• ORFans Boot Camp

    It’s always nice to see the various guilds and groups out here grow each year. New people coming into the park means more opportunities for people to find one another and bring the magic of the Ohio Renaissance Festival into their lives. People find community out here, and one of our fastest-growing groups is the […]

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  • 5 Misconceptions About Ren Faire

    With only a month left to go before the opening of the Ohio Renaissance Festival, you can be assured that there is plenty happening behind the gates to prepare for your arrival. The grounds crew is hard at work making sure every area is lush with flowers and greenery. Many vendors have already begun to […]

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  • Showstoppers of the 20th Century Circus

    The circus is a special place, one that carries with it a history going back over 250 years. The contents and scope of the big top may have changed over time with well-known shows either undergoing massive re-imagination or falling to the wayside. However, it would be a mistake to overlook the interaction and skill […]

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  • 5 Misconceptions about the Renaissance

    We think we know what history looks like. However, as we grow up we learn that the past is never quite as simple as we were taught in school. New evidence can be revealed and change the entire perception of what we took for granted. The differences can be small or utterly world-shattering. More often […]

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  • Let’s Make: Fairy Wings

    You’ve seen them all over the internet. Beautiful, translucent wings with dancing colors that shift as the light shines through them. Everybody wants a pair, I know I do! There are some truly beautiful wings of high-quality fairy wings you can buy from professional artisans (and if you are able to support these artists we […]

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  • 5 Everyday Items You Can Thank The Renaissance For

    The Renaissance was a time of great invention and marked by progress in science and technology, but certainly, we’ve progressed since then, right? Well, yes, and…no. Even the most advanced technology, tools, and everyday devices we use in 2022 didn’t come from thin air. Many of them have evolved from a “light bulb” moment had […]

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  • Cast Auditions: Why We Need This

    “There’s a point in time where you can just see it! This *snaps* and there it is. They’re coming out of their shells.” – Shawn Mack (Cast Veteran/Feast & Made Up Mayhem Lead) The world can be a harsh place. More often than not it is far more difficult than we ever could have expected. […]

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  • Celtic Fest Ohio 2022

    While the 1572 Roadhouse opening signals the beginning of summer, Celtic Fest Ohio is the start of our festival season out at Renaissance Park. There are multiple events each month as we move forward to the end of the year, from Muddy Princess to the 20th Century Circus, the Ohio Renaissance Festival, Brimstone Haunt, and […]

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  • Celtic Pride: Who Were The Celts?

    Celtic ‘is a magic bag, into which anything may be put, and out of which almost anything may come.” – J.R.R Tolkien We, by and large, are a nation descended from immigrants. The people who, by choice or by force, left behind the land of their birth and crossed a dark, endless ocean to come […]

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  • Meet the Jousters: Combatant’s Keep

    The smell of horse sweat. The pounding of hooves. The anticipation as the lance lowers. The roar of the crowd… Every year, the Ohio Renaissance Festival hosts a jousting troupe at the Arena of Champions, giving our guests the opportunity to witness this age-old sport themselves. As the Queen takes the dais and the knights […]

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