2022 Entertainment:

ABOUT THE ENTERTAINERS

More entertainers, including never before seen acts, are scheduled and will be added soon! 2022 is shaping up to be one of the largest faires we have ever had.

Bawdy Buccaneers

Since 2009 this group has been giving audiences across the Midwest a hard-hitting, side
splitting, action-packed entertainment that is sure to please.

Better than Nun

While it’s true the things we do may scandalize or stun, a little bit of something is Better Than Nun.
Songs, jokes, and general tomfoolery as NUNS!

Danza Mystique

Whether it is the swirl of a Gypsy skirt or the mesmerizing grace of Middle Eastern belly dance, we share our love of the Dance with audiences throughout the land!

Danza Mystique is a Des Moines, Iowa-based dance company specializing in family fun and entertainment! We invite you to experience the magic of Danza Mystique.

Guardians of the Black Forest

Guardians of the Black Forest will transport you back to the Middle Ages with their interactive living history encampment. Try your hand at leatherworking, touch and compare pelts from the tanner, and feel the heat radiating from the live steel forge. Learn about the history of women and brewing, the art of heraldry, traditional fletching, and medieval astronomy. Engage with medics and cooks as they keep the camp running, get a picture in the Captain’s throne, try on their suits of armor and helms, hold real steel weapons, and receive a sword-fighting lesson from one of our master fighters. There is even a quest for the young knights to complete! After exploring our camp, root for your favorite fighter in our interactive, non-choreographed, live-steel show. Fighters of all styles and weapons face off after the audience has chosen who they want to see fight, so be sure to cheer loudly for your choice!

two fighters swing at eachother with swords as the crowd looks on.

JoustEvolution

JoustEvolution is Iowa’s only professional joust team, bringing thrills and excitement throughout the Midwest! In 2006, JoustEvolution was created by stuntman Kevin Coble who has jousted professionally across the U.S. for over 20 years. His vision combines hard-hitting action with a great sense of humor to design entertainment that all ages can appreciate and love. The performances of JoustEvolution provide spectators with amazing feats and great laughs. Still, they are intended to inspire those watching in the audience, whether young, old, boy, or girl, to live with passion!

Knotty Bits

A fast-paced, up close, comedic pirate circus- with the high flying Cap’n Sylver Fyre and her crew of madcap risk-taking miscreants!

Order of Wrath

Are you looking for medieval fighting? Men and women wearing historically accurate armor weighing anywhere from 60-80lbs will beat each other up in tournament form with medieval weapons! It is a dangerous sport, and injuries do occur, but that’s why we have armor! Watch the battle! You won’t believe how hard we hit with swords and axes.

Pirate School

Join Capʼn Tetanus and First Mate Kitty on the comedic and entertaining adventure that is Pirate Skool! An interactive PG show for children and families that encourages audience participation with chanting, games, and more!

Regalia International Birds of Prey

What was it like to be a King and hunt through the fields with the royal hawks? Find out first hand with the Master Falconer of the Regalia International Birds of Prey!

Watch as majestic birds fly across the sky in search of quarry, and learn from licensed falconers how the birds are trained, fed, and cared for.

The experts of Regalia International not only share their birds in royal demonstrations, they also provide avian training for veterinary students and rehabilitation for wild, injured birds of prey.

The hawks and falcons of Regalia International will give you a live-action performance not to be missed!

Bess and Marley

Welcome England’s next two-woman Troubador sensation!

Crazy Boy Coy

Come watch Coy juggle and make people laugh, not necessarily in that order!

External Combustion Orchestra

If you like classical, steampunk, Celtic, bluegrass, indie, folk, or rock
music, we’re the band for you!

Have Court, Will Travel

Have Court, Will Travel is a 16th-century English royal court. – Queen Catherine & King
Edward are perfect examples of living “Happily Ever After!” Learn how nobility lived,
loved, and played during this enchanted time. Listen to the royal minstrel play and
watch nobles dance, participate in a Q and A session on all things renaissance and
have your kiddos dubbed a Knight, a Lady, or a Dame. Have Court, Will Travel will treat
you royally!

Kayleigh Rodgers

Making her debut at Sleepy Hollow, legends tell of an innocent sorceress who received her powers from a secret crystal in the Lunar Forest. Could this be her? Bring your entire family to witness
the magic and the miraculous of Iowa’s youngest magician Miss Kayleigh Rodgers!

Norsefyre

A Fire Circus. Our Valkyries are the fiercest fiery warriors you’ll ever have the honor of laying eyes on. We throw down that red hot entertainment you love and bring some serious heat.

Orckes & Trolles

Orckes & Trolles is a high-energy, local music group that has been performing for 30 years. They sing Renaissance, Celtic, and pirate tunes in a
madcap, interactive show.

Puppies of Penzance

What do six puppies and a duck have in common? They are all pirates!

Led by Captain Carolyn Rice, these puppies will amaze you with stunts and tricks that few canines can accomplish. Successful performers in their own right, the members of the puppy crew were
previously “unwanted at someplace or another,” according to Captain Rice. But with expert training and positive reinforcement, these fantastic animals now bring laughter, fun, and great family entertainment to the entire U.S.A.

Shamrock Irish Dancers

he Shamrock Irish Dancers are performers whose mission is to share the history and excitement of their dance with people of all backgrounds.  Lose yourself in the depths of their music and stories, as the joy of Irish Dance radiates through them.

Shaylee the Fluting Faerie

Do you hear bells? What about a flute? What about other strange noises? Those sounds might be Shaylee the Fluting Faery, musician to the faery court, and pirate pesterer!

Totally Lost

Totally Lost – 4 Friends doing pirate music with a lot of shenanigans!

William and Black Jack

Paper cutting, audience participation, and student actors are just a few of the styles William uses to tell his stories. Some of the stories William likes to tell are: The Secret, Grandpa’s Castle, The pirate
Story, The Dragon With The One Black Eye