The days are a little shorter, and it’s time to think about end-of-summer celebrations. Especially something full of entertainment, events, people watching and food.
Last week the Renaissance Festival folks held a sneak preview—kind of a mini dress rehearsal—and I’m delighted to report that it looks like this year’s festival will be chock full of all the Ren Fest favorites. Such as:
Plenty of royalty (some more regal than others).
Including, of course, the wonder of jousting.
Beware, matey, it may not be Talk Like a Pirate Day anywhere else, but it could well be in Shakopee.
All kinds of entertainment, some more family friendly than others. Like jugglers.
And fire eaters!
And plenty of adult beverages.
And what goes better with wine than…
Giant smoked turkey drumsticks!
The Renaissance Festival opens this Saturday and continues weekends through Oct. 2, as well as Labor Day and Sept. 30.
What else is happening in our state? Be sure to check out the 10 p.m. Sunday night WCCO newscasts, where you can learn more in the weekly segment, Finding Minnesota.