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Pet Fest @ Minnesota Renaissance Festival


Pet Fest is one of our most popular events at the Festival. Pet owners and their furry companions are invited to learn more about pet nutrition, safety, clubs, fostering, and new products from over 40 pet related vendors!


5th Annual Wiener Dog Race

Watch the tiny wiener dogs test their legs and speed against other pups and win fun prizes from the Festival and Long Dog Apparel! We highly encourage pre-registration for the race to secure a spot & to receive a free adult admission ticket & free gift from Long Dog Apparel! Fill the application form to pre-register your dog for the races or you can enter your pup day of!
Time and Location TBA

Click Here to Register!

Peanut Butter Licking Contest

Enjoy this FREE entertainment of the excited pups licking every inch covered in peanut butter and decide which one you think will win!

Pet Costume Contest

Think your furry friend has the best costume? Enter them in our Pet Costume Contest for
a chance to win pet prizes!

Dog Water Stations

We understand that a day at the Festival can be very hot... make sure to stop by the Shepherd's Green Field so your pooch can re-hydrate and cool off with a splash in our DOGS ONLY pool!

Earlier Event: September 9
Des Moines Kennel Club Dog Show
Later Event: September 23
Des Moines Craft Show