Ames Renaissance Faire

Join us between 04/13 - 04/14/2024

Ames Renaissance Faire Event Description

Join us for the first Ames Renaissance Faire Located at 1400 S 4th st, Ames IA.
Come and get some grub, watch a performance such as sword fighting, comedy, sword-swallowing, fire-acts and more!

Tickets go on sale December 1st, 2023 for $15 and go up to $20 on January 1st!
Tickets at the door are $25! Children 5 and under get in for free!

Parking is limited, For those local to Ames or wanting to park elsewhere, Ames Public Transportation: CYRIDE will be running for the event. Students can ride cyride for free and for non-students it costs a dollar to ride! The Blue bus will take you to the faire! for the bus that’ll drop you off right near jack trice / the faire, use the BLUE bus.

 

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SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 4/13/24

10:00am OPEN, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

10:30am WARWICK LIVING HISTORY

11:00am STOOPID HUMAN TRICKS

11:30am BAWDY BUCCANEERS, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

12:00pm THE INCENDIARY NPCS

12:30pm EVENT: SHAMING CEREMONY

1:00pm BAND OF IRON LIONS, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

1:30pm WARWICK LIVING HISTORY

2:00pm STOOPID HUMAN TRICKS

2:30pm BAWDY BUCCANEERS, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

3:00pm THE INCENDIARY NPCS

3:30pm BAND OF IRON LIONS

4:00pm STOOPID HUMAN TRICKS, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

4:30pm BAWDY BUCCANEERS

5:00pm THE INCENDIARY NPCS

5:30pm EVENT: SHAMING CEREMONY  

6:30pm EVENT: SHAMING CEREMONY, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

7:00pm CLOSED

SUNDAY 04/14/23

10:00am OPEN, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

10:30am WARWICK LIVING HISTORY

11:00am STOOPID HUMAN TRICKS

11:30am BAWDY BUCCANEERS, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

12:00pm THE INCENDIARY NPCS

12:30pm EVENT: SHAMING CEREMONY

1:00pm BAND OF IRON LIONS, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

1:30pm WARWICK LIVING HISTORY

2:00pm STOOPID HUMAN TRICKS

2:30pm BAWDY BUCCANEERS, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

3:00pm THE INCENDIARY NPCS

3:30pm BAND OF IRON LIONS

4:00pm STOOPID HUMAN TRICKS, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

4:30pm BAWDY BUCCANEERS

5:00pm THE INCENDIARY NPCS

5:30pm EVENT: SHAMING CEREMONY, RAVENSCROFT MUSICKE GUILD

6:00pm CLOSED

 

 

VENDORS

Vendors at the 2024 Ames Renaissance Faire

  • Freedom's Ridge Trading Post
  • Natures Oddities
  • Cayley's Moving Pictures 
  • Jules Arcelo Pottery & Crafts
  • Meyer’s Magical Market
  • Paxton3D
  • Prairie Bound
  • Wandering Hearts
  • Teeny Treasures
  • Pincurls and Dragons
  • Earths Creations
  • The Stitch Witch
  • True Path Reiki & Apothecary 
  • Wasted Madness
  • Katrina’s Kreations
  • Pirate’s Flair
  • Leave No Stone Unturned
  • Rach's Bewitched Creations
  • Karrie Art
  • RED Witch Crochet Creations
  • Dwarven Workshop
  • The Orgone Society
  • Heathen Inc
  • Travelling Renaissance Faire Podcast
  • Javy’s Originals

Thank you for everyone for being interested in being a vendor for our spring 2024 faire!
Check back soon for applications to be a vendor, food truck, or performer for our next faire!

PERFORMERS

Some of our amazing performers at our 2024 faire!

The Incendiary NPCs

Stoopid Human Tricks

The Bawdy Buccaneers

Band of Iron Lions

Warwick Living History 

Ravenscroft Musicke Guild

 

We will also have games at our faire such as foam sword fighting, axe throwing, knife throwing and more to see and so much to do at the Ames Renaissance Faire!

FOOD

Some food options at the 2024 Faire

  • Montana Mikes
  • The Mucky Duck Pub
  • Old Thyme Kettle Corn
  • GBA Gnomatic Snow
  • Uncle Dave’s Mini Donuts

RULES

  • NO GUNS ON GROUNDS

 

  • BIGGER BAGS SUCH AS BACKPACKS WILL BE CHECKED

 

  • ANIMALS ARE WELCOME! MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIME AND UP TO DATE ON SHOTS

 

  • MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS TO CARRY WEAPONS ON GROUNDS

 

  • WEAPONS MAY NOT BE DRAWN, SUBJECT TO REMOVAL.

 

  • SWORDS, DAGGERS, KNIVES MUST BE PEACE-TIED AND SHEATHED

 

  • BOWS MUST BE UNSTRUNG AND ARROWS TIED TO THE QUIVER

 

  • ALCOHOL MAY NOT BE BROUGHT ONTO GROUNDS BUT MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE FAIRE

 

  • SHIRTS AND SHOES ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES

 

  • CHILDREN MUST NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED

 

  • AMES RENAISSANCE FAIRE WILL NOT TOLERATE HARASSMENT OF ANY KIND. IF YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE IS CAUSING ANY ISSUES OF ANY KIND YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE FAIRE.



THE AMES RENAISSANCE FAIRE IS NOT LIABLE FOR INJURY, STOLEN ITEMS, BROKEN ITEMS BOUGHT OR BROUGHT INTO OR LEFT AT THE EVENT.

For Questions please email amesrenfaire@gmail.com.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Q: Do Children get in for free?:
A: Yes! 5 and under have free admission!

Q: Is this the first year? Who is doing this?
A: This is the first year of this renaissance faire, being organized by two Iowa State University students (this is not a university/student organized event, just an event!)

Q:How much are tickets? 
A: Tickets are currently $20 but will increase to $25 weekend of! 

Q:Can I apply to be a vendor or performer?
A:We are no longer accepting applications. Applications for our next faire will open soon!

Q:How can I help?
A:After this event we will be putting together a team to help us continue to do this! We will be posting an application this spring/early summer for those looking to volunteer or help! so if you’d like to help send us an email at amesrenfaire@gmail.com or message us.

Q: How many stages will you have?
A: We will have 1 main stage and separate open area for sword fighting shows!

Q:Will you have wandering players such as Fairies/Fae?
A:Yes we will!


Q: Is there camping on grounds?
A: We are currently unable to offer camping for our faire on grounds this April but plan to do so in the future! However here is a list of nearby locations (camping and hotels) you can stay overnight! :
• 11407 NW Jester Park Dr, Granger (17.8 miles away)
• 1173 237th St, Boone (15.2 miles away)
• 405 Hayward Ave, Ames (0.98 miles)
• 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames (0.93 miles)
• 2500 University Blvd, Ames (0.91 miles)
• 2601 E 13th St, Ames (0.96 miles)
• 2609 University Blvd, Ames (1.08 miles)

any other questions? Let us know!

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