• History of Willy-Nilly: Watermelon vs. Pumpkin War

    Amid the quirky village of Willy-Nilly lies a rich history that is brought forward from season to season, resulting in some of the festival’s greatest traditions. One of the most noticeable and memorable is that of the Watermelon vs. Pumpkin War, a highly contested battle between the sweet fruits of summer and the hearty gourds […]

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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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  • Jolly Entertainment To Be Had at Yuletide Village

    It was beautiful weather last weekend, giving everyone the chance to dress in garb or in street clothes without getting too cold. The limited capacity event was nicely spaced and gave the guests plenty of time to enjoy their surroundings and visit everything. With the second week of Yuletide Village neatly tucked under the tree […]

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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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  • Yuletide Blessings Are On The Way

    As we look forward to the turning of the year, the holiday season has already begun! Thanksgiving is behind us with the winter celebrations just ahead. From Christmas to Yule, the Winter Solstice and New years, there are plenty of reasons to keep the days merry and bright. Many of us have already decorated – […]

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  • Thrilling Shows Light up the Main Stage at Magical Days, Madrigal Knights!

    Raise a glass to our 100th Blog Entry! That right. I started writing for the Ohio Renaissance Festival in 2019 for the 30th anniversary season. Since then I’ve been privileged to attend multiple events sponsored or held by Brimstone and Fire LLC. as well as become more involved in the larger faire community. Every experience […]

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  • Southern Accents Closes out the 1572 Presents Concert Series

    On Saturday the 1572 Roadhouse BBQ offered up the last of their concert series with Southern Accents, a Tom Petty tribute band named after the 6th studio album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It’s funny how you can grow up listening to an artist on the radio and never realize just how many of […]

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  • 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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  • 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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