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ohio renaissance festival

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Forget your cares and step back in time to this 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village and enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! The festival offers something for everyone featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 12 stages, over 150 unique arts and crafts shops, hearty food and drink, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages.

Over 150 costumed characters welcome you to the village! Rub elbows with Royalty as you cheer your favorite knight to victory in the thrilling Full-armored Tournament Joust. Welcoming you to a festive day in the village are dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, nobles, peasants, and daring jugglers. The sprawling landscape is dotted with hundreds of unique shops in the Medieval Marketplace featuring many one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. See time-honored crafts of glassblowing, stone carving, blacksmithing, leather tooling, boot making, and more demonstrated. The air is filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy, giant roasted turkey legs, fresh baked bread bowls overflowing with soups and stews, fish ‘n chips, steak-on-a-stake, succulent roasted corn on the cob and a wide variety of the finest ales and wines. There’s something for everyone’s taste buds!

ohio renaissance festival

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Visitors of all ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Try your hand at archery and see if you’re a modern-day Robin Hood, or climb the castle tower and rescue the lovely damsel in distress.

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Check out this year’s Entertainment Schedule and the thrilling, funny, magical and amazing acts. Check the Front Gate Marquee as you enter for special guests and activities.

New this year! Circa Brava: Don’t miss this jaw-dropping, elegant cirque-style aerial spectacle.

New this year! Christophe the Insultor: Christophe the Insultor is back! Hire this silver-tongued vulgarian to roast your friends or, if you have no friends, laugh your lonely *** off watching him roast strangers. Smart people: revel in the schadenfreude! Vulgar people: delight at the filth! Dumb people: laugh because everyone else is laughing! Rated “R” for “Really don’t bring your kids here.”

Mudde Show! Theatre in the Ground presents classic literary tales in the shire’s only Olympic-sized Muditorium. Get your front row seat for Beowulf, Dante’s Inferno, and the muddiest show of them all, The Viking Show.

The Swordsmen: Dirk and Guido will teach you the art of being a gentleman while using their sharp rapiers and even sharper wit. Children of ages will enjoy their comedic swordplay.

Full Armored Joust: The Knights of Valour deliver hard hits and thrilling action in three jousts each day.

The Kamikaze Fireflies: The Kamikaze Fireflies offer an exciting mix of comedy and circus. Children of all ages will enjoy their many tricks never seen anywhere else including juggling, hula hoops, german wheel, and whip cracking.

Axel the Sot: Axel the Sot is the ORIGINAL Drunken Sailor armed with a salty smile, quick wit, charisma and. . .charm.

Friar Finnegan: Bawdy, Bodacious, Bothersome, Brown Bohemian Brethren…Thou may call him Friar BBBBBB. Sing along with the Friar’s fun songs in the village pubs or listen in the streets.

Wenches a’Wailing: Enjoy beautiful music from these lovely ladies but they’re not above singing a few tunes to bring a blush to your cheek!

Glasnots: Listen to the hauntingly romantic music of the Glass Harmonica.

Kyle Meadows: Performing around the village, enjoy this talented hammered dulcimer playing a wide variety of songs.

Tisa McGraw, The Harp Lady: Enjoy the melodies of the harp and hurdy gurdy to sweeten your travels throughout the village.

Robin Hood & Maid Marian: Children of all ages will enjoy The Tales of Robin Hood where audience members are the stars of the show.

Pickled Bros Circus: Vaudevillian style variety show, fun for all ages. Fire-eating, sword swallowing, bed of nails, bullwhip artistry, juggling and many other amazing feats of skill.

Spark the Fairy: Visit with Spark in the lanes, get sparkling fairy hair, and have a dance to the music of her Dragon’s Egg drum.

Rambling Rhythms: Watch in wonder as rambling rhythms are created with dancing and drumming.

Father Son and Friends: Father, son, and a handful of friends share loud, rowdy drinking songs, mixed with bagpipes, whistles and all sorts of ornery.

Washing Well Wenches: Fun-filled show for all ages, these wenches are just a little bit bawdy, a whole lotta brazen, and they love to pull you into their show!

The Da Vinci Bros Comedy Operas: Bob Da Vinci (The lesser known brother of Leonardo.) uses the audience to become the orchestra and sound effects, and together renditions of classic tales, Go Figaro and Don Chipotle, are acted out together.

Oops! Comedy Knife Throwing: A show full of laughs and amazing feats for all ages.

Dylan Robertson: Funny, charming, and always singing with a smile, find Dylan on the streets with his guitar ready to sing you a song on the spot.

The Singing Sirens: The Shady Lady Theatre Company presents The Singing Sirens. Enjoy tantalizing tidbits of saucy songs and spicy comedy. These beauties are rated PG until the Naughty Bawdy Pub Show where anything goes!


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