Adventures at the Ohio Renaissance Festival

Adventures at the Ohio Renaissance Festival 2

Our family recently went The Renaissance Festival for the first time together.

castle entrance

My husband and I went YEARS ago, pre- kids and we were excited to see the festival through the kids’ eyes.

 Ohio Renaissance Festival

The hardest part for us was deciding which area of the festival to check out first.

signs

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Festival

The festival offers a lot of shows to enjoy that are scheduled throughout the day. Make sure you try to see as many as possible.

Ohio Renaissance Festival show

The Kamikaze Fireflies were so much fun to watch.

Kamikaze fireflies

They were also really funny! They demonstrated a wide range of talents and skills.

There is a Pirate Show that offers a lot of action.

pirate ship

 pirate ship

You can also watch men joust! There is nothing fake about what you see in the joust.

joust

We even saw a rider dismounted from his horse during his match.

joust

The impact of the lance is equivalent to 1000 pounds of pressure!

Combat Human Chess takes chess to another level!

Combat Human Chess

And the MUDatorium where you WILL get muddy if you are in the first few rows.

Mud Theater

Mud Theater

This guy can vouch for that.

mud theater

One of the actors hovered over me with a clump of mud as he stood above me on a bench.

Theater in the ground

My family didn’t even try to protect me because they wanted to see me covered in mud but he spared me anyway. (Others victims were not as lucky) He did muddy up my sunglasses and sat next to me long enough to make nervous.

Mud Theater

After several of the shows, you have an opportunity to be generous to the performers with your tips. They definitely earned our tips!

The people watching at the festival is also AWESOME! You see creative costumes EVERYWHERE!

costumes

costumes

Some people are part of the festival, others just really enjoy an excuse to dress up.

costumes

There are shops where you can buy just about anything that would fit in with that time period.

Ohio Renaissance Festival

The elf ears and animal tails were pretty popular to wear among festival guests during our visit.

Ohio Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival is a great way to learn more about a culture with hands on entertainment.

Ohio Renaissance Festival

I would suggest bringing a good amount of cash with you. Parking is also $3 and there is an ATM available on the festival grounds if you need it.

Ohio Renaissance Festival

The festival also has a large selection of vendors who have drinks, beer and fun foods like giant turkey legs and lots of area where you can relax while enjoying music.

Ohio Renaissance Festival

There are also lots of places to take pictures so bring your camera!

Ohio Renaissance Festival

The Ohio Renaissance Festival runs from August 31st – October 20th

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Adult admission (ages 13+) – $20

Child admission (ages 5-12) – $10

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is located at 10542 E State Route 73
Waynesville, OH 45068

Disclosure: I was given complimentary admission for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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