2018 Mural Contest
Calling all artists to the Renaissance! We need your creativity to brighten the walls of our Festival for our 2018 Season!
Our annual Mural Competition has begun and we’re looking for creative painters to paint a beautiful mural that captures the spirit of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! Your murals can include but are not limited to jousting, juggling, mermaids, fairies, dragons, unicorns, your favorite acts from the Renaissance, witches, wizards, and more! Designs must be original and painted by the person submitting the form.
All murals must be 2′ x 2′ and painted with an outdoor paint or finished with a waterproof cover. They must be painted on a weather-treated material (i.e. treated plywood). The murals will be put on display at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and will be exposed to the elements during the duration of our 2018 season. Please write your name & age on the back bottom right corner of the mural. Upon delivery provide a copy of your registration form taped to the back.
Once completed you may drop your murals off at the Festival Site Office at
12364 Chestnut Blvd
Shakopee, MN 55379-8944
If you’re dropping off before the first weekend of the festival please call 952-445-7361 and schedule a time to drop off.
Times to drop off are:
August 6th-10th between the times of 9am & 3pm.
August 14th-16th between the times of 9am & 3pm.
First Weekend August 18th & 19th at the Info Booth. Your registration form MUST BE taped on the back of your mural as well as your name and age printed on the back bottom right corner.
Grand Prize: $250 cash, a Renaissance Festival T-Shirt, and a season pass to our 2019 Festival Season.
All registration forms must be mailed or emailed in by August 3rd! Forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
All murals must be dropped off by August 19th! Any murals dropped off after August 19th will not be eligible for the Grand Prize. They may still be accepted and put on display if turned in after August 19th.
Voting will begin Wednesday, August 22nd on our Facebook page and will go through September 30th.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of the amazing murals this year!
NEW! Medallion Contest
Please welcome our new Medallion Competition! You’ve seen those beautiful Renaissance Festival pottery mugs scattered across our festival booths. Each one is decorated with a uniquely styled Medallion on the front.
This year we’re looking for someone to design a new Medallion for our 2018 Festival Season! We’re looking for creative individuals who can capture the spirit of the Renaissance Festival in a small space. Designs can include, but are not limited to, jousting, mermaids, fairies, dragons, unicorns, your favorite acts from the Renaissance, witches, wizards, and more!
The designs should only be 3″ x 3″
Minimum Stroke: 2pt
Minimum Font Size: 6pt
Must say “Minnesota Renaissance Festival” & “2018” on the Design
Remember, these designs will be used on pottery and created from clay so be mindful of details. More design requirements can be found on the Registration Form.
Designs that do not meet EVERY requirement will not be judged.
Anyone can enter for a chance to win! There are no age requirements.
1st Place Prize:
The winner will receive a FREE winning 2018 Renaissance Festival Mug that will feature their Medallion Design.
$100 cash prize.
2nd & 3rd Place:
Will receive a FREE 2018 Renaissance Festival Mug with the winning Medallion design.
Submissions due by March 16th, 2018
Copyright: All art submitted to the Mid-America Festivals Inc. must be the legal property of the person submitting the art. Your submission must be your own drawing and cannot be someone else’s artwork, a photographed image or a traced production. Mid-America Festivals will not be held responsible for any copyright infringements.
Coloring Book Contest
Help us create a fantastic coloring book for our 3rd Annual Coloring Book Competition! We’re looking for aspiring artists who want to show their creativity in a fun, intricate way!
Your design should be unique and capture the spirit of the Renaissance Festival! Submissions should be Renaissance themed and can include but are not limited to jousting, juggling, mermaids, fairies, knights, dragons, unicorns, your favorite acts from the Renaissance, witches, wizards, and more!
For more details and image requirements please review the Registration Form.
Anyone can enter for a chance to win! Every person who enters will receive 1 FREE Minnesota Renaissance Festival ticket for the 2018 season. We have ADULT and CHILD (13 and younger) registration forms that you can download and print.
Those who are chosen to be a part of the final Coloring Book Edition will receive 1 FREE Coloring Book.
Adult First Place winner will receive $100 cash prize and a Season Pass for the 2019 Renaissance Festival Season!
Child First Place winner will receive $100 cash prize and a Renaissance Festival Gift Bag!
Please email your coloring book submission and registration form together to email@example.com
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Coloring Book Competition”
– Make sure that your handwriting is legible on the forms for us to review.
– If you have a change of address in between the time that you submit your artwork and the time we send out the coloring books for those who have been chosen, please send us an email with the change of address.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing your creative art pieces!
Copyright Disclaimer: All art submitted to the Mid-America Festival’s Inc must be the legal property of the person submitting the art. Your submission must be your own drawing and cannot be someone else’s artwork, a photographed image that you do not have the rights to, or a traced production. Mid-America Festivals will not be held responsible for any copyright infringements.
Royal Photo Contest
The contest deadline has been extended to November 24th, 2017! You still have time to enter!
Fairy House Competition
More information coming soon!
More information coming soon!
Belly Dance Competition
Come show off your belly dancing skills during our Belly Dance Competition. No experience necessary!
Test your accuracy in our Longbow Competition! The tournament is open to children ages 12-17 and adults. Bows of wood, fiberglass, horn or other natural material (including design of recurve, low bow, and Mongolian horn bows) are allowed as well as self bows, laminated and laminated recurve bows.
FREE Complimentary Ticket
August 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, September 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Congratulations! We are celebrating your Honor Roll achievement by providing you a FREE complimentary ticket to the 2018 Minnesota Renaissance Festival. WE are proud of you and you should be proud too!
- Watch Live Armored Jousting on Horseback
- Attend Juggling School
- See Comedy & Magic on 16 Stages of Live Entertainment
- Experience Live Craft Demonstrations
- Learn about Music, Dance, Fencing and Fashion of the Renaissance Period
Please bring your report card to the box office on one of the first three weekends to receive your complimentary honor roll ticket to the Festival!
FREE Complimentary Ticket
Opening Weekend August 18 & 19
Memorial Blood Centers and MN Renaissance Festival have partnered once again to bring you the Annual Blood Drive. Donate blood and receive FREE ADMISSION to the Festival!
Bloodmobiles will be located near King’s Gate, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Register at www.mbc.org/searchdrives SPONSOR CODE: 4149.
We strongly suggest registering beforehand, but walk-ins will be accepted subject to availability.
All presenting donors will receive 1 FREE TICKET for entrance into the Festival. Donors must be present AT the Renaissance Festival blood drives on Aug. 18 & 19. No other blood drives or donor centers are included in this promotion. Bring ID. Eat before donating. No cold or flu symptoms for 72 hours. All prizes hold no cash value and are non-transferable.
Mall of America Preview Party
Sunday, July 29th, 2018, 11AM – 5PM
Please join us for a Minnesota Renaissance Festival Preview Party in the Rotunda at the Mall of America!
We will be selling tickets as well!