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!

2021 Updates Coming Soon!

Events: August 29 & 30 – Bold North Vikings Invasion

Turkey Leg Trot – 5K (Sunday)

Sunday, August 29th, 2021
Race is on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 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 2021 Renaissance Festival on the day of the race along with a t-shirt, turkey leg voucher and Hard Cider voucher!
*Shirt sizes will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Tastings: August 28 & 29 – Bold North Vikings Invasion


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


Thank you to our Bold North Vikings Invasion Sponsors!

Promotions: August 28 & 29 – Bold North Vikings Invasion

Artisan Appreciation 










FREE Complimentary Ticket

August 17th & 18th and 24th & 25th

The first two weekends of the Festival, our patrons will be able to support their favorite Shoppes and get rewarded! Patrons who spend $250 total at any of the artisan booths will receive one free admission ticket to return any of the remaining 2019 weekends.

Patrons will need to present their receipts at the Info Booth (inside of King’s Gate) to receive a free admission ticket to return to the Festival.

Blood Drive 

FREE Complimentary Ticket

Opening Weekend August 17 & 18

Memorial Blood Centers and MN Renaissance Festival have partnered once again to bring you the Annual Blood Drive. Donate blood and receive FREE ADMISSION to the Festival!

Bloodmobiles will be located near King’s Gate, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Register starting June 18th at SPONSOR CODE: 4149.

We strongly suggest registering beforehand, but walk-ins will be accepted subject to availability.

All presenting donors will receive 1 FREE TICKET for entrance into the Festival. Donors must be present AT the Renaissance Festival blood drives on Aug. 17 & 18. No other blood drives or donor centers are included in this promotion. Bring ID. Eat before donating. No cold or flu symptoms for 72 hours. All prizes hold no cash value and are non-transferable.

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