New in 2023

Huzzah and welcome to our Village and a wonderful festival day celebrating the birthday of Prince William! As per tradition, the King and Queen have proclaimed that we shall gather the finest crafters and artisans, a cornucopia of food, challenging and adventurous games, music, and stages full of acts of comedy and skill. Of course, a festival day would not be complete without our most important guest, you! Our villagers, royalty, and fantastic visitors can’t wait to welcome you through the gates and into a world of fun, laughter, and magic. Huzzah to over 50 years of celebration!

New Attractions

Reimagined Mermaid Cove

The Captain and her crew have returned from the high seas to bring you creatures of myth
and legend — mermaids! Now you can find them in the Festival’s Mermaid cove, a flowing landscape filled with these playful, inquisitive and magical visitors.

Children’s Realm

Come experience the new Children’s Realm. Slay a dragon, race fellow knights, tend to butterflies, and slip down the slide to cross the finish line.

Clover Cottage

Welcome to Ballina, the Celtic Cottage! Come visit the O’Brennan family and friends as we celebrate the harvest festival . Enjoy traditional Irish music, storytelling, and shenanigans at the oldest living history setting within our faire village.

New Entertainment

Gabs the Fool at Cirque du Celeste Stage

Clowning and Vauderville

12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM

Slapstick Fairytales at Witchwood Stage

The fairy tales you know and love in a way you’ve never seen them before. Watch comedic retellings of classic tales where even the actors don’t always know what comes next.

11:00 AM & 12:30 PM

Magician Auzzie LeRue at Wizard’s Cote

10:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM

Weekends 1, 5, 6, 7

New Daily Events

Wine & Wits with Nick & Dill

What’s a festival day without wine and entertainment? Get everything you need in one spot with Wine and Wits! We have four pours of Menage a Trois wine paired with some snacks, and the only thing missing is you. Match that with music, magic, and laughter, and now you have a celebration. This is a wine tasting you won’t want to miss! “Good company, good wine, good welcome, makes good people.” Must be 21+ with valid ID.


(Starting Weekend 2) Daily at: 1:30 PM – $35 per person

New Theme Weekends

Experience Love for the Arts logo

Experience the beauty of human expression at our Experience Love for the Arts Weekend! From murals to dance to cosplay and beyond, you’ll fall in love with the arts!

Bold North Adventure

Experience the true north during our Bold North Adventure Weekend. This expedition into the north includes exploration of the Viking Encampment, Made in Minnesota vendors, and stories of Legends & Lore. Huzzah!

New Sips


Lupulin’s Tower Tavern

King’s Note – Wines of the World


Mermosa Bar


Dragon’s Landing Tavern

New Food Vendors


Mini Donuts

Pasta Bella


Smoked BBQ


Castle Creamery