Texas Renaissance Festival to offer limited number of date-specific tickets July 18; face masks encouraged during 46th season

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 46th season Oct. 3. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)
The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 46th season Oct. 3. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 46th season Oct. 3. (Courtesy Texas Renaissance Festival)

The Texas Renaissance Festival will hold its ticket Sale of the Century on July 18, offering discounted day-specific tickets for this fall's 46th season of the Todd Mission-based festival, which runs Oct. 3-Nov. 29. As of publication, the nine-weekend festival was set to continue this fall, although capacity could be limited, festival officials said.

The ticket sale begins at 8 a.m. July 18, and guests must select the festival day when purchasing tickets. Each purchase is limited to 10 tickets, and a total of 100,000 tickets will be available during the Sale of the Century, according to July 9 festival information.

Tickets will be on sale for $18, a 48% discount off gate admission, according to festival information. Preferred parking, valet parking and camping admission tickets will also be on sale then.

Should the festival season be canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, all tickets will be honored for the 2021 festival season, or guests may request a refund, according to festival information. Otherwise, tickets are nonrefundable, and the festival will be held rain or shine.

If festival capacity is still limited in October due to COVID-19, festival officials said there will be no at-the-gate ticket sales this year. Tickets will need to be purchased via the Sale of the Century or beginning Aug. 1 at H-E-B, Groupon or online.


Festival officials also said guests will be encouraged to wear face coverings during the event. If face coverings are mandated by the state—as is the case currently—guests will be required to wear them at the festival grounds.

The festival announced tentative modifications in late May regarding how operations could change amid the coronavirus pandemic. This includes having a face mask contest each day the festival is open, with more details to come, festival officials said.

Visit the Renaissance Festival's website to purchase tickets or learn more.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia

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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