Now in Saylorville behind Puttmasters At The Pines:
2977 NW 66th Ave
Des Moines IA 50313
(Follow signs to free parking.)
Aug 7-8-9, 2020
Friday 4:30 – 8:30
Saturday 10:30 – 8:30
Sunday 10:30 – 5:30
Performers: Send us your audition videos (YouTube link preferred) . Contact Greg for more details on what we are still looking for.
Here are some of the entertainment offerings you can expect at this mid-summer’s event, including acts from the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Nebraska Renaissance Faire, Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire and more.
NOTE: We will be having some special entertainment for Friday night that will not be there the rest of the weekend. Come on out, — a ticket is only $12 and it’s just $3 per extra day ($12 for one day, $15 for two days, or $18 for all three).
Last Update: 6/29/2020
Bess & Marley – Lady Bess, a runaway aristocrat, has enlisted the help of ragtag traveling bard Marley to become a musical sensation! When the rest of their 12-piece band fails to appear for their debut concert, Bess & Marley must band together (pun intended) to save the day. Mayhem and hilarity ensue, including folk songs emphasizing strong vocals, tight harmonies, and comedy!
Crazy Boy Coy – As seen at the St. Louis Renaissance Faire, Crazy Boy Coy returns!
Guardians of the Black Forest – A German mercenary group that performs un-choreographed live steel combat shows. You’ll be kept on the edge of your seat as our combatants risk life and limb to prove who is the deadliest cut throat in the arena after the dust settles join these mercenaries at their camp to hear tales of daring deeds and even get a lesson from your favorite hero.
Kitten Bomb Comedy (Friday) – Our Friday night only special entertainment.
Marvelous Matt – From the Kansas City Renaissance Festival: Marvelous Matt’s show is fun for all ages and includes standards of magic performed with a historic twist as well as some effects designed to surprise and confuse. Marvelous Matt has performed at renaissance festivals around the Midwest for the past 25 years and is known for magic illusions big and small plus sideshow feats including walking on glass and straight jacket escape. Find out more at pastmagic.biz or Facebook @Marvelous.Matt.Magic
Pog-Mo-Thon – Our pub band from the Nebraska Renaissance Faire.
Saada Dance Company (Friday and Saturday)
Warwick Living History – Warwick Living History is a Medieval/Renaissance re-enactment group that stays in a period encampment & demonstrates several historical arts & sword fighting techniques to the public.
In The Lanes
Albrecht Von Aachen (Saturday) – minstrel.
Claire Up There – Claire Up There is one of a few professional female stilt walkers in the Midwest. Starting at the age of 7, the now 19-year-old stands just under 11 feet tall and brings interactive characters to the lanes of the festival. Be it a friendly fairy princess or a peg-leg pirate, Claire Up There is head and shoulders above the crowd! Find her on Facebook and Instagram @ClaireUpThere
The Steampunk Twins
Stulto Mori – Our Royals.