30th anniv graphic by Janna Jones
The Moscow Renaissance Fair is a two-day celebration of spring with live entertainment, food, and
crafts for kids and adults of all ages.
No dogs, please.
Alcohol is not allowed in the park.
Moscow Renaissance Fair
Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2017
East City Park, Moscow, Idaho
Welcome to the 44th Annual Moscow Renaissance Fair
Spring has arrived and so has our glorious fair! We welcome you to shake off the winter doldrums, browse the artisan
booths for the perfect gift, partake in homemade food, and enjoy great music in the company of friends and neighbors. As
always, there are dozens of things for kids of all ages to see and do. We are proud of the fact that this is an ecologically
responsible event, where recycling is practiced throughout the park.
The Moscow Renaissance Fair is funded by the booth fees of food and craft vendors and by personal donations.
All Hail Queen Kathy and Queen Tabitha!
Kathy Sprague has deep roots on the Palouse. Her grandmother
graduated from Moscow High School in 1927 and her dad led
the Sociology/Anthropology Department at U of I. After a brief
stint in Seattle, Kathy returned to Moscow and opened Safari
Pearl. Tabitha Simmons was born in Moscow where her parents
attended U of I. Her family moved around the west while her
father was in the Navy, then returned to Moscow in 1979. She
has lived in Moscow ever since. Kathy and Tabitha met in 1990.
27 years later, they still run Safari Pearl and Eclectica, host the
TabiKat Drag Shows, and are slowly turning their home into a
Volunteer work is vitally important to Kathy and Tabitha. They
are long-time organizers with Inland Oasis for Palouse Pride.
They have served on the Board of Officers of Women of the
Moose for 10 years. Kathy has been on the board of the Humane
Society of the Palouse and is past president of Moscow Mardi
Gras. They organize fundraisers for many local organizations.
Their passion is to help people who are often marginalized to
feel safe and welcome in the places and spaces that Kathy and
Tabitha create. Their store and their drag shows are havens
for nerds, women, queer and trans folk, awkward youth, and
anyone else who needs a "space that fits." They strive to create
environments in which everyone has an opportunity to freely
experience life and learn from those who walk different paths.
Tabitha and Kathy believe that mutual respect, appreciation of
differences, and love are the way forward for all.
Photo by Geoff Crimmins
Please stop by the Royal Tent to say "hello" to your Queens – and
ask Kathy about her ducks!
Photo by David Hall
Congratulations to Meghan Antkowiak of Moscow, the winning designer of
this year’s Moscow Renaissance Fair poster.
Meghan received her BFA with an emphasis in three-dimensional design from
Michigan’s Alma College Department of Art and Design in 2013. That year
she moved to Moscow, where she is involved in art shows, commissions,
and giving private lessons. Mythology, legends, and nature inspire her. She
especially enjoys sharing snapshots of these themes in her illustrations.
Meghan’s pieces will be on display during the upcoming Moscow Artwalk
and can be seen on Instagram. Meghan and her husband Tyler have two sons,
John and Brock.
An exhibit of past Moscow Renaissance Fair posters can be enjoyed through
May at Mikey’s Gyros in downtown Moscow.
Admission to the fair is FREE to the public.
The Moscow Renaissance Fair is a non-profit organization.
We are self-supporting and accept no corporate sponsorships.
The Fair is held outside under the trees at East City Park, between Third and First and Monroe and Hayes Streets, the weekend of the first Sunday in May.
Craft booths operate
10:00 to 7:00 Saturday and
10:00 to 5:00 Sunday, rain or shine.
We have two performance stages. Main Stage entertainment goes from 10:00 to 9:00 Saturday and 10:00 to 6:00 Sunday.
Stage II is 10:30 to 5:00 Saturday and Sunday.
All food booths are non-commercial, profits from which go to betterment of the community.
Watch or join in the parades and the public maypole dances.
There will be lots of activities for children as well.
Support Your Local Renaissance Fair —
volunteer opportunities are available both leading up to and at the fair.
For information please contact the
photos (c) 2011 David Hall
Always the weekend of the first Sunday in May.
Moscow Renaissance Fair | P.O. Box 8848 | Moscow, ID 83843 USA
At the Fair
Peter Basoa Stage (2017)
Youth Stage (2017)
Craft booths (2017)
Food booths (2017)
Map of the fair (2017)
Craft Vendors (2017)
Food Vendors (2017)
Poster contest (2017)
Main Stage (2018)
The RenFair Story
* Ren Fair history
* Photo gallery
* Poster gallery
* Program gallery
* RenFair contacts
* Lodging information
* Make a donation
* Vendor parking info