Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Shamrocks & Shenanigans – September 23rd & 24th

Celebrate Irish and Celtic culture with the Kansas City Renaissance Festival! Our Shamrocks & Shenanigans weekend will feature a number of unique vendors and themed competitions.


Annual Fencing Competition

King Henry VIII invites all fencers to compete in the Fencing Championships! Parry and thrust your way to glory in our historical tournament. Registration at 10:30am in the Children’s Realm. Tournament begins daily at 11:00am in the Royal Glade.


Kid’s Shamrock Scramble

Come join us for this FREE Celtic version of musical chairs. Last one standing on a shamrock wins! Held daily at 10:45am at the Washer Well Stage.


Root Beer Chug

Chug! Chug! Chug! Join our FREE root beer chugging contest and see if you can drink like a pirate! Daily at 12:45pm at the Washing Well Stage.


Steampunk Costume Contest

Geronimo! Showcase your finest Steampunk outfit during this week’s FREE costume contest. Daily at 1:15pm at the Washing Well Stage.

Costume contest sponsored by 


Irish Stout Sausage Eating Competition

Drink and eat like an Irishman! Join us for this FREE contest daily at 2:45pm at the Washing Well Stage.

Sausage eating competition sponsored by 


Potato Sack Races

May the luck of the Irish be with you whilst you race to the finish line! Join us daily for the FREE competition at 3:00pm near the Washer Well Stage.


Keg Toss

Impress the beer wenches with your strength in the Keg Toss Competition located on the Joust Track at 4:00pm daily!


Best Kilt Competition

Show off those legs! Join our FREE Kilt Competition and see if you are the kind of plaid! Held daily at 5:00pm at the Washer Well Stage.


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 (Lawrence KS, Manhattan KS & Topeka KS)

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

College Weekend

Bring a valid student ID to receive a $10 admission ticket and a voucher for a free beverage. Alcohol drinks for patrons 21+. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers.