• Let’s Make a Goblet Cover

    Nothing quite beats a cold drink on a hot day at faire! You take the brand new mug or goblet you bought, saunter on over to the bar and have the lovely beer wench fill it to the brim. As you head out into the streets and onto the next show, you want to be […]

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  • Long May She Reign – With Connie Pfeiffer, ORF’s Queen Elizabeth I

    One Hand on the Throne The history of Queen Elizabeth I is as fascinating as it is complex. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, her storied life was one of grandeur and political intrigue. Elizabeth went from princess to bastard, orphan to prisoner, and eventually to Queen. Her reign has since been heralded […]

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  • Let’s Make a Feathered Faire Hat

    With only 7 weeks left, now is about the time when I start getting the ‘faire-jitters’. The excitement is building and I find myself thinking about what I can do to satisfy that urge. Last week we talked about the creativity which the Ohio Renaissance Festival inspires and how it drives us to add a […]

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  • Building History – Constructing a Booth With Chip Brown

    The Tudor Home The Tudor style of architecture is so iconic that you would recognize it even if you didn’t know where it came from or what it was called. Easily identified from its rectangular shape, timber frame, and jettied second floor, a traditional Tudor house stands out even among modern architecture as having a […]

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  • Let’s Make a Favor Saver

    A big part of what I enjoy about the Ohio Renaissance Festival is the way in which it inspires me towards creative projects. The environment there is as such that you feel like you want to participate in any way you can. Every year I see people turn up with hand-crafted items they have put […]

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  • The First Years of ORF – With Rebecca Kostrach

    The thundering of hooves across the jousting list prompts the roar of the crowd as the lance splits into a dozen pieces. A knight falls from her steed, her armor shining in the sunlight as she clatters to the ground. A cloud of dust rises and the crowd holds its breath to see if she […]

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