The Minnesota Renaissance Festival began its journey in September of 1971 on a 22 acre field in Jonathan, MN. More than 25,000 people visited the two weekend grand opening of the festival then named A Celebration of Nature, Art, and Life! That celebration has since grown to be the largest Renaissance Festival in the United States with an annual attendance of 300,000.

This year, the Festival is celebrating its 51st Season! Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the festival grounds in Shakopee, MN.

Gus the Bardic Troubadour will be performing sets of Traditional Irish Folk Music each day of the festival and will be found at the following Points of Interest:

10:30 at Celtic Cottage

11:30 at 12:30 at Mad Queen Spirits

1:30 at Celt Cottage (Wine & Wake)

2:30 at Mac's Pub

4:00 at The King's Noble Wine Cellar

The Festival is Open Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) August 20th – October 2nd, 2022 + Labor Day (September 5th) and Fesival Friday (September 30th) 9am to 7pm • Rain or Shine • Free Parking!