Pirates & Wenches Weekend – 2018

It is the final weekend of the faire and Pirates have invaded and overtaken the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow. Monday after the Queen left town on a well-deserved excursion, pirates from across the land slipped into the village and boisterously took control. There was no actual bloodshed just a lot of brandishing of swords and cannons with much revelry. Villagers quickly caved and embraced the new party atmosphere. The pirates are mounting a campaign to bolster their numbers by offering to allow pirate kings and queens ages 5-12 to bring in two friends at no extra charge. This does not include family members as they have been deemed unreliable crewmates.

Join us for one last huzzah and seafaring hijinks! Just $19 for an adult to attend the entire weekend, and $8 for children under 12 years old. Parking is $5.

September 15th-16th

Opening Gate Show – 10:45 am

11 am – 6 pm, Rain or Shine!

Get your tickets today at www.sleepyhollowtickets.com

NEW – Pirate Smoker

If you are 21 or older this year we have started the add-on option for you! If you are having too much fun in the pub and don’t want to leave when the faire day ends you can now stay after hours for this adult only show! The show is 1 hour long and includes performances from the raunchiest members of the cast who have been holding their tongue all day long. Let loose with a free beverage from the bar and good company. Tickets are $12, get yours today at sleepyhollowtickets.com.

NEW – Camping

Onsite camping is a new addition to the Renaissance Faire this year. $5 per person for primitive camping or premium camping for $30 per night (2 people includes, additional cost for more people). Campsites must be registers in advance and can be purchased along with your Weekend Pass at sleepyhollowtickets.com. For more details on camping during the Faire click here.

Weekend Entertainment

For performer biographies please visit our entertainment page.Bawdy Buccaneers

Bell, Book and Canto
Better Than Nun
Danza Mystique
Have Court, Will Travel
Joust Evolution
Merlin’s Magik
Molotov
Orkes and Trolles
Pirates Inc.
Punch & Judy
Scenery Changes
Titania’s Faeries
White Rose Players
William & Blackjack
ScallyWags
Free Company of the White Stag
Sons of Valhalla
Olskipan Vikings
Order of Wrath
Forking Queen
Rachel the Harpist
Shaylee the Fluting Faery
Siren Stephanie d’flute
Starboard Stocks

Weekend Vendors

For vendor descriptions visit our merchant page.

Alchemtree
Archery Field & Sports
Axed In Time
Black Stones Bath Boutique
Buffalo Annie’s
Custom Made Tiaras by Jill
DaSue Dragon Designs
Daughter of Darts
Dead on Target Armory
DeRosa’s Boots
Dorlemagne’s
Dragon Mine
Dundee Bee Honey
EaGenie’s Scots ‘n Knots
Enchanted Gifts
Funny Face Designs by Lori
Fyne Hats by Felicity
Gaia Native
Goin’ a-Viking
Grumpy Gnome Naturals
Gypsy Moon Trading Co.
Hearthstone Arts
Highland Princess Designs
Hissing Serpent
Historic Trade/Sock Zen
Iowa Henna
J & L Trading
Joyas Melita
Kings Carvings
Knight Fantasies
La Gazza Plaza
Lena D. Artistry
Library of Names and Goods
Likely Lotus
Lords of Leather
Mirabelle’s Mirror
Mudbugs Maille
Not the Usual
Nowadays
Queen’s Bibs and Bobs
Rathburn’s Den of Antiquities
Ravenworks the Pirate’s Chest
Razor’s Edge Knife Works
Red Paw Leather
Roadkill Salvage Leatherworks
Simply Nixe
Son of Blades
Spiritual Insights
Tarot Tree
The Bawdy Shoppe
The Dragon’s Horde
The Glass Bee Hive
The Potter’s House
The Whimsy Cellar
Weapons of the Wood
White Knight Arms
Wondercraft Emporium

          

Kilts & Lucky Lasses Weekend – 2018

Join us for a highland celebration! Kilts & Lucky Lasses weekend at the Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow is nearly upon us. Don your kilt for this weekend event that is sure to bring out the kelt, scot, or fae in you. Just $19 for an adult to attend the entire weekend, and $8 for children under 12 years old. Parking is $5.

September 8th-9th

Opening Gate Show – 10:45 am

11 am – 6 pm, Rain or Shine!

Get your tickets today at www.sleepyhollowtickets.com

NEW – Pirate Smoker

If you are 21 or older this year we have started the add-on option for you! If you are having too much fun in the pub and don’t want to leave when the faire day ends you can now stay after hours for this adult only show! The show is 1 hour long and includes performances from the raunchiest members of the cast who have been holding their tongue all day long. Let loose with a free beverage from the bar and good company. Tickets are $12, get yours today at sleepyhollowtickets.com.

