The Texas Renaissance Festival's 47th season returns weekends Oct. 9-Nov. 28 in Todd Mission, and the annual festival is hiring for more than 400 open positions to prepare, according to a Sept. 1 release.

A job fair is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the festival grounds, located at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission.

As a health and safety measure, all festival employees, contracted vendors, employees of vendors and performers will be required to supply proof of COVID-19 vaccination or complete an exemption form, according to the release. However, masks are not required unless state law changes to require masks.

“We’re thrilled to safely bring back the festival family for the most anticipated fall event in the state," General Manager Jeffery Baldwin said in the release.

Job openings include merchandise sales, food preparation, and game and ride attendants, according to the release. Prospective employees must provide a photo ID and a Social Security card and be at least 16 years old. Applicants must also be able to work the eight consecutive festival weekends, including the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Additional information on job opportunities can be found here.