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News Archive

June 2006

Saturday, June 24 2006

11:12 PM - New construction photos added (6/17 and 6/24). (posted by Webmaster)
The Photo Gallery has been updated with more construction photos. The images, taken on June 17th and June 24th, show much progress. Several buildings are painted, one side of main street is going up, and many new shops are being worked on.

Also, video journals 7 and 8 have been posted. Check out the Video/Podcast page to view them.

Friday, June 23 2006

11:50 PM - Video Journal 6 posted. (posted by Webmaster)
A new video journal entry, recorded on June 17th, has been posted. It contains an interview with Greg Schmidt about entertainment and future events at Festival Park. Check it out on the Videos/Podcast page.

Saturday, June 17 2006

10:41 AM - DMRF in the Des Moines Register today (Sat 6/17/06) (posted by Webmaster)
Pick up a copy of today's Des Moines Register (Saturday, June 17th 2006) and check out an article they just published on the building of Festival Park (home of the Des Moines Renaissance Faire). An online version of the article may be found here:

Des Moines Register article.


Thursday, June 15 2006

7:19 AM - Participant stage classes being held every Tuesday. (posted by Webmaster)
Stage fight classes are being held every Tuesday night from 7 pm to 9 pm on-site. If the weather is bad, we will be meeting at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park. This is a required class for cast members using or carrying weapons as part of their character. For more information e-mail

Wednesday, June 14 2006

6:21 PM - Photo gallery updated; new video journal posted. (posted by Webmaster)
More photos of construction progress have been added to the Gallery. They were taken on 6/10 and 6/13. Also, video journal #5 has been added to the Video/Podcast page (and uploaded to

Sunday, June 11 2006

1:02 PM - See us at the Iowa State Fair! (posted by Webmaster)
The Des Moines Renaissance Faire has been selected to have a booth in the Varied Industries Building of the Iowa State Fair, taking place from August 10th through the 20th from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM each fair day. The Des Moines Renaissance Fair booth will be providing fair visitors with the opportunity to have their photo taken with a costumed character, and THEN to go home and download their photograph onto their home computer at no charge.

Check back to for details on staffing opportunities at our booth!