International Bazaar

International Bazaar – September 2, 3 & 4, 2017

Travel through mesmerizing cultures during the International Bazaar theme weekend! Watch Belly Dancers, venture through our International Bazaar to find unique treasures, or see if you have what it takes to slurp your way to victory at the Spaghetti Eating Contest!

Christmas in September- Labor Day- September 4

We’re excited to welcome you to our first annual Christmas in September! Grab your friends for jolly good fun and festivities! Christmas in September brings holiday spirit and good cheer early this year all for $25. The discounted ticket includes admission to the Festival, brunch, gift bag, special deals and holiday experiences all throughout the Festival! Buy your Christmas in September ticket online or at the Box Office on Labor Day, September 4th, 2017.

Also, join in on our Ugly Christmas Sweater contest! Plus win awesome prizes when you participate in our contest. Categories include: Best Adult Sweater, Best Child Sweater, Funniest Sweater, Flashiest Sweater, Naughtiest Sweater, and Nicest Sweater.

Belly Dance Performances

Sway your hips and move your feet in an exotic dance that entices the crowd for our annual Belly Dance Competition! (Lessons will also be available during this weekend). Check back with us for more information about show times.

Middle Eastern Belly Dance Competition

Come compete in the Minnesota State Belly Dance Competition on The Pavilion Stage for your chance to win the title of Minnesota’s best belly dancer. All ages encouraged to participate.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to the Competition to participate!

(These age groups will be called up on stage to participate)

  • Junior (Under 16 Years)
  • Adult (16 Years and Over)
  • Adult +(39 Years and Over)

Download the form (PDF format – You will need Adobe Acrobat to read it)

Magic the Gathering Tournament

For the sixth year, the Renaissance Festival will feature a Magic the Gathering tournament hosted by Dreamers Vault Games on Friday at the Blue Lion Tavern! For $15, all gamers will receive one booster of Amonkhet and two packs of Hour of Devastation. The top finishers will receive prizes!

First tournament

Registration: 9:30am
Start Time: 10:00am

Second Tournament

Registration: 1:30pm
Start Time: 2:00pm
Download the form (PDF format – You will need Adobe Acrobat to read it)

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Belly Dance Lessons

Learn to shake it like a gypsy with FREE lessons. Held at Bad Manor Green all weekend.

Check back for more information about lesson times!

Tattoo Competition

Let us see your INK! Categories include: best arm, best sleeve, most unique, best portrait, best fantasy/medieval, and people’s choice. Sponsored by Jackalope Tattoo this event will take place on the Special Events Field at 2:30pm Saturday, Sunday & Labor Day Monday.

FREE to Enter!

Contest Categories:

  • Most Unusual/Unique
  • Best Arm/Leg Sleeve
  • Best Portrait
  • Best Fantasy/Medieval
  • People’s Choice

Bocce Ball Tournament

Grab your family and friends and join us for a fun afternoon of Bocce Ball! Compete to be the best bocce ball player of the Realm by registering your team. Cost is $40 per team of four and $25 per team of two. Register by August 31st to receive free admission for each team member!

Download the form (PDF format – You will need Adobe Acrobat to read it)

Special Vendors

Come, stroll, and immerse yourself in our International Bazaar. You’re bound to find a treasure here!

Spaghetti Eating Contest

See if you have what it takes to be the fastest noodle-slurper in the Realm during the Spaghetti Eating Contest held in the Special Events Field. Participants will be chosen from the crowd and prizes will be awarded to the top finisher from both the child and the adult contests.


FREE Schell’s Beer Tasting:

Join us for a FREE Schell’s Beer Tasting on the Pavilion Stage at 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm. Sample five flavors of Schell’s while you learn about the brand, how it is made, etc. Seating is limited and will begin 15 minutes prior; everyone must have a valid ID by order of his Majesty King Henry and the State of Minnesota. No Exceptions!

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