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Renaissance Festival

Turkey legs, jousting, wandering minstrels, saucy wenches, mermaids, and people mangling accents from another place and tyme are all part of the fun at this fall fair dedicated to what passed for entertainment before the dawn of electricity. Hwys. 169 & 41, Shakopee, renaissancefest.com


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Gallery Graffiti

The art on the outside of Cult Status Gallery is a revolving gallery of colorful murals and graffiti-esque doodles by some of the nation’s top practitioners of the spray-painting arts. 2913 Harriet Ave. S., Mpls., 612-965-9162, cultstatusgallery.com


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Minnesota Big Snow

It turns out Minnesotans are very good at snow sculpting. How good? Minnesota Big Snow—a six-man crew headed by founder Kelley Casey—is one of the top snow-sculpting teams in the world. mnbigsnow.com


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ART HOUSEs

Who needs a little pink house when you can have a rainbow-bright art house? The stretch of Xerxes Avenue south of 50th Street is a haven for eclectic homes, garden art, and wild paint colors. Drive slowly along with the other rubberneckers.


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custom costumes

If you can’t find that perfect costume at Twin Cities Magic & Costume Co., fear not. Staff will also help you create an original one from the vast selection of wigs, masks, clothes, and other stuff. 250 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-227-7888


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