5/19/2013: The Iowa Renaissance Festival is this weekend! If you attended a previous Iowa Renaissance Festival, Midlands Pirate Festival or Nebraska Renaissance Faire, please take a moment to send in your feedback. (IowaRenFest comments, PirateFest comments, NebFaire comments.) Thanks!
Bring your family and have a reunion as a Celtic
22nd Annual Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o' Celts
May 25-27, 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Middle Amana Park (Medici Grove) - Amana Colonies, IA
The renaissance returns! Come join us for three days of family fun in the heart of Iowa's number one tourist destination.
2/16/2013: Welcome back, AmericInn & Suites! Thank you for your support of this year's festival.
5/16/2013: Merchant list posted (with more to be added).
5/22/2013: The schedule has been posted (and merchant list updated). There may be more changes, but this should be close to final.
Special Hotel Rates:
Thanks to our 2013 Preferred Lodging Sponsor:
AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Area hotels - want to be listed here? Contact us for details!
See our Google lodging map.
Dates: May 25-27, 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Times: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rain or shine! In the event of "liquid sunshine," we will make use of our three covered stage locations.
Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for kids, and under 5 free.
Location: Middle Amana Park.
Lodging: For hotel/motel information, please contact the Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 579-2294. They can mail you complete area details. You may also visit their web site to find more details on the area (including maps):
"I liked it all. It was soooo much fun!! This was my first year going to it. Lots of FUN!!!" - Jasmine (Shellsburg, IA)
If you are interested in having a renaissance wedding during our festival, contact us immediately so we can help you with a wonderful storybook ceremony.
Merchants and artisans wishing to exhibit this year should contact us now since space will be limited. An cover letter and online merchant application is available for download in Adobe .pdf format (coming soon). You will need the free Adobe reader (Mac/PC).
Performers and those wishing to volunteer/help out should also contact us.