1/5/2017: Happy new year! Dates have been announced for the Nebraska Ren Faire/Midlands Pirate Fest at its new location.

Bring your family and have a reunion as a Celtic Clan!
25th Annual Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o' Celts
Memorial Day Weekend, 2016
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.

Latest News:

1/23/2016: The Iowa Renaissance Festival will be under new management this year.

Lodging Sponsors:

Area hotels - want to be listed here? Contact us for details!

See our Google lodging map.

Festival Facts:

Dates: Memorial Day Weekend

Times: TBA. Rain or shine! In the event of "liquid sunshine," we will make use of our three covered stage locations.

Cost: TBA

Location: Middle Amana Park.

Map: Amana Colonies website (#7 on the map) or get driving directions via our Google Map.

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):


Renaissance Weddings

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.

Participant Information

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.