• 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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  • A Scary Little Christmas & Interview with Krampus

    It may surprise you to know that there is a long-standing tradition of Christmas as a rather frightful time of year. For many places, the long dark of winter was just that, a time of snow, ice, and darkness that permeated the world. One only has to take a look at the folklore of Frau […]

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  • Yuletide Village 2021: Opening Weekend

    Few things capture the magic & wonder of the season quite like a sprawling village decked out in millions of lights. The ring of carols in your ear, the bustling of the outdoor market, the visit with Santa, or catching sight of Krampus. All these things are brought together at Yuletide Village, Season of Lights […]

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  • Winter Fun at Yuletide Village

    Bundle up! In just three days’ time, we will open the gates for the second year of Yuletide Village, Season of Lights! With guests from all over Ohio looking for ways to spend time with the family this holiday season, Yuletide Village offers a welcome outdoor event to the young and old alike. This venue […]

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  • Seasonal Switch – Yuletide Village

    With ORF behind us, the people behind the gate are putting all their focus on switching out their ren faire flair for yuletide pride! Yuletide Village: Season of Lights returns for its second season starting Nov 26th and continuing through Dec 18th, providing four weekends of winter wonderland fun and excitement. Last year’s inaugural event […]

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  • ORF 2021: Season of Renewal

    As the gates are closed and the regalia is put away, we say good night to the 2021 season of the Ohio Renaissance Festival for another year. After the long hiatus of 2020, we received an unprecedented amount of attention from crowds eager to come out and see what the festival had to offer. From […]

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  • Tricks or Treats: Season’s End 2021

    All good things must come to an end. As the seasons change and the year continues, so to must the Ohio Renaissance Festival close its gates. But before it does, we like to end the year in a big way. The crowds were good through Saturday, even with drizzles and chilly weather. I think people […]

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  • Feast of Fools: Comedy & Community

    Something I love about ORF is how often it surprises me. Along with the scheduled entertainment and returning seasonal acts, if you stick around a while you may find yourself coming across one of the many little ways in which the faire displays our pride. It’s not window dressing when I say ren faire is […]

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