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August 2009

Tuesday, August 25 2009

6:32 PM - More demonstrations... (posted by Webmaster)
The Entertainment page has been updated with another dozen or so demonstrating merchants -- some will be doing full scheduled demos, and others will be there to specifically talk about how they create their items.

Some weddings have been added, and various other minor site updates are happening. Keep checking, and if you find an error or mistake or typo, please let me (webmaster) know! Thanks!

Tuesday, August 18 2009

9:23 PM - Press release, TV ad, KFMG radio interview, and more. (posted by Webmaster)
Many website updates! The TV ad for 2009 has been posted to the Publicity page as well as a few updates. The current 2009 press release has been posted to the Press Release Page.

And, tune in on Wednesday (August 19th) to hear Robert Uy, one of the performers at the Des Moines Renaissance Faire, talk about what they do:

THE CULTURE BUZZ - Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tune in to 99.1 on the FM dial or, Listen to KFMG streaming 24/7 through

9:09 PM - State Fair shuttle - $5 off DMRF admission! (posted by Webmaster)
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is offering parking and shuttle service to the Iowa State Fair. Parking is $5 per car, and you will receive a $5 OFF coupon you can use later at Sleepy Hollow (including the Des Moines Renaissance Fair).

Check it out! The shuttle runs until midnight. Call Sleepy Hollow at 515-262-4100 for details (and tell them you saw it on the Des Moines Renaissance Faire website).

Monday, August 17 2009

5:10 PM - Indoor waterpark? Welcome Ramada Northwest! (posted by Webmaster)
Welcome Ramada Northwest as our new lodging sponsor!

Ramada Northwest has just completed a $15 million dollar renovation, which includes 165 all new rooms, fitness center, NASCAR Arcade and 18,000 square feet water park, poolside Tiki Bar, Castaways Bar & Grill restaurant, 8,000 square feet conference center and more. Call our front desk at (515) 278-0271, and mention the Des Moines Renaissance Faire and receive a 15% discount!

Tuesday, August 11 2009

6:44 PM - Entertainment list now available. (posted by Webmaster)
Massive updates to the entertainment list have been done, and "most" of the acts that will be there should now be listed. There are still plenty of street characters to be added, but this should give you a general idea of the weekend themes. Click "Entertainment" at the top of the pages of this site to get there.

The Cast page also has begun to be prepared, and a new merchant has been added to the Vendors page.

Check them out!

Thursday, August 6 2009

10:23 PM - Welcome Altoona Settle Inn! (posted by Webmaster)
Welcome to our latest lodging sponsor - Altoona Settle Inn. (It's the place that looks like a castle. Follow the link from our Lodging page to check it out.)

6:41 PM - 2009 Information! (posted by Webmaster)
Auditions and casting sessions have already begun for the 2009 season.

If you are interested in participating in this year's event, contact Greg via the Contact Us page.

Wednesday, August 5 2009

9:18 PM - Welcome, TownePlace Suites! (posted by Webmaster)
Welcome to our newest lodging sponsor, TownePlace Suites!

TownePlace Suites Des Moines Urbandale
8800-Northpark Drive
Johnston, IA 50131