• Jousting – ORF’s Favorite Full-Contact Sport

    Ah jousting. The NASCAR of Old World. Take that joke with a grain of salt. I love going to watch the jousts at ORF, and apparently so does everyone else. Every joust has been packed to standing room only and the people who attend are very enthusiastic as the jouster rousters get them pumped for […]

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  • Recap of the 30th Ohio Renaissance Festival

    Waking up that first Saturday after the run brings a sense of bittersweet disappointment to the morning. It’s been a little over a week since the gates closed on the 30th anniversary season of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. As the dust settles in the lanes and the temperature drops, we look back at one of […]

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  • Rennie Recovery

    After nine long weeks of bending yourself into a circle, the Rennies of the Ohio Renaissance Festival are packing up for the winter! Even as the blogger I can tell you a lot of your mundane life gets shoved off to the side to make room for the energy and time it takes to work […]

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  • Tricks or Treats Weekend 2019

    There are many places in the world that take away from you. Faire gives. The last weekend is always a difficult one to experience. All the merriment of the run culminates in two days of bursting energy. We’re all excited, determined to give our very best before the final gate closes. Even in the pouring […]

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  • The Art of the Scare | Brimstone Haunt Turned Me Into a Monster!

    There is a theory being tossed around the internet which states that the human mind needs fear. What was once an essential part of our survival instincts in a dangerous world now lies dormant in the relative ‘safety’ of the modern era. We don’t experience fear in our regular lives outside of the increasing sense […]

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  • Romance Weekend 2019 & The Swordsmen 30th Anniversary Party

    “Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken.” William Shakespeare, Sonnets 116 Sweetest Day marked the beginning of Romance Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Love was in the air as […]

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  • Why ORF is Best in Autumn & Cold Weather Tips

    In the summertime, you get to enjoy the bright green foliage and carefully planted grounds at faire. But let’s not overlook the vivid charm of ORF during the changing of the seasons. The leaves burn orange, brown, and umber creating a tapestry of color across the trees. There is a warm smell in the air, […]

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  • Barbarian Invasion Weekend 2019

    As the weather turns brisk and the layers come out, so do the hoards of guests determined to pay a visit to ORF. There were plenty of smiles and swords out this last weekend as every iteration of the term barbarian came to play. Everything from Conan to Mad Max made an appearance, allowing for […]

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  • The Best Places to Take Photos at Faire

    I love seeing people making memories at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. They get the biggest smiles on their faces as they run around, exploring the sights and sounds. I know it may sound strange, but I get such joy from seeing people stop to take a photo. Maybe they got their hair braided with ribbons […]

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  • Highland Weekend 2019 & Brimstone Haunt

    How better to start off the fall season than with Highland Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival? You can start your day off with bagpipes, grab a batch of loaded tater tots over at the Aleing Knight Pub, and compete in the Kilt Contest where you can show off your legs to a cheering crowd! […]

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