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: What are the Dates and Hours of the Festival?
A: We are open Weekends and Labor Day August 19th – October 1st, plus Friday September 29th. Festival hours are rain or shine from 9am – 7pm.
Q: Is the Renaissance Festival open during the week?
A: The Festival is only open Saturday and Sundays August 19th through October 1st, 2017 with the exception of Labor Day (Monday) and Festival Friday, September 29th.
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: Information coming soon!
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. 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. Guests may not wear masks of any kind, headgear may not cover the face, and 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.
Mid-America Festivals bans firearms on the premises.
Q: What are you 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 – 6:30pm – $60.00
½ Day – 9:00am – 1:30pm – $35.00
$100.00 refundable damage deposit is required to pick up the scooter.
Cancellations must be made by 3pm on Friday, $25 “no-show” fee will be charged to those that do not cancel in time.
Call 952-445-7361 to make your reservation
Q: Does the Festival provide any accommodations for the hearing impaired?
A: Yes. The Festival holds Sign Language Saturday, September 16th. 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?
Q: Are there special discounts for Military Service Members?
A: During Labor Day Weekend (September 2, 3 & 4) all Military Service Members can receive a Buy One Get One free offer on adult admission. Please have your Active or Retired Military ID present to receive this promotion. For more information on promotions, please check out our promotions page!
Q: Are there special discounts for first responders?
A: Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMT’s will receive half off an adult admission ticket on September 10th – Date may change. Please have a valid job ID present. 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 9:00am near the main ticket office. First prize is admission to the Festival that day.
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