2018 Contests & Competitions

We appreciate your patience while we work on this page. Our new marketing team is working hard to make the contests/competitions better than ever. Check back regularly for updates. Be the first to know what’s new in 2018 – follow us on Facebook @ KansasCityRenFest –   Instagram @ kcrenfest  Twitter @ kcrenfest Snapchat (kcrenfest).


Mural Competition

Announcing our 5th annual Mural Competition! This year’s theme is Renaissance Romance. Your imagery of love in the Renaissance Style will be displayed around the Joust & Pirates Cove for all to appreciate!

Mural Size: 4′ x 8′ or 4′ x 4′
Deadline: August 24, 2018
*Free to enter and win great prizes!

Fill out the Mural Competition form: registration form here!

*See registration form for prize details.

Fantasy Mask Competition

Bring your favorite character or animal to life with a Fantasy Mask! Any material is acceptable so be creative and show it off at one of the Fantasy Mask Competitions Oct. 6, 7 & 8! Download your registration form HERE

Photo Contest – Yes!  We are having a photo contest this year!

Our new marketing team is working with a couple great local photography shops to bring you a bigger and better photo contest this year. Check back regularly for updates.

Fairy House Competition – 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Weekends

We are very excited for this year’s Fairy House Competition! Adult and Child(12 & under) competitions voted on by the patrons. Judging takes place over our first three weekends! Download the registration here: Fairy House Registration & Details

Fairy House Auction to be held in the morning on October 14, 2018!

Contests for one and all! Enter for the fun and maybe win great prizes! Contests held Saturday, Sunday, and an occasional Monday at the times listed.

Buccaneer Beer Fest – September 1, 2 & 3

Candy Corn Relay – 10:30am

Hula Hoop Competition – 10:45am

Costume Contest – 1:15pm

Hot Polish Sausage Eating Competition – 2:45pm

Best Beard Competition – 3:00pm

Patrons proud of their finely trimmed and manicured beards can enter into the new Beard Competition! The most appealing beards will win win prizes for the following categories:
  • Longest Beard
  • Grizzliest (Fullest) Beard
  • Best Mustache
  • Best Design/Style

Hold the Plank – 4:30pm

Pegged Leg Contest – 5:00pm

Highland Fling – September 8th & 9th

Highland Games Championship – All Day Saturday

Kid’s Shamrock Scramble -10:45am

Hula Hoop Contest – 12:45pm

Costume Contest – 1:15pm

Haggis Eating Competition – 2:45pm

Potato Sack Races – 3:00pm

Best Kilt Competition – 5:00pm

Ales & Tails – September 15th & 16th

Longbow Archery Championships – Held at 10:00am

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

For early registration information see the form below:

Longbow Competition Registration Form

Tallest and Smallest Dog – 10:45am

TBA – 12:45pm

Costume Contest – 1:15pm

Hot “Dog” Eating Competition – 2:45pm

Best Dog Trick Competition – 3:00pm

Corgi Race – 4:00pm

Watch the corgis test their legs and speed as they race on the Joust Track to win fun prizes!
Registration form HERE!

Sit Means Sit Competition – 5:00pm

Shamrocks & Shenanigans – September 22rd & 23th

Annual Fencing Competition – Registration at 10:30am in the Children’s Realm. Tournament begins at 11:00am in the Royal Glade.

Kid’s Shamrock Scramble – 10:45am

Root Beer Chug – 12:45pm

Steampunk Costume Contest – 1:15pm

Irish Stout Sausage Eating Competition – 2:45pm

Potato Sack Races – 3:00pm

Keg Toss – 4:00pm

Best Kilt Competition – 5:10pm

Wine & Romance Delight – September 29th & 30th

Three Legged Race -10:45am

Wedding of the Century – Saturday, October 1st at 12:00pm on the Joust Track

Exchange or renew your vows with your loved one at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
Click Here for more information!

Wedding of the Century Registration   

Costume Contest – Held at 12:45pm

Couple Water Balloon Toss – 1:15pm

Red Wine Sausage Eating Competition – 2:45pm

Newlywed Game – 3:00pm

Mr. Renaissance – 4:00pm

Longest Kiss – 5:00pm

Passport to the World – October 6,7 & 8

Hula Hoop Competition – 10:45am

Belly Dance Competition -12:45pm

Costume Contest – 1:15 pm

Jumbo Polish Sausage Eating Competition – 2:45pm

Fantasy Mask Competition- 3:00pm Download Form Here

Harvest Huzzah – October 13 & 14

Pumpkin Scramble – 10:45am

Hula Hoop Competition -12:45am

Final Costume Contest – 1:15pm

Eating Competition – 2:45pm

Pumpkin Ring Toss – 3:00pm

Candy Corn Relay – 4:30pm

Fairy House Sale – Online