• Tricks or Treats: Season’s End 2021

    All good things must come to an end. As the seasons change and the year continues, so to must the Ohio Renaissance Festival close its gates. But before it does, we like to end the year in a big way. The crowds were good through Saturday, even with drizzles and chilly weather. I think people […]

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  • Feast of Fools: Comedy & Community

    Something I love about ORF is how often it surprises me. Along with the scheduled entertainment and returning seasonal acts, if you stick around a while you may find yourself coming across one of the many little ways in which the faire displays our pride. It’s not window dressing when I say ren faire is […]

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  • TIME TRAVELERS & Be Prepared

    2021 is a heck of a year for time travel and I mean that in the best way possible. Flouting the time-space continuum has always been a popular theme, with stories such as H.G. Wells The Time Machine and Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court being counted among the most notable. The […]

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  • PIRATES: Cutthroats & Crewmates

    I’ve never known anyone who didn’t have a pirate phase. Maybe it’s because Pirates of the Caribbean came out in 2003 when I was just about eighteen, which makes it all the more surreal that eighteen years later there is a PotC 6 in the works. I remember being obsessed with that movie and the […]

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  • The 32nd Ohio Renaissance Festival: Opening Weekend

    You’ve held on with bated breath and mugs in hand, but now the gates are open and the fun has begun! The Ohio Renaissance Festival is back for its 32nd season of magic, music, and mirth within the rural village of Willy-Nilly-on-the-Wash! As ticket lines formed and crowds gathered outside the opening gate, cast members […]

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  • The Lights 2021

    As Renaissance Parks opens itself up as a venue for third-party events, I find myself thoroughly enjoying all of the opportunities it presents for outdoor entertainment. This year we had the return of the Lights, a lantern release ceremony that holds multiple concerts throughout the US. These festivals are a great opportunity for people to […]

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  • Veterans of ORF – Savonna Nerlinger (Bunny)

    Bawdy humor has been a mainstay of the renaissance festival since its inception. The witty, tongue-in-cheek humor of the more open stage performances plays well with the adult crowd while soaring over the heads of the younger guests. Add in a few kilt spins, some tightly laced bodices and there’s a little something for everyone […]

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  • Do You feel we were the best of Warren County in 2020? Nominate Us!

    2020 made for a harrowing experience, providing us with many challenges in our quest to bring entertainment and joy to all of you. Renaissance Park is a multi-attraction operation, one which requires the dedication of a huge crew, staff, and coordinators to make happen each season. We could not be more grateful to the folks […]

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  • Memories From a Very Happy Holiday in Our Yuletide Village

    For the last three weekends, the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival opened itself up for a splendid display of lights and revelry to bring us together for the holiday season. This was the Ohio Renaissance Festival’s first go at a winter festival and I have to say it turned out to be the perfect […]

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  • Inaugural Yuletide Village Weekend

    The chill of winter has settled into the air. The fire pits crackle merrily in the lanes. The glow of lights dance like fairies from every tree and trellis of Willy Nilly! From the gates to the pubs, everyone is ready to experience the joy of the season by visiting the Yuletide Village, Season of […]

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