Texas Renaissance Festival Halts Preparations Because of Wildfires

The Texas Renaissance Festival is canceling all of its preparations and events this weekend, including wedding tours, cast rehearsals and new staff orientation, because of wildfire evacuation orders from Grimes County. The festival grounds will remain closed to the public until the evacuation orders are lifted.

The festival grounds and office are currently being used as a mobilization station for the emergency crews fighting the wildfires in Waller, Grimes and Montgomery counties. The festival is still being organized off-site.

This weekend's preparations will be rescheduled, and the Festival still plans to open on its originally scheduled kickoff date of October 8, TRF spokesperson Gina Rotolo said.

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