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!
2022 Dates: Coming Soon
RFSH Presents Two New Spring Events!
Spring Fling is two weekends of fun and frivolity, celebrating spring and returning to the outdoors. We have booked national touring acts from all over the country for the first time these weekends, plus some of your favorite local acts.
May 7th and 8th, 2022
A celebration of Mother Earth and all Mothers
This weekend welcomes many family-friendly acts, including a joust, games of skill, and an opportunity to win your mom a rose if you complete the Quest of the Rose. It features shops offering all types of wares, delicious food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and meade tasting.
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Faire: Mother Earth will be presiding over a brunch fit for a queen, and isn’t your mother a queen? There will be one seating on Saturday and up to 2 seatings on Sunday. Make your prepaid reservations ahead of time to avoid missing out.
In addition to the brunch, all food shops will be open from 11 am – 5 pm.
May 15th and 16th 2021
Gathering of the Sails
Avast ye buckos! Hoist your Jolly Roger, weigh anchor, and set sail for the Renaissance Spring Fling, the new event at Sleepy Hollow in May. All the great Renaissance Faire entertainment with a pirate flair. This family-friendly event takes place at the Renaissance Park at Sleepy Hollow, which will be overrun by scurvy Pirate Captains and their motley crews. They will be trying to recruit you to help crew their ships. Choose wisely, so you don’t become shark bait.
A festival full of the best swashbuckling entertainment, pirate quests, games of skill, shops with serious pirate booty, grub for all you seafarers, and Yo Ho Ho there will be Rum, Grog, and Meade.
If you are at least 21, you can add on the party after the party. RAD (Renaissance After Dark) is entertainment for adults only, including a pub crawl, hypnotist, blue humor, and so much more.
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 14th and 15th 2022
Interested in becoming a vendor or performer?
Applications are available at the website for each individual event.