As the birthplace of the Mississippi River, Minnesota has an endless supply of natural beauty. Water plays a major role in the state; there are over 12,000 lakes dotting the landscape of Minnesota. However, visitors and residents don't have to restrict themselves to outdoor attractions; Minnesota plays host to an abundance of festivals, museums, cultural attractions and exciting events throughout the year.
- Albert Lea, MN in Albert Lea, MN
This festival celebrates life during America's fur trade era. Re-live life on the frontier with assistance from over a thousand deidcated re-enactors competing, dancing, and demonstrating life as it once was. Speciaty foods, and period crafts add to the spirit of the event.
There is no other larger renaissance festival in the country than the one in Skakopee that is in its 42nd year. You'll be transported back to medieval times amidst a dozen stages filled by 500 entertainers. Unique crafts are contributed by over 250 artisans and vendors.