Huzzah! Ohio Renaissance Festival Returns This Fall to Waynesville

That's right, lords and ladies, get ready for giant turkey legs, medieval jousting and plenty mead-filled stines.

click to enlarge Ohio Renaissance Festival - Photo: Adam Doty
Photo: Adam Doty
Ohio Renaissance Festival

Grab your stein and your corset: the Ohio Renaissance Festival will return to Waynesville's Renaissance Park this fall.

The annual event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, but — despite cases growing once again due to the Delta variant — the outdoor fest, "like a phoenix," will rise again this year, the website says.

The fest kicks off the season with an opening weekend from Sept. 4-6, and will continue every weekend until Oct. 30-31. Themed weekends like Fantasy Weekend, Pirates Weekend and Romance Weekend take place throughout the season. 

Enjoy bites from more than a dozen vendors ranging from Mediterranean eats and pizza to bourbon chicken and mac-and-cheese-stuffed bread bowls — and plenty of giant turkey legs to nom on. Snack carts are also scattered throughout the park offering beef jerky, popcorn, nuts, pickles and more.

After gorging on savory dishes, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with cheesecakes, soft serve and funnel cakes. 

The fest has several drink stations available where you can wash it all down with some mead, cider, beer or a Coke.

Online tickets cost $19 for visitors 13 years and older and $7.50 for ages 5-12. Tickets are available to purchase at the front gate and range in price from $10-$23. Parking costs $3 per car and is cash only. 

For more info, visit renfestival.com


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