Schedule for 2018 may be subject to updates and changes leading up to the event.
Saturday, May 19th
9am – Campground Opens
The Renfaire After Dark Campground will open early enough for you to come get your tent or camper set up and get comfortable before the event opens. Staff will be on hand to check you in and help you find a spot. Visit camping for more details.
11am – Opening Gate
The gates open 1 hour earlier than they did last year with time to explore the grounds, visit the vendors, and get a beverage in your hand.
Noon-2pm – Artist Den
Blackbeard’s Jewels Pub offers Nude Models to inspire you. Create finger paintings of your muse or add to our graffiti mural. Your works will decorate the pub for the evening. Last year our guests created the dirties mural in history… do you think you can top it?
Noon-1pm – Kink U – Leather Care
Learn how to care for your leather kink gear with this hour-long season with Kink U instructor Shawnee Des Moines.
Noon – Topsy Turvy
A girl on girl tumbling revue on the Anne Bonnies Blue Room stage.
1pm-3pm – Vines, Steins, & Stills
Local wineries, breweries, and distilleries will have a selection of their wares available for you to try for free during this 2 hour time slot. This event was a hit last year we look forward to bringing it back better than before. A list of samples available will be coming soon.
1pm – Danza Mystique
Snake charming belly dancers on the Anne Bonnies Blue Room stage.
2pm – The Big Dig
This pile of sand contains a thousand dollars of cash and prizes! Everyone gets a chance to find their treasure.
2pm-3pm – Kink U – D/s Relationships
Learn about the world of Domination and Submission D/s Relationships and all the kink and consent that goes with them with Kink U instructor Ms Iowa Leather 2016 Tink.
3pm-7pm – The Pub Crawl
Four pubs, each with its own unique entertainment and contests. Shows and contests repeat every hour. Pick a pub to start with and rotate to a new one every hour to see everything.
Anne Bonney’s Blue Room
Featuring performances by Better Than Nun and Clearly Guilty. Also, the preliminaries for the Wet Chemise Contest. Visit activities for more details.
Featuring performances by the Scallywags and the Rum Runners. Also, the preliminaries for the Dirty Limerick Contest. Visit activities for more details.
Barbarossa Brothers Tavern
Featuring performances by the Bawdy Buccaneers and Broadside Beauties. Also, the preliminaries for the Kilt Contest. Visit activities for more details.
Mary Reeds Pub
Featuring performances by Magnolia Marge and Drunk & Sailor. Also, the preliminaries for the Lap Dance Contest. Visit activities for more details.
7pm-8pm – Knife and Axe Throw Tournament
7pm-8pm – Kink U – Spanking & Impact Play
From hand to flog to paddle… learn the ups and downs of this heavy-hitting form of bedroom play from Kink U instructor Luck Markstone.
8pm-9pm – Dinner and a Show at the Barbarossa Brother Tavern
If your purchase a dinner ticket present it at the entrance and you will be taken to your table. Without a ticket, this show is standing room only. Entertainment includes A burlesque performance, Topsy Turvy, and The Mez Master Hypnotist.
9pm-10pm – Danza Mystique
The belly dancers are back and this time with fire!
9pm-10pm – Kink U – Kink on a Dime & Pervertables
You don’t need money to be kinky. Join the Titans of the Midwest for this presentation about creative and economical ways to get your kink on.
9pm-11pm – Haunted House & Fog Maze open
The haunted castle and fog maze are open for you to enjoy. If you have experienced the Castle of Blood during Halloween… just imagine what the vampires are like when there are no kids around.
10pm-Midnight – Once Upon a Time Ball
Featuring DJ Jimmy Jim, the Saddle Gurls Drag Show, and Contest Finals. This is the main event of the night. Lend your cheers to the finalists and any runway contestants. It’s time to drink and dance the night away. Visit contests for details.
- Contest Finals: Wet Chemise, Dirty Limericks, Kilt, and Lap Dance
- Runway Contests: Body Paint and Best Costumes.
Midnight – Last Call
12:30am – Faire grounds Close
Campgrounds will be open all night long. This year we have implemented a quiet camping area for those who would actually like to sleep. Visit camping for more details.
Sunday, May 20th
10am-Noon – Morning After Opens
The gates reopen and you can find breakfast and bloody mary vendors as well as merchants for that clear-headed purchase. There will also be games available to play.
10am – Beer Yoga Session
On this morning after recover with some downward dog followed by some hair of the dog at Blackbeard’s Jewels. Visit activities for more details.
11am – Beer Yoga Session
Another chance at beer yoga for the late risers at Blackbeard’s Jewels.