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


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!

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1/17/2022 Update: On December 21, we learned via a KCCI news report that that Palace Entertainment (a subsidiary of Madrid, Spain-based Parques Reunidos) was acquiring Adventureland Resort. The new owners have exercised their right to terminate our multi-year agreement to host the Des Moines Renaissance Faire on their property. We wish them great success in guiding Adventureland through its next era of existence — even if it has less knights, damsels and pirates.

We have already begun discussions with several potential sites for our upcoming events, including one that approached us previously about relocating to their site. We hope to share some exciting news with you as our 2022 events grow closer.

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We are in discussions with several locations and will make an announcement when one has been chosen.

May 7-8 & 14-15, 2022
Dates and location subject to change. 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). 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.