion, and we are looking for 25 new vendors and/or attractions to join our [Texas Renaissance Festival] family for that area," Vendor Coordinator Jennifer Pierce said in the release.
Vendor and attraction applications are currently being accepted for the expansion area. During the 2019 season, the festival attracted more than 467,000 guests in nine weekends to its 55-acre festival grounds featuring a recreated 16th century European village. www.texrenfest.com