Get Involved!

Explore the links below for more information on how you can get involved
at the Minnesota Renaissance festival!

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Looking for Crafters for 2017

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is a juried craft show.
The Jury is held in February of each year for the following season.
Please remember the Festival is a handmade/ handcrafted professional exhibition.

Contact the Craft Director at

Download the application by clicking this link

2017 Crafter Application

Application packets must be postmarked by February 14, 2016 to:
MAF Office; Attn: Stephanie Whipps, 1244 S. Canterbury Rd. Ste. 306, Shakopee, MN 55379

Entertainment Auditions

The Festival wants musicians, bands, performance ensembles, actors, dancers, singers, acrobats, stage combat aficionados, and unique characters, of all shapes and sizes, to showcase their special talents.  No experience is necessary, and no skill is too small.

In the past several years, we have added unbelievable new acts: escape artists, Shakespearian stage actors, fairies, mermaids, and a cavalcade of street characters. Are you our next big thing?

Think you have what it takes to perform on stage or become a street act at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival?

Click Hereto book an Adult audition time. 
Click Hereto book a Junior audtion time
Junior guidelines: If your parents already are on the entertainment cast, the minimum is 10 years old. If your parents are not already on cast, the minimum is 14 years old.

Auditions will be held on the Minnesota Renaissance Festival Grounds

Saturday, April 15th, 22nd, 29th from 10am - 2pm
& Saturday, May 6th from 10am - Noon

Please emailrenfestmn@gmail.comfor more information


The Minnesota Renaissance Festival hires employees for summer seasonal, festival weekends and full time year round positions. If you are interested in working with us, please clickherefor more information or to fill out an employment application. 

Fundraise for your Group

We offer a variety of ways school groups, sports teams, and non-profit organizations can fundraise with us at the Festival. If you are interested in our fundraising opportunities please clickherefor more information or to fill out an application for your group.

Food Vendor

Thank you for your interest in the Minnesota Renaissance Food Independent vendor opportunity. You may download/print an application form here or visit the Food Vendor Page for more information. The registration return deadline is March 31, 2017. Be sure to include photos of the food products which you desire to sell at the MN Renaissance. All submissions become the property of the Minnesota Renaissance and will not be returned. Please email

Special Events Weekend Vendor

Each Themed Weekend features exclusive vendors to match the event for that weekend. If you are interested in being a vendor for a themed weekend fill out the designated registration form and apply today!

Check out our 2016 Theme Weekends!

Sponsorship or Partnerships

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival works with a variety of companies around the state for advertising, marketing, sponsorships and promotions. Contact the Marketing Department at to get more information!

Sponsorship and Partnerships




Looking for something specific?

2017 Crafter Application
2017 Food Vendor Information
2017 Food Vendor Application
Employment Application
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