The Festival opens on October 9, 2021!

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Texas Renaissance Festival Safety Guidelines

• All TRF staff and participants will be wearing facial coverings.

• TRF will enforce patron mask requirements per the guidelines and mandates of the State of Texas.

• Note - If facial coverings are not mandated by the State, Patrons should still bring a mask as Texas guidelines still recommend facial coverings indoors or outdoors in areas where social distancing is not possible. You may be asked to wear your mask in some shoppes and in lines where 6 foot distancing from other parties is not feasible.

• When eating or drinking, patrons are asked to remain stationary. Seating has been spread out across the festival and venues to accommodate mask removal and social distancing while eating.

• TRF will have souvenir and disposable masks available for purchase for patrons that arrive without a mask.

• TRF will have daily competitions and random spot rewards for our patrons that are creatively following guidelines.

• To promote the comfort of our patrons and participants, TRF has created mask-break areas through the festival where masks may be safely removed while socially distant.


• The CDC recommends frequent handwashing, with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds or alcohol based hand rub with 60-95% alcohol.

• TRF has 12 fully stocked, 2000-3000 sqft, privies throughout the festival with running water for our guests.

• Furthermore 190 hand sanitizing stations are installed throughout the festival to further increase accessibility.


• All TRF staff and participants will be screened for temperature and symptoms daily.

• Patrons are asked to self-screen, if feverish or symptomatic, date-specific tickets may be exchanged for later dates in 2020 based upon availability, or 2021 any-day tickets.

• The CDC recommends to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.

• Throw used tissues in the trash.

• Immediately wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


• Practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others.

• 2020 ticket sales are date-specific, and quantities issued will be limited at each ticket outlet (HEB, Groupon, and texrenfest.com) based on our mandated capacity limits.

• Capacity limits will be enforced at all shoppes and entertainment venues as well.

• Seating at the festival will be adjusted or marked and signage placed throughout to promote distancing.

• Creative changes to our entertainment will maintain our immersive quality while keeping our entertainers and guests safe.

• TRF has 60 acres of outdoor festival grounds and 220 acres of campgrounds that will allow patrons to be comfortably distributed with established limits.


• Hand sanitizing stations are located at every festival restrooms and throughout the festival grounds and Fields of New Market Campground.

• Each night prior, facilities in the festival and campground will be decontaminated with an EPA-approved sanitizer as recommended by the CDC for the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.

• TRF staff and participants will spot sanitize high-touch areas through the day.


• Enjoy the magic of our venues, merchants, food, beverages, and entertainment safely and responsibly.

• Signs, staff, and participants are throughout the festival and campground to remind and guide our patrons.

• Please follow directions from our TRF staff, security and participants and have patience as we work through these new safety and operational procedures.

• We look forward to celebrating our 46th season of the Texas Renaissance Festival with you!


Please note the CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time. Visit the CDC website for the latest guidelines.

Some imagery shown throughout our website are from previous seasons and do not represent current operational and safety guidelines.


Click the button below to review the 2021 Fields of New Market Campground Social Distancing Plan

2021 Fields of New Market Campground Social Distancing Plan