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Welcome to the 2022 Minnesota Renaissance Festival


The Minnesota Renaissance Festival
is celebrating its 51st Season!
Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival grounds in Shakopee, MN.

Open Weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
August 20th – October 2nd, 2022
Plus Labor Day, Monday, September 5th
and Festival Friday, September 30th, 2022
9am to 7pm • Rain or Shine • 952.445.7361 • Free Parking!


2022 TICKET PRICES

as of June 1, 2022


Minnesota’s History with the Festival

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival began its journey in September of 1971 on a 22 acre field in Jonathan, MN. More than 25,000 people visited the two weekend grand opening of the festival then named A Celebration of Nature, Art, and Life! That celebration has since relocated to Shakopee, MN and has grown to be the largest Renaissance Festival in the United States with an annual attendance of 300,000.

Knight in armor on horseAbout Mid-America Festivals

Mid-America Festivals is the nation’s largest producer of outdoor themed events. In 2019, we entertained nearly one million people in a wide variety of locations across the country.

Mid-America Festivals currently devotes its time towards developing some of the best festivals in the country. Mid-America Festivals, along with affiliated entities, owns and operates the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, the Trail of Terror (located in Minnesota), the Bay Area Renaissance Festival (located in Dade City, FL, Pasco County), the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, the Michigan Renaissance Festival, the St. Louis Renaissance Festival and many other events. The company demonstrates its event production and promotion leadership by embracing all aspects of event production from specialty merchandise and corporate sponsorship to ticket sales and multi-media marketing.

Based in Minneapolis, Mid-America’s staff is comprised of talented managers’ experiences in all aspects of entertainment. Mid-America Festivals began producing Renaissance Festivals in 1976 as a natural extension of its president’s career in major venue promotion and production. The company’s background ranges from rock and roll events like the Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, and Prince to event management for concerts like Rock the Garden in Minneapolis.

For more information about Mid-America Festivals, visit our website!