Minnesota Renaissance Festival
You’re invited to step back in time and experience an uncommon event truly like no other. Plan to attend the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. The country’s largest Renaissance-themed festival, this rousing event will delightfully engage and entertain you as the festival grounds are transformed into a 16th century village, complete with hundreds of unique characters. You’re encouraged to dress the part, too!
The authentic village is filled with costumed characters such as peasants, nobles and royal courtiers. On 16 lively stages you’ll find magicians, musicians, comedians, jugglers, mimes and more who entertain the kid in all of us. Plus, cheer on the jousting knights who mount their horses to do battle. And, as mentioned, festival goers are encouraged to the dress the part as well. So plan your costume now.
The festival marketplace features 250 artisans who display and sell their handcrafted treasures. Demonstrations are given daily by masters of historic skills such as armor making, bronze casting, glass blowing and calligraphy. Additionally, visitors have more than 150 food choices including the famous roasted turkey drumstick, scotch eggs, soup in a bread bowl and apple dumplings.
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival runs its 50th season August 21 through October 3, 2021. The Festival is open weekends plus Labor Day September 6 and Festival Friday October 1, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., rain or shine. The Festival is located seven miles south of Shakopee on Highway 169. Festival patrons can enjoy 16 stages of live entertainment, 250 artisan vendors for endless shopping, 7 theme weekends, full combat jousting and food fit for a king or queen!