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What to Expect at the Ohio Renaissance Festival

This guest post about the annual Ohio Renaissance Festival is written by my friend, Aileen Stewart. She offers a couple tips, shares her family’s favorite attractions at the faire and even shares how you can save money off the admission price with a special coupon code. 

I always enjoy my friend Tonya’s destination reviews, so I hope I do justice on this guest post she has kindly allowed me to share. So where did my family and I visit you ask? Why the fabulously fun Ohio Renaissance Festival in Waynesville, Ohio of course!

Entering the Ohio Renaissance Festival

The Ohio Renaissance Festival

If you’ve never been to the renaissance Festival, all I can say is what are you waiting for? And if you have been, you already know how much fun visiting this recreation of a 1572 English village is.

There are fabulous vendors, and you can even watch some of them action. Two of my favorites were the glass figurine maker and the glass blower.

Artisan at the Renaissance Faire


glass blowing
And then there are the wonderful musicians scattered throughout the complex. I especially enjoyed the hammered dulcimer player. 

The musical glass player.

The harp player.

 And the guitar player/singer.

Musicians at the Renaissance Festival
Lots of other people seem to enjoy this festival as much as my family and I if this picture is anything to judge by.
 The Renaissance Faire

And although my twelve-year-old is too old for games and rides, this place is perfect for kids in the younger crowd. We are talking about bubbles and camels after all!

Bubbles at the Renaissance Faire
Camels at the Renaissance Faire

And you never know when the Queen might pass with her entourage

The Queen with her Entourage
But if you don’t run into her on the street, you can see her at the jousting tournament. A word to the wise, however, get to the jousting arena early or you won’t get a seat. Fortunately, we had witnessed the jousting three years ago when we attended, so I still have great pics to show you what the jousting experience looks like!


 And then there are the performers. There are jugglers, comedy acts, and variety shows. Our absolute favorite performers are the Kamikaze FireFlies which I’ll share all about in my next post.

variety shows at the Renaissance FaireAnd lest I forget, here is a great book you can read before you go! Because, the Renaissance was a time of great art, great music, and so much more. And here’s a link to some other great resources.

Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for part two.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival in Waynesville

About Aileen:

Aileen Stewart lives in Shelby, Ohio with her husband, daughter, and three crazy cats, Max, Daisy, and Fluffy. When she’s not homeschooling, keeping house, and herding cats, she’s a children’s author, library board of trustee member, local farmers’ market manager, and blogger at Aileen’s Thoughts where she blogs about reading, writing, and life in general.

Oliver Terry

Sunday 24th of September 2017

great place to visit !! is really unique and special. Protection Status
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