Iowa Leather Weekend Hits 25 Years


DES MOINES – The Iowa Leather staff would like to formally invite you to come enjoy fun and debauchery in the corn fields for the 25th Annual Iowa Leather Weekend, Oct. 4-6 in Des Moines. All events are free and open to the public and will take place at The Blazing Saddle, located on E 5th Ave in the Historic East Village area of downtown.

We are delighted to announce the return of Le Chateau Exotique from New Hope, PA as our official leather vendor. Liberty Gifts, Des Moines, is our official lube and toy vendor. Both vendors will have merchandise available at the Blazing Saddle throughout the weekend.

New this year, the leather ladies of Iowa will compete to be the inaugural Ms. Iowa Leather on Friday, October 4 at 10:30pm. The winner will go on to represent Iowa at International Ms. Leather, held in San Francisco in April, 2014.

The judging panel for Ms. Iowa Leather includes International Ms. Leather 2013 Sarha; Elena Franco, owner/producer Heart of America Leather Weekend and producer of Kink-U Kansas City; Mike Pagano, Mr. Iowa Leather 2011 and co-founder of Titans of the Midwest; His Most Imperial Majesty, Matthew ‘Wait for it’ Aspire Jackson, Emperor for Reign XX of the Imperial Court of Iowa, and Her Most Imperial Majesty Muffy Rosenberg, Empress for Reign XX of the Imperial Court of Iowa. Mark Turnage, Mr. Iowa Leather 2013 will host the evening and our tally master will be Pup Itus.

The 25th Annual Mr. Iowa Leather contest takes place Saturday, October 5, 10:00pm. The winner of Mr. Iowa Leather 2014 will go on to represent Iowa at International Mister Leather XXXVI held in Chicago, IL in May 2014. Our esteemed judges panel includes Chad Neil, co-founder KC boys of Leather; Chester Munroe, Mr. Chicago Leather 2010; Sir Papa Bear, Great Lakes Leather Sir 2013; Jesse Driscoll, Mr. Midwest Rubber 2013; and Mark Turnage, Mr. Iowa leather 2013. David Watt, Mr. Michigan Leather 2009 and founder of Mr. Friendly, serves as the Master of Ceremonies. Pup Itus is the tally master for the evening and our den daddy is John Jack Trujillo.

The traditional Victory Brunch for the new Ms. and Mr. Iowa Leathers will be at noon, Sunday Oct. 6. The winners will also host their first official fundraiser, a victory beer bust, starting at 2pm. Both events will be held at the Blazing Saddle and all proceeds go to support the Ms. and Mr. Iowa Leather travel fund.

Contestant applications are available at the Blazing Saddle, by contacting Iowa Leather Weekend on Facebook or from a former Mr. Iowa Leather. For full list of events and schedule, please visit Iowa Leather Weekend on Facebook or our website at

Via press release