On Deck: The Pirates of ORF

The Sea Dogs of Queen Elizabeth Rollicking adventure, reallocation of wealth, and plenty of rum to go around. Today we look at these ragtag misfits with a sense of fondness for the freedom they inspire in us to take our life into our own hands and seek our fortunes in far-off lands. Being pirates or […]

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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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ROMANCE: Sweethearts at Faire

“I am a gift-giver and also words of affirmation!!! I love to tell my partner how much they mean to me.” – Dakotah Phineas Wilkins on Love Language What better way to make bold proclamations of love than under an ivy-wrapped trellis? Want to declare your affections? Make eyes at one another over a banana […]

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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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