2013 Des Moines Renaissance Faire XI
In 2013, we are celebrating eight years at Festival Park (though this is actually the 11th festival)! Learn more about this event, including what entertainment, shopping and food you can expect at this year's expanded festival.
If you attended in 2012, please send us your feedback on the event. The event producers and park owners read everything you send in, and use your suggestions to help enhance the event.
(Labor Day Monday at the 2013 Des Moines Renaissance Faire.)
2013 Dates, Hours and Themes:
- August 31-September 2 - Knights, Barbarians & Heroes
- September 7-8 - Scots, Britons & Irish
- September 14-15 - Pirates, Scallywags & Buccaneers
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine!
2013 Pricing and Discounts
|A full day (10 a.m to 6 p.m.), rain or shine! (If the forecast just looks drizzly, bring a rain poncho or umbrella and hang out in the merchant shops or be entertained in the Feast Hall and Italian Palazzo all day long! If weather keeps you from getting to the stages, we will bring the stages to you!) *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|
|Although some merchants inside do accept credit cards, ticket sales are CASH ONLY. ATMs available at the front gate and inside near the tavern.|
|Adult One Day Pass||$16|
|Adult Two Day Pass||$25 (Good for admission on any two days of the festival.)|
|Season Pass (all 7 days)||$35|
|Active military discount days (Sept 8th & 15th)||$4 off for active military personnel and all family members over 13 on Sept. 8th & 15th.|
|Parking (secured and patrolled)||$1 per vehicle.|
|Group discounts||Pre-register your group of 15 or more for a $2.00 discount off each admission. Company discounts also available. Have your company or employer contact Mary at 515-262-4100 to get your coupon code.|
|All shows||Included in price of admission!|
|But why pay full price? Group discounts are available, and coupons are available at area Casey's.|
See also: Tickets and Discounts
- "Festival Park" is an 18-acre outdoor event center (and permanent home of the Des Moines Renaissance Faire). 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.
Monday, September 16 2013
If you attended any of the seven days this year, please take a few minutes to fill out our feedback form. We need to know which acts you would like us to see next year, and any issues you may have had during your visit so we can work on correcting them for next year.
2013 Feedback form
Saturday, September 14 2013
Today was a phenomenal day at the event, with the unfortunate side effect of stressing out many of our food merchants as they ran out of inventory and were unable to sell product. It was a good problem to have for them, but inconvenient for those waiting for food only to be disappointed to find out it was gone. For that, we apologize. Much like a mall with many shops, the merchants here are mostly outside vendors (many from out of state) that visit our event to vend there wares. The last thing they want is for anything to keep them from making a sale. Hopefully they have figured out some better ways to relay information when things like this happen in the future. (Soon after this started happening, temporary signs went up, and the turkey leg stand was counting fingers in line to get an estimate of how long it would be to serve them turkey legs.)
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
One more day! Please join us. And if you are done for the season, please let us know what you liked (or disliked) by visiting the COMMENTS page and filling out our survey. Thanks!