September 19th & 20th, 2020
See our world market & entertainment from around the globe. Individuals & dance troupes are invited to the Minnesota State Belly Dance Championship. If you don’t feel like competing, you can take a dance lesson or show off your steampunk attire.
2020 Updates Coming Soon!
Events: September 19 & 20 – Bellies & Beer
Belly Dance Performances
These performers’ hips don’t lie!
Come watch the professionals belly dance beginning at 10:30, 11:00, 11:40 & 12:30
Belly Dance Championships
Once you’ve learned the moves, come show us your new skills!
Registration starts at 2:15 PM with championships starting at 2:30 PM!
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners!
Belly Dance Lessons
Learn how to belly dance from the professionals!
Our performers will be teaching lessons starting at 1 PM & 2 PM.
Brat Eating Contest – NEW
Fill your belly with this classic food at our NEW Brat Eating Contest!
Registration begins at 3:15 PM & Contest starts at 3:30 PM!
1st and 2nd place winners to receive prize!
Steampunk Costume Contest
Come dressed in your Steampunk best for this contest!
Registration begins at 11:45 AM & Contest begins at 12:00 PM
Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners!
Christmas In September
Labor Day, September 7th
Christmas in September brings holiday spirit and good cheer early this year all for $30. This discounted ticket includes admission to the Festival, appetizers, gift bag, special deals and holiday experiences all throughout the Festival!
The social hour will be from 12-1 pm at the Banner Oak Event Center with appetizers, raffle prizes from artisans and you can compare your great shopping finds with the other shoppers!
Buy your ticket online today here!
Magic the Gathering Tournament (Monday)
Tastings: August 31 – September 2 – Bellies & Beer
- Schell’s – Time: 12, 2 & 4 PM; Location: Pavilion
- Ketel One Botanical – Time: 1-4 PM; Location: Shepherds Green Field
Check out the Steampunk Shops during Bellies & Beer ONLY!
Thank you to our Bellies & Beer Sponsors!
Promotions: August 31 – September 2 – Bellies & Beer
Huzzah to Hometown Heroes
August 31, September 1st & 2nd
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is proud to announce a special promotion in honor of our nation’s military heroes: any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive One Buy One Get One Free Adult Admission to the festival. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to five family members at a discounted rate of just $19.95 per person. It’s our special way of saying thank you to our country’s biggest heroes. This deal is valid for all current or past military members with government issued ID. To take advantage of this discount, present a valid military ID at the festival box office.
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!
Christmas In September
Labor Day, September 2nd
Christmas in September brings holiday spirit and good cheer early this year all for $30. This discounted ticket includes admission to the Festival, appetizers, gift bag, special deals and holiday experiences all throughout the Festival! Make sure to participate in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!
Are you interested in being a vendor on this weekend? Download the form below!