Win Renaissance tickets by naming your favorite festival food

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Win tickets to Ren Fest by naming your favorite fare!
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival starts August 20th. In addition to the historic cooking demonstrations, Ren Fest offers a whole slew of fair food, including beef on weck, bangers & mash, and those iconic turkey legs. (And also several anachronistic eats, such as gyro sandwiches, nachos, and "Sir Scotchy's" rice krispie treats.)

The Hot Dish has four pairs of Renaissance Festival tickets to give away. One set can be yours if you tell us which Ren Fest food you're most looking forward to eating and why in the comments. (Be sure to leave your email address in the "post as" box. It won't be visible.)

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Renaissance Festival Site

12364 Chestnut Blvd., Shakopee, MN

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bjacobson30
bjacobson30

The Spinach Pie!  Each year I wander around trying to find the one spot where this divine creation is sold.  It's always in the same spot, I just get turned around easily at the Renn Fest (is it me, or the mead?  I shrug as I wonder to myself.) Ah, but the spinach pie, delicious!  Spinach, blended deliciously with what?? cream, eggs and do I detect a hint of nutmeg ? A homemade delicate, buttery and crispy crust, that melts in your mouth...Who knew spinach could taste this good?  Renaissance Fairy Magic!

Beth
Beth

I always look forward to eating the Scott eggs with the spicy sausage (especially since I have recently learned I have strong Scottish ancestry!)  while watching our favorite stage show, the Tortuga Twins and then topping it off with the tasty treat of nibbling on the King's Nuts, a wonderfully generous portion of salty nuts covering a sweet creamy center. Huzzah!

Shelldanielson
Shelldanielson

it has to be the turkey leg... I also LOVe those frozen orange deals... so good when it's so hot....

Bob
Bob

I love the turkey legs, pretty much the only thing I get every year. 

Sakura_ChanXD
Sakura_ChanXD

bread soup bowl,and the smoothies with whip cream on top,mmmmm,the bead soup bowls because they taste awesome and I think the fact that the beard don't get icky and lose the soup all over is the neatest,and the smoothies cause they are super yummy,pretty colored (they turn your lips and tongue colors too,hehe),and if it's hot out it's a great way to cool off.

David Santos
David Santos

Scotch egg is what I crave.  Love 'em so much I taught myself to make 'em cause I could'nt wait a year to have 'em.  But I can't recreate tha Ren Fest atmosphere. Nothing like the taste of a hot scotch egg in your mouth while an errant knight oils his lance nearby!

STACY
STACY

I LIKE THE TURKEY LEG, ITS BIG ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH MY FAMILY, LOL, EVERYTIME I TELL MY THREE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IT COMES FROM A TURKEY THAT GOES GOBBLE GOBBLE SHE SAYS "NO IT DOESNT." THEN SHE GETS MAD I SAID IT.

jillian
jillian

Bread Bowl Soups. I get one every year!

Msmirandamae@gmail.com
Msmirandamae@gmail.com

Hark, is that the aroma of Queen Anne's delicious apples? If thy is chosen as the Renaissance Winner, I shall snatch us a batch to share!

Msmirandamae
Msmirandamae

Hark, is that the aroma of Queen Anne's delicious apples? If thy is chosen as the Renaissance Winner, I shall snatch us a batch to share!

Schlaudi
Schlaudi

Hazzah! Of course its a turkey leg! Where else can you walk around gnawing on poultry and look like a part of the surroundings!

Kmscharfenberg
Kmscharfenberg

Honey mead and Spinach pie - part traditional and part modern? Whatever they are both delish!

Jessica McMasters
Jessica McMasters

Turkey Legs and a Guinness!  Why??? Because you can't get better than those two :)

Antje
Antje

Traditional German food with wiener schnitzel, brats, German beer, and sauerkraut. Bavarians, dutch letters and pastries. For that extra sweet tooth urge I need to try a strudl!

Tfr55309
Tfr55309

I like the chocolate, especially the chocolate covered strawberries!

Moquamo
Moquamo

Bread bowl soups and popovers...:) with some mead.

Rkeppers
Rkeppers

The "Who needs a man size pickle" Nuff said!

Todd Stevens
Todd Stevens

The gyro plates ... being a suburbanite, the RenFest is my one chance of the year to have good greek.

