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Rules & Information

FAQS • PARKING • DISCOUNTS • CAMPING • COSTUMES • PRICING

Admission

Gate Admission

Adult admission (age 13 and older) is $32 per person

Child admission (ages 5-12) is $17 per person                                               

Children age 12 and younger are admitted free of charge on Sundays.

Children age 4 and younger are free every Festival day.

 

Online Discount Tickets at TexRenFest.com

Adult admission (age 13 and older) is $24.95 per person (plus processing fee)

Child admission (ages 5-12) is $12.95 per person (plus processing fee)

Discount tickets may also be purchased by phone.  Please call the TRF office at 800-458-3435, Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm.

* Tickets and passes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. The Texas Renaissance Festival operates rain or shine- no rain checks will be given

Adult admission (age 13 and older) is $24.95 per person (plus processing fee)

Child admission (ages 5-12) is $12.95 per person (plus processing fee)

Discount tickets may also be purchased by phone.  Please call the TRF office at 800-458-3435, Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Camping and Accommodations

Cabins and Glamping Tents are available for rent by the day or the weekend.  There is also a graded VIP section for RV’s and motorhomes.  You can find more information on our Camping Page or call 800-458-3435.

There are many hotels located within a 20-30 minute driving distance to the Festival. The accommodations range from full service hotels such as La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa (the official resort hotel of the Festival) to mid-range and economy hotels.  Many offer special festival rates and some have shuttle service to and from the festival.  For a complete list of preferred hotels, go to the Lodgings page of our website.

The campground has room for both tent and RV camping. There are water stations with potable water and a pump station for sewage waste, but no water or electrical hookups.
There are attended restrooms, showers and dressing areas located near the campground entrance. Also, a shuttle service is available for transportation to and from the festival at an additional charge. For more information refer to our Camping page or call 800-458-3435.

The Fields of New Market Campground is a 200 acre camping facility located adjacent to the Festival site.  The entrance is located at 11282 County Road 302 Todd Mission, 77363.

Hours:

Open each Festival weekend from 12 pm Thursday until 12 pm Monday.

Thanksgiving Weekend- Open from 12 pm Wednesday to 12 pm Monday.

The entrance gates are staffed 24 hours a day during open hours.

 

Admission:

Gate: $30 per vehicle

Online: $25 per vehicle

Each entrant must also present valid admission ticket to the Festival

Common Questions

Please understand this is a high traffic, 55-acre open air theme park enjoyed by over 600,000 people during our season; Allergy contaminants are most certainly present in all areas of the venue.

All stage shows and other entertainment are included with admission. Games, rides, food, and beverages will incur additional charges.

Yes. The costume rental shoppe is located outside our front gate and their prices are as follows: children $8-$22, adult $18-$39.50, adult upper class $42-$65.

No. Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds. The Texas Renaissance Festival has many animals inside the 55 acre theme park, some exotic. Household pets can spread disease to our animals. No dogs or other pets are allowed on the festival grounds, except Service Dogs. We prefer that Service Dogs have proper identification (vest, documentation, etc.) when you bring them into the festival gates. Service dogs may be taken to any area in the festival.

Yes. Please have your hand stamped at the exit gate when you leave. When you re-enter the Park, show your stamped hand to the Beefeaters for re-entry. The front gates close at approximately 6 PM and you cannot re-enter after that time.

No rain checks are given. We are open rain or shine, and all acts will be performed as scheduled unless conditions threaten the safety of the participants. Official Texas Renaissance Festival ponchos are sold on rainy days throughout the park for $5.

While we love for our guests to come in costume and join in the fun, there is no discount given to those dressed in costume.

You can find all the details on our nine themed weekends by clicking here.                                 

Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter the Texas Renaissance Festival property with a concealed handgun.

Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter Texas Renaissance Festival property with a handgun that is openly carried.

 

Any swords, rapiers, edged or pointed, etc. that are worn as a part of your costume MUST BE SHEATHED AND PEACE TIED. You can secure them with leather straps or zip ties. No unsecured weapons will be allowed into the Festival site.

