Contests

Photo Contest

Fill out the Photo Contest registration form here!


Fairy House Competition

We are no longer accepting fairy houses this year. We hope you join us for the Fairy House Contest next year!

Fill out the Fairy House Competition registration form here!


Mural Competition

We are no longer accepting murals this year. We hope you join us for the Mural Contest next year!

Fill out the Mural Competition registration form here!


Passport to the World – September 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Hula Hoop Competition – Daily at 10:45am

Belly Dance Competition – Daily at 12:45pm

Costume Contest – Daily at 1:15 pm

Jumbo Polish Sausage Eating Competition – Daily at 2:45pm

Fantasy Mask Competition- Daily at 3:00pm


Highland Fling – September 9th & 10th

Highland Games Championship – All Day Saturday

Kid’s Shamrock Scramble – Daily at 10:45am

Hula Hoop Contest – Daily at 12:45pm

Costume Contest – Daily at 1:15pm

Haggis Eating Competition – Daily at 2:45pm

Potato Sack Races – Daily at 3:00pm

Best Kilt Competition – Daily at 5:00pm


Ales & Tails – September 16th & 17th

Longbow Archery Championships – Daily 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 pre-registration information see the form below:

Longbow Competition Registration Form

Tallest and Smallest Dog – Held at 10:45am

TBA – Daily at 12:45pm

Costume Contest – Daily at 1:15pm

Hot “Dog” Eating Competition – Daily at 2:45pm

Best Dog Trick Competition – Daily at 3:00pm

Corgi Race – Daily at 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 – Daily at 5:00pm


Shamrocks & Shenanigans – September 23rd & 24th

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

Kid’s Shamrock Scramble – Daily at 10:45am

Root Beer Chug – Daily at 12:45pm

Steampunk Costume Contest – Daily at 1:15pm

Irish Stout Sausage Eating Competition – Daily at 2:45pm

Potato Sack Races – Daily at 3:00pm

Keg Toss – Daily at 4:00pm

Best Kilt Competition – Daily at 5:10pm


Wine & Romance Delight – September 30th & October 1st

Three Legged Race – Daily at 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!

Couple Water Balloon Toss – Daily at 12:45pm

Costume Contest – Daily at 1:15pm

Red Wine Sausage Eating Competition – Daily at 2:45pm

Newlywed Game – Daily at 3:00pm

Mr. Renaissance – Daily at 4:00pm

Longest Kiss – Daily at 5:00pm


Buccaneer Beer Fest – October 7th & 8th

Hula Hoop Competition – Held at 10:45am

Tattoo Competition – Daily at 12:45pm

Contest Categories:
  • Most Unusual/Unique
  • Best Arm/Leg Sleeve
  • Best Portrait
  • Best Fantasy/Medieval
  • People’s Choice

Costume Contest – Daily at 1:15pm

Hot Polish Sausage Eating Competition – Daily at 2:45pm

Best Beard Competition – Daily at 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 – Daily at 4:30pm

Pegged Leg Contest – Daily at 5:00pm


Harvest Huzzah – October 9th

Hula Hoop Competition • Held at 10:45am

Candy Corn Relay  •  Held at 12:45pm

Costume Contest • Held at 1:15pm

Pumpkin Scramble • Held at 2:45pm


Witches & Wizards – October 14th & 15th

Pumpkin Scramble – Daily at 10:45am

Hula Hoop Competition – Daily at 12:45pm

Final Costume Contest – Daily at 1:15pm

Eating Competition – Daily at 2:45pm

Pumpkin Ring Toss – Daily at 3:00pm

Candy Corn Relay – Daily at 4:30pm

Fairy House Sale – Online