Let’s Make a Favor Saver

A big part of what I enjoy about the Ohio Renaissance Festival is the way in which it inspires me towards creative projects. The environment there is as such that you feel like you want to participate in any way you can. Every year I see people turn up with hand-crafted items they have put […]

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Behind the Gate: Cast Auditions

It takes a certain kind of person to wake up one day and decide “Hey! You know what I’d like to do? Dress up in three to five layers of upholstery grade fabric and go running around thirty five acres in all sorts of adverse weather conditions while talking in a 16th century English accent!” […]

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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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How To Survive Your First Time at ORF

So you’ve never been to a renaissance festival before! Well, congratulations! You couldn’t have picked a better one to start with. Maybe it was the call of bagpipes or the belly-dancers swirling skirts. Perhaps it was the promise of beer on Sunday or the wine and mead tasting. Whatever it was, you decided this was […]

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Welcome To The New ORF Blog!

In 2012 & 2013, I had the singular pleasure of participating in the cast of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Even though I was only able to join for two years, it has remained one of the most delightful experiences of my life and I have longed to return to their amazing family ever since. So […]

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