Texas Ren Fest announces 2018 themes and a Royal Season Pass

Texas Renaissance Festival festivities from last year’s event, held at Todd Mission, 50 miles north of Houston.
Texas Renaissance Festival festivities from last year’s event, held at Todd Mission, 50 miles north of Houston.

HOUSTON – 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, from September 29 to November 25, 2018, and a brand new season pass, The Royal Pass.

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 – suited perfectly for both those seeking nighttime thrills around a bonfire, and families seeking a quiet retreat with a place to shake off the fairy dust.

“We encourage the noblest lords and ladies of the land who are interested in purchasing Festival tickets to secure the Royal Pass at once to get the most savings — up to 68% off admission, with many free perks included, such as preferred parking and access to TRF After Dark,” says Texas Renaissance Festival General Manager Terre Albert. “We’re thrilled for our loyal patrons to take advantage of such bargains, and excited to see everyone for nine themed weekends this year!”

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.

2018 Texas Renaissance Festival Themes


– Sept. 29 and 30: Opening Weekend, Oktoberfest Weekend


– Oct. 6 and 7: 1001 Dreams Weekend

– Oct. 13 and 14: Barbarian Invasion Weekend

– Oct. 20 and 21: Pirate Adventure Weekend

– Oct. 27 and 28: All Hallows’ Eve Weekend


– Nov. 3 and 4: Roman Bacchanal Weekend

– Nov. 10 and 11: Heroes and Villains Weekend

– Nov. 17 and 18: Highland Fling Weekend

– Nov. 23, 24, and 25: Celtic Christmas Weekend

The festival and the adjacent Fields of New Market Campground are located in Todd Mission, Texas 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston. For more information, please visit www.texrenfest.com.