• Throw Wide The Gates! The 30th Season Starts Tomorrow!

    I started at a young age with my grandmother taking me. Then as I got older my friends and I would go up once or twice a year. We typically had very hodgepodge garb. I started going more consistently in 2010 when I met my wife there. Been a season pass holder ever since. The […]

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  • Meet the Cast – 2019

    A few months ago we talked about why people choose to join cast and what it takes to make it through the auditions process. The next two months are full of rehearsals spent running around in the sweltering heat and pouring rain. And it is as you go through this gauntlet of training that you […]

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  • Special Events Every Weekend at ORF 2019!

    While the Ohio Renaissance Festival lasts from September through to October there are some events which can only be had for a limited time! I make a point to hit these every time I go to get a rather exclusive experience. This is one of the many reasons a season pass is well worth the […]

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  • New Acts Coming to ORF in 2019

    We’ve only got two weeks left before the 30th Anniversary of ORF, and I think everybody is ready to hear the first canon fire! It excites me to know how many people visit for the very first time and get to experience all the sights, sounds and smells. There is always a great deal of […]

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  • 10 Totally FREE Things To Do At Faire

    One of my favorite things about bringing my friends to ORF for the first time is showing them all the fun stuff to experience. More than once I have heard people complain that the faire is essentially an outdoor mall, albeit a very bohemian one. It always stuns me when people say this because I […]

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  • Bellwether Music Festival 2019

    Day One Music festivals exist as liminal spaces, at least for me. While some names may stick out as the headliners of an event others exist as an unknown, which opens up the opportunity for me to experience something new. This is especially true when it comes to a genre of music I’m generally unfamiliar […]

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  • 5 People Who Changed Elizabeth I Life

    Throughout her life, people flocked to Elizabeth. Some sought alliances, others to fall into her favor. But only a few truly left an impact on her. From political allies to romantic partners, some stood out from the crowd and others who were most notable in their absence. I could easily have made a Top 10 […]

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  • Faire Swag

    Go to a concert and take a good look around. You’ll be able to tell who in the audience is a newcomer versus a long time fan or roadie without even speaking to them. They’ll have a t-shirt that was only available at a tour ten years ago. Maybe their jacket was signed by the […]

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  • Sourcing Garb to Create Your Own Inspired Faire Outift

    On Tuesday, we talked about the complexity involved with getting your hands on some high-quality, one of a kind renaissance garb. “But Kalynn,” you say, “there is no way I can afford to do something like that! I don’t even want Elizabethan garb! I want to be a pirate/bellydancer/original character.” Well, no worries! There is […]

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