Park & Ride

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival Park & Ride Service features a direct non-stop bus ride to the Festival.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Park & Ride Service features a direct non-stop bus ride to the Festival. The round-trip cost to ride the bus is $6 per adult (13 and older). Children 12 and under are free. Parking at the Park & Ride lots is free. 

Five Park & Ride locations are available (Eagle Creek, Canterbury Park, Scott County Fair Grounds, Southbridge Crossing, and Burnsville Transit Hub). Buses will run 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Travel time may vary based on traffic and crowds.

Park & Ride options are provided by Minnesota Valley Transit Authority and Richfield Bus Line/Lorenz as a team. All Park & Ride buses drop off and pick up patrons at the Transit Hub located on the south side of the Festival grounds near the King’s Gate entrance. See the Festival Map.

During the festival, follow our Twitter Account MN Renaissance (@MNRenaissance) for Park & Ride lot updates with the hashtag #MNRFParking. (A Twitter account is required to view the updates.) 

Please note: If Park & Ride lots fill, they will reopen throughout the day as spaces become available.

Onsite Festival parking lots will NOT reopen once the permitted Parking Vouchers have been sold.

Park & Ride Locations

2024 LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Park & Ride Directions

Directions to Canterbury Park Park & Ride:

  • If you are coming from the North/East, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 south, exit at Canterbury Rd/CR 83 (Exit 112), turn RIGHT on Canterbury Rd/CR 83, then turn LEFT onto Unbridled Ave and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the North/West, to avoid the Downtown Chaska Hwy 41 construction, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 212 to Hwy 101, then take Hwy 101 south across the river, then turn LEFT onto CR 101 south, then turn RIGHT to Shenandoah Dr and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the South/West, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 north, exit at Canterbury Rd/CR 83 (Exit 112), turn LEFT on Canterbury Rd/CR 83, then turn LEFT onto Unbridled Ave and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the South/East, the preferred route to use is: Hwy 13 west, then take Hwy 169 south, exit at Canterbury Rd/CR 83 (Exit 112), turn RIGHT on Canterbury Rd/CR 83, then turn LEFT onto Unbridled Ave and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.

Directions to Eagle Creek Park & Ride:

  • If you are coming from the North/East, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 south, exit at CR 21 (Exit 115), turn RIGHT onto Eagle Creek Blvd, then follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the North/West, to avoid the Downtown Chaska Hwy 41 construction, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 212 to Hwy 101, then take Hwy 101 south across the river, then turn LEFT onto CR 101 south, then turn RIGHT onto Canterbury Rd/CR 83, turn LEFT onto Eagle Creek Blvd and follow the signs to the Park & Ride. 
  • If you are coming from the South/West, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 north, exit at Canterbury Rd/CR 83 (Exit 112), turn RIGHT on Mystic Lake Dr/CR 83, then turn LEFT onto Eagle Creek Blvd and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the South/East, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 13 west, then take Hwy 169 south, exit at CR 21 (Exit 115), turn RIGHT onto Eagle Creek Blvd, then follow the signs to the Park & Ride.

Directions to Southbridge Park & Ride:

  • If you are coming from the North/East, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 south, exit at CR 21 (Exit 115), turn LEFT onto CR 18, turn LEFT onto Crossings Blvd, then follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the North/West, to avoid the Downtown Chaska Hwy 41 construction, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 212 to Hwy 101, then take Hwy 101 south across the river, then turn LEFT onto CR 101 south, then turn RIGHT onto Stagecoach Rd, turn RIGHT ontio Hansen Ave, turn RIGHT onto Crossings Blvd and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the South/West, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 north, exit at Hwy 13/CR 21 (Exit 115), turn LEFT on CR 18, then turn LEFT onto Crossings Blvd and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the South/East, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 13 west, then Hwy 169 south, exit at CR 21 (Exit 115), turn LEFT onto CR 18, then turn LEFT onto Crossings Blvd and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.

Directions to Burnsville Transit Hub Park & Ride:

  • If you are coming from the North, the preferred route to use is: take I-35W south, exit to EB Hwy 13 (Exit 3A), turn LEFT onto Nicollet Ave, then follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the South, the preferred route to use is: take I-35W north, exit to EB Hwy 13 (Exit 3A), turn LEFT onto Nicollet Ave, then follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the East, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 13 west, turn RIGHT onto Nicollet Ave, then follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the West, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 13 east, turn LEFT onto Nicollet Ave, then follow the signs to the Park & Ride.

