• FANTASY: Faebles & Black Fae Day

    Our faire is happy to be the place where ‘fantasy & history collide’, providing a glimpse into the age of Queen Elizabeth I along with a merry jaunt into the realm of the whimsical. While some decry this choice as being historically inaccurate, the honest truth is that the folk belong here at faire, maybe […]

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  • The 32nd Ohio Renaissance Festival: Opening Weekend

    You’ve held on with bated breath and mugs in hand, but now the gates are open and the fun has begun! The Ohio Renaissance Festival is back for its 32nd season of magic, music, and mirth within the rural village of Willy-Nilly-on-the-Wash! As ticket lines formed and crowds gathered outside the opening gate, cast members […]

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  • Preview Day & Meet the Cast

    “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”–Hamlet, William Shakespeare There was a flurry of activity from dawn till dusk, all in preparation for Labor Day weekend when the festival will return from the hiatus of 2020. Each season brings forth new goals and challenges for the folks of the Ohio […]

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  • The Lights 2021

    As Renaissance Parks opens itself up as a venue for third-party events, I find myself thoroughly enjoying all of the opportunities it presents for outdoor entertainment. This year we had the return of the Lights, a lantern release ceremony that holds multiple concerts throughout the US. These festivals are a great opportunity for people to […]

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  • New for the 2021 Season

    Wondering who we’re bringing to the Ohio Renaissance Festival in 2021? Well, wonder no more my friends! Joining some of our more familiar acts this year is a whole new host of performers eager to see you in the crowd. The schedule this year is going to be packed on all eighteen stages (yes, we […]

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  • Summer 21 in Review

    This summer feels like the shortest one I’ve experienced in recent years, especially with so much to do at Renaissance Park to keep me busy. I hope everyone else out there has been having just as much fun coming out and enjoying the atmosphere of the grounds along with the many events that have taken […]

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  • Raise a Glass to the Ale Trail

    A kind brew and good company are the staples of any self-respecting pub, and the Ohio Renaissance Festival has thirteen of them for you to enjoy. While most of the pubs are a part of the village of Willy-Nilly, each with its own unique history to discover, many of our sponsors have their own gazebos […]

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  • 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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