• 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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  • What to Expect at Renaissance Park in 2022

    As May waits for us just around the corner, Renaissance Park prepares to give you another season of fun and revelry. With sunny days not far away, let’s take a look ahead at all the wonderful opportunities to get out of the house and have a little fun. 1572 Roadhouse BBQ Opens – May 5th […]

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  • Cosplay Predictions for the 2022 Season

    Happy Spring everyone! As we look forward to a new year chock full of festivals and excitement at Renaissance Park I know that many of us have gotten to work creating new garb to premiere at the Ohio Renaissance Festival in September. The last few years have been rich with fantasy adventure, offering up fresh […]

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  • Steampunk Symposium 2022

    Every year, as the winter veil slowly begins to draw back and makes way for sunny days ahead, I find myself geared up for event season once more. I ache to get out of the house and have an adventure with a couple of my fellow Rennies as we begin the long march towards Celtic […]

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  • Courtship & Marriage in the Tudor Era

    Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,  Long continuance, and increasing,  Hourly joys be still upon you!  Juno sings her blessings upon you.  Willaim Shakespeare, The Tempest These days we think of love and marriage as a somewhat nebulous concept. For some, it’s a deeply spiritual commitment that joins willing people together. To others, it’s more like one option […]

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  • Favorite Moments of 2021

    For auld lang syne, my dearFor auld lang syneWe’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yetFor days of auld lang syne Auld Lang SyneSong by Dougie MacLean There’s no shortage of fun to be had at Renaissance Park! We took 2021 by storm, bringing forth tons of fun and events for everyone to enjoy. As the […]

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  • The Dark Side of the Holidays

    We live in a world full of diverse and wonderful traditions. While the Christmas we know and love is a fairly modern concept in the scope of history, many of its traditions and figures have been around in one incarnation or another for much longer. Entities like Santa Clause and Krampus are among the most […]

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  • The History of Santa

    Down the chimney, St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. – A Visit from […]

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