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New! Coloring Book Contest

All those who wish to share their creativity are invited to partake in the 2017 Coloring Book Contest! We now have both Adult (14 Years & Up) and Child (13 Years & Under) divisions, so any age is welcome to submit a coloring page! 

Coloring page submissions should be an intricate illustration with a Renaissance subject. Be creative! A Renaissance-theme could mean feasting, dancing, royalty, mermaids, fairies, jousting, juggling… and much more! 

Adult entries will be judged on the overall quality of both the picture and the subject, and how these two combined elements represent the spirit of the Renaissance Festival. 

Child entries will be judged on the quality and subject as well, but age will be taken into consideration to allow for an array of ages to be represented in the book.

Adult Grand Prize: $100 cash and a Season Pass to the Renaissance Festival

Child Grand Prize: Two Tickets to the Family Feast of Fantasy

Adult Coloring Book Contest Form

Kid's Coloring Book Contest Form

Submit registration form and coloring page tocoloringbookcontest@gmail.com


The King's Karpool

NEW in 2016!

Gather three friends and decorate your car with a Renaissance theme! Once your car is decorated, post a photo of it with the four (or more) of you across social media. Include the hashtag #KingsKarpool on the post as well as on the car! Begin your quest to the Renaissance Festival where winning cars will be announced on social media by 1:00pm daily. Best decorated cars win prizes!

Prizes include:

FREE Tickets

Tickets to the 2016 Trail of Terror

Tickets for the Castle Escape

Restaurant Gift Cards

Theater Tickets

Renaissance T-Shirts

Renaissance Mugs

…and more!

Mural Competition

Get creative and show off your artistic skills by painting and submitting a unique Renaissance-themed mural! If you have ever dreamed of creating a work of art and having it displayed to the public, this is the perfect opportunity for you. The murals that are entered into the competition will be hung up and presented to the public so that everyone who enters the Festival will witness your craft.

1. Murals can be dropped off at the following times:

Friday, August 18 from 12-5pm

Opening Weekend, August 19-20 at the Information Booth

More dates TBD

2.  All murals should be dropped off at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival Site. Use the entrance off HWY 41.  There will be signs directing you to where they need to be dropped off. 

3. Be sure your name and age is in the bottom right corner of your mural.

4.  Your tickets will be at will call under the name on your application until you pick them up.

FREE to enter: Receive two free admission tickets for participating
Grand Prize: $250 cash, 2018 Season Pass and T-shirt
Deadline: Forms and murals due August 20, 2017

Mail in the Registration formto enter


Fairy House Competition

All patrons big and small are invited to make your own unique fairy house and share it during our Silk Road Weekend on August 20th & 21st. FREE to participate

Prizes include a One night stay at the Radisson Mall of America with 4 all day passes to the waterpark

Mail in theRegistration Formto enter

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Cupcake Battle

Grab your apron and mixing bowl to whip up your best cupcake recipe for a chance to win great prizes and bragging rights of the best cupcake in the Realm!

Grand Prize: of $250
Cost to enter is $15: Includes FREE admission to the Festival

Mail in theRegistration Formto enter

Fantasy Mask Competition

Any materials are acceptable for use as long as it's handmade. Get creative with paint, beads, feathers, latex, clay and leather. After you've created your masterpiece be prepared to model it on the Pavillion stage! Prizes will be awarded to the judges' favorites for both categories: Adult and Child.

FREE to participate. Takes place on August 20th & 21st

Longbow Competition

Come and join us for our annual Longbow Competition. This year’s tournament will be one fast-paced round of shooting. The shots will challenge Longbow archers, competition of elimination.

Other Contests

Silk Road: Discover the Riches

Belly Dance Competition and Bean Bag Competition

Highland Fling

Keg Toss, Kilt Competition & Haggis and Scotch Egg Eating Contest

Passport to Adventure

Bocce Ball Tournamnet, Tattoo Competition, Steampunk Costume Competition, Keg Toss, Spaghetti Eating Contest and Magic the Gathering Tournament

Wine, Chocolate & Romance

Chocolate Pie Eating Contest

Pet Fest

Dog Costume Contest, Peanut Butter Licking Contest and Corgi, Pug and Wiener Dog Races

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Kilt Competition and Keg Toss


Stein Holding Competition, Sauerkraut Eating Contest, Keg Toss, Bier Pong Tournament, Hammerschlagen, Beard Competition and Wiener Dog Races


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