The Renaissance Faire park is a theme park style English village, featuring beautiful landscaping, over forty unique buildings, and one of the largest “castles” in America. Iowa’s only permanent Renaissance village is the home of two annual events.
The Rennaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow
The Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow in Des Moines, IA is a magical experience for both young and old. When you enter our gates for the first time you will go back in time to an era when kings and queens ruled, knights jousted, and the arts came alive!
Open the first 3 weekends in September plus Labor Day every year. This year we will be returning to our 10am-6pm hours!
September 4th-6th –Celtic Ceilidah – a celtic celebration of dance and culture plus Highland games.
Special feature a concert by national touring act Seven Nations. Love plaid, all things Celtic, men in skirts and a pint of Guinness? Then this is the weekend for you.
September 11th-12th – Octobeerlesque or Meade me at the Faire
This weekend features craft beers and the Renaissance Meade collection.
September 18th-19th – Steampunk, Pets, & Pirates plus Cosplay
Nourish your soul with PPP and some fantasy. A pirate steampunk experience with your best friend. Woof!
All 3 weekends are packed with entertainment including a live joust, comedy, music, dance, children’s acts, birds and knight fights. Also, games of skill, living history encampments and over 50 merchants. Too much to do and see in one day so if you purchase your ticket on Saturday you may return Sunday for free if you keep your wristband on!!!!
RFSH Presents Two New Spring Events!
Five captains made the voyage to make landfall in our little village. The reigning King and his court fled from their castle leaving the village and it’s spoils to be divided between the 5 pirates captains and their crews… but who will be named the new Pirate King?
May 8th and 9th, 2021
Gathering of the Sails
Pirates, Pirates and more Pirates
All the great Renaissance Faire entertainment with a pirate flair.
May 15th and 16th 2021
Gathering of Clans
An event for those who love “shenanigans”
A Renaissance Faire with more Celtic music, more Celtic dancing, more Guinness, and more highland games than you can shake a shillelagh at.
RAD - Renpark After Dark
This 21+ only event is the the most RAD, risque, and rowdy party in the Midwest. This a 21 and older ONLY Event. Come party like it’s the dark ages and you’ve nearly hit the average life expectancy anyway… it’s time to live a lot!
This year RAD will be the Naughty Naughty After Party and will take place Saturday evenings of the Spring Fling following the all-ages concert.
May 8th and 15th 2021
Interested in becoming a vendor or performer?
Applications are available at the website for each individual event.