Bold North Vikings Invasion

August 28th & 29th, 2021

All vikings are invited to participate in pillaging the village. This will be a weekend filled with competitive spirit and new experiences. Do you have a awesome tattoo to showcase, well enter into our contest to win some great prizes!

1:00 PM J-Bird Wines – Walk Up Tasting (1-4) SE Field
1:15 PM Pickle Eating Registration SE Field
1:30 PM Pickle Eating Contest SE Field
2:15 PM Tattoo Comp Registration SE Field
2:30 PM Tattoo Competition SE Stage



Long Bow Competition

Test your accuracy in our Longbow Competition! The tournament is open to adults 18+. Bows of wood, fiberglass, horn or other natural material (including design of recurve, low bow, and Mongolian horn bows) are allowed as well as self bows, laminated and laminated recurve bows.

Sign-in will be at 12:30pm and the competition will start at 1:00pm. There will be no registration at the sign in. You can scan or take a picture of your completed form and email to As for payment you can either bring a check with you to the event or you can call the office at 952-698-9625 with your credit card information.

Registration Form

Turkey Leg Trot – 5K (Sunday)

Race is on DATE – TBA and will begin at the Front Gate Entrance of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival at the sound of the cannon! Racers will make their way on the trail around the Renaissance Festival! Making their way through twists and turns to get to the finish line!

Registration is $30 and includes FREE admission to the 2022 Renaissance Festival on the day of the race along with a t-shirt, turkey leg voucher and a Red Bull
*Shirt sizes will be available on a first come first serve basis.



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Check out the MN Made Marketplace vendors during Bold North Vikings Invasion ONLY!


Thank you to our Bold North Vikings Invasion Sponsors!



Artisan Appreciation The first two weekends of the Festival, our patrons will be able to support their favorite shoppes’ & get rewarded! Turn in your receipts totaling $250 or more to the information booth located inside of Kings Gate and receive one free admission ticket to return on one of the remaining weekends!
Celebration of Cities Celebration of Cities (Belle Plaine, MN/ Elko New Market, MN/ Jordan, MN/ New Prague, MN/ Prior Lake, MN/ Savage, MN/ Shakopee, MN) Residents from these cities will receive $5 off their admission ticket when they present proof of residency at our box office.
Renaissance Scholars Congratulations! The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating your Honor Roll achievement by providing you a FREE complimentary ticket to the 2021 festival. Bring your report card to the box office to receive your discount.


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

Vendor Application