Huzzah and welcome to the longest running weekend Renaissance festival in Nebraska, established in 2003 in Ashland, and formerly held at Bellevue Berry Farm and River City Star Landing. Bring your friends and family out for two festivals in one – an edutainment celebration of 16th Century Europe and 18th Century Caribbean buccaneers.
18th Annual 2020 Nebraska Renaissance Faire & Medieval Pageant
and 13th Annual 2020 Midlands Pirate Festival
April 25-26, 2020
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Rain or Shine!)
NW Omaha, NE 68022
Now opening at 10 a.m. to give an extra hour of fun each day!
Adults: $12 – Kids (5-15): $6
Two-day passes available.
Buy tickets for 2019 online here.
Find thy Way
This Google map shows the location of the faire (blue pin), our lodging sponsors (red beds), and event 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. The event was rescheduled to June 17-19 after the original May weekend was rained out.
- 2017 – New location for the combo-event at RiverWest Park in NW Omaha.
- 2019 – Severe flooding hits RiverWest Park, and rebuilding begins. The festival opens as scheduled.
- Des Moines Renaissance Faire (formerly at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park) – Des Moines, IA
- Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival – Owatonna, MN
- Iowa Renaissance Festival – Amana Colonies, IA
- Midlands Pirate Festival – Omaha, NE
- Midlands Renaissance Revel & Pirate Fest – Council Bluffs, IA
- Quad Cities Renaissance Faire – Davenport, IL