Weekends & Labor Day: September 2 - October 29, 2023 10:30 am — 7:00 pm

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The Royal Feast & Made-Up Mayhem

Looking to dine like the Queen while enjoying the best that the Ohio Renaissance Festival has to offer? The Royal Feast offers up a wonderful five-course meal, from appetizers to dessert, including your very own special edition ceramic mug to take home. While our servers refill your drinks and bring each selection to your table, […]

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The Highland Games – Highland Weekend

Highland Weekend brings us around the corner from summer and into the full embrace of autumn, a fact for which we could not be more grateful. Delicious cool breezes and comfortable temperatures make festival days easy to enjoy with friends and family. Especially if you’re aiming for a little good-natured competition. The Highland Games were […]

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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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Just a few more days!

The week before opening is a special time for many of us. We all start taking inventory, knowing that we need to have everything packed and in its place so we don’t forget any of our garb or equipment on the first weekend. The newbie cast members are full of excitement and nerves as they […]

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Ohio Renaissance Festival – New in 2022

There’s no such thing as down time when you’re running a renaissance festival. Every year the Ohio Renaissance Festival gets a little bigger. With our growing popularity in-mind we put additional effort into improving the park for all our wonderful visitors. This means spending months curating new events, building or updating our village, and scouting […]

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ORFans Boot Camp

It’s always nice to see the various guilds and groups out here grow each year. New people coming into the park means more opportunities for people to find one another and bring the magic of the Ohio Renaissance Festival into their lives. People find community out here, and one of our fastest-growing groups is the […]

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5 Misconceptions About Ren Faire

With only a month left to go before the opening of the Ohio Renaissance Festival, you can be assured that there is plenty happening behind the gates to prepare for your arrival. The grounds crew is hard at work making sure every area is lush with flowers and greenery. Many vendors have already begun to […]

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