18th Annual Nebraska Renaissance Faire & Medieval Pageant
and 13th Annual Midlands Pirate Festival
April 24-25, 2021
Riverwest Park in NW Omaha, Nebraska 68022
-N e w s R e l e a s e-
“Celebrating Nebraska’s Renaissance”
The 18th NEBRASKA RENAISSANCE FAIRE and the 13th MIDLANDS PIRATE FESTIVAL will be combined this year to create a unique event at itsre-developed venue. *Riverwest Park will begin its 2021 season with this presentation of history, edutainment and family fun on April 24th-25th (10am-6pm).
This two-festivals-in-one affaire can now brag being the largest ‘Renaissance’ event in the region with its expanded grounds and landscaping enhancements. It will also serve as the ‘unofficial’ Omaha celebration for the coming “end of the Plague of 2020” (COVID19).
Jousting knights on horseback will meet pirates and vikings with lots of other themed entertainment in between. It takes four stages of rotating performers and shows to fit everything on the schedule. Plus, there will be various other hands-on activities, games of skill, living history displays and treasure hunt surprises.
Artisan merchants from all over the region will be selling their unique goods in the village marketplace. This will include a wide variety of hand-made valuables from jewelry to historical weapons.
The feasting court will feature Amos Foods with their renowned roasted turkey legs, along with other vendors of specialty viddles and a beer garden.
There will be dedicated entertainment and activities for children, as well.
*Riverwest Park has been completely rebuilt in larger capacity, since the devastating flood of 2019. The popular recreation site is known for its Summer camping, river floats, festivals and Camp Fear in the Fall. (That Halloween related attraction has been voted as the area’s “most unique and scariest haunted experience.”)
Admission for the big Nebraska Renaissance Faire/Midlands Pirate Festival weekend is $13 for adults, $7 for kids from 7 to 13 years, with tots free. Two-day passes are $21 and $11, respectively. Parking is free.
The location is found at Maple Road & 233rd Street by Elkhorn. For detailed directions go to www.riverwestpark.com.
**Midwest Festivals’ sister event, the Midlands Renaissance Revel at Ditmers Orchard & Vineyard near Council Bluffs, will be presented twice this year on May 22-23rd and August 28-29th. [midlandsrenrevel.com]
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.
April 24-25, 2021
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rain or shine!
Adults (14 and up) – $14
Kids (6 to 13) – $8
5 and Under – Free!
2-day pass – $22/$12
Family Pack (Online only, not sold at the gate): $80 (1 day pass: 2 Adults, 2 children, 2 collector mugs, $20 food coupon.)
(DO NOT USE GPS. YOU WILL GET LOST.)
233rd and West Maple Road (Highway 64)
Elkhorn NE, 68022
Pay for the fun, not for leaving your car in a parking lot!
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Costume Policy: Yes, please! Just keep it family friendly. There may be kids around. (That includes you, cosplayer who plans to come as a sexy Star Trek ensign.)
Outside Food: No outside food or drinks, please. (They’d let you bring in a water bottle, though.)
Pet Policy: Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Muzzle if needed.Please clean up after your dog. Management reserves the right to ask dog & owner to leave if any aggression or problems with dog are seen.
Weapons: Any weapons that are part of your costume must be safely peace tied at all times.
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- Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival – Clear Lake, IA
- Iowa Renaissance Festival – Amana Colonies, IA
- Midlands Renaissance Revel & Pirate Fest – Council Bluffs, IA
- Nebraska Renaissance Faire – Omaha, NE
- Quad Cities Renaissance Faire – Davenport, IL
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