Texas Renaissance Festival announces 2018 dates, themes, season pass

The Texas Renaissance Festival runs Sept. 29-Nov. 25 for its 44th festival season.

The Texas Renaissance Festival runs Sept. 29-Nov. 25 for its 44th festival season.

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns for its 2018 season Sept. 29-Nov. 25 at its 55-acre festival grounds at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission. The festival season features nine weekends of Renaissance-themed live entertainment, interactive characters, and food and shopping vendors as well as camping opportunities.

TRF welcomed 644,917 guests during 2017—its second highest-attended festival season—facilitated 63 weddings in the festival grounds and hosted 23,000 guests in the campgrounds, according to a statement.

This year TRF debuts The Royal Pass—a season pass offering admission to all 19 event days, preferred parking access and free admission to TRF After Dark each Saturday for guests age 21 and older. Early-bird pricing begins April 16-30 at $199. Prices increase to $299 on May 1-Sept. 30.

"We're thrilled for our loyal patrons to take advantage of such bargains and excited to see everyone for nine themed weekends this year," TRF General Manager Terre Albert said in a statement.

Campground add-on passes are also available to The Royal Pass at a discounted rate. Season passes can be purchased online at www.texrenfest.com/season-pass.

Additionally, children age 12 and under receive free admission every Sunday during the festival.

281-356-2178. www.texrenfest.com
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Sept. 29-30
Festival theme: Oktoberfest

Oct. 6-7
Festival theme: 1001 Dreams

Oct. 13-14
Festival theme: Barbarian Invasion

Oct. 20-21
Festival theme: Pirate Adventure

Oct. 27-28
Festival theme: All Hallows' Eve

Nov. 3-4
Festival theme: Roman Bacchanal

Nov. 10-11
Festival theme: Heroes and Villians

Nov. 17-18
Festival theme: Highland Fling

Nov. 23-25
Festival theme: Celtic Christmas

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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