Contact Us

 

Please see if your question is answered in the FAQ section below. If not contact the appropriate email below.

General Information:

info@texrenfest.com

Entertainment:

producer@texrenfest.com

Marketing/Public Relations:

marketing@texrenfest.com

Group Sales/Group Events:

groups@texrenfest.com

Artists/Merchants/Food:

vendors@texrenfest.com

BY KING’S DECREE

RULES AND INFORMATION

FAQS • PARKING • DISCOUNTS • CAMPING • COSTUMES • PRICING

Admission

Advance discount tickets are available for the reduced price of $23.95 for adults (age 13 and older) and $11.95 for children (age 5-12). Discount tickets may be purchased on our website, www.texrenfest.com, or at participating Walgreens Drug Stores. You can also purchase tickets over the phone by calling 800-458-3435, between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday – Thursday.

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.

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

Gate Admission

Adult admission (age 13 and older) is $30 per person

Child admission (ages 5-12) is $15 per person

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

Children age 4 and younger are free every Festival day.

Yes. 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.

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.

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. 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.

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 or call our office at 800-458-3435.

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

Camping and Accommodations

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 (Zip Code 77363). Camping is available for $25.00 per vehicle for the weekend with the purchase of festival tickets. During the Festival season the campground opens each Friday at 8 am (also Thanksgiving Day at 8 am) and closes each Monday at 12 pm.; between those hours, entry into the campground is available 24 hours a day.

The campground has room for both tent and RV camping. However, for RV’s there are no water, electric or sewer hookups. There are water stations with potable water and a pump station for sewage waste. 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.

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.

Dates and Hours

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

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

The 2017 Texas Renaissance Festival is held every Saturday and Sunday, September 30th – November 26th. We are also open the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24.

Dining

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.

Food prices range from $2 to $12 and drinks start at $3.

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.

Allergies and Air Quality: 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.

Directions

The Festival is located at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, Texas, 77374, approximately 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston, Texas.

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.

Entertainment

The Grande Marche Parade begins every day at noon at the Globe Stage and travels throughout the festival. You can find the route on the Festival map on our website and also in the Festival souvenir program available for purchase at the Front Gate.

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.

You can find the entertainment schedule on our Entertainment page and also in the Festival’s souvenir program available for purchase at the front gate.

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.

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.

Guest Services

In order to ensure the safety and security of our guests, we have a fully staffed medical services team available during Festival hours. For minor emergencies, please take the sick or injured person to First Aide, which is located near the front gates by Dragonslayer. 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.

The Festival lost and found is located in the Information Booth just inside the front gate. If an item is found on the grounds on a Festival day, the item will be turned into the lost and found. You may continue to check back periodically throughout the day if your item has yet to be turned in. After a weekend, all items in the lost and found are taken to the main office by Tuesday as well as any items the grounds crew might find upon the final cleanup of the weekend. The office will accept calls about lost and found items from 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.

All lost children will be taken by Security to the Information Booth, located just inside the front entrance. The lost child will be kept at that location with a security officer until the parents are located. Should you find a lost child, or lose a child, please contact the nearest food merchant to radio for assistance.

We also offer the following advice and tips to prevent being separated from your group:

  • 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. While you may trade phone numbers, service signal on TRF grounds can be unreliable.

We have a vendor located outside our front gate that offers all of these. The cost of a stroller for the entire day is $15.00. Wagon rental for the day is $22. Wheelchairs may be rented for the day for $22.00 Electric scooters can be rented by the hour for $13.00 per hour (with a 4 hour minimum) or can be rented for the entire day, weather permitting, for $65.00. All equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. Most of the equipment is typically rented out by 9 AM – 11 AM. Rental of equipment does require a credit card. There is a 300lb max load on the scooters, a 250lb max load on wheelchairs, and a 125lb max limit on wagons. Please note that electric scooters are weather permitting. Please visit Belrose Rentals for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Parking

General Parking is free.

Preferred Parking is $15 per vehicle at the Festival entrance or $10 per vehicle if purchased online through our website, TexRenFest.com. Preferred Parking allows patrons to park in the first 8-9 rows nearest the Festival gates and provides free shuttle service to the entrance.

Valet Parking is available for $30 per vehicle.  Valet parking space is limited and offered on a first come basis.

We have handicap accessible parking located nearest the front gate. There are also designated areas for motor homes and motorcycles.

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

Shopping

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.

Most merchants and vendors accept credit cards, however many of the food and drink booths are cash only. ATMs can be found throughout the village. Personal checks are not accepted.

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.

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.