• Weekend Fun at Renaissance Park

    They sure are finding ways to keep us busy at the ORF grounds this season! From concerts to bbq, special events, and community gatherings there’s something to do every weekend even without the larger faire being operational. The Scotty Bratcher Band Played 1572 Presents We spent last Saturday evening at the 1572 Presents for a […]

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  • Magical Days, Madrigal Knights & a Socially Distanced Faire

    We all knew that faire was going to look a bit different this year. I think it made us a little nervous to see how everything would come out with the closing of the Ohio Renaissance Festival in favor of the more limited Magical Days, Madrigal Knights. But I truly feel that everyone present at […]

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  • Labor Day Weekend At & Away From Renaissance Park

    For thirty years, Labor Day weekend has held a special place in our hearts. Far from the backyard barbecues and furniture sales, the gates of the Ohio Renaissance Festival burst open at the sound of the canon and the faire season begins. Only this year it didn’t go quite like that. For a lot of […]

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  • Fall 2020 at Renaissance Park

    While the Ohio Ren Faire has been canceled for the 2020 season we will be hosting a series of limited access events for our guests to enjoy. We’ve got a lot of fun in store for you, so read ahead to see what to do, where to go, and what you need to know when […]

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  • The Lights Lantern Fest at Renaissance Park

    There was fun to be had at Renaissance Park last weekend, giving everyone a chance to pull up and enjoy ourselves. We told people nothing was stopping them from coming to the 1572 in full garb, and some of our rennies took that to heart. Folks show up in beautiful garb, ready to eat some […]

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  • Celtic Heritage Alive and Well in 2020… Even Without Festivals

    If 2020 hadn’t been…well, 2020, we would have spent this last weekend rocking out to the sound of bagpipes and drums as we downed a Guinness while wearing a kilt. Well… Technically if 2020 had not 2020ed we’d have done it in June! It would have been a glorious precursor to the ren fair, whetting […]

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  • The Year Without a Faire

    From the start, the Ohio Renaissance Festival had a plan to survive this year and all its twists and turns. Stay alert. Pay attention to what is going on. Be adaptable to change. Make policies and guidelines based upon the necessary safety of their cast, crew, and guests. It was a solid plan. But as […]

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  • Let’s Make a Halo Headdress

    There is no shortage of imaginative headdresses around faire! You can pick up some lovely floral wreaths at The Royal Garland. Many of the leather shops sell beautiful pieces fit for a warrior or princess (or warrior princess). But for something more one-of-a-kind, you may want to take on the task of creating one of […]

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  • Veterans of ORF – Jeanne Delahunty

    There’s always room for new blood on cast. Each year brings out the dramatically inclined and introduces them to the wealth of activity and expression that only faire can offer. But it takes the vets to help corral all this energy and potential into a formidable troupe of performers that will keep the crowds entertained. […]

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  • Let’s Make A Children’s Foam Board Shield

    I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who has gotten into a YouTube binging habit, especially in recent weeks. It’s easy to find a subject you like, press play, and just let the videos continue in the background while you do what you need to otherwise. My current addiction is cosplay videos. I […]

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