• What to Expect at Renaissance Park in 2022

    As May waits for us just around the corner, Renaissance Park prepares to give you another season of fun and revelry. With sunny days not far away, let’s take a look ahead at all the wonderful opportunities to get out of the house and have a little fun. 1572 Roadhouse BBQ Opens – May 5th […]

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  • Cosplay Predictions for the 2022 Season

    Happy Spring everyone! As we look forward to a new year chock full of festivals and excitement at Renaissance Park I know that many of us have gotten to work creating new garb to premiere at the Ohio Renaissance Festival in September. The last few years have been rich with fantasy adventure, offering up fresh […]

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  • Steampunk Symposium 2022

    Every year, as the winter veil slowly begins to draw back and makes way for sunny days ahead, I find myself geared up for event season once more. I ache to get out of the house and have an adventure with a couple of my fellow Rennies as we begin the long march towards Celtic […]

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  • Courtship & Marriage in the Tudor Era

    Honour, riches, marriage-blessing,  Long continuance, and increasing,  Hourly joys be still upon you!  Juno sings her blessings upon you.  Willaim Shakespeare, The Tempest These days we think of love and marriage as a somewhat nebulous concept. For some, it’s a deeply spiritual commitment that joins willing people together. To others, it’s more like one option […]

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  • 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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  • The Dark Side of the Holidays

    We live in a world full of diverse and wonderful traditions. While the Christmas we know and love is a fairly modern concept in the scope of history, many of its traditions and figures have been around in one incarnation or another for much longer. Entities like Santa Clause and Krampus are among the most […]

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  • The History of Santa

    Down the chimney, St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. – A Visit from […]

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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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  • Winter Fun at Yuletide Village

    Bundle up! In just three days’ time, we will open the gates for the second year of Yuletide Village, Season of Lights! With guests from all over Ohio looking for ways to spend time with the family this holiday season, Yuletide Village offers a welcome outdoor event to the young and old alike. This venue […]

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