Wine, Chocolate & Romance

September 7 & 8, 2019


Events: September 7 & 8 – Wine, Chocolate & Romance

Chocolate Pie Eating Contest

12:30 PM on the Shepherd’s Green Stage

Forget everything your mother taught you; come devour a whole pie as fast as you can at the Chocolate Pie Eating Contest!

Awards for first and second place winners

Cake Smashing Competition

2:30 PM in the Shepherd’s Green Field

Put your inner child to the test at the Cake Smashing Competition.  Caution: Sticky faces and fingers guaranteed!

Awards for first and second place winners

Cupcake Battle

11:30 AM on the Shepherd’s Green Stage

It’s a battle of the bakers!  Show off your cupcake skills in the Cupcake Battle!  Pre-make your cakes and bring them to the festival for judging.  May the best baker win!

Awards for first and second place winners

Pre-registration is required!

Fantasy Costume Contest

1:30 PM on the Shepherd’s Green Stage

Don’t let your coolest cosplay go to waste, show it off at the Fantasy Costume Contest!

Awards for first and second place winners

Free Vow Renewals

12:00 PM to 3:30 PM at the Chapel.

Spice up your marriage with Free Vow Renewals!  Meet at Banner Oak Event Center 15 minutes prior to Vow Renewals.

Grape Stomping

1:00 PM in Shepherd’s Green Field

Putting your legs to work this much may give you something to ‘wine’ about!  Get your feet dirty in true wine-making fashion at the Grape Stomp.

Wedding Wars – NEW

3:30 PM in the Shepherd’s Green Field

How well do you know your partner?  Test your teamwork in this relationship building (or breaking) competition!

Awards for first and second place winners

Sign Language Saturday

Saturday, September 7th

Sign Language Interpreters will be stationed around the festival for our hard of hearing guests! Receive $5 off when you present your ASLIS coupon!


Tastings: September 7 & 8 – Wine, Chocolate & Romance

  • Menage a Trois – Time: 12, 2 & 4 PM; Location: Pavilion
  • Sutter Home– Time: 1-4 PM; Location: Shepherds Green Field

Check out the Chocolate Festival vendors during Wine, Chocolate & Romance ONLY!

Indulge your sweet tooth this weekend at our Chocolate Festival featuring local chocolatiers!  Participate in one of our many sweet events held all weekend, including a Chocolate Pie Eating Contest and FREE Wine Tastings.

        


Thank you to our Wine, Chocolate & Romance Sponsors!

   


Promotions: September 7 & 8 – Wine, Chocolate & Romance

Sign Language Saturday   

September 7th

Sign Language Interpreters will be stationed around the festival for our hard of hearing guests! Receive $5 off when you present your ASLIS coupon!

First Responder Weekend 

September 7th & 8th

First Responders including all Law Enforcement, Firefighter, and EMS personnel can enjoy a day of a day of Live Combat Armored Jousting, 16 Stages of Exciting Entertainment, Food & Craft Beer Fit for a King or Queen at our First Responder half price admission day at the festival. Fire, Police and First Responder personnel who qualify for half price admission include: Firefighters, EMT’s, Uniformed Police Officers, State Troopers, 911 Dispatchers, Correction Officers, Evidence Technicians, Investigators, Medical Professionals & Nurses. To take advantage of this discount, present a valid First Responders ID at the festival box office.

Renaissance Scholars

FREE Complimentary Ticket

Congratulations! We are celebrating your Honor Roll achievement by providing you a FREE complimentary ticket to the 2019 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 Exciting 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 to receive your complimentary honor roll ticket to the Festival!


Are you interested in being a vendor on this weekend? Download the form below!

Merchandise/Promotional Vendor Application

Food Vendor Application