On the Arena Stage:


Circus Maximus Gladiatorial Combat – hear the clash of steel as you watch a battle of strength and wits!


On the Main Stage:


Be prepared to be amazed and amused at Dr. Zero’s Carnival of Wonders.
A scientist unlike any you have seen, his genius is overshadowed only by his wackiness. During his shows, he demonstrates scientific marvels such as mental telepathy and even time travel!
This is a show you do not want to miss.



The Bawdy Bucaneers – Pirate shenanigans while bringing the battle of the sexes to a whole new point.


On the History Stage:

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Abraham Lincoln – James Mitchell an official Lincoln Presenter of Hope, Kansas will appearing on stage and in the lanes as President Abraham Lincoln. You will not want to miss this opportunity to see this amazing interpretation of one of our greatest presidents.



Mark Twain – American author and humorist Samuel Clemens, also known as Mark Twain – portrayed by popular Des Moines area actor Michael Banks.



Rob Roy McGregor – portrayed by Robert Roy of Nevada, IA


In the Dance Hall:

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Steps in Times – learn the Texas Two Step, the Rhumba and the Hustle



Participate in the Steampunk art of Tea Dueling. Nerves of steel and curled pinkies are needed as individuals compete by dunking tea biscuits while hoping that their cookie will be the last to crumble. Hosted by the Brass Gear Adventurers Society, prized will be awarded to the winners. Check back soon to learn more about how to register for this tasty contest



Costume Contest – Come and strut your stuff before our panel of judges and try to win prizes.  Click here for more details.


In the Cantina Stage:


Orkes & Trolles – a Peter, Paul, & Mary send up by these fabulous musicians will have you singing along!


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Danza Mystique – Steampunk style dancers http://trinkets4u.com/Danza.html


In the Steampunk Pergola:


Goggle Building Workshop – Taught by members of the Brass Gears Adventure Society; requires advance payment


In The Lanes:


Crooner Windsong – Played by Jeffrey Bunce, fresh from Woodstock.  This flower child will regale you with tunes from the Age of Aquarius.



Lord Fopulence aka Charles Cravil – Stuart era gentleman



Obi-Wan Kenobi – Star Wars fans strolling our lanes will be happy to meet our Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Portrayed by Ames actor Michael Seek, we think you will be as thrilled to meet him as we were!

Sunday ONLY.



Talulah Time-Travels – A woman who journeys across every millennium in search of fun and frivolity. She’s met everyone and knows everything! Just ask her when you meet her!



Stefanie Cool – beatnik flutist



Capt. Walker Hancock & Rose Valland – WWII art heroes



The Tenth Doctor – calling all Whovians!



The Chicago Dark Knight



The Amazing Spidey!