Labor Day Weekend •  September 5th, 6th & 7th

Travel through mesmerizing cultures during the Passport to Adventure theme weekend! Venture through our International Bazaar to find unique treasures or see if you have what it takes to slurp your way to victory at the Spaghetti Eating Contest!

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Tattoo Competition

Free to Enter! Daily at 3:00pm on the Pavilion Stage

Contest Categories:
• Most Unusual/Unique
• Best Arm/Leg Sleeve
• Best Portrait
• Best Fantasy/Medieval
• People's Choice

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Bocce Ball Tournament

Grab your family and friends and join us for a fun afternoon of Bocce Ball!  Compete to be the best bocce ball player of the Realm by registering your team. Cost is $40 per team of four and $25 per team of two. Pre-registry is due September 1st to receive free admission for each team member!
Located in Shepard's Green •  12:00pm & 3:00pm
Bocce Ball Registration Form

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International Bazaar

Come, stroll, and immerse yourself in our international Bazaar. You’re bound to find a treasure here!Click Here to apply to be a vendor!

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Ozgur K. Sahin

Guinness World Record attempt by Fandazzi Fire Circus

Come watch Bret "The Axe" Pasek attempt to break a second Guinness World Record on Saturday, September 5 at 4:30pm on Gypsy Stage in Sherwood Forest.

Spaghetti Eating Contest

See if you have what it takes to be the fastest noodle-slurper in the Realm during the Spaghetti Eating Contest held in the Special Events Field. Participants will be chosen from the crowd and prizes will be awarded to the top finisher in the kids contest and the adult contest. Child Competition held daily at 1:30pm on the Pavilion. Adult Competition held at 1:45pm on the Pavilion Stage

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Garlic Farmer and Demos

Susan Johnson, the garlic farmer, will be giving a seminar on hardneck and softneck garlic including how to grow garlic in Minnesota and what varieties grow best in cold climates. You can purchase delicious herbs and spices at her tent nearby! Demos held daily at 11:30am and 5:15pm on the Pavilion Stage

Steampunk Costume Contest

Come show off your finest steampunk costume! Audience will decide the best dressed and prizes will go to top finishers. Held daily at 3:00pm on the Pavilion

Pirate Activities

Kid's Costume Contest
Come show off your finest pirate, steampunk and buccaneer costumes! Audience will decide the best dressed and prizes will go to top finishers. Held daily at 11am in Shepherd's Green.

Adult Costume Contest | 18+
Come show off your finest pirate and buccaneer costumes! Audience will decide the best dressed and prizes will go to top finishers. Held daily at 4:00pm in Shepherd's Green.

Pirate Peg Leg Relay
Hop on over to our Pirate Peg Relay held daily at 11:30am in Shepherd's Green. Finish first or walk the plank!

Talk Like a Pirate Contest
Give us your best ARRGH and pirate jokes. Prizes for the first and second place winners!
Held daily at 12:30pm in Shepherd's Green.

FREE Schell's Beer Tasting

Held daily at 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm in the Pavilion. Must be 21+ with valid ID.

Fairy Wand & Pirate Hat Making

Held all day in the Special Events Field!

Magic the Gathering Tournament

For the fourth year, the Renaissance Festival will feature a Magic the Gathering tournament hosted
by Dreamers Games on Labor Day, September 7th! For $25, all gamers will receive three Origins booster packs to play in the booster draft, free Festival admission and the top finishers will receive prizes!

Click for Tournament Rules here!

Click Here to Purchase Tickets!
Purchasing your ticket automatically registers you for the tournament you select.

Day of Registration
Day of registration will be accepted and will cost $10. Registration will start at 1:30pm in the Blue Lion Tent.

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Haidong Gumbo Swordmanship Demonstrations

Come see Haidong Gumdo, a martial arts group, perform swordsmanship demonstrations.
Daily at 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm in Shepherd's Green.

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Looking for something specific?

Important Forms:

International Bazaar Vendor Form

Bocce Ball Tournament
Registration Form

Magic the Gathering

Magic the Gathering Tournament Rules


Questions or comments:

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