Event

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until September 28, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. September 26
Renaissance Festival Site
12364 Chestnut Blvd. Shakopee, MN
952-445-7361

Price: $19.95; $11.50 kids; $89.95 season pass

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Jessica Armbruster

Each year, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival turns a field in Shakopee into a Renaissance-era celebration. There's a thick, rose-colored lens applied to the festivities, of course. No plagues, beheadings, or extreme poverty here. Instead, you will find turkey legs the size of your thigh, a variety of crafters selling their wares, free theater and music shows, jousting, belly dancers, fire walkers, and roving characters to interact with. The free wine and beer tastings are always worth your time if you are of age, or sign up for one of the pub crawls if you plan on getting more serious. Themed weekends include a handful of beer happenings (Buccaneer Beer Fest! Oktoberfest!), pet-friendly weekends, and the always popular Wine, Chocolate, and Romance. New shenanigans this year include a special event offering beer and bacon pairings, a wine and appetizer tour through the grounds, the Knight's Challenge Obstacle Course, and Shakespeare-themed activities (the Bard is turning 450 years old this summer). For more info, visit www.renaissancefest.com. (Photo by Katie Jones)

Arts | Family Events | Festivals | Theater

Location

Renaissance Festival Site

12364 Chestnut Blvd. Shakopee, MN
952-445-7361
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