Q: What are the Dates and Hours of the Festival?
A: We are open Weekends and Labor Day August 18th – September 30th, plus Friday September 28th. Festival hours are rain or shine from 9am – 7pm.
Q: How much are tickets?
Festival Gate Admission
Adult – $24.95
Senior – $22.95
Child – $15.95
Adult – $21.95
Child – $13.50
Season Pass Admission
Adult – $94.95
Child – $55.95
Two Day Passes
Adult – $38.95
*Valid for the same weekend only. Available for purchase at the Festival Box Office*
*Children 4 and under are free, ages 5 – 12 need a child ticket*
Q: What does the admission price include?
A: Free parking, all entertainment shows, including the Tournament Jousting and Theme Weekend Events. You may choose to purchase arts and crafts items, food or beverage, or enjoy some rides and games (costs vary). You may also choose to attend one of our Daily Royal Events at an additional cost.
Q: Is the Renaissance Festival open during the week?
A: The Festival is only open Saturday and Sundays August 18th through September 30th, 2018 with the exception of Labor Day (Monday) and Festival Friday, September 28th.
Q: Can I take a shuttle to the Festival?
A: Yes! Mystic Lake Shuttle times coming soon!
Q: Are you open during inclement weather?
A: We are open rain or shine. We do not offer refunds in the event of inclement weather.
Q: What time are the Jousts?
A: The Joust is held 3 times daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
Q: What time is the Daily Parade?
A: The Daily Parade is held at 11:30am each day.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes, the Festival is Dog Friendly! See our dog rules and registration page for more info!
Q: Can I bring prop or peace-tied weapons?
A:The Minnesota Renaissance Festival invites all guests to attend in costume provided the following rules are observed.
- Mid-America Festivals bans firearms on the premises.
- Guests may not perform or pose for pictures for other guests for remunerations of any kind, including tips.
- Guests may wear a sword or dagger but the sword or dagger must be sheathed completely with no part of the blade showing and secured in the sheath or scabbard with a plastic zip tie, (peace bound or peace tied), and at no time may they be drawn from the scabbard or sheath.
- Zip ties are available at each entrance gate. Guests may not carry any other weapons or objects that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon, and no costume or accessory may contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another guest.
- Bows are not permitted except may be transported, by competitors, unstrung, to and from festival events, such as the longbow competition.
- Costumes and attire must be family-friendly and may not be offensive, obstructive, violent or otherwise objectionable.
- Children may wear masks.
- Adults may wear appropriate masks that do not cover their entire face.
- Festival reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to require a Guest to remove his/her mask and or to require that the Guest take their mask off site. The above is consistent with the practices of recent years.
- Footwear is required at all times.
- Plastic and wood toy weapons are allowed without sheaths or peace bonded, but may not be wielded in a way that they might accidentally strike another guest or employee.
- Guests wearing bulky or layered clothing may be subject to additional security screening.
- Guests who do not adhere to the costume/weapons policy may be refused entry and/or removed, unless the costume or attire can be modified to meet the above standards.
Q: What are your gluten free options? What about vegetarian options? What do I do if I’m allergic to many of the food products you serve?
The Minnesota Renaissance offers products that contain peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs and wheat and there may be cross contact with your food because of shared cooking equipment. While we take steps to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that any of our products are safe to consume for people with peanut, tree nut, soy, milk, egg or wheat allergies.
Instead of risking adverse reactions, we encourage our customers who are concerned with food allergies to bring a packed lunch to safely enjoy.
Q: Is there an ATM Machine?
A: Yes, there are several ATM machines on-site, including one outside the front gate. See the festival map to find one.
Q: Is the Festival wheelchair accessible?
A: The Festival is held in a natural, outdoor setting. Wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs are allowed. We have disabled accessible parking, and disabled accessible portable toilets.
Q: Can I rent a scooter or wheelchair while at the Festival?
A: We do not have wheelchairs or strollers for rent, but we do offer motorized scooters for rent.
Scooter Rental Information:
Full Day – 9:00am – 6:00pm – $60.00
½ Day – 9:00am – 1:30pm – $35.00
$100.00 refundable credit card damage deposit is required to pick up the scooter.
Q: Does the Festival provide any accommodations for the hearing impaired?
A: Yes. The Festival holds Sign Language Saturday, September 15th. Interpreters will be stationed at select stages that will be identified in the weekend program.
Q: Where can I camp nearby the Festival?
A: There is no camping or overnight parking on the Festival grounds. However, there are close camping sites listed on the Visit Shakopee website.
Q: Do you offer Discount Tickets?
A: Discount tickets and coupons can be found at various locations. Check out our general admission page for a list of participating outlets.
Q: Where can I breastfeed at the Festival?
A: Per Minnesota law breastfeeding is allowed anywhere on site where a mother/child is otherwise allowed to be.
If you are seeking a designated breastfeeding station, First Aid is available.
Q: Are there special discounts for Military Service Members?
A: During Bold North Adventure Weekend Weekend (September 1st, 2nd, & 3rd) the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is doing a special promotion in honor of our nation’s military heroes: any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive half price admission to the festival. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to five family members at a discounted rate of just $21.95 per person. It’s our special way of saying thank you to our country’s biggest heroes.This deal is valid for all current or past military members with government issued ID. To take advantage of this discount, present a valid military ID at the festival box office. For more information on promotions, please check out our promotions page!
Q: Are there special discounts for first responders?
A: First Responders including all Law Enforcement, Firefighter, and EMS personnel can enjoy a day of a day of Live Combat Armored Jousting, 16 Stages of Exciting Entertainment, Food & Craft Beer Fit for a King or Queen at our First Responder half price admission to festival. Fire, Police and First Responder personnel who qualify for discount admission include: Firefighters, EMT’s, Uniformed Police Officers, State Troopers, 911 Dispatchers, Correction Officers, Evidence Technicians, Investigators, Medical Professionals & Nurses. To take advantage of this discount, present a valid First Responders ID at the festival box office. For more information on promotions, please check out our promotions page!
Q: Are two-day Festival Admission passes available?
A: Yes, the pass must be used during the same weekend. Passes can be purchased at the Festival Box Office the day you attend the Festival.
Q: If I wear a costume, can I get in free?
A: No, but we have a costume contest that occurs each morning at 10:30 am at the Palace Garden.
Q: Where can I rent a costume for the Festival?
A: Costumes are available for rental at 215-216 Cock N’ Dragon located to the left of the front gate. Prices vary based upon costume choice.
Cock N’ Dragon Email: email@example.com
Q: If I leave the Festival, can I get back in?
A: As long as you have your hand stamped you are allowed back into the Festival for the day.
Q: Are outside food and beverages allowed?
A: No. Many beverages including water are sold within the grounds. There is also a wide variety of food.
Q: What if I need medical attention?
A: The Renaissance Festival provides a fully equipped and professionally staffed First Aid Station, which is clearly visible on the grounds.
Q: Where is the lost and found?
A: Anything that is turned in at the Festival can be found at the Information Booth that weekend, otherwise call the office Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, to collect your lost items.
For More information please contact the Festival Office at 952-445-7361 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Is there a place that I can nurse?
A: Yes, there is a station located at the First Aid booth.