Highland Fling

AUGUST 26 – 27

The Highland Games will have you cheering for your favorite athlete in this 7 series event.
Want to join in the games try your skill at the Keg Toss
or if that is a little to daring for you enter the Kilt Competition!­


2023 Info Coming Soon


ALL DAYTrick-or-TreatThroughout the Festival
ALL DAYTreat Bag CraftChildren's Realm
11:45 AMCostume ContestExecutioner's Stage
12:00 PMDedication to Sir CloakheimShadowgate Downs
12:45 PMWitch Hat Ring TossExecutioner's Stage
2:00 PMYe Olde Quidditch TourneyShadowgate Downs
2:45 PMPumpkin SmashExecutioner's Stage
4:15 PMDeath ParadeBegins at Wizard's Tower
6:30 PMLast HuzzahInside King's Gate

Doggie Dash: Corgis Unite – A Royal Affair

For the most Regal Hounds in the Kingdom – this race is guaranteed to entertain.

*An “Anything Goes” dog race, open to all breeds, mixes & sizes, will immediately follow the theme race.



For the first two weekends of the Festival, our patrons will be able to support their favorite shoppes & get rewarded! Turn in your receipts totaling $250 or more to the Information Booth located inside of King’s Gate by August 27th and receive one free admission ticket to return during the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Weekend as well as Festival Friday.

Celebration of Cities

Celebration of Cities (Belle Plaine, MN/ Elko New Market, MN/ Jordan, MN/ New Prague, MN/ Prior Lake, MN/ Savage, MN/ Shakopee, MN) Residents from these cities will receive $5 off their admission ticket when they present proof of residency at our box office.


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.


The Minnesota Renaissance Festival will be teaming up with CAP Agency – Community Action Partnership of Scott Carver & Dakota Counties for a food drive! Bring 5 food items to the festival gates and you will receive One Buy One Get One Free Adult Admission to the festival.

The CAP Agency is always looking for peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, pasta of any kind, Bush’s Canned Baked Beans, and canned corn of any brand.


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.

Are you interested in being a vendor on this weekend? Fill out the form below!


Thank you to our Highland Fling Sponsors!