Become a Vendor
GENERAL EVENT FACT SHEET
Ohio Renaissance Festival: At the Ohio Renaissance Festival we are dedicated to constructing, operating, and maintaining a premier Renaissance Festival in the country. We invite only quality vendors who are also willing to make the necessary commitment of time and money to join us in building a Renaissance Festival that will continue to grow for many years to come. RenFestival.com
Yuletide Village: We take our beloved English village and fill it up with holiday cheer. Those attending this event can experience seasonal shopping, hot beverages, musical carolers, twinkling lights after dark, and even pictures with both Woodland Santa and Krampus. We invite quality vendors with traditional and homemade goods, especially those which would make excellent seasonally appropriate gifts. yuletidvillage.com
Celtic Fest Ohio: We unite the traditional with the modern for this Celtic-themed event. This event involves music acts, special events, artisans, cultural activities, and a variety of food and drink, there is something for everyone. While we do accept more modern products at this event, we still pride ourselves on having quality vendors with thematically appropriate stock. CelticFestOhio.com
Our 177-acre ground provides the backdrop of a 16th Century English Faire in the historic make-believe village of Willy Nilly on-the-Wash. Our extensive entertainment provides a complete fun-filled day, interacting on the street and presenting stage performances. We are all members of the cast. Everyone is expected to create the illusion of the historic time period or theme with costumes, shop structures, decorations and displays, products, sales and speech patterns during customer interaction.
The shire is made up of markets and gaming areas, with a village setting of craft/food buildings, landscaped meadows, a tiltyard, a creek, a pond, bridges, gardens and trees changing through robust fall colors until their leaves, and the eventual snow, fall on the village.
Dates: Dates vary per event and will be posted/updated on our respective event websites.
Hours: Hours may vary per event and will be posted/updated on our respective event websites.
Location: Located in the center of 6 million people (Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton) within
a 90-minute drive. The site is 5 miles east of Waynesville, OH on State Route 73. From
Columbus and Cincinnati take I-71 to exit number 45, then west 2.3 miles on SR 73. From Dayton, take I-75 or SR 48 South to SR 73, then east 15 miles on SR 73 to the festival entrance.
Tickets: Ticket prices vary per event, based on time, activities, and style of event. Exact prices can be found on our event’s respective websites. We have a very aggressive marketing program utilizing Print-at-Home ticketing from our websites, discount ticket and coupon outlets, and special promotions.
Patrons: Each season an attendance goal is set for each event, based on a 5% increase from the prior year.
Shop Space: New and Guest are not expected to rent or purchase building space. Our site offers plenty of space where vendors may set up their own tents. Some events may have requirements for tent type/style, to fit the time-period/theme of the event.
Rates: Event rates are set by a one-time fee for participation in entire event. For most events, these fees are set annually. Vendors are also responsible for any local taxes and license fees.
For the Ohio Renaissance Festival, unlike our other events, shop space rental is determined by vending space size. $45 per linear front foot, with a minimum rental of $900. Each shop is also charged a yearly service/utility fee of $225 which covers real estate taxes on your shop, water, trash removal, privies and electricity for 9 weekends. Guest Vendors will pay a flat fee of $200 per weekend. Vendors are also responsible for any local taxes and license fees.
Building: Every vendor is responsible for building their own selling area. We will need an accurate rendering of your final design for approval including a material list, floor plan, and color choices. We have a 96-page construction manual and photos of the finest craft shops from coast-to-coast, as well as designers and builders who can assist you. New vendors may rent a shop or set-up a period tent for their first three years. Let us help you! It is easier than you think.
Camping: On site camping IS permitted for some events. You may choose from the Primitive Campground (tent camping), or an RV space (limited number available). A fee applies to either option. Several full service campgrounds are in the vicinity of the festival grounds, as well.
Security/Traffic: Harveysburg Police Department and Brimstone & Fire, LLC
Ownership: Brimstone & Fire, LLC
We are a juried show. Products for historial based events must be made with materials that were available in the 16th Century or earlier.
We discourage import or mass-produced items. We highly encourage demonstrating artists and products which conform to high quality and ethical standards: unique, traditional or original in design, functionally appropriate, durable, well-made, and guaranteed by their maker to be satisfactory to the customer.
Click the button below to be taken to the Vendor Application form. The festival’s Rules of the Realm are available for review and must be followed by every participant. Please review before submitting your application. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!