The site is located at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park:
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
4051 Dean Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
Free primitive camping must be reserved ahead of time along with the purchase of your ticket at sleepyhollowtickets.com. Camping is open the each night the faire is open, which is the following dates:
- Saturday, Aug. 31st
- Sunday, Sept. 1st
- Monday, Sept. 2nd
- Saturday, Sept. 7th
- Sunday, Sept 8th
- Saturday, Sept 14th
- Sunday, Sept 15th
A primitive camping is free if you reserve your spots in advanced at www.sleepyhollowtickets.com. Otherwise each spot is $5 per person staying at the site. Bring your own tent and bedding and you can set up just outside the Faire. When you check in you will be directed to your campsite and will be able to drive up to it to drop off your equipment. No campers or trailers will be allowed in the primitive camping spaces. Once set up you will need to return your vehicle to the parking lot. All the campsites are a short walk from the bridge which leads to the Renaissance Faire Village.
A limited number of premium camping spots are available for purchase for $15 per night if you reserve in advanced at www.sleepyhollowtickets.com. If not premium campsites are $30 per site and day of spots are not guaranteed.
Each premium spot includes 2 people. Any additional people staying at the site will be $5 per person. These campsites can be used for Motor Homes/travel trailers with electric and water hookups. You can also feel free to reserve these areas for tent camping if you would like easy access to power and water.
Camping Policies & Facilities
Showers available on site, shower pass $5.00 per person. The showers are open for use from 7am-10am and 7pm-9pm each day.
The city of Des Moines has an open burn ban which the entire Sleepy Hollow site falls under so there are some important things to remember if you would like to have a fire at your campsite.
Any fire MUST be off the ground and have a grate covering it.
Any fire MUST be used for the purposes of cooking.
Any fire MUST be put out once it is no longer being used for cooking.
So, what does this mean for you? If you want to have a fire you will need to bring an above ground fire-pit that has a grate on it at all times… and keep your marshmallows and hot-dogs handy for cooking. Charcoal grills that are off the ground are also acceptable as long as you intend to cook with them.
Hotels & Lodging:
The google map below shows hotels and other lodging options in the area.