Des Moines Renaissance Faire XVI

Family fun since 2004!

Please fill out our 2021 Feedback Form to tell us how we can improve, and review us on Facebook, Google and Yelp.

5/17: Thank you for coming out to support our vendors and entertainers! We appreciate you so much. In spite of the rain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we still had a great event. We had more vendors, more food, more tickets sold, more costume contest prizes, more sponsors, more activities, more forest areas, etc. than 2020. Don’t just take our word for it… New vendors, please talk with our 2021 vendors and see what they thought. And we have much more to do for 2022 when we expect to operate May 13-14-15, 2022 with plans to add a second weekend. Stay tuned for more details and announcements for Fall activities, too!

Free parking. 7 and under free. Add-on days $3.

West of Saylorville Township behind Puttmasters At The Pines.
2977 NW 66th Ave
Des Moines IA 50313

Next Event:
May 13-15, 2022 + ???

Friday 4:30-8:30
Saturday 10:30-7:30
Sunday 10:30-5:30

Free Parking

$13 grownups / $7 kids (8-14)
Extra days just $3.
7 and under free.

Established in 2004, we are the oldest Renaissance faire in Des Moines, produced by the same folks that brought the first Renaissance festival here in 1993. We only produce family-friendly events. (We are NOT the faire that also produces a 21+ event.) #Safe4Kids

This is the “Des Moines Renaissance Faire” that has been at Water Works Park (2004), Iowa State Fairgrounds (2004-2005), Sleepy Hollow property (2006-2015), and now west of Saylorville Township (2019-current). Our faire family looks forward to seeing you again!

4/25: THANK YOU! We are grateful to everyone who made our Saturday, April 24 food drive a success. Your donations are being delivered to Food Bank of Iowa and Animal Rescue League. Thank you for your support!

4/29: NEWS RELEASE added.

Lodging Sponsors:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
165 Adventureland Dr NW
Altoona, IA 50009
Reservations: 515-967-1855

Residence Inn by Marriott Ankeny
1515 SW Main Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Reservations: 515-446-7300

Holiday Inn and Suites
4800 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
Reservations: 515-278-4755

Costume Contest Sponsors:

Nona KidSaadja DesignsSkjordal Powder CoatingStormy’s Dixieland Tavern (see full list)

Puttmasters Minigolf will reopen Spring 2021.

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Other 2021 Events

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* Newer event not associated with our Nebraska Ren Faire, but located where NebFaire used to be.