Midlands Renaissance Revel & Pirate Fest
May 22-23 & August 28-29, 2021
Ditmars Orchard – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Last Updated: 1/20/2020

What are the dates & times?

See our front page.

What is the cost?

See our front page.

Where can I buy advance tickets?

www.etix.com search for Midlands Renaissance Revel

Do I have to have advance tickets to get in?

No, tickets are always sold at front gate. 

Does front gate accept cards?

Yes, cash and credit cards can be taken at front gate. No checks

Do I have to have advance tickets?

No. Tickets are always available onsite at the front gate.

Is there ATM on site?


Is there a schedule of events?

Just prior to Festival there should be one posted on our Facebook page & possibly website. But you will also get a printed one at front gate. 

What is the location of the event?

Ditmar’s Orchard. 19475 225th Street, Council Bluffs IA 51503

What happens if it rains?

The show goes on!! This is a rain or shine event. All entertainment & merchants will remain open as long as it is not a threatening weather situation.

Are there bathrooms onsite?

Yes – porta potties on site 

Is there camping onsite?

Only for merchants.

Is there parking onsite?

Yes. A local Boy Scout group will be directing parking. The boys assist with this as a way to earn merit badges. They will be taking tips also 

Can I bring my dog?

NO. Per Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard policy, only service dogs are allowed on premises. NO exceptions 

Can I bring my own food?

We ask that you leave your food in your vehicle. If you want to leave to have a picnic lunch, we’ll stamp your hand & let you back in afterwards. Plastic water bottles are fine. 

Is there free water onsite?

At this time, no there is not. There will be plenty of beverages including water for sale. 

Can I bring my weapon?

IF your weapon is part of your outfit, it must be peace tied at all times while at the Festival. We will inspect your peace tie at the front gate & have zip ties available if weapon is not done correctly.

Can I smoke on the grounds?

Yes ONLY in designated smoking areas, or you are welcome to go back to your vehicle. Just ask for a hand stamp at front gate. 

Is the Festival wheelchair accessible?

Yes…but please be aware this is an outside setting. Most of the grounds are fairly flat, but the entire area is grass. 

Are there costumes for rent?


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