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Begin your adventure at the 33rd Annual Ohio Renaissance Festival

Your fairytale comes to life in our 16th century village filled with thrilling shows, food & drink, unique shops, and a fantasy adventure like no other!

WEEKENDS AND LABOR DAY
SEPTEMBER 3 – OCTOBER 30, 2022

- Prepare Thyself for a Grand Festival Day! -

Entertainment

We feature over 100 shows daily. Hold your breath watching the dueling swordsmen, daring fire jugglers, or the joust.

Food & Drink

Enjoy dozens of savory offerings at the Ohio Renaissance Festival! Turkey legs, burgers, pulled pork and of course…beer!

Artisans

Our sprawling village is filled with shoppes featuring home-made crafts, ambiance, and charm of a time over 400 years past.

Special Events

Where will we see you next? Join in one of these Special Events, from shows to the pub crawl, to have even more fun during your visit.

Our Village is Bursting at the seams with...

52

Shows

120+

Daily Performances

18

Stages

172

Shoppes

9

Themed Weekends

1990

Since

Never Been To Our Festival Before?

If this is your first time at our festival check out our FAQ and Tips and Tricks to make the most of your festival day!

Are You Festival Royalty?

You love the festival and know everything about it! Check out the themed weekends so you can plan your next perfect adventure at ORF!

  • EAT. DRINK. ROCK. SHOP.

    June 18, 2022

    Celtic Culture Comes to Life Around You. Music, food, Border Collies and Irish Wolf Hounds, step dance, bagpipes, and much more

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  • Great Q and Frosty Brew

    June 19, 2022

    A rustic outdoor eatery with award winning BBQ

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  • Sow terror. Reap fear. Harvest time is here.

    Late September – October 2022 | Friday & Saturday Nights

    Ready for a scary good time?

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  • A NEOLITHIC SUNHENGE IN OHIO

    Open All Year Round!

    A Real Working Neolithic Sun Henge In The Heart Of Central Ohio

    Here Comes The Sun
  • A GLOWING 16TH CENTURY YULETIDE VILLAGE AWAITS

    Winter, 2022

    Renaissance Park in Warren County Ohio offers a warm glow Fridays & Saturdays November – December. The village beckoning you to take in light shows, enjoy hot food & drinks while you wander through our Yuletide Market.

    Make Your Holiday Magical

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I need to get out and see more lights! There are plenty of beautiful displays near me. I particularly enjoy going to Franklin Park Conservatory for their display outside, as well as the lovey conservatory inside, so you don’t just freeze the whole time (or rely on exorbitantly-priced hot chocolate for warmth).

This is probably the last picture from the Yuletide Village that I’ll post. It was nice, it just wasn’t quite worth the drive and cost of admission, in my opinion. Not sure I’d go next year unless they make some changes.

📸: castdisguiseself

#yuletidevillage #lights #holidaylights #ohiolightstrail #ohiorenaissancefestival #orf #orfstories #garb #rewear
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There was no (real snow), but this arch at the Yuletide Village was charming.

Overall, it was nice. There were both more and yet fewer shops open than I expected. I just really missed the vibe of the fall Ren Fest. I missed the shows and the characters. Even when the queen passed us, it was so dark we couldn’t see anything. Some more lanterns - at least in the queen’s entourage - would have been helpful.

📸: castdisguiseself

#yuletidevillage #lights #holidaylights #ohiolightstrail #ohiorenaissancefestival #orf #orfstories #garb #rewear
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The Vikings at The Lost Vikings Hoard surprised me with a cross stitch mini-me! I worked very hard to create Nissa the Gnome and stay true to Elizabethan England, Scandinavian gnomes/nisse/tomte, and my Danish heritage. I am humbled and grateful our patrons, villagers, and participants have taken a shine to her. Tak! ❤️

#gnome
#nisse #tomte #godjul #crossstitch #embroidery #christmas #christmasdecor #christmasgifts #yuletide #yule #yuletidevillage #glædeligjul #NissatheGnome #orfstories #fae #fairycore #fairycoreaesthetic #fairy #fairyperformer #fairycostume #faerie
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We went to the Yuletide Village at the Ohio Renaissance Festival!

