Ales & Tails

Ales & Tails – September 16th-17th, 2017

Join us for one of the most popular theme weekend events at the Renaissance Festival! Bring your pooch and learn about pet safety and training, purchase pet clothing, personalized tags, all-natural dog food and parade your dog around for the Pet Costume Contest! You must complete the Dog Registration Form & check in at the pet gate.

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Longbow Archery Championships

Steady, aim, fire! Put your shot to the test in our annual Longbow Competition. Held outside of the festival’s front gate daily at 10:00am.

For pre-registration information see the form below:

Longbow Competition Registration Form


Tallest and Small Dog Contest

Held daily at 10:45am near the Washer Well Stage.


Pet Costume Contest

Whether ye pet be a fairy, a pirate, a gypsy, or a mixture of them all, we want to see their costume! Come show off your pet at the daily FREE pet costume contest. Held daily at 1:15pm at the Washer Well Stage.


Hot “Dog” Eating Competition

Don’t worry! These dogs are made from pigs. Race to finish your hot dog the fastest and receive a prize! This FREE competition is held daily at 2:45pm at the Washer Well Stage.

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Best Dog Trick Competition

Think your pooch has the coolest trick around? Show them off at the FREE Dog Trick Competition located at the Washer Well Stage at 3:00pm daily.


Corgi Race

Watch the corgis test their legs and speed against other pups to win fun prizes! Race begin at 4:00pm on the Joust Track daily.

Corgi Race Registration Form


Sit Means Sit Competition

Who can sit still the longest? Show off your dog’s mastery of the essential trick “sit” and see who can hold the position the longest! Located near the Washer Well Stage at 5:00pm daily.


Bring your Dog!

While the Renaissance Festival loves all animals, only dogs that have proof of their rabies vaccination are allowed into the Festival. All dogs must be leashed and check in at the Pet Gate. Visit our Bring your Dog! page for more information.


Villager Bingo

Can you find them all? Play Villager Bingo for FREE and win a FREE festival ride. Pick up your card at the Info Booth at the Front Gate. All day!


Weekend Promotions

Celebration of Cities (Columbia MO, Jefferson City MO & Rolla MO)

Residents from these cities will receive $3 off their admission ticket when they present proof of residency at our box office.

Ladies’ Shopping Weekend

Grab your friends and join us for a day of shopping and wine for only $20! The discount ticket includes admission, glass of wine, gift bag, and the opportunity to receive discounts from select artisans all day!

Scout Day

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and leaders can wear their uniform for a $10 ticket at the box office.

Harvesters Food Drive 

Donate 5 non-perishable food items and receive a Buy One, Get One ticket opportunity on a regular priced Adult admission ticket! Please, no expired food!

Half-Price Pet Admission

Pet Admission is cut in half and is only $5.00 this weekend only!

Artisan Appreciation Weekends

The first three weekends (Sept 2nd through 17th) of the Festival, our patrons will be able to support their favorite shoppes’ & get rewarded! Turn in your receipts totaling $150 or more and receive one free admission ticket to return on one of the remaining weekends!