• Cast Auditions: Why We Need This

    “There’s a point in time where you can just see it! This *snaps* and there it is. They’re coming out of their shells.” – Shawn Mack (Cast Veteran/Feast & Made Up Mayhem Lead) The world can be a harsh place. More often than not it is far more difficult than we ever could have expected. […]

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  • Celtic Fest Ohio 2022

    While the 1572 Roadhouse opening signals the beginning of summer, Celtic Fest Ohio is the start of our festival season out at Renaissance Park. There are multiple events each month as we move forward to the end of the year, from Muddy Princess to the 20th Century Circus, the Ohio Renaissance Festival, Brimstone Haunt, and […]

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  • Celtic Pride: Who Were The Celts?

    Celtic ‘is a magic bag, into which anything may be put, and out of which almost anything may come.” – J.R.R Tolkien We, by and large, are a nation descended from immigrants. The people who, by choice or by force, left behind the land of their birth and crossed a dark, endless ocean to come […]

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  • Meet the Jousters: Combatant’s Keep

    The smell of horse sweat. The pounding of hooves. The anticipation as the lance lowers. The roar of the crowd… Every year, the Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts a jousting troupe at the Arena of Champions, giving our guests the opportunity to witness this age-old sport themselves. As the Queen takes the dais and the knights […]

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  • Happy Pride Month! Let’s Discover Queer Figures of the Renaissance

    The LGBTQ+ community is nothing new, and to pull that subject into debate is nothing but imaginative folly. As we move forward into pride month it is important to look back and acknowledge the people who made a contribution to LGBTQ+ history by simply existing in a time period that was – more often than […]

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  • The Medieval Period vs. The Renaissance

    From Viking gatherings to pirate fests, fairy conventions, and cultural festivities, America has no shortage of faires and festivals to attend during the year. Renaissance faires are no exception. With a renewed interest in the mainstream cultural consciousness, we’ve seen everyone taking advantage of the renewed popularity and spreading the news by creating content through […]

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  • Exploring New Hobbies with Dippin’ Fun

    The term ‘hustle culture’ is something most of us have become familiar with over the last few years. The phrase denotes the sense of urgency, devoting one’s self to a ‘side hustle’, one usually based on your hobby or craft, in order to make a little extra cash. It became extremely popular over the course […]

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  • 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q is Open for Business!

    Summer barbecue is a thing of beauty. On a sunny day, the rich scent of smoked meats mingled with sweet and tangy sauce is something you start to carve this time of year. I know a lot of us are cleaning up our own grills in preparation for burgers and steaks. But if you’d like […]

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  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    Mental health is not something we openly discuss. Maybe it’s the way most of us were raised. You don’t talk about that kind of thing in public. It’s a private concern, perhaps even a family one, and therefore nobody’s business but your own. The downside is that this perspective often leads those of us suffering […]

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