Texas Renaissance Festival announces 2018 weekend themes and a royal season pass


Magic, merriment and majesty await at this year’s Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest Renaissance-themed event, now announcing unique themes for all nine festival weekends, from Sept. 29 to Nov. 25, 2018, and a brand new season pass, The Royal Pass, at a limited time early bird discount through April 30, 2018.

In 2017, Texas Renaissance Festival saw its second highest attendance season, welcoming a total of 644,917 attendees, while facilitating 63 weddings, the most recorded in a single season. Texas Renaissance Festival also saw a 14 percent increase in campers from the previous year, hosting 23,000 guests in the campgrounds – suited perfectly for both those seeking nighttime thrills around a bonfire, and families seeking a quiet retreat with a place to shake off the fairy dust.

“We encourage the noblest lords and ladies of the land who are interested in purchasing Festival tickets to secure the Royal Pass at once to get the most savings – up to 68 percent off admission, with many free perks included, such as preferred parking and access to TRF after Dark,” says Texas Renaissance Festival General Manager Terre Albert. “We’re thrilled for our loyal patrons to take advantage of such bargains, and excited to see everyone for nine themed weekends this year!”

The Royal Pass

By order of Their Majesties, the King and Queen, we present to you The Royal Pass – a simpler, more cost-effective way to enjoy all the merriment and magic of the Festival! The Royal Pass offers patrons all-inclusive perks to maximize the experience of Texas Renaissance Festival for all 19 days of the 2018 nine-week season.

Admission to all 19 days includes Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday, from Sept. 29 through Nov. 25, 2018. The pass also includes:

● Nineteen days of preferred parking access

● Free admission to TRF After Dark every Saturday evening for adults 21 years and over

The Royal Pass Pricing:

● $199 early-bird discount pricing, on sale April 16 – April 30, 2018

● $299 regular pricing, on sale May 1 – Sept. 30, 2018

The Royal Pass: Campground Pass Add-On

Royal Pass holders can easily transform into Royal Campers every night by adding the Campground Pass for even more savings. Save nearly 30 percent off the regular campground admission price per visit, and keep your campsite in place for the entire Festival season with the Campground Pass. Royalty should not be burdened with packing and unpacking!

The Campground Pass allows Royal Pass holders camping access for one vehicle each weekend of the 2018 Festival season. Campgrounds are open and accessible every week during the festival season from Thursday at noon through Monday at noon.

The Royal Pass: Campground Pass Add-On Pricing:

● $149 early bird discount pricing, on sale April 16 – April 30, 2018

● $200 regular pricing, on sale May 1 – Sept. 30, 2018

The Royal Pass and Campground Pass can only be purchased online at www.texrenfest.com. Kids ages 12 and under will be granted free admission every Sunday.

2018 Texas Renaissance Festival Themes


● Sept. 29 and 30: Opening Weekend, Oktoberfest Weekend


● Oct. 6 and 7: 1001 Dreams Weekend

● Oct. 13 and 14: Barbarian Invasion Weekend

● Oct. 20 and 21: Pirate Adventure Weekend

● Oct. 27 and 28: All Hallows' Eve Weekend


● Nov. 3 and 4: Roman Bacchanal Weekend

● Nov. 10 and 11: Heroes and Villains Weekend

● Nov. 17 and 18: Highland Fling Weekend

● Nov. 23, 24, and 25: Celtic Christmas Weekend

About Texas Renaissance Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance themed event. Established in 1974, the event attracts over half a million visitors each year to its 55-acre recreation of a 16th Century European village. This immersive experience features world renowned live entertainment, works by master artists and craftspeople, award winning food and drink, hand-powered rides and games, and over 100 interactive characters during its nine themed weekends from Sept. 29 through Nov. 25, 2018. The festival and the adjacent Fields of New Market Campground are located in Todd Mission, Texas 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston. For more information, please visit www.texrenfest.com.


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