Themed Weekends

08/30/2014, 08/31/2014, 09/01/2014

Family & Friends Weekend

Load up the car and bring the whole neighborhood! Adults are two for the price of one AND all kids 12 and under get in free! Request “two for one” at the Box Office to receive Royal savings Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day!


09/06/2014, 09/07/2014

25th Celebration

Join us as we celebrate "25 Glorious Seasons" of the Ohio Renaissance Festival!

09/13/2014, 09/14/2014

Pirates Weekend

Set sail for a swashbuckling weekend full of piratical shenanigans! Rollicking sea chanteys, the Pirate Stunt Show and Pirate Play Time awaits ye land lovers! Enter the Talk like a Pirate Contest (for adults and kids) to see if you can talk the talk or have to walk the plank! 




09/20/2014, 09/21/2014

Barbarian Invasion Weekend

Gather your hoard and raid the village! Rowdy contests in true barbaric fashion are the order of the day. Are you a weakling? Compete in the Test of Strength Contest at 5:00 to show us just how strong you are! Show us your Barbarian side and enter the Turkey Leg Eating Contest held at 2:00 in the Wine Garden.

09/27/2014, 09/28/2014

Romance Weekend

Seek true love or rekindle a flame during this most amorous weekend. Full schedule of special events:

Romance Olympics - 2pm in the Joust Field

Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremonies - FREE - 12:30 and 4 at Chapel

Best Bloomers and Men in Tights Contests - 4:30 at Aleing Knight Pub

Wooing Contest - Pub Sing at Aleing Knight Pub


10/04/2014, 10/05/2014

Oktoberfest Weekend

It’s time for brats and beer! Enjoy a wide selection of beers and ales at the village pubs with savory brats on sandwiches and sticks. This weekend is also the village’s annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Vote for your favorite at the information booth by the Front Gate.


Cider Tasting Event this weekend only. Join a Cider Master from Woodchuck Hard Cider who will be conducting cider tastings each day from 1pm to 3pm. Six varieties of cider paired with cheeses and crackers will be on the menu. Learn about each variety and the history behind Woodchuck Hard Cider. Purchase tickets at the entrance to the Cider Tasting. $20 per person. Must be 21 years of age.



10/11/2014, 10/12/2014

Highland Weekend

The village puts on its kilt! Join the village in celebrating Highland heritage as villagers host a series of special events. 

Albannach - 12, 2, 3:30 on Reveler's Stage and Pub Sing

Celtic Dancers - 1, 3 on Reveler's Stage

Cincinnati Caledonia Society Pipes & Drums - Noon Parade, 2:30, 4:30 in Ups n Downs

Knobby Knees Contest - 4:30 with Wenches a'Wailing in Aleing Knight Pub

Piping of the Caber - Leaves Games Area at 1

Traditional Highland Games & Haggis Eating Contest - 1:15 to 2:30 in Joust Field

Clan tents and Highland Crew on the hill above Joust Field.



10/18/2014, 10/19/2014

Holiday Marketplace Weekend

Start your holiday shopping here! For everyone who made your “nice” list find the most unique items for sale and on sale. Enjoy your favorite show, mug of ale, and delicious foods one last time because after the 19th, we’re history ‘till next year!