• Barbarian Invasion Weekend 2019

    As the weather turns brisk and the layers come out, so do the hoards of guests determined to pay a visit to ORF. There were plenty of smiles and swords out this last weekend as every iteration of the term barbarian came to play. Everything from Conan to Mad Max made an appearance, allowing for […]

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  • Highland Weekend 2019 & Brimstone Haunt

    How better to start off the fall season than with Highland Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival? You can start your day off with bagpipes, grab a batch of loaded tater tots over at the Aleing Knight Pub, and compete in the Kilt Contest where you can show off your legs to a cheering crowd! […]

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  • Feast of Fools Weekend 2019 & Our 30th Birthday party

    I tend to gauge how good a weekend at faire has been by how exhausted I am Monday morning. If this is true, then Feast of Fools was a spectacular weekend yet! So much happened over just the course of two days that I literally had to go back over my photos twice just to […]

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  • Throw Wide The Gates! The 30th Season Starts Tomorrow!

    I started at a young age with my grandmother taking me. Then as I got older my friends and I would go up once or twice a year. We typically had very hodgepodge garb. I started going more consistently in 2010 when I met my wife there. Been a season pass holder ever since. The […]

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  • Special Events Every Weekend at ORF 2019!

    While the Ohio Renaissance Festival lasts from September through to October there are some events which can only be had for a limited time! I make a point to hit these every time I go to get a rather exclusive experience. This is one of the many reasons a season pass is well worth the […]

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  • Bellwether Music Festival 2019

    Day One Music festivals exist as liminal spaces, at least for me. While some names may stick out as the headliners of an event others exist as an unknown, which opens up the opportunity for me to experience something new. This is especially true when it comes to a genre of music I’m generally unfamiliar […]

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  • Celtic Fest Ohio 2019

    Day One Arriving on site first thing in the morning is an entirely unique experience. Before the crowds arrive, before the blessed chaos begins, there is nothing but the robins picking about the grass and the smell of the faire. It has been years since I have been on this side of the gate, and […]

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  • Beer and Wine Tasting at Valley Vineyards with the Cast of ORF

    Nestled in the neat country village of Morrow Ohio is the Valley Vineyards Brewery. This inviting little venue hosts several events throughout the year, but for my money, the one to attend is the Wine and Beer tasting.

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