Texas RenFest to honor tickets after power outage closed park

The Texas Renaissance Festival closed early Saturday after a power outage in Grimes County and heavy traffic followed.

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."

Earlier in the afternoon, they tweeted about the outage and how they were working to restore electricity. 

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. 

The park will operate according to its normal schedule on Sunday. For more information about Texas RenFest, visit here. 

 

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