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Minnesota Renaissance Festival


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.

Fast Facts

Where is it? 12364 Chestnut Blvd., Shakopee, MN

When did it start? 1971

When does it run? August 21, 2021 to October 3, 2021

Artisans & Entertainers (134)


Categories: Entertainers, Music

DeCantus is a professional a capella ensemble that offers specialized performances at a variety of venues and events including private parties, public shopping centers, and corporate events. Formed in 2000, DeCantus performs as a quintet and has two seasons: renaissance...


Categories: Artisans, Clothing, Costumes and Clothwork

Heidi's Tribal Style Costumes inspired by the earthy elements of Renaissance Faires and Tribal Dance. Domba! and Arizona are internationally recognized as creating one of the most loving and connected communities in Tribal Bellydance.

Don Quixote

Categories: Entertainers, Comedy

Don Quixote, reimagined, combines the world famous elements of Cervantes' classic novel with an upbeat comic twist. Positive, energetic, and kid-friendly; he can be surprisingly hip at times while terminally clueless - misreading simple everyday situations as opportunities to perform...

Elizabethan Syngers

Categories: Entertainers, Music

The Elizabethan Syngers have been a fixture at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival since its founding in 1971. Our goal is not only to entertain, but to create an interest in music from The Renaissance, and to educate our Syngers and...

Fantasy Caricatures

Categories: Artisans, Services, Portraits

Drawing caricatures and cartoons are some of my favorite things to do. I enjoy working with people as well. So I combined them and began drawing at Renaissance Festivals and a wide variety of other places. Such as, BarmItzvahs, weddings,...

Fellowship Foundry Pewter

Categories: Artisans, Specialty, Metalwork

Since our beginning in 1978, the combined talents of Master Pewtersmith Randal Moore and our artist Kevin O'Hare have continued to create wonderful designs. They wrangle first over the idea, then sketches, then the wax sculpture until they are both...

Four Pints Shy

Categories: Entertainers, Music

Playing music at the Renaissance Festival in one form or another for the past 16 years, Twin Cities-based septet Four Pints Shy combines Irish, English, and Bluegrass music into a high energy performance experience. Whether it's an uptempo jig or...

Heart’s Delight

Categories: Artisans, Clothing, Costumes and Clothwork

Hearts Delight Clothing Features beautiful handcrafted clothing that is designed after historically accurate renaissance style garments as well as some more ornate fantasy style pieces. Our clothing is all handmade in Ventura, Ca using American made fabrics and materials. We...