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“Davenport to Get Regional Festival”

The Greater Quad Cities Renaissance Faire will settle in Davenport for its final “home” location at Credit Island Park. This year’s festival will run on Sept. 29-30th with plans to present it as both a Spring and a Fall event in the future.

The origin of this history re-enactment faire was with the Four Kingdoms Renaissance Fest of a dozen years, ago. That festival and this new rendition, Quad Cities Renaissance Faire, have been staged in three different Illinois locations.

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Gregory Schmidt of Iowa-based Festivals International is bringing the festival to Davenport’s large island park so that it can expand in size and scope.

“Finally, one of our more important regional festivals will come home to the Iowa side of the river for as long as Davenport will have us,” Schmidt reports. “Credit Island Park will allow us the room to bring in more historical outdoor museum encampments, performance stages and lawn games.”  

The multi-faceted family-friendly faire will be enhanced with additional popular themes, besides the traditions of Medieval and  Renaissance. It will also include presentations and entertainment in the realms of pirates and steampunk cosplay.  

The special event production company’s Iowa Renaissance Festival in the Amana Colonies has expanded to two weekends. It will also bring back its original Des Moines Renaissance Faire for the Summer of 2019 and beyond.  

Event owner and movie producer Gregory Schmidt is also the founder of the Plant Your Parking movement, started in his community of Clear Lake. That program promotes front lawn free-access produce gardening.  

Besides making a variety of Iowa history documentaries, his Bueno Gang Kids movie series is in development on another Christian children’s film entitled THE HALLOWEEN BOOK. He is also on the development team for Stephen Folker’s Davenport-based CASTLE SIEGE movie franchise.  

“Hear goes yet another year when I will opt to not run for governor in order to continue presenting enjoyable and rewarding edutainment to our history fans and active families in our Iowa region,” Schmidt concludes.  


CONTACT: Greg Schmidt