Since 1992. The entertainment roster will be enhanced with more performers and shows than usual. Featuring most all of the traditional acts that have been seen at the festival over the recent years. This includes the equestrian spectacle performed by the armored knights of Joust Evolution. With the expanded grounds allowing for an additional living history realm and combat arena, several other new show groups can be experienced as part of an inter-active outdoor museum experience. In all there will be 21 professional performing troupes offering 55 scheduled shows a day. Favorite aspects of the regional faire are the many specialty food and drink stalls, the beer garden and wine shop, the fifty artisan craft merchants, various trades and folkways demonstrations, games of skill for all age interests, the more than 100 strolling village characters, and unique presentations designed for children. Tickets for the Iowa Renaissance Festival and Gathering o'Celts can be had at the entrance gate.