Maps & Directions
Festival Park (home of the Des Moines Renaissance Faire) is located at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park just east of the Iowa State Fairground. The address is 4051 Dean Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317. Follow signs to the "Iowa State Fairgrounds" to get you close, and look for the brown "Sleepy Hollow Sports Park" signs once in the area.
You can find details at the Sleepy Hollow Website, or check out this Yahoo! Map to the location. The Yahoo! map will allow you to get custom driving directions to the festival from your starting location.
Take your best route to Des Moines, and get on I-235 off of I-35/I-80. I-235 runs along the South and East portion of Des Moines.
At the very South East side of I-235, take the "Iowa State Fairground" E University Ave exit (also called 163). Take it East, towards the Iowa State Fairground.
Just before the Iowa State Fairground (on the right), turn South (right) on to E 30th St (just past the QuickTrip on the corner, directly across from the State Fair sign). There will be brown signs pointing the direction to "Sleepy Hollow Sports Park."
Take E 30th St South then turn East (left) on to Dean Ave.
Follow Dean Ave past where it splits (stay on Dean) and Sleepy Hollow Sports Park will be just beyond the split on the right hand side.