Latest News: Saturday, March 12 2016 - 2016 Announcement

2015 Des Moines Renaissance Faire XIII

In 2015, we are celebrating ten years at Festival Park (though this is actually the 13th festival)! Learn more about this event, including what entertainment, shopping and food you can expect at this year's festival.

Des Moines Ren Faire 2013
(Labor Day Monday at the 2013 Des Moines Renaissance Faire.)

2015 Weekends:

2015 Pricing and Discounts

Ages 5-12 $8
Prices Include Tax
Adult One Day Pass $16
Adult Two Day Pass $25 (Good for admission on any two days of the festival.)
7-Day Season Pass $40
Parking $1 per vehicle.
Discounts Group discounts are available (call Mary at 515-262-4100). Coupons are available at area Casey's General Stores. Active military discount on all three Sundays.
Tickets On Sale
Buy tickets online
via credit card. (Ticket sales at the front gate are cash only. ATM available.)
NOTE: Prices and event details subject to change at the front gate. Your image (photos, video) may be captured while at the faire, and may be used for future promotion in ads, posters, etc.
Nobbies

See also: Tickets and Discounts

Location

Festival Park is an 18-acre outdoor event center located at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park just south of the state fairgrounds at 4051 Dean Ave.

See also: Maps and Directions

Feel free to e-mail us with any questions, or call Sleepy Hollow Sports Park at (515) 262-4100.

Saturday, March 12 2016

3:48 PM - 2016 Announcement (posted by Webmaster)
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
Festivals International
Clear Lake, Iowa

Thursday, September 17 2015

3:34 PM - This weekend (Sept 19-20) is our last weekend this year! (posted by Webmaster)
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

9:23 PM - Pirates invade for our final weekend of 2015! (posted by Webmaster)
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.

Friday, September 11 2015

2:50 PM - Comedy Hamlet rescheduled (posted by Webmaster)
Comedy Hamlet will be unable to join us this weekend, but we plan to reschedule him for next weekend (September 19-20, 2015). Apparently his horse broke down...

Thursday, September 10 2015

9:51 AM - Welcome, Hilton Garden Inn! (posted by Webmaster)
We would like to thank the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines for being a lodging sponsor for the festival this week.

Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines
205 S. 64th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Tel: 515 223 0571
http://www.westdesmoines.stayhgi.com

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