This inaugural event just might be the very last ‘new’ Renaissance festival that producer Greg Schmidt will establish. It is designed to serve as the “Fall” version of the Nebraska Renaissance Faire, which has moved to Riverwest Park in NW Omaha for the end of April.
This long over-looked festival site at Westfair in Council Bluffs will allow us the use of a beautiful flat green space and access to various sheds, shelters and a Great Hall (for indoor activities). Next year, we’ll utilize yet another big building on the grounds for even more historical and fun activities.
It’s been more than a dozen years since the original Renaissance Faire of the Midlands graced these grounds. Yet, we won’t be using the same rodeo/race track area that was used, then. We’ll be ‘up front’ by the shade trees and commons area. Perfect for a first-day-of-Autumn festive weekend.
We have a full roster of shows, activities and living history encampments (outdoor museums). All this and low admission prices, especially for the children. And yes, we’ve planned presentations for all age groups.
Greg (Festivals International) plans to transfer the production and management of this faire to Mike Amos (Midwest Festivals) in 2019 and beyond. He will remain on for at least ten years as an advising consultant and all-around hobo. !Huzzah and Aaaarrrgh!