The Fields of New Market Campground
Camping at the Texas Renaissance Festival
Welcome to the Fields of New Market!
Whether you are a RV enthusiast, enjoy the comforts of a trailer, or prefer tent camping, the Fields of New Market’s first-rate accommodations, amenities and activities provide the setting for a fun family outing that is also easy on the wallet. The Fields of New Market Campground has everything you need to make camping memories with family and friends. Whether it is the communal bonfire, fire performers, clan encampments or, of course, the Texas Renaissance Festival you’ll notice that fun is the main attraction! Great memories last a lifetime; so the King and Queen invite your family to make some new ones at the Fields of New Market Campground . . . Where You Camp with Friends!
Hours: The campground is open from 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday until 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday every weekend the Festival is open. Please be packed up and departed by noon so the grounds can be prepared for the following weekend.
*CLOSING WEEKEND* The Festival will open the campgrounds beginning at 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, November 27th and will remain open until 12 p.m. (noon) on Monday, December 1st.
Spaces are not marked and are not allowed to be reserved or roped off in any way! The campground is divided into two sections: Family/Quiet Camping and the Main Campgrounds. The Family/Quiet area is along either side of the road from the new campground entrance on CR302. The Main area is the previous Patron's campgrounds, plus the previous overflow parking area on rows 6-24. Rows 1-5 in the previous overflow parking lot are now available for Patron campgrounds campers to use for parking ONLY, no camping. Row 1 is for Handicapped parking. If arriving before the campground is open, please form a line along the right side of the access road. Do NOT park along CR302, as it is a narrow country road.
Speed Limit: 5 miles per hour
Cost: There is a $20.00 charge per vehicle per weekend to camp with purchase of festival tickets. You must show the officer at the gate this ticket to the Festival to enter the campgrounds. If you do not have a ticket to the Festival, you may purchase one from the officer on duty. The officers will accept CASH or CREDIT ONLY.
Facilities: Permanent (flushies) and Portable Restrooms (porta-privies) are available. The flush toilets are located next to the main entrance, next to the Quickie Mart. Porta-Potties are available throughout the campgrounds. The Quickie Mart has two locations for drinks, snack, ice, and other camp supplies open 7am to Midnight. Water Stations with potable water are available for use at no additional fee and are located along the road in the Family/Quiet campgrounds. Please provide your own water containers as no containers are provided. No electricity or dump stations are available at this time. Please do not dump residue on our grounds. Showers are located near the entrance, with a full time attendant. 21 stalls avaliable with a small fee for use.
Noise Restrictions: In the Family/Quiet Campgrounds, all noise including music, generators and loud voices, shall cease at 10 p.m. In the General Campgrounds, all amplified sound shall cease at 12 a.m. Midnight. Prior to Midnight, all amplified sound shall be limited to 85 Dd at 10 feet. Please note that generators and drumming are not "amplified". If you need to run a generator all night for comfort or medical reasons, please camp in the General Campgrounds and NOT the Family/Quiet campgrounds. Please be sensitive to your neighbors, use a quiet generator or please use your generator in a sound blocking enclosure.
Fires: The Fields of New Market hosts a bonfire in the patron campgrounds for each night. Open-flame fires are allowed, however they must be in an ENCLOSED CONTAINER. (i.e. BBQ pit, trailer pit, burn barrel, etc.) TRF will NOT ALLOW open-flame fires started from the ground. Propane heating and cooking devices are allowed. Please do not store flammable objects in your camping area. Please be extremely careful with all flames.
Pets: NO PETS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME!
Garbage: There are easily accessible trash dumps to dispose of garbage. Please do not litter our grounds. You are responsible for removing your own trash. Please do not leave garbage in porta-privies or permanent restrooms. The dumpsters are located next to most Porta-Potties.
Security: The grounds are patrolled regularly by police officers. For issues, Security can be reached at 936-727-1800.
Weapons: We do not allow concealed handguns on Festival grounds. Any swords, rapiers, edged or pointed, etcetera that are worn as a part of your costume MUST BE SHEATHED AND PEACE TIED. You can secure them with leather straps or zip ties. No unsecured weapons will be allowed into the Festival site.
Convenience Supplies: There are two (2) convenience stores open from 7am to Midnight in the campground. Ice, drinks, snacks, and other camping necessities will be available.
Quiet Camping: Separated from the main camping, there is a designated Quiet Camping area. If you elect to camp within this area, please respect your fellow campers and refrain from loud noises after 10 p.m.
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New showers in 2013
21 brand new shower stalls!
Located near the entrance near the Quickie Mart
The new showers in the campgrounds will have hot water and a full time attendant.
The cost to use the showers will be $5 and can be paid in cash or credit card.
There will not be a time limit on the use of the showers.
The showers will not be climate controlled but will have proper ventilation.
The showers will remain open as long as there is need but WILL close for the night. 10pm is planned closing time.