The Minnesota Renaissance Festival kicks off Saturday, August 18th and will be open every weekend through September 30th. If you've never been, you're missing out. It's a blast. The food is great, the live entertainment is a lot of fun, and the people watching is AMAZING. You can also ride llamas, elephants, ponies, and camels. And, If saddling an animal isn't your thing, they also have a zip-line to ride. Plus, you can throw axes and shoot bow and arrows.

Each weekend has the Renaissance Fest has a different theme. Opening weekend is the Buccaneer Beer Bash. It'll feature a ton of beer and belly dancing and costume contests. See all the other themes here.

Costumes aren't required but definitely encouraged. You can buy tickets here or check our Facebook page - like, comment, and share this picture to enter to win tickets from 106.9 KROC.