Directions to Scott County Fairgrounds Park & Ride:

  • If you are coming from the North/East, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 south, turn RIGHT onto CR 9 at the intersection of Hwy 169 and Hwy 282 in Jordan (traffic signals), turn LEFT onto CR 57 in two blocks and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.
  • If you are coming from the South/West, the preferred route to use is: take Hwy 169 north, turn LEFT onto CR 9 at the intersection of Hwy 169 and Hwy 282 in Jordan (traffic signals), turn LEFT onto CR 57 in two blocks and follow the signs to the Park & Ride.

Transit Providers 

MINNESOTA VALLEY TRANSIT AUTHORITY

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority provides direct bus service each day of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival from the Eagle Creek park and ride. Minnesota Valley Transit Authority provides direct bus service weekends 4 – 7 (September 9 – October 1) from Eagle Creek, South Park and the Burnsville Transit Hub. For more information on locations, schedules, bus ride pricing, how to buy bus tickets and more, check out Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Website for more information.

Richfield Bus Line / Lorenz

Richfield Bus Line / Lorenz provides direct bus service each day of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival from Canterbury Park and in weekends 5 – 7 (September 16 – October 1) also from the Scott County Fairgrounds.

Park & Ride Policies

Park & Ride Options for Patrons with Disabilities:

Park & Ride options are available for patrons with disabilities at Minnesota Valley Transit Authority Park and Rides; Eagle Creek (available weekends 1 – 7), Southbridge Crossings (available weekends 4 – 7), and the Burnsville Transit Hub (available weekends 4 – 7). Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) Park & Rides to and from the Festival are ADA accessible. For specific ADA questions, please refer to the MVTA transit partner website for more information.

Minimum Age to Park & Ride:

Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while riding the bus, they cannot ride alone.

Proper Attire:

For the safety and enjoyment of our passengers, proper attire is required for all riders. Shirts and shoes must be worn. Passengers who do not have a shirt and/or shoes are advised that they are required. Costumes and attire must be family-friendly and may not be offensive, obstructive, violent, or otherwise objectionable. Children may wear masks. Adults may wear appropriate masks that do not cover their entire face.

Dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for weather changes. The weather when first boarding the Park & Ride bus to the Festival may be quite different by the ride home.

Weapons: 

Firearms are banned on Park & Ride buses going to or from the Festival. Mid America Festivals bans firearms on the premises. 

Patrons may wear a sword or dagger, but the sword or dagger must be sheathed completely with no part of the blade showing and secured in the sheath or scabbard with a plastic zip tie (peace bound or peace tied). At no time may they be drawn from the scabbard or sheath. Zip ties are available at each entrance gate. Patrons may not carry any other weapons or objects that could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon, and no costume or accessory may contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another patron or participant. 

Bows are not permitted. Plastic and wood toy weapons are allowed without sheaths or peace bound, but may not be wielded in a way that they might accidentally strike another patron or participant. 

Dogs: 

Dogs are welcome on Park & Ride buses to and from the Festival. Dogs must be leashed and well-mannered while on buses and on the Festival grounds. The festival dog policy must be followed for all dogs entering the Festival grounds. See the Dog Rules & Registration page for regulations including, but not limited to, required vaccinations.

Stroller Policy: 

When riding Park & Ride buses to the Festival with children in strollers, please use care and follow these procedures: please remove your child(ren) from the stroller, collapsing it to stow with you in your seat. Strollers should not be placed in aisles, in front of doorways, or in the wheelchair area. Strollers must be collapsed for storage to accommodate you on the bus. The stroller safety policy is designed to protect the safety of children and others on the bus.

Food & Beverage: 

Eating food is not allowed while on a Park & Ride bus to or from the Festival. Drinking alcoholic beverages is prohibited on Park & Ride buses to or from the Festival.

Outside food and beverages may not be brought into the Festival, with the exception of bottles or baby food for infants or toddlers, and packed lunch for those with life-threatening allergies or dietary concerns. The Minnesota Renaissance Festival offers a wide-variety of food options at various booths and food vendors throughout the Festival.

Questions: 

The Festival Park & Ride partners work hard to provide safe, on-time, courteous service. If you have any questions or concerns please visit the transit partner websites for more information.