Scott County residents invited to public hearing on Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Trail of Terror

UPDATE: Community members in Scott County will be able to weigh in on the future of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, as well as the Trail of Terror Halloween event held on the Ren Fest grounds.

A public hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 21 for feedback on amendments to a permit given to Mid-America Festivals Corporation to host the events.

Last fall, major traffic congestion problems were reported in the area, and have become a concern for both business owners and residents in that area.

A previous version of this article can be found below.

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INITIAL REPORT: Scott County officials will meet Tuesday morning to address traffic congestion at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee.

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The board plans to work with event organizers to change parking options this upcoming season.

Last season, several residents and business owners complained that vehicles were so backed up that some places couldn’t be accessed.

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The meeting starts at 9:30 Tuesday morning.