• Rennie Movie List: What to Watch Before Faire

    I’ll take any excuse to head on over to faire and spend the evening hanging out. So it’s all the more fun when Renaissance Parks gives me a reason to do it. Friday Night Flicks are back on the big screen until the start of ORF, bringing you the perfect end-of-the-week treat for a family […]

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  • Stupendous Times with 20th Century Circus

    I am thoroughly enjoying the plethora of events that have been gracing the grounds of Renaissance Parks this summer! It feels like I have spent almost every weekend up there with one experience or another pulling in my attention, providing me with plenty of stories to share with all of you. But it’s far more […]

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  • Thrifting Your Faire Garb

    Every season brings new people in through the gates to celebrate the renaissance festival. With faires around the country reporting record-breaking weekends 2021 promises to be no exception. I’m looking forward to the throngs of newbies coming to experience nine themed weekends of bombastic fun and frivolity. As we sit here smack dab in the […]

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  • ORF Cast Auditions & Rennie Survival Kit

    The enthusiasm that comes with the choice to join the cast at the Ohio Renaissance Festival is an essential make-up of a future Rennie. People join for all sorts of different reasons; they’ve been coming to faire for years, they are working on their improv skills as an actor, or they have a spouse on […]

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  • Plenty of Fun at Renaissance Park

    With this year opening up so many opportunities, Renaissance Park is doing a wonderful job of providing venues for multiple events at a shot. This weekend showcased three different activities across the grounds as well as the yearly auditions for ORF cast. There was a lot to cover and it kept me running around all […]

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  • Celtic Fest Ohio 2021

    Flood Waters & Faire Folk I consider myself an unusually lucky person. I get to do what I love for a living, spending my weekends at Renaissance Parks, going to concerts and festivals, writing articles, and spending time with some of the most amazing and heartfelt people I have ever met. That is a rare […]

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  • How to Beat the Heat this Festival Season

    ZoSo at the 1572 I love going to the summer concert series, The Roadhouse Presents. Every week I look forward to heading out, visiting friends, and deciding what I wanna get from the 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q before settling down in a comfy chair so I can take in the music and the atmosphere. The experience […]

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  • Community Spotlight: The Vikings of ORF

    A bad friend lives far awaythought his house lie on your road,but it’s no distance to one who is dearthought you travel many miles.” Havamal, Stanza 34 The Tudor Era of England began in 1485 when King Henry the VII took the throne and runs all the way to 1603, at which time Queen Elizabeth […]

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  • Veterans of ORF – Savonna Nerlinger (Bunny)

    Bawdy humor has been a mainstay of the renaissance festival since its inception. The witty, tongue-in-cheek humor of the more open stage performances plays well with the adult crowd while soaring over the heads of the younger guests. Add in a few kilt spins, some tightly laced bodices and there’s a little something for everyone […]

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  • Return of the 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q and The Summer Concert Series

    It’s time again for dust on your boots and barbecue between your teeth! The 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q opened its doors for the 2021 season to bring us a summer full of great food and fun activities. If you managed to get a table last Thursday then count yourself lucky. They were bursting at the seams […]

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