“Cherished, beloved and much appreciated – that’s what you are (our patrons, fans and festival family). We present to you one of our favorite events, this weekend, not to carelessly expose you and ourselves to illness; but to learn how to get back to the ‘new normal’ while practicing health and safety precautions.
COVID-19/20 could continue for many months (a year even). Yet, for the sake of getting performers and artisan merchants back to work and generating commerce, we’ve decided to keep the original/authentic Des Moines Renaissance Faire LLC on schedule.
Our lovely new site, The Pines in Saylorville, lies within county jurisdiction, thus we adhere to policy directives from the Polk County Health Department.
Also, we present the festival not to separate ourselves from other local and regional Renaissance events, but to create unity. Ye all are welcomed! Truly, we are all in this together.”
-Gregory Schmidt, CEO/head bill payer
New Location! Free parking!
Your original and family-friendly festival, established in 2004, and produced by the folks that have been bringing Renaissance Festivals to Des Moines since 1993! This is the “Des Moines Renaissance Faire” that has been at Water Works Park (2004), Iowa State Fairgrounds (2004-2005), a location just down the road from there (2006-2015), and now near Saylorville (2019-). We look forward to seeing you again!
Now near Saylorville behind Puttmasters At The Pines.
2977 NW 66th Ave
Des Moines IA 50313
(Follow signs to free parking.)
August 7-8-9, 2020
Friday 4:30 – 8:30
Saturday 10:30 – 8:30
Sunday 10:30 – 5:30
Rain or Shine!
$12 adult (extra days $3)
50% off ages 8-14 ($6).
7 and under free.
Tickets are cash only. ATM on site.
See our F.A.Q.: Which event is this? Is Covid-19 affecting the schedule? Why is the sky blue?
Special Thanks to our Lodging Sponsors:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
165 Adventureland Dr NW
Altoona, IA 50009
Residence Inn by Marriott Ankeny
1515 SW Main Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Holiday Inn and Suites
4800 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
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Other 2020 Events
Here are some other events in the region you might enjoy:
- Aug 7-9: Des Moines Renaissance Faire – Des Moines, IA
- Aug 29-30: Midlands Renaissance Revel & Pirate Fest (Summer) – Council Bluffs, IA
- Sep 26-27: Quad Cities Renaissance Faire – Davenport, IL
- Oct 10-11: Iowa Renaissance Festival – Amana Colonies, IA
- Rescheduled: Nebraska Renaissance Faire – Omaha, NE
- Rescheduled Midlands Renaissance Revel & Pirate Fest (Spring) – Council Bluffs, IA
- TBA: Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival – Clear Lake, IA/Owatonna, MN
- For more costume events across America, check out Faire Finder.