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September 2013

Monday, September 16 2013

9:06 AM - Feedback wanted, please. (posted by Webmaster)
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

7:44 AM - WHO-TV segment on the DMRF (posted by Webmaster)

Saturday, September 14 2013

11:30 PM - One more day! (posted by Webmaster)
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!

Wednesday, September 11 2013

1:33 PM - $1 OFF pizza coupon (posted by Webmaster)
The pizza shop is offering a $1 OFF coupon for their personal pan pizzas this weekend:

$1 OFF Pizza Coupon

Tuesday, September 10 2013

5:33 AM - The Cabin Boys added to the roster (posted by Webmaster)
Yet another last minute addition to the festival this year: The Cabin Boys. "Fire Comedy... So You Don't Have To. Fire breathing, tricks, and laughs for all ages!"

Monday, September 9 2013

1:45 PM - Feedback wanted, please. (posted by Webmaster)
If you attended any of the five days so far, please take a minute and let us know what you liked, disliked, or any compliments or issues you may have had.

Sunday, September 8 2013

8:20 AM - Celtic Sunday (posted by Webmaster)
Today is your last chance to experience our Celtic theme, as next weekend it changes again. We have bagpipes, kilts, 3 Pints Gone and more only for this weekend.

Friday, September 6 2013

11:06 PM - Weekend 2 show guide correction. (posted by Webmaster)
The show guide printouts are missing a few acts from the Joust arena - 10:30 Sons of the Mist, 11:30 Warwick, 1:30 Warwick, 3:30 Warwick and 4:00 Sons of the Mist. An updated show guide can be downloaded from the Entertainment page (v9):

Apologies to Warwick and Sons of the Mist for this mistake. We are going to try to manually correct the show guides we hand out.

2:44 PM - Second weekend now setting up... (posted by Webmaster)
The Medieval and Renaissance Society (MaRS) is setting up their encampment. The Complete Fool (new vendor this week) is getting her shop decorated. Likely Lotus is replenishing their clothing inventory. Tina our sign painter is back in the air conditioned workroom finishing up yet another new sign for the village.

Bring it on, Des Moines. We will be fresh and ready for you, with some new acts this weekend, about seven new merchants, a mermaid in her own traveling pond, and the coldest smoothies, beer and lemonade this side of Sherwood Forest.

The 11th Des Moines Renaissance Faire continues its run, weekends through September 15th.

12:55 AM - Weekend 2 show guide now available... (posted by Webmaster)
...unless there are any more changes on Friday morning, the show guide for Weekend 2 is now available as a download from the Entertainment page.

Wednesday, September 4 2013

6:35 PM - Entertainment list updated for weekend 2! (posted by Webmaster)
Drop by the Entertainment page and check out the latest list of entertainment set for this weekend's Celtic-themed event! All new acts, food vendors, and merchants will be noted in the show guide at the event, and we will try to update the website soon, too.