Live the legend in this authentically re-created 30-acre 16th Century English village.

August 30 - October 19, 2008 - Saturdays & Sundays PLUS Labor Day September 1 - Open 10:30AM - 6:00PM, Rain or Shine. for details go to www.renfestival.com.


Live the legend in this authentically re-created 30-acre 16th Century English village. Rub elbows with nobility and be entertained by hundreds of costumed performers in nearly 100 shows each day. Cheer your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the Queen's honor in the thrilling full-armored Joust.

The lanes are bustling with storytellers, strolling musicians, singers, dancers and villagers welcoming you to a festive day of living history. The air is filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the Renaissance period. Feast like royalty on juicy roasted turkey legs, fresh-baked bread bowl stews, fish 'n chips, steak-on-a-stake, and a variety of the finest beers and wines.

The sprawling landscape is dotted with 12 stages and a unique open-air Shopper's Marketplace with over 130 merchants and demonstrating craftsmen. The many one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items make this a perfect place to shop for holiday gifts.

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.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is home to one of the largest and most unique open-air Marketplaces in Ohio. The sprawling village of shoppes is filled with the ambiance and charm of a time 400 years past.

Over 130 master artisans and craftsmen come from all over the country to demonstrate the lost art of their crafts at this exceptional event. All craft items must be handmade and meet specific criteria in keeping with the Renaissance time period.