This weekend is destined to satisfy your sweet tooth with our Chocolate Festival. Prove that you’re the BEST partner in our Wedding Wars. There is something for everyone this weekend, so don’t miss out!
|ALL DAY||Wine, Chocolate & Romance Vendors||Shepherd's Green Field|
|11:00 AM||Joust - Quintain Gaming Show||Pavilion|
|11:15 AM||Cupcake Royale - CANCELLED||Shepherd's Green Stage|
|11:45 AM||Baratok Belly Dancing||Pavilion|
|12:00 PM||Chocolate Pie Eating Contest Registration||Shepherd's Green Stage|
|12:15 PM||Chocolate Pie Eating Contest||Shepherd's Green Stage|
|12:45 PM||Free Vow Renewals||Chapel|
|1:00 PM||Joust - Full Armored||Pavilion|
|1:15 PM||Couple's Dancing Lesson Registration||Shepherd's Green Field|
|1:30 PM||Couple's Dancing Lesson||Shepherd's Green Field|
|1:45 PM||Lover's Query Registration||Shepherd's Green Field|
|2:00 PM||Lover's Query||Shepherd's Green Field|
|2:15 PM||Cake Smashing Competition Registration||Shepherd's Green Stage|
|2:30 PM||Cake Smashing Competition||Shepherd's Green Stage|
|2:30 PM||Doggie Dash||Pavilion|
|3:00 PM||Joust - Full Armored||Pavilion|
|3:15 PM||Couples Costume Competition Registration||Shepherd's Green Stage|
|3:30 PM||Couples Costume Competition||Shepherd's Green Stage|
|4:30 PM||Wine Racing||Shepherd's Green Field|
|5:00 PM||Free Vow Renewals||Chapel|
|5:00 PM||Joust - Quintain & Ring||Pavilion|
|5:30 PM||Baratok Belly Dancing||Pavilion|
Ready to say I do….again? Celebrate the love of your life with Free Vow Renewals! During Wine, Chocolate, & Romance (Sept. 2-4th), Vow Renewal Ceremonies will be held twice per day at 12:45pm & 5pm at the Festival Chapel. Music provided by harpist Brenda Strombeck. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited, NO day-of vow renewal registrations will be accepted. Registration will close at 11:59pm on Friday (9/1).
In a battle of cupcake vs. cupcake there will be fallen flavors, frosting splatter, and confection carnage. For those with an appetite for destruction, demonstrate your baking skills during Cupcake Royale! Taking place once per day during Wine, Chocolate, & Romance weekend (Sept 2-4), pre-make your cakes and bring them to the festival for judging from professional bakers from A Bakery Girl and Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe. Register today & see who takes the cake!
Pre-registration is required! Only 10 Cupcake entries will be accepted per day, Limit of one (1) entry per person.
Contest is FREE to enter.
Participants must submit four (4) cupcakes to be judged (3 for the judges and 1 for presentation). Cupcakes must be dropped off in some form of container and have first/last name attached. Cupcakes will be judged on presentation, taste, and Renaissance theme. Cupcakes will be stored in a cooler before the competition but exposed to the elements during the competition. Cupcakes will not be returned after the competition.
Participants can only enter into ONE judging for the weekend.
Forms Due By: Friday September 1st by 11:59 PM
Cupcakes must be dropped off by 10am the day the participant has registered to participate in.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
You may drop off cupcakes at B-Gate located to the right of King’s Gate.
See application form for rules and tips
Like Black Tie, this race is reserved for dogs who are colored black & white. Doggie bowties, tuxedos & dresses welcome.
*An “Anything Goes” dog race, open to all breeds, mixes & sizes, will immediately follow the theme race.
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is proud to announce a special promotion in honor of our nation’s military heroes: September 2, 3 & 4; any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive up to TWO (2) Buy One Get One Free Adult Admission tickets to the festival. It’s our special way of saying thank you to our country’s biggest heroes. This deal is valid for all current or past military members with government issued ID. To take advantage of this discount, present a valid military ID at the festival box office.
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.
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.
Are you interested in being a vendor on this weekend? Fill out the form below!