In 2011, the Dubuque Renaissance Faire is moving to Camp Albrecht Acres. Started in 2007 as a fundraiser for the Dubuque Museum of Art, the renaissance festival has found a perfect, long-term home in nearby Sherrill, Iowa. After careful reflection and three successful years of hosting the festival, the Dubuque Museum of Art decided to "gift" the event to Camp Albrecht Acres, feeling that the renaissance faire more closely matched the mission of this camp for disabled children and young adults in "Providing a unique environment for people with special needs." Scheduled to open again in May 2011, the Dubuque Renaissance Faire provides the Tri-state area with a captivating family event enabling visitors of all ages to be enchanted by this era of jousting, juggling, music, dance, blades, battles, pirates and peers. Patrons will learn about renaissance weaponry and fashion, shop for treasures in a unique tented marketplace and partake of foods fit for a King and Queen!