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AUGUST 26 – 27

The Highland Games will have you cheering for your favorite athlete in this 7 series event.
Want to join in the games try your skill at the Keg Toss
or if that is a little to daring for you enter the Kilt Competition!­


ALL DAYHighland Fling VendorsShepherd's Green Field
9:15 AM22 lb Heavy HammerShepherd's Green Field
10:00 AM16 lb Open Stone PuttShepherd's Green Field
10:00 AMCeltic Tattoo Competition RegistrationShepherd's Green Stage
10:15 AMCeltic Tattoo CompetitionShepherd's Green Stage
10:45 AM56 lb Heavy Weight for DistanceShepherd's Green Field
11:00 AMJoust - Quintain Gaming ShowPavilion
11:30 AM28 lb Light Weight for DistanceShepherd's Green Field
11:45 AMGreen Fire Irish DancersShepherd's Green Stage
11:45 AMBaratok BellydancePavilion
12:15 PMScotch Egg Eating Contest RegistrationNear Sheperd's Green Field
12:30 PMScotch Egg Eating Contest Shepherd's Green Field
12:50 PMKeg Toss RegistrationShepherd's Green Field
1:00 PMKeg TossShepherd's Green Field
1:00 PMJoust - Full ArmoredPavilion
1:30 PMGreen Fire Irish DancersShepherd's Green Stage
1:45 PMCaber TossShepherd's Green Field
2:00 PMO'Shea Irish DancersShepherd's Green Stage
2:30 PMDoggie DashPavilion
2:45 PMSheaf TossShepherd's Green Field
3:00 PMJoust - Full ArmoredPavilion
3:15 PMKilt Competition RegistrationShepherd's Green Stage
3:30 PMKilt CompetitionShepherd's Green Stage
3:45 PM56 lb Weight Over BarShepherd's Green Field
4:00 PMO'Shea Irish DancersShepherd's Green Stage
5:00 PMJoust - Quintain & RingPavilion
5:30 PMBaratok Belly DancingPavilion


2:00 PM & 4:00 PMAnheuser BuschPavilion
1:00 - 4:00 PMNutrlShepherd's Green Field

Doggie Dash: Corgis Unite – A Royal Affair

For the most Regal Hounds in the Kingdom – this race is guaranteed to entertain.

*An “Anything Goes” dog race, open to all breeds, mixes & sizes, will immediately follow the theme race.



For the first two weekends of the Festival, our patrons will be able to support their favorite shoppes & get rewarded! Turn in your receipts totaling $250 or more to the Information Booth located inside of King’s Gate by August 27th and receive one free admission ticket to return during the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Weekend as well as Festival Friday.

Celebration of Cities

Celebration of Cities (Belle Plaine, MN/ Elko New Market, MN/ Jordan, MN/ New Prague, MN/ Prior Lake, MN/ Savage, MN/ Shakopee, MN) Residents from these cities will receive $5 off their admission ticket when they present proof of residency at our box office.


Congratulations! The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is celebrating your Honor Roll achievement by providing you a FREE complimentary ticket to the 2023 festival. Bring your A or B report card to the box office to receive your discount. Promotion active for current elementary through college students.


The Minnesota Renaissance Festival will be teaming up with CAP Agency – Community Action Partnership of Scott Carver & Dakota Counties for a food drive! Bring 5 food items to the festival gates and you will receive One Buy One Get One Free Adult Admission to the festival.

The CAP Agency is always looking for peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, pasta of any kind, Bush’s Canned Baked Beans, and canned corn of any brand.


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.

Are you interested in being a vendor on this weekend? Fill out the form below!


Thank you to our Highland Fling Sponsors!