Ohio Renaissance Festival
August 31 - October 27 |Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day | 10:30 am — 6:00 pm
The Ohio Renaissance Festival offers something for everyone featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 14 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 world-class artisans. See demonstrations of glassblowing, blacksmithing, leather tooling, boot making, candle making, and jewelry making, and more.
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, Bourbon chicken, and a wide variety of fine ales and wines. There’s something for everyone’s taste buds!
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.
Themed Weekends are a staple of the Ohio Renaissance Festival!
OPENING WEEKEND/BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ADULTS (AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2)
Come out and play for an extra day! Adults are buy one, get one free Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day!
TIME TRAVELERS WEEKEND/$15.72 ADULT TICKETS (SEPTEMBER 7 — 8)
Dress as your favorite character inspired by a movie, TV series, comic book, sci-fi or fantasy work. Everyone is welcome! Costume Contests for adults and kids sponsored by The Pandora Society.
PIRATES WEEKEND (SEPTEMBER 14 — 15)
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!
FANTASY WEEKEND (SEPTEMBER 21 — 22)
All things fantastical come to life this weekend! Join the Witches of Willy Nilly and the fairies as they enchant the village.
FEAST OF FOOLS (SEPTEMBER 28 — 29)
It’s okay to be foolish this weekend! The village is filled with fools of all sizes and their foolish antics.
HIGHLAND WEEKEND (OCTOBER 5 — 6)
The village puts on its kilt! Join the village in celebrating Highland heritage as villagers host special events including traditional Highland Games demonstration.
BARBARIAN INVASION (OCTOBER 12 — 13)
Gather your hoard and raid the village!
ROMANCE WEEKEND (OCTOBER 19 — 20)
Celebrate Sweetest Day with us! Hearts a-fire as couples renew their vows in a free Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony held at St. Peter’s Chapel.
TRICKS OR TREATS WEEKEND/KIDS FREE (OCTOBER 26 — 27)
Bring your wee ones 12 and under for FREE and enjoy trick or treating around the village. Enjoy your favorite show, mug of ale, and delicious foods one last time because after the 27th, we’re history ‘til next year!