Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Shamrocks & Shenanigans – September 23rd & 24th

Celebrate Irish and Celtic culture with the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! Our Irish Village will feature a number of unique vendors, Irish Dancers, and themed competitions.


Irish Village

Lose your lucky penny? Need a new Celtic Kilt? Get a new one and peruse the many other interesting Irish items this weekend.


FREE Guinness Tastings

Join us for a FREE Guinness Tasting on the Pavilion Stage at 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm. Sample five flavors of Guinness 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!


Kilt Competition

Cheer loud for your favorite contestant and enjoy the unique traditional dress.


Mashed Potato Eating Competition

Calling all mashed potato lovers! Your quest, if you choose to accept it, is to eat a bowl of mashed potatoes faster than the other competitors.