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!
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.
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.
Lots of other people seem to enjoy this festival as much as my family and I if this picture is anything to judge by.
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!
And you never know when the Queen might pass 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.
And 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.