Knights Jousting


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Experience the excitement and entertainment of the 16th and 21st centuries in a single trip! The Minnesota Renaissance Festival returns for its 47th season this August, and Mystic Lake is offering a great hotel deal and free round-trip shuttle rides to the Festival.

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is open weekends August 19 – October 1, plus Labor Day and Festival Friday, September 29. Visit the 16th century realm of King Henry and his royal court and enjoy 16 stages of live entertainment. Stroll through the Festival marketplace and shop over 250 artisans selling handcrafted wares. Encounter hundreds of street performers throughout the village, and cheer for your favorite knight at live jousting matches!

If you’re traveling from out of town or a local looking for a great deal on a summer getaway, Mystic Lake is offering a special Renaissance Festival hotel deal. Mystic Lake is the Midwest’s premier resort destination with 24/7 gaming action, distinctive bars and restaurants, live entertainment, a championship golf course and more. Hotel packages include 25% off the best available hotel rate, 15% off spa services of $85 or more, free Wi-Fi, complimentary access to Dakotah! Sport and Fitness and more! Visit Mystic Lake’s hotel deals page for details and booking.

It’s easy to hop a free ride from Mystic Lake to the Renaissance Festival. Parking at Mystic Lake is plentiful and free, and they even offer free valet parking fit for a king (or queen)! Shuttles depart from Mystic Lake’s bus entrance every hour from 9 am to 4 pm on Festival days. Return trips from the Festival run hourly from 12 pm to 7 pm with several additional shuttles in between hourly trips later in the day. You can find the complete shuttle schedule here.

Whether you’re visiting for the day or planning a longer stay, check out RiverSouth’s complete events calendar for even more things to do in the Land of Big Fun.

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