MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Saturday is the official start to the 45th annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee.

The festival has grown to be the largest of its kind in the United States, with an annual attendance of 300,000.

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It runs every weekend now through Oct. 4, and is open 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., because, you know, there was no artificial light during the Renaissance!

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Tickets are $22.95 for adults, and there is discounted admission for kids and seniors.

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Watch the video above to see a preview of all the new attractions!