Texas Ren Fest

General Information

About King Midas’ Masquerade Ball

King Midas’ Masquerade Ball is the debut of an extraordinary new interactive entertainment from the Texas Renaissance Festival.  Experience an unforgettable night of astonishing sights, dazzling entertainment and delectable culinary temptations.  King Midas invites you to honor Dionysus, god of wine and revelry, at a spectacular Masquerade Ball, where all are equal behind the mystery of a mask.

A magnificent all-new complex has been created on festival grounds opposite New Market Village especially for this exciting new event.  An enchanting tented pavilion set in an exotic garden fantasy; King Midas’ Golden Court features climate control, restroom facilities, ADA accessibility, and special parking.  Its location is convenient and easy access to the festival’s superb Fields of New Market campground.

The Masquerade Ball will be held from 8pm to 1am, every Saturday night of the 40th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival, running eight wondrous weekends, October 11-November 30, 2014.  

All guests must be age 21 or older.  A photo ID will be required.

Masquerade attire and a mask are required for entry.  Guests are bid to appear in a festive costume, wearing a mask or face paint disguise to conceal their identity.  Ball costumes and masks may reflect any period or fantasy, including – but not limited to – classical, renaissance or modern formal wear.

Ticket Information

Invitations to King Midas’ Masquerade Ball are sold separately from Festival admissions.  They are date specific, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.  They include:

  •     8pm entry to King Midas’ Masquerade Ball
  •     Tantalizing hors d’oeuvres buffets until 11pm
  •     Complimentary* drinks and happy hour prices until 11pm. 
  •     Top shelf alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well. Please drink responsibly.
  •     Unique entertainment
  •     Dancing

*Complimentary drinks based on TABC Serving Laws

Upgrade your fantasy! 

A limited number of Golden Tickets will be available for each performance. Golden Tickets offer all privileges of regular admission, plus:

  •     Advance 7pm entry into King Midas’ Masquerade Ball
  •     Celebratory toast with King Midas at 7:30pm
  •     Exclusive VIP seating and lounge areas
  •     Complimentary* drinks and happy hour prices until 11pm. 
  •     Top shelf alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase as well. Please drink responsibly.
  •     Exclusive entertainment
  •     Commemorative party favor
  •     Private restroom facilities reserved for Golden Ticket holders
  •     Collectable complimentary bottle of King Midas’ Special Reserve Wine
  •     Promo code for early access to 2015 Masquerade Ball Invitations

*Complimentary drinks based on TABC Serving Laws

Guests may order invitations beginning February 17 by phone at 800-458-3435, or online.  Invitations must be purchased in advance.  They will not be available at the door.  

The earlier you purchase your invitations, the more you save!

Purchase Date

Masquerade Ball Invitation

Golden Upgrade (@$95)

February 17-April 3

$55 per person

$150 per person

April 4-June 5

$65 per person

$160 per person

Beginning June 6

$75 per person

$170 per person

A fee of $20 per vehicle for event parking and campground access will be required for  all that attend the Masquerade Ball.  This can be purchased online when you order your tickets, or at the campgrounds/Masquerade Ball entrance with cash or credit card.

Don’t delay! 

Only 200 advance purchase invitations per performance will be available at each discount level.  Ticket supplies are limited. King Midas’ Masquerade Ball accommodates 600 guests each performance, for only eight nights; and Golden Ticket upgrades are limited to a total of 250 per night.  Guests should order early for best date selection and greatest savings. 

King Midas’ Masquerade Ball is an unprecedented celebration of magic, mystery and imagination, as only the Texas Renaissance Festival can provide.  Be among the first to enjoy this groundbreaking entertainment.  It’s sure to be a party beyond your wildest dreams.




11282 CR 302
Plantersville, TX 77363


By Order of the King:  Please Drink Responsibly!

We have been willing to work with any transportation company that can give patrons a ride to or from the festival to ensure the safety of our patrons and others. La Torreta to offer a shuttle to and from the ball for anyone staying at those accommodations.  But what about those who drink too much but drove to the ball if they don’t have a designated driver or everyone else in their party is intoxicated? This year we are proud to announce a partnership with taxi services!  Patrons can choose to set their transportation needs in advance by contacting these partners or any security staff will call if requested.