Open 10:30 am — 6:00 pm every festival day!

September 2 — October 29, 2017

Themed Weekends

Themed weekends are a staple of the Ohio Renaissance Festival! Check out what each weekend will entail for this year below.

Family and Friends (September 2 — 4)

Come out and play for an extra day! Adults are 2 for the price of 1 AND all kids 12 and under get in free Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day! Get BOGO adult tickets online or at the Box Office.

Time Travelers Weekend (September 9 — 10)

You don't need a passport for this adventure! Dress as your favorite character inspired by a movie, TV series, comic book, sci-fi or fantasy work. Everyone is welcome! Costume Contests for adults and kids sponsored by The International Steampunk Symposium.

Pirates Weekend (September 16 — 17)

Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day with us all weekend long! Rollicking sea chanteys, the Pirate Stunt Show, and pirates galore awaits ye land lubbers. Talk like a Pirate Contests (for adults and kids) will be held - Enter to see if you can talk the talk or walk the plank! Special Guest Band of Pirates on the Revelers Stage

Barbarian Invasion (September 23 — 24)

Gather your hoard and raid the village! Rowdy contests in true barbaric fashion are the order of the day. Are you a weakling? Compete in the Test of Strength Contest to show us just how strong you are. Enter the Turkey Leg Eating Contest to show us your Barbarian side.

Feast of Fools Weekend (September 30 — October 1)

It's okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics. You'd be a fool to miss the Fools Olympics and the King of Fools contests! This weekend: The thunderous pipes and drums of Albannach fill the village!

Highland Weekend (October 7 — 8)

The village puts on its kilt! Join the village in celebrating Highland heritage as villagers host special events and a display of traditional Highland Games. This weekend: The thunderous pipes and drums of Albannach fill the village!

Fantasy Weekend (October 14 — 15)

All things fantastical come to life this weekend! Join the Witches of Willy Nilly and the fairies as they enchant the village. Show off your finery in the Fantasy Costume Contest.

Romance Weekend (October 21 — 22)

Celebrate Sweetest Day with us! Men, look good in tights? Enter the Men in Tights Contest to see if others agree. Ladies, show us your bloomers to win the title of Best Bloomers. Couples can renew their vows in a free Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter's Chapel.

Tricks or Treats Weekend (October 28 — 29)

Wear your costumes and bring the wee ones for trick or treating around the village. Special events include Costume Contests for adults and kids and pumpkin decorating for the kids. Enjoy your favorite show, mug of ale, and delicious foods one last time because after the 29th, we're history 'til next year!