The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is the largest renaissance festival in the United States, with an annual attendance of 300,000. The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company has been performing at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival since 2014, and we expanded our Renaissance Festival cast this year, with about 60 — adults and youth — participating with us, including a couple of actors from the Twin Cities metro area.
In 2014, the first year SkyVault participated in the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, they were presented with the Bottomless Hat Award for Best New Act.
Sherwood Forest, opened in 2015, and occupied by our cast of merry men, archers, and musicians, has become one of the largest areas within the Festival grounds.
SkyVault troupe members also ran the Castle Escape this year.
Photos from the 2016 Renaissance Festival, with Sherwood Forest actors and the SkyVault Minstrel Troupe:
Photos from the 2015 Renaissance Festival, with Sherwood Forest actors and the SkyVault Minstrel Troupe:
Daved Driscoll as William Shakespeare, bidding the crowd farewell at the end of the night, with the SkyVault troupe throwing flowers to the revelers.