Des Moines Renaissance Faire Latest News
Here's a list of all recent Des Moines Renaissance Faire news and updates.
Monday, September 1 2014
With the first Saturday and Sunday now in the past, we have today, Labor Day Monday as the only weekday the event operates. This is your only chance this year to see what the festival looks like on a Monday :)
Saturday, August 30 2014
Day one was a surprising success considering the rain and poor weather we had leading up to opening. Even with the loads of sand brought in to dry the paths, there were still plenty of soggy mud puddles around the village, but our visitors lined up to buy tickets, and lined up to buy home made root beer, and lined up to see the joust and... By the end of the day, there were many patches of former mud that was now just slightly damp. This was a far leap from our first few opening years were we seemed to have rain all seven days and raced boats down the middle of our Royal Food Court. (Photos on AtTheFaire.com from 2006 will show you how things looked back then, when Canterbury-on-Sherwood was made up of mud and wood chips and some shiny new buildings... We didn't even have the restroom building that first year, or the row of merchant shops at the far end.)
On Sunday, we will do it all again, and we will repeat this on Labor Day Monday as well. Come out and join us for two more days of "Knights and Royals" at the Des Moines Renaissance Faire!
Friday, August 29 2014
Things are almost ready. Our Saturday will start at the crack of dawn, preparing the lanes for visitors (sand, gravel and other things to take care of the rain). We have a news crew (KCCI?) coming out and doing doing some live remotes between 8am and 9am with our Queen. The Torture Chamber Tour is ready to go. Food merchants are getting all the condiments lined up and the new tavern location is figuring out it's new drink menu.
This is going to be a GREAT season! There is so much going on out there.
We hope to see you this weekend!
Thursday, August 28 2014
The opening weekend show guide is now available for those who want to start planning. This *should* be the final version you will receive at the front gate, but last minute changes can (and have, and do) occur so always double check with the physical copy at the event.
DMRF 2014 Show Guide for Weekend 1
Wednesday, August 27 2014
Tune in to KCWI TV 23 Thursday around 8:20am to hear the latest DMRF info from producer Greg Schmidt.