Monday, August 12, 2013

Tickets, Themes & Entertainment Schedule - 2013 MN Ren Fest

First held in 1971, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival has grown each year. Now in it's 43rd season, MN Ren Fest is the oldest and largest of the annual Medieval celebrations which have since sprung up in several states. For 2013, expect plenty of fun and entertainment with 7 themed weekends and 16 live entertainment stages!

The 2013 Minnesota Renaissance Festival will be held on weekends from August 17 through September 29. It will also be open on Labor Day and Friday, September 27. Specific Ren Fest dates and themes are as follows:

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - Italian Carnival: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 7th Annual Pet Fest: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, August 18, 2013 - Italian Carnival: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 7th Annual Pet Fest: 9:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - Royal Ale Fest: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, August 25, 2013 - Royal Ale Fest: 9:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday, August 30, 2013 - Silk Road: Discover the Riches: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, September 1, 2013 - Silk Road: Discover the Riches: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Monday, September 2, 2013 - Silk Road: Discover the Riches: 9:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - Highland Fling: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - Highland Fling: 9:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - Wine, Chocolate & Romance: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - Wine, Chocolate & Romance: 9:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - Oktoberfest: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, September 21, 2013 - Oktoberfest: 9:00AM-7:00PM

Friday, September 27, 2013 - Festival Friday: 9:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Shamrocks & Shenanigans: 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Shamrocks & Shenanigans: 9:00AM-7:00PM


ENTERTAINMENT

Featured Acts:

Tortuga Twins- Crown Stage
Johnny Phoenix - Crown Stage
Puke & Snot - Legend Stage
Danger Committee - Bakery Stage
Franko the Hypnotist - Treetop Stage
Zilch the Tory Steller - Witchwoood Stage
The Wacky Chickens - Witchwoood Stage
Tuey - Juggling and Ropewalker - Grove Stage
Washing Well Wenches - Folkstone Well
MooNiE - Folkstone Well

Stage Acts:

Pizpor the Magician - Witchwood Stage
Royal Navy Experience
Fandazzi Fire Circus - Gypsy Stage
The Robin Hood Show - Gypsy Stage
Nature of Mercy - Front Gate Kiosk
I Arroganti - Commedia - Kings Arbor
Allen-A -Dale - Kings Arbor, Troubadour Stage
Caravan Belly Dance Troupe - Gypsy Stage
2 Children Left Behind - Witchwood Stage
Riddle Masters of Hollow Hill - Gypsy Stage
Arthur Green Holmes: Wildly Inappropriate Poetry - Near Gypsy Stage

Musical Groups:

The Dregs
Vagabond
Battlelegs
Langers Ball
McDougal's Pride
4 Pints Shy
Decantus
Bedlam
Laughing Hearts
Court Revelers
Too Broke Blokes
Brother Seamus
Briar
Shenanigans
O'Brennan
Elizabethan Syngers
Bardz at Large

Dance Groups:

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
MN Traditional Morris Dancers

And of course, everyone's Ren Fest favorites Puke and Snot will be there!


Ticket prices for the 2013 Minnesota Renaissance Festival are as follows:

Adult Admission: $21.95 Gate Price, $18.95 Advance Price
Children age 5-12 Admission: 12.95 Gate Price, $10.50 Advance Price
Senior Admission age 65+: $19.95 Gate Price (No Advance Tickets for Seniors)
Adult Season Pass: $84.95
Child Season Pass: $46.95
2 Day Pass: $33.95 - Children under 4 are FREE when accompanied by an adult with a 2 Day Pass.  Both days must be in the same weekend.

Feast of Fantasy Tickets: $80.00 (Includes one adult admission to the RenFest.)
Renaissance Smoker Tickets: $20.00
Wine Tasting Tickets: $20.00
Pub Crawl Tickets: TBA

Discount tickets/coupons for the 2013 Minnesota Renaissance Festival are available at Subway and Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza.  Advance tickets are available at these outlets: Menards, SuperAmerica, Walgreens, and Whole Foods Market.

Don't miss the 2013 Minnesota Renaissance Festival, happening August 18 through September 30 near Shakopee. Parking is always FREE. Huzzah!

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