Here ye, here ye: It’s Ohio Renaissance Festival time!

Travel back in time during the Ohio Renaissance Festival, which takes place Saturdays and Sundays (and Labor Day Monday) from September 5 – October 25. Visitors will be treated to authentic Renaissance entertainment, including full-armored jousting just the way it was done over 400 years ago. Queen Elizabeth I presides over the festivities as dozens of Renaissance musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, sword-fighters, storytellers and hundreds of costumed performers entertain patrons on 11 stages during the Festival’s nearly 100 shows daily. (And when you get hungry, be sure to grab a giant turkey “legg” or “steak on a stake.”)

Children of all ages enjoy the Ohio Renaissance Festival. (Photo credit: Will Thorpe, Intelligent Design)

Children of all ages enjoy the Ohio Renaissance Festival. (Photo credit: Will Thorpe)

Enjoy a ride on the Witch's Hat Slip Giant Slide.

Enjoy a ride on the Witch’s Hat Slip Giant Slide. (Photo Credit: Will Thorpe)

Themed Weekends

September 5-7 Family & Friends Weekend

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

September 19-20 Pirates Weekend

Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day with us all weekend long! Rollicking sea chanteys, the Pirate Stunt Show, and Pirate Play Time awaits ye land lubbers! Talk like a Pirate Contests (for adults and kids) will be held so enter to see if you can talk the talk or have to walk the plank!

September 26-27 Barbarian Invasion Weekend

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 show us just how strong you are! Show us your Barbarian side and enter the Turkey Leg Eating Contest.

October 3-4 OktoBEERfest!

Join the Ohio Renaissance Festival for samplings of ales, stouts, and lagers from a local brewery, paired with light fare. Tickets available at the Beer Tasting Tent. Enjoy brats and other German foods added to the menu at the village eateries.

October 10-11 Highland Weekend 

The village puts on its kilt! Join the village in celebrating Highland heritage as villagers host special events including a Haggis Eating Contest, Knobby Knees Contest, and a traditional Highland Games competition.

This weekend only: The thunderous pipes and drums of Albannach!

October 17-18 Romance Weekend

Bring your sweetie to spend Sweetest Day at the Ohio Renaissance Festival! 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 during Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremonies held at St. Peter’s Chapel twice daily.

October 24-25 Tricks or Treats

Wear your costumes and bring the wee ones for trick or treating around the Ohio Renaissance Festival. 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 25th,
we’re history ‘til next year!

Purchase tickets online! 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *