September 10th & 11th

Indulge your sweet tooth this weekend at our Chocolate and Wine festival featuring local chocolatiers and wineries! Participate in one of our many ‘sweet’ events held all weekend including a chocolate pie eating contest and FREE wine tastings.

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Chocolate Festival

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Located in the Special Events Field
Would you like to be avendor?

Joining us in the Special Events field for all the delectable treats you can imagine! Our multiple chocolate, cheese, and candy vendors will satisfy any cravings you may have, while also adding to the overall romantic atmosphere of the weekend. The Chocolate Festival is the perfect place for discovering the sweeter side of love.


All bakers are invited to compete in the Cupcake Battle! Grab your apron and mixing bowl to whip up your best cupcake recipe for a chance to win great prizes, and bragging rights of the best cupcake in the Realm.

Judging provided by The Art Institute International Minnesota

Grand Prize of $250!

Click Here to Register!

3rd Annual Kid's Cupcake Decorating Competition

All kids under the age of 12 are welcome to participate in the 3rd Annual Kid's Cupcake Decorating Competition! Decorate two matching cupcakes at home to use for display. The cupcakes will be judged by Festival patrons and the winners will receive great prizes!

These prizes include a one night stay at the Radisson Mall of America with 4 all day passes to Water Park of America

Click Here to Register!

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The first 50 children to register will receive a 1/2 day pass to the Water Park of America.

Free Vow Renewals

Looking for a little romance? Renew your vows for free! No pre-registration required. Meet at Banner Oak Event Center 15 minutes prior to the vow renewals.

FREE Ménage a Trois Wine Tasting:

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

Wine Tasting Demo

Ever wonder how professional wine tasters can identify wines just by smelling and tasting? In this fun, audience-participation session, wine educator and certified Sommelier, Kent Benson will reveal wine tastings secrets, and show you how to taste like a pro. Along the way, you'll learn what characteristics to expect from certain grape varieties, and how to more successfully choose wines you will like. And, as always, Kent will field any and all of your wine questions.

Chocolate Pie Eating Contest

Put your sweet tooth to the test in the Chocolate Pie Eating Contest!

Best Bloomers Competition

Show off your fanciful bloomers for a chance to win great prizes!

Grape Stomp

Put your legs to work and get your feet dirty in true wine making fashion at the Grape Stomp.

Best Pick Up Line Contest

Share the pick up line that swept your soulmate off their feet! Let the audience decide which line is best.

Wine, Chocolate & Romance Vendors

Interested in becoming a vendor?Click Here for more information!

Sign Language Saturday

September 10

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival welcomes you to Sign Language Saturday. American Sign Language interpreters will be on the Festival grounds all day interpreting stage acts, front gate operations, Royal Daily Events and much more! 

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Important Forms:

Chocolate Vendor Registration Form
Cupcake Battle Registration Form
Kid's Cupcake Decorating Registration Form
Cupcake Battle FAQ


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