Next year, Bucholtz said the fair will examine more themed weekend ideas based on the success of “Irish Weekend” which took place this year. It may remove some of the other themes to accommodate this.
Bucholtz also said the festival plans to build new buildings in the off season and will expand the grounds. He declined to describe the expansions.
“We definitely had a fantastic year, and we did a lot to freshen up our event,” she said. “We’ll expand the site a little for next year.”
Bridget Coughlin, communications manager at the Warren County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, said the county does not gather statistics on the economic impact of specific events, but noted several area hotels have created special Renaissance Festival packages which have been profitable.
The 2013 festival will take place over eight weekends next fall.