The Ohio Renaissance Festival takes place on weekends from late August through October near Harveysburg, Ohio. In 2011 it was named the Best Festival in Warren County. The festival dates back to 1990 and attracts about 160,000 visitors every year. The permanent festival village features over 100 shops and 12 stages for various types of entertainment.
The Ohio Renaissance Festival is set in a replica of a 16th-century English village in the times of Elizabeth I. Historical characters of the village include Sir Walter Raleigh, John Dee, Sir Francis Drake, Sir John Hawkins and others. Minstrels, wandering poets, musicians and other costumed performers roam the streets and perform on stage.
Craft shops sell handmade items and art. Restaurants offer renaissance themed food, music and acrobatic shows. Visitors can watch Full-armored Tournament Joust, Theatre in the Ground, the Knights of Valour and Shane Adams (jousting show), Comedy Opera, Dirk and Guido: The Swordsmen! and the Kamikaze Fireflies, and many more. The festival also includes a daily parade of the Queen and her entourage through the fairgrounds.
The festival runs on Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day. Each weekend has its own theme like Pirate, Fantasy, or Barbarian Invasion. The family-friendly event features games of skill like archery and human-powered rides. Delicious snacks include roasted turkey legs, fresh-baked bread bowl stews, steak-on-a-stake, fish and chips, and drinks from beers to wines.
You can get a discount on admission if you find the Ohio Renaissance Festival coupons or Ohio Renaissance Festival promo code available at various promotional websites.