• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ROMANCE: Sweethearts at Faire

    “I am a gift-giver and also words of affirmation!!! I love to tell my partner how much they mean to me.” – Dakotah Phineas Wilkins on Love Language What better way to make bold proclamations of love than under an ivy-wrapped trellis? Want to declare your affections? Make eyes at one another over a banana […]

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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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  • Plenty of Fun at Renaissance Park

    With this year opening up so many opportunities, Renaissance Park is doing a wonderful job of providing venues for multiple events at a shot. This weekend showcased three different activities across the grounds as well as the yearly auditions for ORF cast. There was a lot to cover and it kept me running around all […]

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  • Return of the 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q and The Summer Concert Series

    It’s time again for dust on your boots and barbecue between your teeth! The 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q opened its doors for the 2021 season to bring us a summer full of great food and fun activities. If you managed to get a table last Thursday then count yourself lucky. They were bursting at the seams […]

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  • New Acts Coming to ORF in 2019

    We’ve only got two weeks left before the 30th Anniversary of ORF, and I think everybody is ready to hear the first canon fire! It excites me to know how many people visit for the very first time and get to experience all the sights, sounds and smells. There is always a great deal of […]

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  • Music Culture at Faire – With Jennifer Brough

    Imagine you’re sitting in a tavern. The room is dimly lit by the warm tones of the hearth. The cheap beer clings to the sides of your mug in much the same fashion as it does your throat. Rain beats at the thatched roof and you aren’t looking forward to the long walk home. Tomorrow […]

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