I’ve taken forever to get around to posting these, but we actually went opening weekend, back in November.

I rush-made this cloak for the occasion, and it turned out okay. Sewing with velvet or any fabric with a pile or stretch is not my forte. 😅 The it was cold and wand.of.smiles was my savior, providing this muff made from a cowl of hers.

📸: castdisguiseself

#yuletidevillage #lights #holidaylights #ohiolightstrail #ohiorenaissancefestival #orf #orfstories #garb #rewear
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Okay I’m back…briefly. We FINALLY found a #orfinderskeepers figurine from thepurplewench !!!! #YuleCat and #BarbarianSanta are ours!

Okay, I’m for real out of here til January 1st y’all! ✌🏻

#rennie #orf21 #orf2021 #yultidevillage #willynilly #renfaire #yuletidevillage21 #RenaissanceFestival #orfstories
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I feel like if my warlock firbolg Khazad Silverdew could wear a human guise, he would look something like this. Thinking about it, he has a cape of billowing, and is a hella charlatan. He’s rather poor, but tries his best to look flashy. And bad at ever EVER hitting, making him a very useless party member. I love him.

Hat: thegildedlilystudio
Brooch: dames_a_la_mode
Wig: ardawigs Hansel in Pumpkin
Photo: castdisguiseself

#ohiorenaissancefestival #orf #orfstories #orf2021 #dandy #charletan #bighat #piratehat #cape #ohiocosplayer #tricksortreatsweekend #garb #renfaire #renfairecostume #faire #dndcember2021 #ardashare #ardadnd2021 #ocstorytime
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Hey there~~~

My original concept for the outfit was the sort of YA fiction trope of a girl wanting to get out of her restrictive home, cross-dresses, and goes out on the town in disguise. It definitely became more dandy/traveling performer/charlatan and I still love it. The styling inspiration in part came from when wand.of.smiles borrowed this doublet a few weeks prior and pinned open the top instead of lacing it all the way to the neck. Going for a makeup-less look was REALLY HARD for me. I don’t wear a lot of makeup normally and usually go without on the weekends, but knowing I would be taking pictures… it was a bit rough.

🎩: thegildedlilystudio
Brooch: dames_a_la_mode
📸: castdisguiseself

#ohiorenaissancefestival #orf #orf2021 #orfstories #tricksortreatsweekend #garb #renfaire #renfairecostume #faire #bighat #piratehat #dandy #charlatan #tacky #ohiocosplayers
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I heard you like capes…

My first planned outfit for RenFest this year and last completed. It worked better in my mind and I ran out of time for the details I wanted (and those pants are UNFLATTERING in the back - ha!), but I was pleased with how 1000% tacky it was. A rousing success in my mind.

🎩: thegildedlilystudio
📸: castdisguiseself

#ohiorenaissancefestival #orf #orfstories #orf2021 #dandy #charletan #bighat #piratehat #cape #ohiocosplayer #tricksortreatsweekend #garb #renfaire #renfairecostume #faire
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Still thinking about all the fun we had at #yuletidevillage at ohiorenfest this past Friday and how my girls FINALLY got a photo with the Queen. 🤍

Kyle is off to Chicago for the next two days so it’s just me and the girlies. We will be eating all our 90s food favorites and living it up while he’s gone. 😂 I’ll probably be a bit MIA til he returns but that’s okay because starting Thursday I’m back at 1880candleco for the weekend so stay tuned for the goodies I’ll be sharing from there! “See” y’all again real soon! ✨
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I originally made this outfit for Tricks or Treats weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival for 2019. It was originally going to be my goth Jester (Critical Role) outfit, but it poured that weekend, so we didn’t end up going. I finally got to wear it this year!

📸: castdisguiseself
👑: voodooodolly

#ohiorenaissancefestival #orf #orf2021 #orfstories #18thcenturyinspired #wrongerabutokay #blackonblackonblack #voodooodolly #starryhalo #witchyvibes #ohiocosplayer
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