• 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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  • New & Improved in 2020

    The weeks are blowing by as we count down to the 2020 festival season! I think it’s important to respect how much goes on behind the scenes to make a festival happen. You walk in the front gate and you’re immediately transported to the magical world of light and music where the only thing between […]

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  • Let’s Make a Tatter Skirt

    It may be hard to believe, but the opening of ORF is only two more months away! That time goes by quicker than you think, even more so if you have a slew of projects you’re working on. Last year we did a couple of D.I.Y. projects for everyone who is looking to add a […]

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  • The LGBTQIA+ Community at Faire

    Fair has been a safe and including space for me, my chosen family. There are always smiles and hugs. I choose to ignore the haters and surround myself with loving people at fair. Be yourself, love yourself.” Linda Chute (Queen Mab) Pride isn’t limited to one month a year. It’s something the LGBTQIA+ community at […]

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  • FREE Friday Flicks at the 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q

    Last Friday marks the first time my wife and I attended a public event since March 23rd, 2020. I’m one of those people who need social interaction to thrive. But like so many others I knew the only responsible thing to do was to stay at home to help lower the risk of transmission of […]

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  • Community Spotlight: The Fairy Co.

    Come away, O human child!To the waters and the wildWith a faery, hand in hand,For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. W.B. Yeats “The Stolen Child You may see them around the faire, flitting back and forth with wings made of sunlight and dreams. You may encounter them with crowns of […]

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  • One of Us: 10 Things to Know Before Auditioning for Cast

    The sun is out, the air is clear and we are working our way to the 2020 season of the Ohio Renaissance Festival! Our faire just wouldn’t be complete without the vibrant cast of characters from history and imagination wandering the lanes. They help make the experience a memorable one for our guests through song, […]

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  • Historically Inaccurate

    We’ve all seen the Big Bang episode where perpetually nitpicky Sheldon Cooper bemoans the inaccuracies of their local faire, completely missing the point of going in the first place. While Sheldon is an exaggeration of the accuracy geek, he isn’t off by much. There is a debate perpetually happening in the Renaissance Festival community over […]

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