Minnesota Renaissance Festival Blog

Activities Fit for a King!

Enjoy a weekend with the boys at the Renaissance Festival. The festival has activities that satisfy any whim from entertainment to culinary desires. Every weekend has daily events and fit for a king!

  1. Fandazzi: Check out the Fandazzi Fire Circus, which is a live music and fire performance troupe that brings the mystery, magic, and bright presence of a gypsy family to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. They are an ever-evolving Twin Cities based fire circus performing live music, dance, and feats of MORE FIRE!!!! You can find this group daily at Gypsy Stage with performances scheduled at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm & 5:00pm.
  2. Feast Masters: Jim & Laszlo are two recognizable faces around the Renaissance Festival. The hilarious Feast Masters of the Feast of Fantasy can also be found at the Bad Manor performing at 11:00am, 2:00pm & 4:45pm. You don’t have to eat at the Feast of Fantasy to enjoy this hilarious duo.
  3. Pig N’ Swig: Sample 4 beer and bacon pairings while hanging out with friends and entertainers. You must be 21+ with a valid ID to be able to partake in this savory activity, held daily at 1:00pm, only $20.00 per person.
  4. Jousting: Do you enjoy a good thrill? Check out the live, armored Jousting held daily at 11:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm in the Joust Track.
  5. Johnny Phoenix: For those who enjoy comedy and danger all rolled into one, we have the perfect entertainer for you! Weaving comic wit amid impressive feats of escapism, fire artistry and the supernatural has won Johnny Phoenix the title of “Danger Comedian.” Look for him at the Crown Stage every day at 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm.
  6. Mead Social: Every day at 4:00pm you will have the opportunity to taste various flavors of honey mead while socializing. You will get a collectable Renaissance mead glass with your ticket, which costs $20.00 per person. Must be 21+ with a valid ID to participate.
  7. Puke and Snot: This duo has been a Renaissance favorite for over 40 years here in Minnesota. Their blend of two-man vaudeville and overblown Shakespearean acting styles has made them a must-see show! Visit the Legend Stage at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm & 5:00pm to watch legendary Renaissance entertainment.
  8. Bawdy Beer Show: Different ales and appetizers will be served daily at 5:30pm along with serenades of songs and stories by performers. Tickets are $20.00 to enjoy this experience Must be 21+ with a valid ID.
  9. Tortuga Twins: Have you gotten dose of laughter for the day? The Tortuga Twins will help by providing comedic storytelling, using razor-sharp wits and lightning-fast comic reflexes. These three “twins” are extremely unpredictable and unstoppably hilarious, giving audience members a variety of interactive tales! Visit the Crown Stage at 11:45am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm, 3:15pm & 5:00pm to enjoy the show!
  10. Pub Crawl: Come hangout with the Pirate King and Queen as they lead you on a tour to three pubs where you will be able to sample three beers, and receive a free Renaissance Festival mug. You can join in on trivia, sing-a-longs and games while sampling the different beverages. For $25.00 you can enjoy this unforgettable adventure. Must be 21+ with a valid ID.
  11. Bátard de la Rue: This street entertainer comes from the civilized French accented region of the English realm. He appreciates the finer things the Renaissance has to offer such as: new world tobacco, potatoes and tube tops. He struggles with his surroundings in an endearing, confused, smug sort of way giving you some of the most heartwarming clichéd interactions and trite witticisms. Find him wandering around the Realm for a good laugh.
  12. Whiskey or Scotch Pairing: Held daily at 1:00pm, you and your friends can taste 5 different whiskey or scotch varieties while you learn about the distilling process and enjoying entertainment. For $45.00 you will have the chance to indulge yourself in this new royal experience. Must be 21+ with a valid ID.