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Des Moines Renaissance Faire Entertainment

Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:06 PM

See some of the best local and regional acts, as well as some of the best entertainment from events such as the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Minnesota Renaissance Festival and Bristol Renaissance Faire. (Wanting to join us?)

Entertainment Schedule

The following acts will be performing all three weekends unless specifically noted.

  1. 3 Pints Gone - nationally popular Celtic pub band and recording group (2nd weekend)
  2. Bawdy Buccaneers - nautical theatrics, stage combat and singing pirates
  3. Cecil's Harp - Celtic music group with dance (2nd weekend)
  4. Comedy Hamlet - nationally touring Shakespeare experience, not-to-be-missed (2nd weekend)
  5. Crazy Boy Coy - comedy stunts, juggling and fire-breathing
  6. Danza Mystique - ethnic dance, tribal percussions and frivolity (2nd & 3rd weekends)
  7. Dead Pirate Comedy Show - burlesque comedy, animatronic pirate and audience interaction (3rd weekend)
  8. Faerie Queen Titania - children's dance, treasure hunts and stories
  9. Have Court Will Travel - royal entourage, knightings and photo ops
  10. Joust Evolution - equestrian stunts, tournament combat and theatrical thrills
  11. Lord Drake's Mystic Magic - illusions, mystery tricks and humor (1st weekend)
  12. Orckes & Trolles - music trio, minstreling and sing-alongs (1st & 3rd weekends)
  13. Pirate Merlyn's Majik - magical theatrics, jesting and escapist stunts (3rd weekend)
  14. Pog-Mo-Thon - celtic pub band, recording artists and minstrel mayhem (3rd weekend)
  15. Sassypants - comic theater, charming lasses and audience interaction (2nd & 3rd weekends)
  16. Sons of the Mist - comedy swordplay, highland hijinks and stage combat (2nd weekend)
  17. Warwick - sword battles, weapons skills and foil fencing
  18. William & Blackjack - dragon stories, kids sing-alongs and photo ops

Villagers

  1. Albrecht von Aachen - master of minstrels
  2. Arthur Northwood - viola minstrel
  3. Athren the Red - mercenary for hire and insult artist
  4. Blue Rose Mermaid - wondrous creature in her villa pool, gifts and photo ops
  5. Capt. Billy Rogers - gate greeter and lost seafarer (weekend #3)
  6. Capt. J.P. Boyd - an annoying legendary pirate (weekend #3)
  7. Evengard Improv - commedia dell'arte (weekend #3)
  8. Faerie Queen Titania - empress of numerous faeries, elves and treehouse fun
  9. Gregorio D'Medici - gate greeter and distant cousin to the Medici fortune
  10. Grendle - life-sized puppet creature from the Hidden Forest (weekend #2)
  11. Have Court Will Travel - royals and nobles meet and greet
  12. Jaden Drake - yeoman and defender of the castle or part time Scotsman
  13. Killian the Foole - he knows folly, he knows fables, he has no job
  14. Lady Addilay & Lord Gauwyn - visiting nobles and fyne friends
  15. Lionel Wafer - commedia dell'arte and other various sundries (weekend #3)
  16. Lord Mayor Giovanni - wooher of women and keeper of the gate
  17. Mad McCrakken Brothers - insult golf or your game is insulting (weekend #2)
  18. Master Lee d'Trash - trolling for trash or that last turkey leg
  19. Nasira & Company - frolicking wilderness gypsy dancers
  20. Pickle Cart Man - the man with the pickle cart
  21. Pirate Malcolm - a lad gone badde (weekend #3)
  22. Pirate Merlyn - strolling magician and hand tricks (weekend #3)
  23. Plague Doctor - still just practicing the medical arts
  24. Robert the Orcke - minstrel of mayhem, songs of delight
  25. Robin Hood - Sherwood's honorary citizen and giver of gifts to children
  26. ROGO - manly juggling, fire, whips, wenches and . . . .
  27. Siren Stefanie d'Flute - minstrel of the nuptials
  28. The Cossack - Ivan the Terrible's 2nd cousin (weekend #3)
  29. The Forking Queen - various delightful children's activities
  30. The Jester King - not a pauper, not a peasant but a royal among jesters
  31. The Marty Show - one man street theater from Tribal Circus (weekend #2 & #3)
  32. Twins d'Pontier - gate greeters, larks and masters of the jest
  33. William & Blackjack - dizzying display of dancing sticks
  34. Zachary the Cannoneer - fire in the hole!

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