Calling all artists! Share your creativity and help brighten our Festival for the 2023 Season!
Our annual Mural Competition has begun and we’re looking for creative painters to paint a beautiful mural that captures the spirit of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! Your murals can include but are not limited to jousting, juggling, mermaids, fairies, dragons, unicorns, witches, wizards, your favorite acts from the Renaissance, and more! Designs must be original and painted by the person submitting the form.
Contest is FREE to enter.
All murals must be 2′ x 2′ and painted with an outdoor paint or finished with a waterproof cover. They must be painted on a weather-treated material (i.e. treated plywood). The murals will be put on display at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and will be exposed to the elements during the duration of our 2023 season. Please write your name on the back bottom right corner of the mural.
Each submitted mural competitor will receive one free admission ticket, only valid weekends 1-4 & Festival Friday.
See application form for rules and tips.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of the amazing murals this year!
Forms Due By: August 17th through Google Forms
Murals Due By: August 17th 2023
Murals can be dropped off from August 1 – August 3 between 9 AM & 3 PM
OR be dropped off from August 7 – August 9 between 9 AM & 3 PM
OR be dropped off from August 15 – August 17 between 9 AM & 3 PM
Murals dropped off after 8-17-23, will not be accepted!
If Murals aren’t registered they won’t be accepted
Once completed you may drop your murals at the Festival Studio Office located at:
**Please call ahead to schedule your drop off time 952-698-9625**
Drop off at the box labeled Mural Competition Drop-off Box at our Festival Site Office: 12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee MN 55379
Murals will become the property of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival once dropped off.
The faeries of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival are in search of a new home!
Everyone in the King’s land is invited to participate in the Fairy House Competition as entry is free. Get inspired by the environment and create with earthly materials! Make a fairy garden or use a fun planting pot as the base for easy transportation. Decorate your house inside and out!
Contest is FREE to enter.
All fairy houses must be a minimum size of 12″ wide by 12″ long and a maximum size of 16″ wide by 16″ long. Fairy houses should be durable to weather elements as they will be displayed in the Special Events Field. Make sure your fairy house has a strong sturdy base and is light enough to carry for easy transportation. Fairy houses must have first/last name attached and must match the name on the entry form.
Each submitted Fairy House competitor will receive one free admission ticket, only valid weekends 1 – 4 + Festival Friday. See the application form for more rules and tips.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing all the crazy, fantastical fairy houses this year!
Forms Due By: 9 AM Day of Participation (August 19th – August 20th 2023) through Google Forms
Fairy Houses Due By: 10 AM Day of Participation (August 19th – August 20th 2023)
Fairy Houses dropped off after 10 AM Day Of Participation (August 19th – August 20th 2023) will not be accepted!
Forms are recommended to be completed before the Once Upon A Time weekend for a more efficient set up for the competition.
Once completed, you may drop off your fairy house at the B-Gate (to the right of King’s Gate).
You may pick up your Fairy House at the Special Events Field between 5 – 7 PM (must show your Google Form submission with name to prove it is yours).
Adult (14 and Older)
Grand Prize: 2024 Season Pass, T-Shirt, Festival Mug & a Trophy
Second Place: 4 Festival Admissions Tickets & T-Shirt
Third Place: Festival T-Shirt & Mug
Children (13 and Younger)
Grand Prize: 3 Valleyfair Tickets & a Trophy
Second Place: 2 Nickelodeon Universe Tickets
Third Place: 4 Skateville Admission Tickets
Judging will be concluded for each day by the Fae Coterie Circle Council.
Fairy House Competition Form
In a battle of cupcake vs. cupcake there will be fallen flavors, frosting splatter, and confection carnage. For those with an appetite for destruction, demonstrate your baking skills during Cupcake Royale! Taking place once per day during Wine, Chocolate, & Romance weekend (Sept 2-4), pre-make your cakes and bring them to the festival for judging from professional bakers from A Bakery Girl and Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe. Register today & see who takes the cake!
Pre-registration is required! Only 10 Cupcake entries will be accepted per day, Limit of one (1) entry per person.
Contest is FREE to enter.
Participants must submit four (4) cupcakes to be judged (3 for the judges and 1 for presentation). Cupcakes must be dropped off in some form of container and have first/last name attached. Cupcakes will be judged on presentation, taste, and Renaissance theme. Cupcakes will be stored in a cooler before the competition but exposed to the elements during the competition. Cupcakes will not be returned after the competition.
Participants can only enter into ONE judging for the weekend.
Forms Due By: Friday September 1st by 11:59 PM
Cupcakes must be dropped off by 10am the day the participant has registered to participate in.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
You may drop off cupcakes at B-Gate located to the right of King’s Gate.
See application form for rules and tips