New in 2018


Renaissance Scholars

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!

Knights on Bikes

Biker Discount over Shamrocks & Shenanigans Weekend, September 8th & 9th! Show your motorcycle license at the Festival Box Office and save $5 on one regularly priced adult admission!

Sponsored by Wild Prairie Harley Davidson

NEW Theme Weekends

We have two new Theme Weekends in 2018!

Buccaneer Beer Bash – August 18th & 19th


  • Belly Dance Championships
  • Belly Dance Lessons
  • Fairy Festival
  • Fairy House Competition
  • Steampunk Costume Contest
  • Longbow Competition
  • NEW – Fantasy Costume Contest
  • NEW – Race for the Rattle
  • NEW – Turkey Leg Trot – 5K (Sunday)


Interested in being a vendor this weekend? Download applications here:

Merchandise/Promotional Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application

Bold North Adventure – September 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Interested in being a vendor this weekend? Download applications here:

Merchandise/Promotional Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application


Bow Blast

Shoot your friends and family with soft tip bows & arrows! Get a Bow & have a BLAST!

Ye Old Bingo

Join your fellow patrons in a game of Ye Old Bingo! To win, complete a variety of activities listed on your Bingo card. Adult and children Bingo cards will be available for free at the information booth every weekend during the Festival. Only one card per person. Turn in your Bingo card by 5pm to win a prize. Huzzah!

Cock-A-Doodle Zoo

Hug a Kangaroo, pet an African Porcupine or hand feed a grape to a Ringtail Lemur in our one of a kind Exotic Petting Zoo. Kangaroos, Porcupines & Lemurs OH HUZZAH!

Magic the Live Unicorn

Say hi or take a photo with Magic the Live Unicorn who brings “Magic” to all the Realm.

Battle Axe Pub 

We’re throwing axes and drinking beer…What could go wrong?


Turkey Leg Trot 5K

Sunday, August 19th, 2018.

Race will begin at the Front Gate Entrance of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival at the sound of the cannon!

Racers will make their way on the trail around the Renaissance Festival! Making their way through twists and turns to get to the finish line!

Participants will receive FREE admission to the 2018 Renaissance Festival on the weekend of the race along with a t-shirt, turkey leg voucher and Woodchuck Hard Cider voucher!

Ugliest Pet Contest

Pet Fest – September 22nd & 23rd

If you have a dog that is more beautiful on the inside than the outside, then this “beauty” contest is for you!

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