Kid Friendly, All Day, Open to Close Our goal is to be kid-friendly, all day, open to close. This means no bawdy acts with parental advisories. No “adult themes.” No foul language. Basically, we want kids to be able to watch any show we offer. We’ll leave it up to the parents to decide how


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines Renaissance Faire Relocates The Des Moines Renaissance Faire (DMRF) is moving to ‘The Meadow Lands’, a new venue site on the grounds of Adventureland Resort in Altoona, located between the Park’s “Outlaw Gulch” area and Prairie Meadows Drive. The 17th Des Moines Renaissance Faire will be expanded in size and


Yes, this is the event that was held on Sleepy Hollow property from 2006 to 2015. A new event started there in 2016. We are not associated with that event. Here are details on all the various faires that have been held here. A Brief History of Renaissance Festivals in Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines

Family fun since 2004, now at Adventureland!

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We are moving to Adventureland Resort in Altoona! Our new front gate will be S.E. of the theme park just off 8th Street SW. Or, if you are an Adventureland Platinum Season Pass holder, you will be able to enter the faire free from inside Adventureland via a new “Park to Faire” bridge. More details as the season approaches…

“The Meadow Lands” of Adventureland Resort.
Altoona, IA 50009

May 7-8 & 14-15, 2022
Other events to be announced.

2021 Pricing
Free parking. $13 (grown-ups). $6 (kids 8-14). 7 and under free. $3 extra day. (All tickets sold at the front gate.)

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), Puttmasters At The Pines (2019-2021) and now Adventureland Resort in Altoona. Our faire family looks forward to seeing you again!

2021 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

2021 Costume Contest Sponsors:

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

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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.