Dates and Hours

The 2018 Texas Renaissance Festival is held every Saturday and Sunday, September 29th – November 25th. We are also open the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 23rd.

We open each Festival day with the sounding of the village cannon at 9 am and close each evening at 8 pm with the Royal Fireworks.

If you arrive early, you can join the fun as the King and Queen welcome their guests outside the village gates at 8:45 am.

Dining

Please understand this is a high traffic, 55-acre open air theme park enjoyed by over 600,000 people during our season; Allergy contaminants are most certainly present in all areas of the venue.

Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the festival gates; however you may bring in food for infants and toddlers. You may bring in one unopened bottle of water per guest.

For individuals and families dealing with food allergies, you may bring food items inside the festival gates. IMPORTANT: You must be able to verify the allergies with a note from your physician; medical back up goes a long way to help you get what you need. In addition, the festival has a standing policy allowing exit and re-entry. Don’t forget to get your hand stamped as you exit.

Food prices range from $2 to $12 and drinks start at $3. All food vendors accept most major credit cards and ATM machines are located at many convenient locations within the village.

The Texas Renaissance Festival offers some of the most varied and unique food offerings to be found anywhere. Of course we have turkey legs and things on a stick, but there are also foods from many lands and cultures, including Greek, German, Spanish, French/Cajun, Polish, Asian, Italian, and traditional English, as well as pub food, hamburgers, and just about anything else your taste and budget might desire.

Directions

It is true that traffic in and out of the Festival can be extremely heavy at times.  Here are a few tips to help avoid long lines and congestion:

  • Leave early and stay late! The festival opens its gates at 9 am. The heaviest traffic coming to the festival occurs between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm. Similarly, the Festival closes at 8 pm with the heaviest exit traffic occurring between 6 and 8 pm. Why not plan on making it a long, leisurely stay in New Market Village?

 

  • Come from the north. There are many ways to get to the festival. Traffic is heaviest along FM 1774 between Tomball and Magnolia, and again on FM 1774 between Magnolia and the Festival.  To avoid this congestion, try coming from the north side of the Festival on FM 1774 from Plantersville.  There are two ways to get to the Festival from this direction.
    1. Take I-45 north to Conroe, Texas and exit onto HWY 105 east. Go approximately 25 miles on HWY 105 to Plantersville and turn left onto FM 1774.  The Festival is only 6 miles south on FM 1774.
    2. Take HWY 290 east to HWY 6 in Hempstead, then go north on HWY 6 to Hwy 105 in Navasota. Take Hwy 105 east approximately 15 miles to Plantersville.  In Plantersville, turn right onto FM 1774 and go south for 6 miles to the Festival entrance.

 

  • Ignore the apps! Many directional apps and GPS systems will suggest alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic coming to the Festival. These routes may take you through residential areas or private roads that are closed to festival traffic.  If you take these alternate routes, you may find yourself forced to turn back and go the back to the main route, costing you even more time.  Please follow the directional signs and routes indicated by law enforcement and traffic control.

The Festival is located at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, Texas, 77363, approximately 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston, Texas.

Entertainment

Almost all of the entertainment at the Festival is included with your admission.  Of course, our entertainers will always appreciate a small tip if you really enjoyed their act.

The festival offers various kinds entertainment, some is suitable for all ages and tastes while other acts are aimed at more mature audiences. Acts that are appropriate for adults will usually have some signage and will warn the audience at the beginning of their act.  You can find a list of family friendly entertainment on our For Kids page or the TRF App. (iPhone and Google Play)

The Texas Renaissance Festival offers over 20 stages of live entertainment of all kinds including clowns, jugglers, musicians, magicians, dancers, acrobats, comedians, and jousters.  In addition, you’ll find many performers in the lanes to delight and entertain.

 A complete interactive entertainment schedule can be found on the TRF App available at the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android)

Every Festival day at noon, all the residents of New Market Village gather at the Globe Stage for the Grand Marche Parade.  From there they parade through the village to greet all of the guests of the King and Queen. 

Groups and Special Admission Discounts

Group Discount Tickets are available to groups of 25 or more adults. Group Discount Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, email groups@texrenfest.com  or call our office at 800-458-3435.

