I look forward to the MN Renaissance Festival every year! I have been visiting for at least 15 years (probably longer). They have a lot of crafty vendors, yummy food, and award winning shows. My favorite is probably the impromptu entertainment - like the crazy pickle men, the gallows act, and the juggling school.
I always have to have a bowl of beer cheese soup in a bread bowl! Some of the other yummy treats are the nut rolls, turkey drumsticks, and gyros.
Each weekend is a different theme - such as wedding weekend, garlic fest, wine tasting, and chocolate lovers weekend! I have tried a bunch and have liked them all. If you want to attend the free activities (like the wine tasting) - come early to get a seat!
Check out their website at http://renaissancefest.com/MRF/index.html.