Pet Fest

September 12th & 13th, 2020

Bring your dog pal to our Pet Fest Weekend! This weekend will showcase pet rescue groups, pet training demonstrations & contests for dogs. Not only are there activities for your pets, but also for you! Huzzah!

2020 Updates Coming Soon!

Events: September 12 & 13 – Pet Fest

Weiner Dog, Corgi & Puppernickel Races 

Short legs, long legs, turkey legs! Don’t miss this opportunity to max out your cute quota for the year, join us at the Joust Track at 2:30pm. Prepare to say, “awwwwww.” 

Register your runner here!

Doggy Agility Demos

Come cheer on the participating pups as they navigate their way through the agility course! See these doggies show off their skills at 9:30am, 12:00pm & 3:00pm on Shepherd’s Green Field.

Canine King & Queen

Bring your pets to Shepherd’s Green Field at 10:30am to see if they’re fit to join the Royal Court. Our new furry King & Queen will join the humans and strut their royal stuff in the 11:30am parade.

Musical Sit

It’s like Musical Chairs but better because it’s for dogs! The fun starts at 11:00am on Shepherd’s Green Field.

Peanut Butter Licking Contest 

Do you feel watched in your kitchen? Does the feel of a wet nose under your plate make you anxious? Take a break from being begged for food and let your favorite furry stalker have a snack! Visit the Shepherd’s Green Stage at 1 PM to see who can lick peanut butter the fastest!

Ugliest Dog Competition

Love your pup for what’s on the inside? Prove your dog is the ugliest in the pack for a chance to win great pet prizes at Shepherd’s Green Stage at 1:30 PM.

Doggy Dress up Contest 

Think your furry friend has the best costume? Enter them in our Doggy Dress Up Contest for a chance to win pet prizes! The contest is FREE to enter and no pre-registration is required; just bring your dog and a costume to the Shepherd’s Green Stage at 3:30 PM.

Tastings: September 14 & 15 – Pet Fest

  • Angry Orchard – Time: 12, 2 & 4 PM; Location: Pavilion
  • Ketel One Botanical – Time: 1-4 PM; Location: Shepherds Green Field

Check out the 13th Annual Pet Fest Vendors – this weekend ONLY!


Thank you to our Pet Fest Sponsors!


Promotions: September 14 & 15 – Pet Fest

Scout Days

September 14th & 15th

By order of his Majesty, King Henry has declared that all who have served as a Boy or Girl Scout may come to the festival in their uniforms for a $9.95 Scout & $18.95 Leader admission ticket.

Throw Your Dog A Bone 

September 14th & 15th

Bring your furry friend to Pet Fest weekend and receive Half-Price Pet Admission. Have a pawfect day for only $5!

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