Minnesota Renaissance Festival

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51 Years of Huzzah & Cheers!

King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of exciting entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our 51st season by visiting the Festival grounds in Shakopee, MN. Huzzah!

Theme Weekends

Highland Fling – August 21 & 22

The Highland Games will have you cheering for your favorite athlete in this 7 series event. Want to join in the games try your skill at the Keg Toss or if that is a little to daring for you enter the Kilt Competition!­

Bold North Vikings Invasion – August 28 & 29

All vikings are invited to participate in pillaging the village. This will be a weekend filled with competitive spirit and new experiences. Do you have a awesome tattoo to showcase, well enter into our contest to win some great prizes!

Wine, Chocolate & Romance – September 4 – 6

This weekend is destined to satisfy your sweet tooth with our Chocolate Festival. Prove that you’re the BEST partner in our Wedding Wars. There is something for everyone this weekend, so don’t miss out!

Woof Stock – September 11 & 12

Bring your dog pal to our Woofstock 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!

BBQ, Bellies & Beer – September 18 & 19

See our world market & entertainment from around the globe. Individuals & dance troupes are invited to the Minnesota State Belly Dance Championship. If you don’t feel like competing, you can take a dance lesson or show off your steampunk attire.

Shamrocks & Shenanigans – September 25 & 26

Festival Friday – September 30

Oktoberfest – October 2 & 3

Enjoy all the special events and Bavarian Village. Make sure you stop by the Dachshund Races or enter the Lederhosen & Dirndl Costume Contest!

Festival Events

Dates: Aug 20 - Oct 2

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee, MN, 55379