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Ohio Renaissance Festivals

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Ohio renaissance festivals and faires are a great place to show off your handmade medieval garb and accessories. These are listed by date they occur. Dates are not exact because they change every year, check the official festival websites for exact dates, times and admission rates.

1. Photos from the Ohio Renaissance Festival

Ohio Renaissance Festival Photos
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In the 2008 season, I spent part of the summer behind the scenes at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. I met a lot of independent artisans, wore renaissance garb and bought lots of handmade goodies. This is a great festival with lots of entertainment and vendors to enjoy.

2. OSU Medieval and Renaissance Faire

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The Council for the Medieval and Renaissance Faire is a student-run organization at The Ohio State University. Its purpose is to organize and help put on the Medieval and Renaissance Faire at Ohio State and the Madrigal Feast.

3. Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace

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The Great Lakes Medieval Faire is a shaded, 13th century family fun theme park filled with fine continuous entertainment, juried crafts and artisans, rides and interactive games, and foods fit for a King. Step back in time to an age of romance and chivalry, where brave knights battle on the open jousting field for the favor of the Queen, fair damsels, and the roaring crowd. Join King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table as they visit the village of Avaloch for a day of Celebration and Festivities!

4. The Ohio Renaissance Festival

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Located in Harveysburg, OH, outside Wilmington. Visit the 16th Century and see Jousting , Robin Hood, and Queen Elizabeth I.

5. Southeastern Ohio Renaissance Faire

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The shire of Village of Nonny-Nonny recreating Renaissance (circa 1500-1700) since 1998.

6. Interactive Map of U.S. Renaissance Festivals

Map of US Renaissance Festivals
Map of US Renaissance Festivals

Find renaissance festivals in your state or in the neighboring states, or plan a weekend of costume fun on a medieval vacation across the country. This map of U.S. renaissance festivals will help you in your quest.

7. Show Us Your Renaissance Garb

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We want to see what you wore and what you plan to wear to the next renaissance faire. Tell us... was it handmade? Who made it? Did you add your own touches to an existing piece bought at a renaissance faire? We already know ren folk aren't shy, so it's time to upload ye olde photos!

8. What to Wear to a Renaissance Faire

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There are people from all walks of life who attend renaissance festivals, and that calls for a lot of crazy costuming. Find out what is generally appropriate and learn how to create some of your own renaissance festival 'garb'.

9. Review a Renaissance Festival in Ohio

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Do you regularly visit ren fests or have a festival that I should post? Have you sewn together a difficult renaissance festival costume or accessories? Ever bought a costume that was outrageously expensive? Have a bad experience you want to dish on?

Tell us about it. Ask questions on where to get gowns, how to sew bodices. The forum awaits thee.

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