• Brimstone Haunt Opens for 2020 & We Have Another Magical Day

    Spooky season has been declared, and everyone is ready for the scares to begin! I find it fascinating to see what people gravitate to in times of crisis. I clearly remember people decorating for Christmas in July this year, and for once I understood the need for it. Whatever it takes to bring a little […]

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  • Magical Days, Madrigal Knights & a Socially Distanced Faire

    We all knew that faire was going to look a bit different this year. I think it made us a little nervous to see how everything would come out with the closing of the Ohio Renaissance Festival in favor of the more limited Magical Days, Madrigal Knights. But I truly feel that everyone present at […]

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  • Labor Day Weekend At & Away From Renaissance Park

    For thirty years, Labor Day weekend has held a special place in our hearts. Far from the backyard barbecues and furniture sales, the gates of the Ohio Renaissance Festival burst open at the sound of the canon and the faire season begins. Only this year it didn’t go quite like that. For a lot of […]

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  • Fall 2020 at Renaissance Park

    While the Ohio Ren Faire has been canceled for the 2020 season we will be hosting a series of limited access events for our guests to enjoy. We’ve got a lot of fun in store for you, so read ahead to see what to do, where to go, and what you need to know when […]

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  • The Lights Lantern Fest at Renaissance Park

    There was fun to be had at Renaissance Park last weekend, giving everyone a chance to pull up and enjoy ourselves. We told people nothing was stopping them from coming to the 1572 in full garb, and some of our rennies took that to heart. Folks show up in beautiful garb, ready to eat some […]

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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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  • The Year of Experience – Upcoming Events We Will Be Attending

    Another year has gone and a new year is stretched out to the horizon, just waiting to be explored. So often it feels as if the world around goes by too fast, opportunities moving past us like logs rushing downstream as we swim against the currents. With that kind of a metaphor, you might be […]

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  • Krampus Culture Alive and Well in Ohio

    Amid the cheerful carol and jingling bells of the season, there is a shadowy figure which has seen a rise in popularity in recent years. Known as the Krampus, this strangely spooky figure harkens back to an era when the difference between naughty and nice meant a lot more than a lump of coal in […]

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  • Romance Weekend 2019 & The Swordsmen 30th Anniversary Party

    “Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken.” William Shakespeare, Sonnets 116 Sweetest Day marked the beginning of Romance Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Love was in the air as […]

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  • 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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