Media Relations & Photography


Welcome! The Marketing & Communications department handles all media inquiries for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Working on a story about the Great Minnesota Renaissance Tradition? You’ll find information and images here.

Contact Information

For additional information and/or interview requests, please contact the Marketing & Communications department via:

• E:
• P: (952) 445-7361

Note: The best option is to email your request. Please include your name, publication/station, subject of your story and deadline date. This will allow us to identify the appropriate person and best resources available to fill the media request.

Media Kit

The 2021 Media Kit will be available by July 2021.

Official MNRF Media Kit

About the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is one of the largest and best-attended festivals in the realm attracting more than 300,000 visitors annually.

The Great Minnesota Renaissance Tradition features 16 Stages of Exciting Entertainment, Full Contact Live Armored Jousting, 250 Artisans for Endless Shopping, 7 Theme Weekends, Over 50 FREE Family Friendly Activities and Food Fit for a King or Queen!

The 2021 Minnesota Renaissance Festival runs weekends August 21st – October 3rd, 2021. Plus Labor Day, September 6th & Festival Friday, October 1st, 2021

A Festival Fact Sheet and History of the Festival are available by emailing

News Releases

Media Alert

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Logos

Media Photos

Visit our Media Photo Gallery


Photography & Video Footage Guidelines for Individuals or Crews During the Minnesota Renaissance Festival can be found here.

Note: If you are looking to take photographs or video footage during non-festival time on the festival grounds, please contact:

Photography Rules


All photographs must be taken during a performance day from the 2021 season. Entrants must be 18 years or older.


All photos submitted to the Mid-America Festivals Inc must be the legal property of the person submitting the image. Mid America Festivals will not be held responsible for any copyright infringements.

Usage Rights

By entering this competition you grant Mid-America Festivals Inc the right to publish or reproduce submitted photo(s), along with your name, location, type of photographic equipment used (if available) on any Mid-America website, printed materials, newsletter and other social networking channels, without fee or compensation. Mid-America Festivals may use submitted photographs for promotional use only, NOT for commercial use. Small photo alterations may be made by our staff in order to format submitted for social media, print or promotional purposes.


Mid-America Festivals will not accept photographic images of children under the age of 16 without consent of a legal guardian or parent.

Film/Photo Rights

All film rights are reserved. Commercial use of photos, videos or audio tapes made at the festival without written permission from the Marketing Department is strictly prohibited. We prohibit the use of video or photographic monopods or tripods unless authorized by MRF management.