Maps & Directions

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating it's 43rd Season!
Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the
festival grounds in Shakopee, MN.

Festival Site Address: (Not Mailing Address)
12364 Chestnut Blvd
Shakopee, MN 55337

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Parking Information:

As in the past, patrons will be entering and exiting the site off of both Highway 41 and 145th Street via Highway 169.  Patrons that arrive before 3:00 p.m. will be encouraged to use both entrances.  Highway 41 will become “Exit Only” beginning at 3:00 each Festival day.

In addition to our original gate (the King’s Gate), we created a second gate (the Queen’s Gate) during our 2012 season with areas to park near the Gate.  In 2013, we expanded the available parking servicing the Queen Gate.  Prior to this season, we have again significantly expanded the available area to park in the Queen’s Gate side of the site.   In addition to hiring a larger Parking Crew and preparing the surface for parking, we have spent considerable time and money developing an enhanced parking “infrastructure” including wider and additional roads, designated numbered “lots” in the Queen’s Gate area, designated specialized lots as well as color coded General Patron lots in the area serviced by the King’s Gate, additional signage, and more busses with dedicated routes. Our goal is to provide an enhanced parking experience.

In 2014, the majority of patron parking will be in the area serviced by the Queen’s Gate.   Handicap Parking, Handicap Overflow Parking, and aDrop-Off Area will be located in the King’s Gate parking area in close proximity to the King’s Gate.  In addition to the above mentioned specialized parking areas, we also have spaces for “general patron” parking in the King’s Gate lots. 

In addition, we have increased the number of shuttle buses in the lots, if you do not want to walk, you will be able to take a shuttle bus to one of the main gates. 

Using GPS??

Enter these coordinates into your GPS for turn by turn directions!
44.74, -93.59

From the North:
Follow 169 South (approx. 7.5 milesafter crossing the Minnesota River). Take a right onto MN-41 (Holiday gas station). Turn left on to Chestnut Blvd at the Renaissance Billboard. Follow the signs on site to Queen's Gate.

From the South:
Follow 169 North until you see the signs for the Renaissance Festival, it will be on your left. Proceed to the intersection of 169 & Highway 41 and make a U turn. Double back to the entrance and make a right into the field. Look for signs.

From the East:
Take 35W South to MN 13 West. Continue straight onto County Highway 101 twards Highway 169 Mankato. Merge onto Highway 169 south.
Festival Site is located 2 miles after the intersection of 169 & Highway 41.

From the West:
Follow Highway 212 west until you reach the exit for MN-41/ Chestnut St. Take a left onto MN-41 S. (N. Chestnut St.) Follow 41 through Chaska and across the river. Turn right on Chestnut Blvd at the Renaissance Billboard. Follow the signs on site to Queen's Gate.

(This is not a mailing address, click here for mailing address)

3525 145th St W is the Hwy 169 entrance and
12364 Chestnut is the gravel road off 42



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