Senior Citizens (age 62 or older) may purchase discount tickets at the price of $20 for each.  These discounts are ONLY available at the gate with valid photo ID.

Members of the Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders may purchase up to 4 tickets per festival day at the discount price of $20 per adult (age 13 and older) and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Tickets can be purchased only at the Will Call booth at the Festival entrance.  Military and veterans must show Military ID to receive the discount.  Law enforcement and first responders must provide current photo ID that identifies them as such.

Students may purchase discount tickets at the price of $20 for each.  These discounts are ONLY available at the gate with valid student ID.

Guest Services

Some of the shoppes are covered, although as a rule they aren’t very large. The sidewalks are covered in many areas, and stage seating areas are covered to some extent.

Yes. The costume rental shoppe is located outside our front gate and their prices are as follows: children $8-$22, adult $18-$39.50, adult upper class $42-$65. For more information about costume rentals, click here

Although we do have these items for rent, you can also bring your own. The grounds are very hard packed and you should have no problems maneuvering.

Do you rent motorized scooters, wheelchairs, strollers, or wagons?

We have a vendor located outside our front gate that offers all of these.

Rental Prices

Stroller: $15 for entire day

Kid’s Wagon: $22 for entire day (weight limit of 125 lbs)

Wheel Chairs: $22 for entire day (weight limit of 250 lbs)

Electric Scooter: $13 per hour (4 hour minimum)/$65 for entire day (weight limit of 300 lbs)

All equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. Most of the equipment is typically rented out by 11 AM. Rental of equipment does require a credit card. Please note that electric scooters are weather permitting. Please visit Belrose Rentals for more information.

Any child who is separated from their parent or guardian will be presented to a security officer and escorted to the Information Booth, located just inside the front entrance. Security will remain with the child until the parents are located. If you find a child who has been separated from their group please take them to the nearest TRF staff member or shoppe owner for assistance.

Tips to prevent unplanned separation

  • Make sure everyone in your group has contact phone numbers.
  • If you have young children we highly recommend giving the child something with your contact information on it JUST IN CASE they get separated from the group. This can be anything from a sticker with your contact number to a small card they have in their pocket.
  • Have your group pre-plan meet up times and locations if you plan to split up.

The Festival lost and found is located in the Information Booth just inside the front gate. After a Festival weekend, all items in the lost and found are taken to the main office by Tuesday. The office will accept calls about lost and found items Tuesday – Friday from 8 am-5 pm at 800-458-3435. Please be able to tell the staff a description of the item and what weekend it was lost.

A fully staffed medical services team is available during Festival hours. We have two continuously staffed First Aid stations within the Festival grounds. The frist is located behind the Dragonslayer Gift Shoppe near the front gates.  The second is located next to the Falconer’s Heath stage, where the Birds of Prey show is held. For major emergencies, please send someone to the nearest food merchant and request medical assistance. Each food merchant has a radio which connects them to emergency personnel. Please try to relay as much information about the situation as possible.

Parking

Valet Parking (Open until 4 pm or when capacity is reached)

$25 Online/$30 at the gate

Premium Parking (First 9-10 rows- Open until 4 pm or when capacity is reached)

$10 online/$15 at the gate

General Parking is free of charge.        

 Handicap accessible parking located nearest the front gate as well also designated areas for buses, motor homes and motorcycles.

TRF traffic officers will be happy to direct you to the appropriate area. 

Shopping

Some of the shoppes are covered, although as a rule they aren’t very large. The sidewalks are covered in many areas, and stage seating areas are covered to some extent.

Yes. The costume rental shoppe is located outside our front gate and their prices are as follows: children $8-$22, adult $18-$39.50, adult upper class $42-$65. For more information about costume rentals, click here

Most merchants and vendors accept credit cards. ATMs can be found throughout the village. Personal checks are not accepted.

The Texas Renaissance Festival offers over 500 shoppes featuring the works of master craftspeople, artists, artisans, jewelers, potters, weavers, blacksmiths, leather smiths, and clothiers, as well as merchants offering unique items from around the world.  There are items to suit every taste and budget.

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