Traffic After Texas Renaissance Festival
The reviews of the traffic being very awful are true. We left the festival grounds at 5pm. Trying to leave before traffic got bad and only to find out it took 3hrs on 11-27-09 to clear the parking lot. The local police officers are friendly and they do a good job keeping the people from going nuts. All I can say is that if you want to brave the festival get there early when they open the doors, and leave a few hours after. If you wait to 4pm or later plan on bringing lots of snacks, drinks, and a restroom in your car to await the traffic to get out. Also bring your gaming console of portable DVD player and movies you really enjoy. It is true the traffic takes 2-4hrs to clear before you are on the road. Only 1 way in and 1 way out then you get onto a 2 lane road. You can have fun there but just know that the traffic is always crazy and do not make plans after-wards 2-4hrs after.
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