2022 Vendor Application Request

PLEASE NOTE: We do not ask you to sign any agreement that limits where else you can vend. We want you to make money here and at as many other events in the area that you want to. We do not charge for parking, and sell bottled water for $1 so our patrons can have a few extra bucks to spend with you. We are here for our vendors, especially after such a rough 2020 of cancelled shows!

  • We are the oldest Renaissance Faire in town, established in 2004.
  • We brought the first Renaissance Faire to Des Moines in 1993 (and that same event still operates today in Amana Colonies).
  • We do NOT produce any adults-only (21+) events. We are family friendly and ask our vendors to be the same.
  • We do not require you to sign any type of agreement limiting where else you can vend and make money. We love our Faire family!

Vendor Application Request

IMPORTANT:

  1. An Iowa Sales Tax ID is required. (https://tax.iowa.gov)
  2. This is a living history reenactment/entertainment event. Vendors must be in Renaissance-era costumes, and their vending tent decorated similarly (i.e., hiding plastic and modern items under cloth; decorating modern tents; no plastic/vinyl signage; etc.) If you are new to Renaissance festivals, we would love to work with you on signage. Just let us know how we can help!

To receive a vendor application, please complete the following form:

Business Information

What do you sell?

We give priority to artisan vendors with hand-crafted items (leather, clothing, etc.). Please describe all the items you would like to sell. We will let you know if we already have too much of a type of category you offer.

How do you dress?

Everyone working in your booth must be in Renaissance-era costumes – no exceptions. We do allow related genres such as pirates, fairies, etc. and may offer to place you in a themed area (such as a pirate lair, fairy realm, etc.).

What do you sell from?

We give priority to vendors in period-style tents. Vendors in modern tents (such as E-Z Up style) are allowed if they can decorate their tent and try to hide plastic, modern poles, etc. Please describe your tent (or let us know if we can see photos on your social media or website).

Special Requests

We are curious to know what location you think works best for you, though we cannot promise any specific placement for the base vendor fee.

Legal Stuff

Please let us know if you are under any contract limitations that would prevent us from having you at our events. We have a number of new things being planned, and don’t want to bug you if you are not allowed to join us.

Show Guide / Publicity

Please submit your details here for our website, show guide and publicity. Also, please e-mail some good booth and merchandise photos to webmaster@dmrenfaire.com (or send via Facebook/Instagram/Twitter).

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If you have any additional comments, please share them below. If you do have contractual limitations on where you can vend, let us know the restrictions and maybe we can invite you to other events.