• Come As You Are

    Amid the pageantry of faire, it can be easy to forget that a lot of our guests come just as they are, in what we would refer to as ‘street clothes’ or ‘muggle wear’. We put a lot of emphasis on arriving in garb and putting on a show, but it’s important to remember that […]

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  • Fantasy Weekend 2019

    We all have a fantasy. This doesn’t go away just because you grow up, get a job, and have a family. You hold tight to a light deep inside the soul. A reminder of the days when a ring of flowers made you royalty and stick made you a warrior. We are taught as adults […]

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  • Secret Drink Menu

    Alcohol was commonplace during the Renaissance. For one thing, the water quality was often not safe to drink. For another, alcohol was used to preserve food, used in recipes, and mixed with medicinal herbs. Even in the New World, it was discovered that Mesoamerican cultures excelled at fermentation with local produce. Most people drank beer […]

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  • Pirates Weekend 2019

    Who hasn’t imagined running off and joining a pirate crew? The salty sting of the sea air, a life spent on deck, the scurvy, the constant threat of Her Majesty’s Navy, krakens… Okay, maybe not the best lifestyle choice, but there is no denying that Pirates Weekend is one of the most popular themes of […]

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  • 5 Best Places to See Her Royal Majesty

    No matter where you go in the village, there is one question on everyone’s lips. “Where can I find the Queen?” It’s no surprise that people are always looking for her. ORF’s Queen Elizabeth is probably one of the most sought after members of the cast by guests young and older. She has her photograph […]

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  • Time Travelers Weekend 2019

    Going to the Ohio Renaissance Festival is a trip in time all the way back to 1572 when the Elizabethan Age was at the height of its pageantry and power. So you’d think every weekend would be a time travelers weekend right? Not quite! Time Travelers weekend stands out during the run as an opportunity […]

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  • 5 Ways To Experience ORF On a Budget

    Everybody these days is pretty budget-conscious, and who can blame them? You work hard for your money and you want to spend it wisely. Finding ways to enjoy yourself and entertain your family without breaking the bank is a pretty important step, and ORF can be a great budget-friendly venue if you go with a […]

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  • Opening Weekend of the 2019 Season

    For the last few months we have talked about everything from the history of the renaissance festival to how to go about getting your own garb. Well after all that waiting the time has finally arrived! Labor Day weekend marked the 30th anniversary of the Ohio Renaissance Festival! The unique stories of the 2019 season […]

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