Mia Pankratz
Mia Pankratz

Has to be the Scotch Eggs!  Unless the King's Smoker counts as "food"..... :)

Alanakiel
Alanakiel

The turkey legs! i love how my 7 year olds have to have their own and eat almost the entire thing! ilovetoas+@gmail.com

Dave
Dave

with out question the turkey drum stick...the ability to eat a fresh slap of meat while tearing it apart like a rabid jester, not caring that meat is hanging from your mouth and sacred peices are falling to the farries at your feet....ahhh, aint life grand!!!

Olliewood99
Olliewood99

The pesto on italian breads, it is so authentic makes me feel knightish!!

Trustmeguy
Trustmeguy

Spinich pie for sure ! washed down with a guiness. Perfect meal

Rachel Hutton
Rachel Hutton

Awesome responses! Okay, let's (somewhat arbitrarily) pick some winners: We'll go with TJ for the note about the necessity of a bodice hanky, Chris Hoffman for his appreciation of the turkey leg and use of "m'lady," wakeup for admitting to going BYO on the popover butter and introducing us to the frozen orange, and dchigs for teaching us the term "dragon fingers." Check your email for a message from me and have an awesome time at the Ren Fest!

For those of you who didn't win, our arts blog, Dressing Room, will be giving away more Ren Fest tickets next week, so watch the web site for another opportunity.

Bryanna
Bryanna

The Renaissance festival takes you back into a magical and enchanting time. It is a very important place for me. It is here where not only can you see knights, kings, queens, and twig the fairy, you can enjoy all kinds of different foods. For me, each and every year I look forward  to the garlic cheese bread. It melts in your mouth and is very filling. Just the right amount of seasons and melted cheese. It is here, at the Renaissance where you can enjoy all types of foods. No matter how simple they may be. Bryanna

Lush :)
Lush :)

It's not technically a food to some, but when I found the champagne stand...life got real good! Rasberry, orange, and peach mimosas...no need for food if I have that!

Cindy
Cindy

I'm usually there on a very hot day & love the frozen chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick.

lolaleen
lolaleen

I love love LOVE soup in a bread bowl. Who doesn't love being able to eat your dish? :)

shade
shade

Theres nothing better than a frozen banana dipped in chocolate, its even better because I don't like pickles and the comments I get from the pickle guys for choosing a banana are always rewarding...

Jkn2433
Jkn2433

the home hade nut rolls.  i love them bring extra home and freeze them

Emily
Emily

I like the Queen's Sundae. I'm an ice cream girl!

David Wood
David Wood

My favorite is the Scotch Egg.  You can't find them anywhere else, and they're not filling so they leave room for more things to eat! 

Drew
Drew

Turkey Drumsticks, clearly. Never has a food brought me closer to my medieval origins.

Michal
Michal

The Feast of Fantasy! Expensive, but well worth it. A delicious multi-course feast served by foul mouthed busty wenches...and accompanied by much booze. Can't go wrong.

Kbstaylor
Kbstaylor

Wild rice soup in the bread bowl...or maybe beer cheese--that sounds yummy too!

Lindsey
Lindsey

I love chocolate dipped cheesecake (on a stick of course) from the Renaissance Festival...it has to be my favorite and I get it every time I am there....Only the finest foods for a fairy! :)

Jen
Jen

Gyros!!!! and turkey legs.  mmm. . . 

Katie
Katie

Spinach Pie, hands down.  MN Ren Fest has the best spinach pie I have ever eaten in my whole life.  It is only served at one booth, and every year my friends and I love the trek across the festival grounds to find the pie.  I once ate three pieces!  And then they told me I could buy a whole pie to take it home.....ahhhhh.....  I cannot wait for SPINACH PIE!

TH
TH

Beer cheese soup in a bread bowl and a cup of Egyptian mead.  I can't get enough of the gooey, bready, cheesy goodness and delicious booze.  It's the first place I've ever tried beer cheese soup, or mead, and I can't get enough!

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Andrea
Andrea

Beer Cheese Soup in a bread bowl and i've been craving that for 4 years now...

Dchigs
Dchigs

I am looking forward to the turkey legs, or as we call them, "dragon fingers."

Peer
Peer

I've never been to the festival and never had mead so I'd definitely try some.  Looking at their website they also sell Scottish shortbread which I bet tastes amazing.  I'd probably get a manly craving for meat and get the turkey leg too.

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