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[Video] As RenFest Comes to a Close, We Ask the Workers What's Next

After a glorious few weeks, the 2014 Texas Renaissance Festival comes to a close this weekend after celebrating a Celtic Christmas. With what looks to be nice weather this weekend, it looks like the crowds will be out in full force, giving merchants and performers plenty of chances to make an impression.

But what happens next?

It's easy to forget that RenFest lasts for only eight weekends, which means there are still 44 weekends left in the year where the people working RenFest are off doing other things. This got us to wondering: What is the RenFest offseason like?

For some, RenFest is a part-time gig, a chance to dress up, play a part and have some fun in the cooler fall weather. When the weekend comes to a close, they have their regular life to go back to, with all the joys and responsibilities that come with it.

For others, RenFest is a full-time thing. Whether they're working on what they'll be selling when RenFest is up and running or traveling the country visiting other RenFests, this is their life.

Before you head out for one last bit of Renaissance fun, check out the above video to see what life is like for the fair maidens, jokesters and merchants of the 2014 RenFest.

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