About Our Faire

The Des Moines Renaissance Faire‘s roots go back beyond 2003 as an evolution of

a family of small faires including the Iowa Renaissance Festival.

From 2006 through 2015 The Des Moines Renaissance Faire occupied a permanent site

where it grew a wonderful and loyal throng of patrons.

From 2016 through 2018 The Des Moines Renaissance Faire was on hiatus

but now we’re back and we’re better than ever,

ready to entertain in 2019 and beyond.

Beyond the castle gates you will find a village full of friendly faces;

The Royal Family, Artisans, Craftsmen, and Entertainers

who want you to celebrate the closing of Summer

and the coming of the harvest with them.

Join us as we sing, dance, and feast on the finest the village has to offer.