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May 22, 2024

Ohio Renaissance Festival

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is Here!

Hear ye, hear ye! Revel in 16th-century English village lore at The Ohio Renaissance Festival, every weekend through October.

Families are welcome to dress up; more than 150 costumed characters will be on hand, festive foods, special events (more than 100 shows daily on 17 stages!) and more. In addition, the festival takes place ALL weekends plus Labor Day this year! Some of the must-sees at the festival include armored jousts; Theatre in the Ground; and The Kamikaze Fireflies. Munch on giant turkey legs, bread bowl stews, steak-on-a-stake and lots more plus have a blast with games and rides, arts and crafts and shopping artisan booths. Of course, all festivities are overseen by Queen Elizabeth I herself!

The 33 Ohio Renaissance festival takes place at 10542 OH-73 in Waynesville, OH. Child-friendly, but please no pets, check out all of the FAQs here. All weekend hours are 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 – $80 and you can get them here. Learn more here.

Ohio Renaissance Festival’s Weekend Themes:

Sept. 3 – 5: Opening Weekend
Sept. 10 – 11: Fantasy
Sept. 17 – 18: Pirates
Sept. 24 – 25: Highland
Oct. 1 – 2: Time Travelers
Oct. 8 – 9: Vikings
Oct. 15 – 16: Romance
Oct. 22 – 23: Feast of Fools
Oct. 29 – 30: Tricks or Treats

Learn more about the weekend themes here.




About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.