Minnesota Renaissance Festival... the largest in the US

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com

What began in a 22 acre field in 1971 as "A Celebration of Nature, Art, and Life!" has grown into the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, modeled after a 16th century village with King Henry and Lady Elizabeth and their court in daily attendance. It is the largest Renaissance Festival in the United States with an annual attendance of 280,000 people.


We have been attending off and on since the early days, and it was fun to bring our grandsons this year and buy them hand crafted wooden shields and swords... just like we bought for our son about 30 years ago!

Each weekend has a theme with many special events. This weekend included a Fairy Festival. For many taking part in the festival, dressing up is a big part of the fun. Our granddaughter became a fairy, complete with a sprinkling of fairy dust. With over 250 artisan booths ranging from pottery to jewelry to period clothing and everything in between plus tons of faire food and drink there is something for everybody.


For a number of years I was a regular at the festival, singing with the Elizabethan Syngers throughout the realm and part of the daily parade with the King and Queen. Other daily events include live armoured jousting three times a day, 16 stages with a wide range of live entertainment throughout the day... and Feast of Fantasy, a 6-course feast with 2 hours of entertainment.


Ren Fest is fun for the whole family, with over 30 games and rides including pirate ship swing ride, a castle climbing wall, animal rides (ponies, war horses, camels, llamas and elephants), fencing, and catapulting.


The fun continues at the Minnesota Renaissance Fesitval weekends from 9 am to 7 pm through September 30... HUZZAH!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Email - Minnepaolis-St. Paul Lifestyle Realtor



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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Will someone just keep passing the turkey legs please...Until I say different...good excuse for a red eye here

Sep 02, 2012 07:21 AM #1
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

This is always a great time. I recommend the turkey leg for lunch. ARRRRRR

Sep 02, 2012 07:26 AM #2
Sharlene Hensrud
RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com - Saint Louis Park, MN
Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.

Ahhh, yes... nothing like a turkey leg... grandkids devoured one together!

Sep 02, 2012 07:30 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have always said that should some disaster befall that would wipe away my home and wealth, I'd pick myself up, dust myself off, and put enough coins together to buy a Tumbleweed Tiny House and then join the Society for Creative Anachronism and never look back.  Those folks have the time of their lives.

Sep 02, 2012 12:39 PM #4
Sharlene Hensrud
RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com - Saint Louis Park, MN
Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.

Sounds like a great way to bounce back and roll onward!

Sep 02, 2012 01:10 PM #5
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