TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR CAMPGROUND UPGRADES
3 Year Plan for Campground Includes Electricity and Bathrooms to be completed by October 2014
Plantersville, TX (December 12, 2011) – The Texas Renaissance Festival announced that amongst the site update projects, it has plans to upgrade the Patron Campgrounds.
The project, with expected completion by 2014, is expected to cost roughly $2 million dollars. The facilities will be expanded to include flushing toilets, electricity, running potable water, and new roads. There will also be a new entrance, convenience store, and the entire site will be themed like the Festival itself.
“The campgrounds have been fairly simplistic and primitive,” said General Manager Terre Albert. “It was time to give the Patrons who wish to camp the ability to do so with modern comforts while still embodying the atmosphere of the Festival.”
Items that people have enjoyed as part of the camping experience like the bonfire will stay in place. But the campers will also be given an option on what type of camping experience they prefer as the “Quiet” Camping Area will feature its own bonfire in addition to the regular bonfire.
Plans also include expanding the “Quiet” Camping Area, usually frequented by families. “Our Festival has really been reaching out to people that we are Family-Friendly,” states Albert. “This has to be reflected in our campgrounds as well.” The area will also continue the practice of a “Quiet Time” where the Patrons in this area are asked to keep the noise level down after 11:00 pm.
The upgrades will come in stages starting with 2012 completing in 2014. By 2012, there will be the foundations of the change including the road upgrades, potable water spigots, and the new entrance. Bathrooms are scheduled to be completed 2013. Electricity will be the last of the changes to occur scheduled for 2014.
2012 will also introduce the first time campers will be able to purchase the camping fee on-line. Currently around 30,000 Festival Patrons camp annually. For more information about camping at the Texas Renaissance Festival, visit the website at texrenfest.com.
The Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) is the Nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive for eight magically-themed weekends. TRF welcomes more the 450,000 guests annually and features nearly 500 costumed performers on 17 stages; 340 shoppes including international food purveyors, unique artisans, merchants and craft vendors; human-powered rides; an abundance of strolling performers and the Royal Finale at dusk. The Festival is held Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday opens October 6, 2012. TRF is located 50 miles Northwest of Houston on more than 55 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on FM 1774, between Magnolia and Plantersville, Texas. For more information, visit www.texrenfest.com.