After the Texas Renaissance Festival announced that they they will no longer host Insomniac’s Middlelands, many fans were distraught over the possibility of the festival not returning in 2018. 

But now, any potential disappoint has been laid to rest, as the producers of the festival have made an official statement and promise to return. Read the full statement below.

We were very surprised and disappointed by the decision announced by the Texas Renaissance Festival (TRF) to no longer host Middlelands (MDL) at the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds. From the beginning, MDL producers set out to create a safe and enjoyable experience for both attendees and residents in the surrounding neighborhoods, with hopes to stimulate the growing local economy. Contrary to news reports, the producers of MDL traveled to Houston for the Town Hall meeting but were subsequently told it was cancelled by TRF officials. We fully appreciate the beauty of Todd Mission and the nearby areas, and were prepared to implement residents’ feedback in order to transform MDL into a valued community event. An astounding 66,000 guests attended the inaugural MDL festival, with many sharing their positive experiences. To our fans, rest assured we plan to return.

Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, also took to Instagram to let fans know that the festival “will be back!”