The Des Moines Renaissance Faire presents…
6th Sometimes-Annual
Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival
September 11-12, 2021 in PM Park, Clear Lake IA.
#Safe4Kids & Fun4Grownups

Where & When

PM Park
15297 Raney Dr
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Sep 11-12, 2021
11am – 6pm (tentative)

What & Why

A weekend of family-friendly piratey fun with entertainment, food and shopping.

Because pirates.

A two-day family-fun experience that is safe for kids and fun for grownups! We may be pirates, but we promise to be mindin’ our manners this weekend. Just like at our Des Moines Renaissance Faire, we strive to keep every act kid-friendly with no parental guidance warnings needed at this event!

Explore a village marketplace full of unique merchants. Be entertained by performers from around the land. Have a bite to eat or quench your thirst in our food court. Meet and interact with colorful characters from parts unknown. It’s the most unique live entertainment shopping food experience around.

Festival History

  • 2012 – August 10-12 in PM Park, Clear Lake, IA.
  • 2013 – August 9-11 in PM Park, Clear Lake, IA.
  • 2014 – August 9-10 in PM Park, Clear Lake, IA.
  • 2017 – August 12-13 in Morehouse Park, Owatonna, MN. (Co-produced with David “Snake” Lorton)
  • 2018 – August 11-12 in Morehouse Park, Owatonna, MN. (Produced by David “Snake” Lorton)
  • 2021 – September 11-12 in PM Park, Clear Lake, IA. (Co-produced with the Des Moines Renaissance Faire)


Costume Policy: Yes, please! Just keep it family friendly. There will be kids around. (That includes you, cosplayer who plans to come as a sexy Star Trek ensign.)

Outside Food & Drink Policy: Beyond special needs, please don’t. Our food and drink merchants need to make gas money so they can sail back home Sunday night. We reserve the right to confiscate and drink any rum you attempt to sneak in.

Pet Policy: Well behaved pets on leashes (with a responsible owner cleaning up after them) should be okay, and we expect non foul-mouthed parrots are okay as well. We draw the line at any type of sea serpents or undead monkeys.

Weaponry Policy: Swords and other weaponry must be peace tied. Cannons must remain unloaded and will be inspected at the front gate.

See Also

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