• 5 Events You May Have Missed at Renaissance Park – Catch them in 2020!

    There is no doubt that the Ohio Renaissance Festival has made its mark as one of the best seasonal faires around. However, a lot of people don’t know that the fun doesn’t have to wait till Sep-Oct to get started! The ORF is one of five events/attractions to visit at the Renaissance Park’s grounds throughout […]

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  • Elizabethan Harvest Festivals

    Winter in England was no joke, especially in the more rural communities. Seaside villages were buffeted by storms and many country villages were isolated from the larger cities when the weather was bad enough. Hard frost, freezing rain, and deep snows sometimes lasting well into April. Difficult traveling conditions often kept people at home, or […]

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  • Best Costumes of 2019

    You may have noticed, but I have a bit of an obsession with garb! And I’m far from the only one. Every year we get to see people display their creativity and skill through their costumes. There is such personality and thought put into these. ORF is an opportunity for people to really flex their […]

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  • Top 10 Best Acts of 2019

    Did you know there are over 40 different stage acts and performances at the Ohio Renaissance Festival? From singing to comedy, stunt shows to animal acts, everywhere you turn you will find a different display to enthrall and delight your senses. Every year, ORF does it’s best to put forth some of the most skilled […]

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  • Jousting – ORF’s Favorite Full-Contact Sport

    Ah jousting. The NASCAR of Old World. Take that joke with a grain of salt. I love going to watch the jousts at ORF, and apparently so does everyone else. Every joust has been packed to standing room only and the people who attend are very enthusiastic as the jouster rousters get them pumped for […]

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  • Recap of the 30th Ohio Renaissance Festival

    Waking up that first Saturday after the run brings a sense of bittersweet disappointment to the morning. It’s been a little over a week since the gates closed on the 30th anniversary season of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. As the dust settles in the lanes and the temperature drops, we look back at one of […]

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  • Rennie Recovery

    After nine long weeks of bending yourself into a circle, the Rennies of the Ohio Renaissance Festival are packing up for the winter! Even as the blogger I can tell you a lot of your mundane life gets shoved off to the side to make room for the energy and time it takes to work […]

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  • Tricks or Treats Weekend 2019

    There are many places in the world that take away from you. Faire gives. The last weekend is always a difficult one to experience. All the merriment of the run culminates in two days of bursting energy. We’re all excited, determined to give our very best before the final gate closes. Even in the pouring […]

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  • The Art of the Scare | Brimstone Haunt Turned Me Into a Monster!

    There is a theory being tossed around the internet which states that the human mind needs fear. What was once an essential part of our survival instincts in a dangerous world now lies dormant in the relative ‘safety’ of the modern era. We don’t experience fear in our regular lives outside of the increasing sense […]

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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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