Huzzah and welcome! The longest running weekend Renaissance festival in Nebraska (formerly held at the Bellevue Berry Farm in Papillion) will be at a new location this year, and will also combine with the original Midlands Pirate Festival. Bring your friends and family out for two festivals in one at the Midland’s first big outdoor “double festival” of the season – An edutainment celebration of 16th Century Europe and 18th Century Caribbean buccaneers.
Nebraska Renaissance Faire & Medieval Pageant
and 9th Annual
Midlands Pirate Festival
April 30 & May 1, 2016
Saturday, 11am-8pm “Cosplay Meets Anime Day”
Sunday, 10:30am-5:30pm “Steampunk vs. Scots-Celts”
River City Star Landing
151 Freedom Park Rd
Omaha, NE 68102
Featuring six stages of entertainment, two show boats, merchants bazaar, artisan goods, foods & libations, children’s realm, living history realms, 200 costumed characters, games of skill and nationally touring acts.
- Jan 20, 2016 – The Omaha World Herald has an article that discusses the new location for the Renaissance festival.
- Jan 21, 2016 – Welcome new event sponsor: Curzon Promotional Graphics will be printing our vinyl street banners and directional corner signs for us. These colorful PR/advertising elements will be seen in Omaha, Lincoln and Council Bluffs. Please patronize this great Midlands business. www.curzongraphics.com 800-769-SIGN.
- Jan 29, 2016 – A press release has been sent out to local media to follow up on items covered recently by the Omaha World Herald article.
Find thy Way:
This Google map shows the location of the faire (blue pin) and some of the current and former lodging sponsors.
- 2003 – The Nebraska Renaissance Faire debuts at the C.J. Holling Camp in Ashland. It was started in response to the long-running Renaissance Faire of the Midlands in Council Bluffs closing down, leaving the area without an annual weekend Renaissance event.
- 2005 – The faire relocates to the grounds of Scary Acres in Omaha. This site already had a castle facade for one of its haunted houses, so it made a nice backdrop for a Renaissance event. It also had great parking.
- 2008 – The faire moves down the road to Papillion and opens in the western themed town at the Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch. The same year, the new Midlands Pirate Festival began in the same location.
- 2015 – The Midlands Pirate Festival relocates to a “seaside” location at the River City Star Landing in Omaha.
- 2016 – The Renaissance faire relocates to the River City Star Landing in Omaha, and combines with the Midlands Pirate Festival to create one large weekend event.