Here's what to know for the return of the Texas Renaissance Festival

HUZZAH! Guests will not be required to wear masks or be vaccinated for this year's entry, however social distancing is encouraged.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021
Texas Renaissance Festival kicks off 2021 season
This weekend meant opening day in Plantersville for festival-goers who've waited all year for the return of Renfest.

TODD MISSION, Texas -- The 47th annual Texas Renaissance Festival returns for eight weekends this fall with health and safety measures in place, themed weekends and new entertainment.

Festival information

Dates: Oct. 9-Nov. 28 (Sat.-Sun.)

Time: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Cost: $13-$25; children age 12 and younger receive free admission on Sundays and half-price admission on Saturdays; tickets are date specific.

21778 FM 1774
Todd Mission, TX 77363

Weekend themes

  • Oct. 9-10: Oktoberfest
  • Oct. 16-17: 1001 Dreams
  • Oct. 23-24: Pirate Adventure
  • Oct. 30-31: All Hallows Eve
  • Nov. 6-7: Heroes and Villains
  • Nov. 13-14: Barbarian Invasion
  • Nov. 20-21: Highland Fling
  • Nov. 26-28: Celtic Christmas

Health & safety

Masks and COVID-19 vaccines are not required for visitor entry as of publication. Festival employees, vendors and performers are required to supply proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption form. Employees and vendors are not required to wear masks, unless mandated by the state.

Festival grounds include 190 hand-sanitizing stations and 12 restrooms with running water. Social distancing is encouraged.

What is new

  • New shops by the Jousting Arena, including a food vendor specializing in French tacos
  • Wine tasting added by the Jousting Arena
  • A giant rocking horse for photo opportunities
  • New theater act called "Theatre of Fools"

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