Des Moines Renaissance Faire
Join us starting Labor Day Weekend as the original Des Moines Renaissance Faire returns for our 14th event! Until then, you may read up on the history of this festival which started back in 2004.
Dates & Location
Three weekends, starting Labor Day Weekend:
Aug 31-Sep 2, Sept 7-8 and Sep 14-15, 2019.
Puttmasters at the Pines
2977 NW 66th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313
This is the foundational resource for news and information on the Des Moines
Renaissance Faire, BUT for current day-to-day updates on everything you want
to know about the up-coming weekends go to the active page hosted by the faire's
Wednesday, July 17 2019
This is the foundational resource for news and information on the Des Moines Renaissance Faire, BUT for current day-to-day updates on everything you want to know about the up-coming weekends go to the active page hosted by the faire's management team:
Wednesday, September 19 2018
Details on the dates and location of the 2019 (14th!) Des Moines Renaissance Faire will be announced soon. Sign up to the mailing list, and follow our Facebook page for the latest:
Saturday, March 12 2016
Please visit http://www.dmrenfaire.com and read the announcement on the first page. It is repeated here for your convenience:
The Des Moines Renaissance Faire is owned and produced by Festivals International of Clear Lake, Iowa. It was established in 2004, and held three events at Water Works Park and the Iowa State Fairgrounds before moving to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park in 2006. After the 10-year lease agreement with Sleepy Hollow ended in 2015, Sleepy Hollow began a new Renaissance festival at that location in 2016.
Festivals International has signed a non-compete agreement and will not host its own Des Moines based festival for three years. Visit www.sleepyhollowrenfaire.com for information about Sleepy Hollow's new event, and check back with us for more news in 2019.
This Des Moines Renaissance Faire website will contain information on the history of the thirteen Des Moines Renaissance Faires (including the ten held at Sleepy Hollow). We thank all of you who came out and joined us whichever location you attended.
Greg & Bonnie Schmidt
Clear Lake, Iowa
Thursday, September 17 2015
Be sure to join us THIS WEEKEND (September 19-20, 2015) for our final weekend of 2015. The theme will be "Pirates and Wenches" so feel free to dig out that Jack Sparrow T-Shirt you've been wanting to wear.
The entertainment guide was posted last night, and we will have some new acts joining us this weekend. We hope to see you!
Sunday, September 13 2015
Be sure to join us for our final weekend this year as pirates and wenches take over Canterbury-on-Sherwood. The village has a different feel to it when it becomes a pirate festival, as does our torture chamber tour when it becomes a pirate themed tour. Don't miss out! And, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.