2020 Minnesota Renaissance Festival canceled due to COVID-19

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival won’t be happening this year due to COVID-19.

On the event’s Facebook page, organizers announced Wednesday that current guidelines regarding COVID-19 mitigation made it too difficult to open this fall.

"Although we disagree with the current State directives that prevent a spacious outdoor venue from opening, we recognize the difficulty of the State government’s task. We share their goal of keeping Minnesotans safe and healthy," the post read.

The Renaissance Festival said it will continue to have events that can be done within current guidelines, including the "Feast of Fantasy" and the "Phantom’s Feast."

The festival also promised an exciting new event announcement in the coming days.

The 2021 festival is set to run from Aug. 21 through Oct. 1, and 2020 tickets will be honored for next year’s festival, according to the post.

"We’re extremely grateful and wish to express our thanks to our Artisans, Entertainers, Corporate Partners, Sponsors, Staff, Vendors, Volunteers, Scott County and Valued Patrons and appreciate your support and commitment to the continuation of this great Minnesota family tradition. We sincerely appreciate our Renaissance Festival Family and look forward to seeing you all again in 2021," organizers added.

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