Ohio Renaissance Festival

Rating: ****

Link: http://www.renfestival.com/

Quick Review: Step back in time for fun.

Review: The Ohio Renaissance Festival located in Harveysburg, Ohio is open each Fall on weekends in the months of September and October. It is easily accessed from Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati. The Festival is located in a 30 acre recreated 16th century English Village. The festival is complete with crafts, food, costumed characters, shows, jousts, knights, royalty, and more 16th century fun for the whole family. The festival is a great place to go to spend a day away from your everyday life. Tickets sold on the website and at the festival come in many different varieties from season passes, 4 person family and friends combo, to general admission tickets for one day.

There are many entertainment options at the festival. The festival hosts about 100 shows daily on 11 stages.  The shows range from magic, sword fights, comedy to music.

One great thing to go to the festival to see is the crafts. This is really where the festival shines.  Hundreds of master artists come to share their crafts and techniques. You can see glassblowers, blacksmiths, candle makers, weavers, boot makers, stone carvers, stained glass, and this only names a few. The nice thing is that many of the artists make demonstrate their crafts on site.  One can spend a good part of the day going from booth to booth.

One thing people always get at the festival is a good bite to eat. The festival has many food options. The favorite of many is the huge turkey legs, but more is to be had. There are many sweet treats to be had.

There are many hotels in the area that offer hotel packages for the festival. Go here to see the deals http://www.renfestival.com/asp/lodging.aspx. This would be a good site to visit if one is going to come to the festival from a far away place.

One great thing about the festival is that one can visit many weekends and each time get a different experience with theme weekends they offer. Two weekends that look interesting on the schedule are Pirate Weekend and Highland Weekend. If you were only going to go to the festival one time one should first go to their website and look at the theme weekend page and plan out which weekend to go based on their favorite theme.

One might also note that weddings can be arranged on the festival grounds. That would be an interesting way to start a life together with another person.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is a way to not only have fun but also learn a good piece about the way of life in 16th century England. This festival is one of Ohio’s best festival for its uniqueness. One will never for get it, so bring all my ladies and my lords to the Ohio Renaissance Festival.


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