Texas Renaissance Festival Set to Welcome Guests in Immersive Experiences and More

Festival dates are from September 29 to November 25, 2018

Festival times are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday, Sunday & Thanksgiving Friday


photo: V. Sweeten

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.

The immersive Festival 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 live interactive characters.

The Festival features fun for kids with great family entertainment, including rides and games, as well as live demonstrations of arts and crafts; Kids 12 and under are admitted free every Sunday.

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.


  • Oktoberfest Presented by Bud Light: September 29-30, 2018
  • 1001 Dreams Presented by Top Dog Halloween Stores: October 6-7, 2018
  • Barbarian Invasion Presented by Genghis Grill: October 13-14, 2018
  • Pirate Adventure Presented by Visit Conroe: October 20-21, 2018
  • All Hallows Eve Presented by Coca-Cola: October 27-28, 2018
  • Roman Bacchanal Presented by Messina Hof Winery: November 3-4, 2018
  • Heroes and Villains Presented by Papa John’s Houston: November 10-11, 2018
  • Highland Fling Presented by Joe Myers Auto Group: November 17-18, 2018
  • Celtic Christmas Presented by the City of Magnolia: November 23-25, 2018

photo: V. Sweeten

You install the free Texas Renaissance Festival mobile app on your phone, available in the App Store and Google Play.


  • New entertainment in 2018 includes: Philnic the Great (ventriloquist), The New Tribesmen (barbarian drinking songs), The Toobadours (comedy jugglers), Celtic Mayhem (Irish music)
  • New attractions in 2018 includes: Tea and Strumpets Tea Room (gourmet teas and sandwiches), The Leek and Daffodil Wine Bar, 1574 Founders Club (private concierge lounge), The Great Scot Kilt Shop (offering daily scotch tastings)

    photo: V.Sweeten

  •  New food in 2018 includes: The Bierrock (savory stuffed pastry- winner of the 2017 Royal Chef Showdown) and The Royal Jewel (a fried ice cream dessert featured on Carnival Eats)
  • TRF After Dark features dancing and entertainment every Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.


The Festival and camping grounds are located in Todd Mission, Texas – 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston.

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.

  • The festival continues all weekend long at the Fields of New Market Campground, the 230 – acre campsite located near festival grounds for camping enthusiasts
  • Family camping is available for those who prefer a more relaxed evening where family and friends can enjoy a family bonfire event every each Saturday evening
  • Revels Camping is for the most adventurous and bold, where the part continues into the night
  • Rentals are available for cabins and glamping tents
  • Two general stores have almost everything you might have forgotten to bring; The Dragon Inn and the Drag-On Buy
  • Campground shuttle service is available to take you directly to and from the Festival gates, $4 per person each way


For social media assets regarding the 2018 Season Pass and nine themed weekends, click here.  Twitter: @Texrenfest

HUZZAH! @Texrenfest just announced this year’s weekend themes and a Royal Pass so you save like you’re royalty! Purchase your pass and read more here: https://www.texrenfest.com/seasonpass/  #texrenfest #huzzah

MORE INFORMATION HERE 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.

For more information, please visit www.texrenfest.com.