HOW CAN I BECOME INVOLVED?
Auditions for street characters and stage acts are over for this year.
The other way you can become part of our festival is to work for CKC (Castle Kitchens Corporation), our food service department and you get paid! Contact the Personnel Dept. at (952) 445-7361 or (952) 496-9232 for an interview. Employees are required to dress in Renaissance clothing, which can be provided for a $20 refundable deposit.
WHEN IS IT AND WHAT ARE THE HOURS?
08/14/04 through 09/26/04 - weekends and Labor Day
& Friday, Sept. 24 (rain or shine)
Opens at 9:00 a.m. - Closes at 7:00 p.m. Call for Pet Policy or click here.
WHERE IS THE MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL LOCATED?
LOCATION / DIRECTIONS: 25 minutes south of St. Paul/Minneapolis on Highway 169, 15 miles west of I-35 W.
WHAT IS THE TICKET COST?
Adults - $17.95
Seniors (60+) - $15.95
Children - $8.95
Adult season pass - $64.95
Child season pass - $29.95
Children 5 and under are FREE
For Group Rates Call (952) 445-7361
SO...WHAT'S THERE TO SEE?
CRAFT BOOTHS: A wide variety of crafts-leather, wood, jewelry, candles, armory, glass, incense/oils, a working paper mill, mystics, pottery, artists in all types of media, floral, feathers, etc. You name it, we probably have it!
STAGES: Special Events Pavilion, Crown Stage, Bakery Stage, The Unicorn Stage, Robin Hood (Gypsy) Stage, Witchwood, The Bear, The Legend, Treetop, The King's Arbor, The Follies, The Grove Stage.
FOOD: Greek, Italian, Seafood, Bread Bowl Soups, Sandwiches, Scotch Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Caramel Apples, Ice Cream, Specialty Desserts, Soda, Wine, Beer and of course, the ever popular Turkey Legs. The variety is too immense to mention everything. You are sure to find something to appease your taste buds.
OTHER: In addition, our Jousting Track features Ring Jousting, Quintain and Full Armored Combat Jousting. Don't forget to join us at 6:30 for our end of the day Drum Jam! If your feet just cannot take that, then take in the silliness, singing and groveling at the Front Gate for the Closing Ceremonies. Then, of course, there are the street entertainers!
All of this is located on 22 acres, not including the parking!
Fling-August 14 & 15
Heavy Games and traditional Highland Dancing.
Minnesota Coalition of Scottish Clans.
Shepherding Demonstrations and the Scottish Dog Exhibit.
21 & 22
Guild of the Oriental Dance performances, take lessons or
enjoy the competitions, free coffee tasting, Arabian Horse Shows!
Festival-August 28 & 29
Beer tasting from Guinness Import Company and Labatt USA.
Traditional Irish music, dance and Gaeltacht Lessons.
Irish Matchmaking Contest.
Italian Carnival-September 4, 5 & 6
Garlic Cooking Demonstrations, Garlic Seminars,
Spaghetti Eating Contests, and free mask making in the Children’s Realm.
11 & 12
Free beer tasting presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Battle of the Bartenders, Wench Press and the Pub Sing Competition.
Renaissance Pub Crawl.
18 & 19
Free wine tasting by Arbor Mist.
Charity Wine Auction and the annual Grape Stomp Competition.
Chocolate and Romance-September 24, 25 & 26
Renew your wedding vows,
Wooing Contest, pie-eating contest.
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL EVENTS?
Feast of Fantasy - Treat yourself
like royalty by indulging in a delicious seven course gourmet feast and
beverage selection. Marvel in two hours of fantastic entertainment
with appearances by infamous Renaissance characters and bring home memorable
souvenirs. Make your reservations soon, seats go quickly!
Renaissance Smoker - Celebrate Prince Philips's last days as a bachelor while enjoying fine hors d'oevres, a sampling of ales, songs, toasts, stories and more! Daily at 5:30 pm.
Royal High Tea - Enjoy the charm of a delicious choice of teas and a delicate four course luncheon. Laughter rolls through the afternoon with an hour of comedy acts in the presence of royalty. Daily at 4:00 pm.
Royal Wine Tasting - Join Lord Lester to sample the King's Royal Wine. Savor fresh fruit, cheeses, and warm bread with olive oil. Enjoy entertainment and practice wine tasting etiquette. Take home a commemorative gift! Daily at 2:00 pm.
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival provides a unique venue for any special occasion...Corporate parties, reunions, special events and weddings. I had my own wedding here!
For reservations or more information on any of the
above events, call the
Sales Department at (952) 445-7361 or 1-800-966-8215 during office hours.
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Minnesota Renaissance Festival
"From the ashes of disaster
Grow the Roses of Success."
The Phoenix Project is dedicated to providing assistance to people who make a
substantial portion of their living or seek to enrich their lives by participation in
the Arts Community and have recently experienced some form of crisis or need.
Our first project was rebuilding the booths of the crafters that were
devastated by the fire at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
A Special Memorial Page For Bob (Raven) Alexander
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