• VIKINGS: Raiding & Trading

    With three weeks left of ORF21, Viking weekend tipped the scales with plenty of fun from one end of the grounds to the other. We get some of the most enthusiastic guests during this time, with many taking the opportunity to dress in their nordic best with historical and fantasy-inspired Norse garb. They invaded with […]

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  • FANTASY: Faebles & Black Fae Day

    Our faire is happy to be the place where ‘fantasy & history collide’, providing a glimpse into the age of Queen Elizabeth I along with a merry jaunt into the realm of the whimsical. While some decry this choice as being historically inaccurate, the honest truth is that the folk belong here at faire, maybe […]

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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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  • 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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  • Barbarian Invasion Weekend 2019

    As the weather turns brisk and the layers come out, so do the hoards of guests determined to pay a visit to ORF. There were plenty of smiles and swords out this last weekend as every iteration of the term barbarian came to play. Everything from Conan to Mad Max made an appearance, allowing for […]

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  • Highland Weekend 2019 & Brimstone Haunt

    How better to start off the fall season than with Highland Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival? You can start your day off with bagpipes, grab a batch of loaded tater tots over at the Aleing Knight Pub, and compete in the Kilt Contest where you can show off your legs to a cheering crowd! […]

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  • Feast of Fools Weekend 2019 & Our 30th Birthday party

    I tend to gauge how good a weekend at faire has been by how exhausted I am Monday morning. If this is true, then Feast of Fools was a spectacular weekend yet! So much happened over just the course of two days that I literally had to go back over my photos twice just to […]

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  • Fantasy Weekend 2019

    We all have a fantasy. This doesn’t go away just because you grow up, get a job, and have a family. You hold tight to a light deep inside the soul. A reminder of the days when a ring of flowers made you royalty and stick made you a warrior. We are taught as adults […]

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  • Pirates Weekend 2019

    Who hasn’t imagined running off and joining a pirate crew? The salty sting of the sea air, a life spent on deck, the scurvy, the constant threat of Her Majesty’s Navy, krakens… Okay, maybe not the best lifestyle choice, but there is no denying that Pirates Weekend is one of the most popular themes of […]

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  • Time Travelers Weekend 2019

    Going to the Ohio Renaissance Festival is a trip in time all the way back to 1572 when the Elizabethan Age was at the height of its pageantry and power. So you’d think every weekend would be a time travelers weekend right? Not quite! Time Travelers weekend stands out during the run as an opportunity […]

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