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Welcome to the 2023 Minnesota Renaissance Festival

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating its 52nd Season!
Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival
grounds in Shakopee, MN.

Open weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
August 19th – October 1st, 2023
Plus Labor Day, Monday, September 4th
and Festival Friday, September 29th, 2023
9 AM – 7 PM • Rain or Shine • 952–445–7361


as of April 1, 2023


Children 4 and under are free!



Passes are non – transferable. Passes available at the Festival Box Office only after August 19


Weekend Passes are good for two Festival entrances. Passes are non – transferable. Passes available at the Festival Box Office only after August 19


Family 4 Pack is good for 2 Adult and 2 Child (5-12 yrs) Festival Admission Tickets.

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.

Based in Shakopee, Mid-America's Staff

Mid-America Festivals is the nation’s largest producer of outdoor themed events. In 2023, we entertained nearly one million people in a wide variety of locations across the country.

Mid-America Festivals currently devotes its time towards developing some of the best festivals in the country. Mid-America Festivals, along with affiliated entities, owns and operates the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, the Michigan Renaissance Festival, the St. Louis Renaissance Festival, and many other events. The company demonstrates its event production and promotion leadership by embracing all aspects of event production from specialty merchandise and corporate sponsorship to ticket sales and multi-media marketing.

Based in Minneapolis, Mid-America’s staff is comprised of talented managers with experience in all aspects of entertainment
. Mid-America Festivals began producing Renaissance Festivals in 1976 as a natural extension of its president’s career in major venue promotion and production. The company’s background ranges from rock and roll events like the Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, and Prince to event management for concerts like Rock the Garden in Minneapolis. For more information about Mid-America Festivals, visit our website!