TODD MISSION, Texas- Officials with the Texas Renaissance Festival say they will honor all sold tickets after a power outage in Grimes County closed the park early on Saturday.
The tickets will need to be used on Sunday, officials say.
According to the festival's Twitter account, they closed the park "to to ensure the safety of our patrons and employees."
At 5:35 p.m. on Saturday, the decision was made to close the park early to ensure the safety of our patrons and employees. The day will wrap with the Royal Fireworks display at 6:00 pm and the park closed shortly after. #texrenfest— TEX RENAISSANCE FEST (@texrenfest) November 18, 2017
Earlier in the afternoon, they tweeted about the outage and how they were working to restore electricity.
ATTENTION ALL! Unfortunately, there was an event that caused a power outage in the area. The power company is working diligently to restore the power now. Thank you for your patience as it is being worked through.— TEX RENAISSANCE FEST (@texrenfest) November 18, 2017
It appears that power in parts of the park were restored before they decided to close the park for the evening. At this time, it isn't known what caused the outage.
Nearly 40,000 people were forced to leave at the same time which led to a major traffic jam which only got worse when there was a wreck on the main exit road.
Attention TRF Patrons. We are aware of heavy traffic as our festival closed at 6:00 pm & all 40,000 guests are now trying to get out at the same time, as well as a traffic accident on 1774. We appreciate your patience as our traffic control gets everyone out ASAP.— TEX RENAISSANCE FEST (@texrenfest) November 19, 2017
The park will operate according to its normal schedule on Sunday. For more information about Texas RenFest, visit here.