Costume Contests

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Northside Location

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

Next Event:
May 13-15, 2022
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Friday 4:30-8:30
Saturday 10:30-7:30
Sunday 10:30-5:30
(subject to change)

For Children & Grown Ups

We will be hosting costume contests for the children as well as grown ups… with prizes! (Some even contributed by our Queen and our Irish Pope!)

Children Prizes

Some of the prizes for our wee ones include items provided by:

Nona Kid – Toys For Happy Kids (Amazon Store) (pinterest) (Facebook)

Nona Kid is an American brand that takes your child from passive to active play, becoming a hero of their own world and not just a spectator.

Nona Kid was established to aid parents in guiding their children in the art of play with less screen time.

  • Plus contributions from a few other children-focused companies.

Grown Up Prizes

Some of our wonderful vendors have contributed prizes, such as gift certificates or hand-made artisan items. Some local (non-faire) businesses have gotten involved as well.

Saadja Designs (etsy) (Facebook)


  • $30 gift certificate

“Each item found here is my own design and execution, everything is made right here, no outsourcing! I stand behind all my work, each item is made with care and made to last, if you break a strap or have an issue we can always find a solution!”

Skjordal Powder Coating (Facebook) (website)


  • Hand-crafted “axe”

“We are a ma and pa LLC that specializes in powder coating and metal art. We use a wide range of tools to create unique, custom pieces for your personal or business life!”

Stormy’s Dixieland Tavern (Facebook)
6923 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322


  • Steak night meal certificates
  • $25 gift cards
  • Drink tokens

This iconic Urbandale tavern has been around since 1938. They are well-known for their weekly game nights (such as Bingo), karaoke nights, and steak nights!

The Triangle Tap (Facebook)
2506 Post St, Des Moines, IA 50310


  • Pork chop night meal certificates
  • $25 gift cards
  • Drink tokens

This “dive bar” is just off the Inter-Urban Trail so it’s a hotspot for cyclists, especially during pork chop night and contest nights.

Mucky Duck Pub (Facebook)


  • $25 gift certificates
  • Mucky Duck Pub pint glasses

Our tavern from 2020 is back for 2021, and bringing an expanded menu AND prizes for our costume contest. Drop by their Ames location for great British food and excellent drinks. (And a fantastic assortment of tea and scones.) Do you remember them from 2009, as Ames British Foods?