September 26th & 27th, 2020
Transport to Ireland by visiting our Celtic Village, where you can find local Irish vendors & fun for all ages. Watch the Mashed Potato eating contest, join the kilt competition or kick up your heels with traditional Irish music & dancing. This is the largest shenanigans party in Minnesota!
2020 Updates Coming Soon!
Events: September 26 & 27 – Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Enjoy two Irish music shows by SisterTree happening on Shepherd’s Green Stage!
10:30am & 1:30pm
Enjoy two Irish dance shows by Green Fire Irish Dancers happening on Shepherd’s Green Stage!
11:30am & 1:00pm
A competition loved so much we had to do it twice! Show off your cool kilt in our Kilt Competition.
12:30pm—Shepherd’s Green Stage
Registration at 12:15pm
Mashed Potato Eating Contest
We’re celebrating the end of the Irish Potato Famine 170 years later! Come smash mashed potatoes and gravy in your face in our classic Mashed Potato Eating Contest. And remember, no hands!
2:00pm—Shepherd’s Green Stage
Registration at 1:45pm
Need to blow off some steam while keeping it kosher? Come battle it out in Pickle Jousting!
11:00am—Shepherd’s Green Field
Registration at 10:45am
Race for the Rattle
Finally…a competition for the youngest in the realm! Come watch the babes race for the rattle.
12pm—Shepherd’s Green Field
Registration at 11:45am
If you’ve searched the Realm high and low and still haven’t found “The One,” then Speed Dating is for you!
2:30pm–Shepherd’s Green Field
Registration at 2:15pm
Tastings: September 21 & 22 – Shamrocks & Shenanigans
- Guinness – Time: 12, 2 & 4 PM; Location: Pavilion
- J Bird Wines Mead – Time: 1-4 PM; Location: Shepherds Green Field
- Bulleit & Crown Royal Whiskey – Time: 1-4 PM; Location: Shepherds Green Field
Check out the Celtic Village vendors during Shamrocks & Shenanigans ONLY!
Take a walk through our Irish Village in Shepherd’s Green Field and explore a number of Celtic themed vendor booths!
All day, 9am-7pm
Thank you to our Shamrocks Sponsors!
Promotions: September 21 & 22 – Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Knights on Bikes
September 21st & 22nd
Biker Discount! Show your motorcycle license at the Festival Box Office and save $5 on one regularly priced adult admission!
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!