Dog Rules & Registration

Bring Your Dog – The Festival Is Dog Friendly!

DOGS ONLY! No other pets will be allowed on Festival grounds!
There is a Dog Gate at both King’s and Queen’s Gate entrances.

To be eligible to bring your dog to the Festival the following terms must be met:

  1. Fill out the Dog Registration Form and bring it with you when you come to the Festival
  2. Bring proof of Core Vaccinations including: rabies, distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza and parvovirus with dates in one of the following forms:
    • Printed proof of shots from veterinarian (must include the above valid vaccinations).
    • Tag on dog with date of expirations (must include the above valid vaccinations).
    • Bring your dog to Dog Check-In prior to entry bring proof of distemper, Parvovirus & Rabies vaccinations with dates.
    • The vaccines for distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus are all often within one combination vaccine, DHPP.
  3. Photo Requirements:
    • Photo must be clear of the dogs head and may include the body.
    • Photos will not be returned.

Proof of vaccinations is required for dog entry.


  • DOGS ONLY! No other pets will be allowed on festival grounds!
  • No puppies under the age of 6 months allowed.
    • This is to protect the puppy, who has not received all of its vaccinations yet, and to protect all the other dogs at the Festival, who could be susceptible to the puppy’s potential diseases.
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • Dog leashes cannot exceed 4 feet.
  • Owners must clean up after their dogs.
  • Only one dog per owner will be allowed.
  • Dog owners must report any accidents to first aid immediately.
  • All dogs must have their festival tag visible at all times.
  • Dogs are not allowed at the Feast of Fantasy.

Dog Admission

$10 per dog with your own photo (photo will not be returned) – Single Day
$15 per dog if we take a photo for you – Single Day
$50 per dog with your own photo (photo will not be returned) – Season Pass
$55 per dog if we take a photo for you – Season Pass

Service Animals:

All service animals will be admitted into the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in accordance with ADA Regulations and the Minnesota Human Right Acts.

  • Service dog owners are NOT required to fill out the Dog Registration Form, sign in, or pay Dog Admission.
  • Service dog owners may enter any gate.
  • Service dogs must wear their collar with appropriate proof of required vaccinations, if any.
  • It is unlawful for an individual to misrepresent their dog as a service dog.