With the safety and well-being of our patrons, participants and staff at the forefront of our preparations, we are eager to welcome you to the 2020 Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Please review this page for our latest opening information.

July 2020 • KCRF Game Knight Protocol

This is the COVID-19 screening protocol Mid-America staff will be using beginning this weekend at our first KCRF Game Knight. This may be adjusted in the future in accordance with WYCO health department protocols.
1. Vehicles park at Queen’s Gate. Guests will line up outside Queen’s Gate, spaced 6′ apart or more to allow for appropriate social distancing.
2. Screeners wearing masks and gloves to will use temporal thermometers to take the temperature of the guests entering site. Thermometers will be disinfected between each use; gloves changed between each individual.
Temperatures measured equal to or higher than 100.4f will be checked again 15 minutes later for accuracy.
3. Participants are given pre-screening COVID-19 questionnaire. Included in these questionnaire we will be collecting guest name and phone number for contact tracing.
Anyone who fails temperature check twice or is displaying COVID symptoms,  will be denied entry to site for either 14 days OR a negative COVID-19 test, whichever is soonest.
Individuals who have passed temp check and survey will be wristbanded for visual confirmation of pre-screening.
A participant may enter If participant:
•Is wearing a mask
•Has a body temperature measured at less than 100.4f
•Is NOT displaying COVID-19 symptoms
•Has not recently been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19
•Is NOT currently awaiting COVID-19 test results
Tables will be sanitized between each use. Hand sanitizers will be available for all patrons. Masks will be required at all times unless eating or drinking. All tables will be spaced apart in accordance to CDC guidelines.

May 2020

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is continuing to plan for our 44th Year Anniversary Celebration in 2020.  Our goal is to provide the family traditions and joy that so many Kansas City folks look forward to while following new standards and protocols consistent with CDC guidelines.   The health, safety, and well being of our valued participants and guests continues to be our top priority.

In the weeks and months ahead more data will become available that will enable the Festival and the State to make informed decisions regarding our plan.  We will continue to provide updates as they become available.


Jim Peterson
Minnesota Renaissance Festival

April 2020

We understand concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) are a top concern for many people right now.  The health and well-being of our guests and participants is our number one priority. We are monitoring the situation closely, following best practices for preventing the spread of illness recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The current status is that the Kansas City Renaissance Festival will open this September.

  • We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
  • We will update our website regularly as circumstances warrant.

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is committed to monitoring the latest information and recommendations by the CDC and Kansas Department of Health. As an additional resource for information, prevention and the latest guidance please visit the CDC website.


Jim Peterson
Minnesota Renaissance Festival