NEW – Camping

Onsite camping is a new addition to the Renaissance Faire this year. $5 per person for primitive camping or premium camping for $30 per night (2 people includes, additional cost for more people). Campsites must be registers in advance and can be purchased along with your Weekend Pass at sleepyhollowtickets.com. For more details on camping during the Faire click here.

Weekend Entertainment

For performer biographies please visit our entertainment page.

3 Pints Gone
Bawdy Buccaneers
Better Than Nun
Danza Mystique
Fishbones & Scurvy
Gavin the Crossroads Mystic
Have Court, Will Travel
Joust Evolution
Knotty Bits
The Lute & The Lady
Merlin’s Magik
Molotov
Orkes and Trolles
Scenery Changes
Titania’s Faeries
White Rose Players
William & Blackjack
Free Company of the White Stag
Sons of Valhalla
Olskipan Vikings
Order of Wrath
Forking Queen
Rachel the Harpist
Shaylee the Fluting Faery
Siren Stephanie d’flute
Starboard Stocks

Weekend Vendors

For vendor descriptions visit our merchant page.

La Gazza Plaza
Weapons of the Wood
Custom Made Tiaras by Jill
Rathburn’s Den of Antiquities
Axed In Time
Daughter of Darts
Son of Blades
Funny Face Designs by Lori “The Painting Ladies”
The Whimsy Cellar
Buffalo Annie’s
Dorlemagne’s
The Bawdy Shoppe
Dragon Mine
Mirabelle’s Mirror
Hissing Serpent
Knight Fantasies
Dundee Bee Honey
Grumpy Gnome Naturals
Highland Princess Designs
Joyas Melita
Not the Usual
Dead on Target Armory
Lords of Leather
The Glass Bee Hive
EaGenie’s Scots ‘n Knots
Likely Lotus
Fyne Hats by Felicity
The Potter’s House
DeRosa’s Boots
Lena D. Artistry
Library of Names and Goods
Ravenworks the Pirate’s Chest NEW
Goin’ a-Viking
Razor’s Edge Knife Works
Iowa Henna
Simply Nixe
Mudbugs Maille
Wondercraft Emporium
J & L Trading
Queen’s Bibs and Bobs
The Dragon’s Horde
Roadkill Salvage Leatherworks
Enchanted Gifts
Red Paw Leather
Tarot Tree
Historic Trade/Sock Zen
DaSue Dragon Designs
White Knight Arms
Archery Field & Sports
Kings Carvings
Black Stones Bath Boutique
Gypsy Moon Trading Co.
Spiritual Insights
Nowadays

          

Casey’s Coupons

Joining us as a promotions sponsor this year is the Iowa original, Casey’s General Store! Starting August 23rd if you are going in for gas or their beloved pizza, be sure to ask about Renaissance Faire Coupons as well! The following store locations will have a limited number of coupons available starting next Thursday (the 23rd) for $2 off your weekend pass. That’s right, with these coupons you can experience everything the entire weekend has to offer for just $17 for adults (Only usable for adult tickets, processing fees may still apply).

So be sure to visit your Des Moines area Casey’s next week and ask your cashier about their RFSH 2018 coupons! We would love to hear if you picked up a coupon so feel free to tag us and Casey’s on social media!

 

 

          

Volunteer Cast Auditions

Have you always wanted to perform at the Faire but don’t know where to begin? Volunteer cast is a great way to get started in the world of renfaire performance. Auditions are this Sunday, August 5th from 3-6pm in the Feast Hall. Due to campers for state Fair checking in today and the parking lot being very busy with the traffic, the auditions will now be back on the Renaissance Faire site in the feast hall. Navigate to Sleepy Hollow Sports Park at 4051 Dean Ave. Des Moines, IA 50317 and then follow the map below with directions to the cast entrance and where to park.

So what do you need to do to join our Rennie family as a cast member? First, develop your character. You can come up with a concept entirely your own or do some research and create a character description for one of the villager roles that we are looking to fill:

  • Village Sherriff
  • Tax Collector
  • Hag
  • Bad Baker
  • Pauper
  • Beggar
  • Peasant

Please be sure to bring a description of your character (original concept or specified role) and have a prepared monologue you can present to show us what you can do and how you would interact with our patrons in the streets. If you are a musician and would like to try your hand at playing a strolling village minstrel, we would love to hear from your as well. Bring a prepared piece and a brief character description. We would love to have you audition!

If you are called back we will be having cast meetings every weekend leading up to Faire so you have a chance to meet the rest of the cast and practice your character and performance. All cast positions currently available are volunteer positions though you will be able to accept tips if offered by patrons. Auditions are open from 3-6pm and no scheduling a time is not necessary. However, if you have any questions please be sure to contact our director Buddy at entertainmentdirector@sleepyhollowrenfaire.com.