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7 Weekends of Huzzah & Cheers in 2024!

August 17 – September 29 + Labor day & Festival Friday, September 27

9am – 7pm Rain or Shine

• Dog Friendly
• Live Armored Combat Jousting
• 7 Full Themed Weekends
• 16 Stages of Exciting Entertainment
• 50 Free Family Friendly Activities
• 250 Artisan Booths for Endless Shopping
• Food, Drinks & More!

Minnesota’s History with the Festival

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival began its journey in September of 1971 on a 22 acre field in Jonathan, MN. More than 25,000 people visited the two weekend grand opening of the festival then named A Celebration of Nature, Art, and Life! That celebration has since relocated to Shakopee, MN and has grown to be the largest Renaissance Festival in the United States with an annual attendance of 300,000.

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!

Merchants demonstrate a variety of crafts such as glass blowing, print making, candle making, face painting, musical instruments, pottery, sculpture and more! There are many educational events and entertainment including: Renaissance History, Live Action Jousting, Courtly Dance Lessons, Renaissance Games, Juggling School, and more…

Looking for an incredible venue for your CORPORATE EVENTS? It’s right here!

For schools and youth groups, this year FESTIVAL FRIDAY is September 27th, 2024.

For group ticket information, go here.
Or call our Group Sales Department at (952) 445-7361.


Fundraising Opportunities at the Renaissance Festival

The festival has four methods to help your organization raise funds.

12364 Chestnut Blvd
Shakopee, MN  55379

Contact: Katie Kline



  • Festival Friday Field Trips
  • Student Travel Destination
  • Tour Group Destination
  • Corporate & Special Events
  • Fundraising Opportunities