The campgrounds at the Texas Renaissance Festival currently measure 70 acres for patrons and will more than double in size in 2012 to a total of 170 acres, allowing for campers to have plenty of space to bring tents and other essentials onto the camping ground. The entire Texas Renaissance Festival facilities will reach upward to 600+ acres with the addition, almost a complete square mile.

“We are really excited about expanding our campground expansion, which will be complete in time for the 2012 season,” said Texas Renaissance Festival General Manager, Terre Albert. “We have seen such an increase in the number of campers over the past seven seasons that we wanted to make sure we could comfortably accommodate everyone for years to come.”

The campground will remain under the same rules for patrons as in years before; first come first serve and no reservations are required. Camping cost will also remain at $20 a ticket with purchase of festival tickets. The campgrounds will feature the Quickie Mart for ice, drinks and snacks and is open from 10:00 A.M. on Friday until 9:00 A.M. Monday.

The Texas Renaissance Festival will host opening weekend on Oct. 6 and will be active on weekends through the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 25. Once again the festival will include eight themed weekends including Oktoberfest, Roman Bacchanal and the ever popular Barbarian Invasion.

Season tickets will go on sale starting March 1st at

The Texas Renaissance Festival 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. The festival is held Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday and is located 50 miles northwest of Houston on FM 1774, in Todd Mission, Texas. For more information, visit