Festival Friday

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September 29th

Huzzah! Welcome to our Village and to our Festival Day. Queen Katherine has lost her mirth; life in London – the stuffy politics, the stiff codes of etiquette and decorum, and the pointless palace intrigue – has drained away her joy. To raise her spirits, King Henry has charged the Master of the Revels to arrange a Festival day. Today is that Festival day! The Queen is coming to this village to take a hiatus from the stoic and worrisome world, and instead, to enjoy the simple pleasures of music and dance, the deliciousness of good food and beverage, and the uncomplicated camaraderie of the common people whom she loves so much. And, like the Queen, we invite you to escape from your everyday world and revel with us in this frivolous and frolicking Festival day!


9:00 AMLords & Ladies Check InBanner Oak
12:00 PMPerformance by Shakespeare GuildBanner Oak
5:00 PMShopper's SoireeBanner Oak


4:00 - 6:00 PMSutter HomeBanner Oak EC

Lords & Ladies Shopping Day

Ladies and Lords – thank you for purchasing your ticket to join us at the Minnesota Renaissance for a day filled with shopping and wine. Your ticket includes admission, a mini wine bottle, a bag of goodies, a Shopper’s Soiree, and exclusive discounts at various artisan shops across the Festival!
Check in begins at 9am & Shopper’s Soiree will begin at 5pm at the Banner Oak Event Center!


Minneapolis Leather Co.

Caricatures by Adnan

Junque in thy Trunk

Masquerade Photo

Isms Butterfly Garden


Blooming Smithery


L’Artiste Gervais

Wenches at Work

Black Dog Pottery

Honorable Company of Metalsmiths

Flying Cloud

NorthStar Leather

Spriggan Stone

Spriggan Spells

Garlands and Gardens

Under The Mango Tree

Uncommon Adornments

Ethereal Threads

M’Lord & Tailor

Dhusara Chainmaille Creations

SKY Chairs

Boar’s Head Leather

Ravens Glass

Bad Badger Horns



Our patrons will be able to support their favorite Shoppes and get rewarded this Festival Friday! Patrons who spend $250 total at any of the artisan booths will receive one free admission ticket to return any day during the first 4 weekends of the 2024 season. Patrons will present their receipts at the Info Booth to receive a free admission ticket to return to the Festival in 2024.

Receipts must be turned in by 7 PM on Festival Friday, September 30th, 2023


Discount admission prices at the box office valid Festival Friday only! Adults – $19.95 / Seniors – $17.95/ Children – $12.95


Reserve your tickets and “Seize the Day” with fun and educational experiences! Merchants will demonstrate a variety of crafts such as glass blowing, print making, candle making, face painting, musical instruments, pottery, sculpture and more! There are many educational events and entertainment including: Renaissance History, Live Action Jousting, Courtly Dance Lessons, Renaissance Games, Juggling School, and more… Call our Sales Department at (952) 445-7361 for more details and to hear about our fun contests to enter!




Grab your friends and join the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for a day of shopping and wine for only $25! Ticket includes admission, free glass of wine, gift bag, and the opportunity to receive discounts from select artisans all day!



Any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive $5 off their gate Admission to the festival with the proper ID. It’s our special way of saying thank you to our country’s biggest heroes. This deal is valid for all current and past military members with government issued ID. To take advantage of this discount, present a valid military ID at the festival box office. Limit one per person.


Show your school pride for Festival Friday is College Discount Day! Patrons with a valid student ID gain access to Frugal Friday admission prices. If you’re a college student and of legal drinking age, receive one Free Domestic Beer on us. Cheers!