Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Renaissance-themed entertainment, crafts, games and food. It's open Saturdays and Sundays plus Labor Day and "Festival Friday" on Sept. 28.
The second weekend (Aug. 26-27) features a "Once Upon a Time" theme "based on fairy tales, fantasy, and science fiction." Guests can "travel to a land of Witches & Wizards, Fairies, Unicorns, Mermaids, and Steampunk Creations." The program includes a Fantasy Mask Competition, Fairy Festival, Fairy House Competition and Steampunk Costume Contest.