Merchant Application Request

Our next event (when it happens) will be the 7th Sometimes-Annual
Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival
#Safe4Kids & Fun4Grownups


  1. An Iowa Sales Tax ID is required. (
  2. This is a living history reenactment/entertainment event. Vendors must be in pirate or Renaissance-era costumes, and their vending tent decorated similarly (i.e., hiding plastic and modern items under cloth; decorating modern tents; no plastic/vinyl signage; etc.) If you are new to pirate/Renaissance festivals, we would love to work with you on signage. Just let us know how we can help!

To receive a vendor application, please complete the following form:

You will have to agree to all the following:(required)

Do you have an Iowa Tax ID?(required)

NOTE: Please let us know if you are under any contract limitations that would prevent you from vending at our events, including the Des Moines Renaissance Faire. We have a number of new things being planned, and don’t want to bug you if you are not allowed to join us.

Are you under a proximity contract?(required)

We want to see photos of the type of merchandise you plan to sell, your booth worker costumes, and your tent as it will be decorated for the festival. You can send those to us directly, or provide us with links to your website, storefront or social media site with examples.

We give priority to artisan vendors with hand-crafted items (leather, clothing, etc.). Please describe all the items you would like to sell. We will let you know if we already have too much of a type of category you offer.

Everyone working in your booth must be in pirate or Renaissance-era costumes – no exceptions. We do allow related genres such as Renaissance, fairies, etc. and may offer to place you in a themed area (such as a pirate lair, fairy realm, etc.).

We give priority to vendors in period-style tents. Vendors in modern tents (such as E-Z Up style) are allowed if they can decorate their tent and try to hide plastic, modern poles, etc. Please describe your tent (or let us know if we can see photos on your social media or website).

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