The 15th DES MOINES RENAISSANCE FAIRE is moving its 'Festival Park' designation to a new location in Saylorville. The park area in Puttmasters at The Pines will allow room for annual expansion and enhancements for a permanent Medieval/Renaissance village. This year we bring you numerous stage areas for the many premiere acts we'll be bringing in from around the country. Plus, you'll see many of your favorite regional performers. There will be a food court and Beer Garden, featuring feast foods & libations from the Mucky Duck restaurant in Ames. Our shopping bazaar will include 40+ artisan merchants from many states with very unique items for sale. We also offer you a variety of hands-on activities and games of skill, such as knife & axe tossing. Our children's realm will showcase faeries, elves and pretty pirates. Costume contests and treasure hunts will add to your busy day. We are the Family-Friendly Renaissance Faire. Plus, we are adding evening hours for Friday & Saturday, so bring your faery lamps and glow sticks.