Texas Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds|21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX | Map
It’s no secret that the Lone Star State is enormous, but it’s well-connected with an extensive interstate highway system. Todd Mission is about 50 miles northwest of Houston, which makes it accessible to those coming from other major cities nearby. Driving directions from Austin, Dallas and a host of other cities can be found here. Middlelands has also partnered with Sharethebus, which provides affordable, hassle-free transportation to and from the festival. If you’re coming from out of state (or West Texas), you’ll want to book a flight to George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and make the drive from there.
Camping and Lodging
Camping is the most convenient way to enjoy the Middlelands experience. There are a multitude of camping packages that cater to whatever style of camping you prefer. Whether you like it loud, silent, simple or fancy, Middlelands has you covered. If the great outdoors aren’t for you, Insomniac can hook you up with a sweet deal at numerous hotels near the festival and the Houston area. Be aware that Texas storms (which are no joke) can sometimes roll through on very short notice. Pack a poncho and/or rain boots just in case.
The Middlelands VIP experience ensures you won’t bow down to anyone like a measly peasant. Instead, you’ll dress like royalty at the Royal Court Costume Shop and enjoy carriage rides across the land. You can also get stunning body art, learn how to sword fight like the bravest knights and indulge on food and hard spirits from the Owl’s Tavern. Since you’re paying top dollar to be a member of the highest social class, your ticket guarantees many more perks during your stay.
A Community of Givers
The festival works with a number of charitable causes on-site:
Insomniac Cares - donates $1 per ticket and guest list donations to a local charity
Consciousness Group - a space for guests who choose to remain sober
To Write Love On Her Arms - helps those suffering from depression and substance abuse
Earth Emporium - green living practices at the festival
Camping Donation Center - donates camping items to a local charity
Take Care of Yourself
There are first aid tents scattered throughout the festival in case you need medical attention (and it’s free!). Temperatures shouldn’t break triple-digits while you’re here, but it’s Texas, so make sure you stay hydrated. You’ll have easy access to hydration stations so you can fill up on water when you need to (also free!).