Step Back in Time, Eat a Giant Turkey Leg During the Ohio Renaissance Festival

Maidens, mages and minstrels take heed: 16th century England returns to Waynesville, Ohio for adventure, merriment, craftsmen and mead

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Maidens, mages and minstrels take heed: 16th century England returns to Waynesville, Ohio for adventure, merriment, craftsmen and giant turkey legs during the Ohio Renaissance Festival.

The historically recreated Elizabethan village covers 30 acres with daily stage shows (dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates and jousters); a Medieval marketplace with glassblowers, blacksmiths and leather experts; rides powered by humans; and Renaissance-style fair food ranging from bread bowls and mead to steak on a stick. 

Themed weekends kick off with Time Travelers Weekend Sept. 7-8 (free TARDIS parking).

Through Oct. 27. $23 adults; $21 seniors; $9.50 children; free 5 and under. 10542 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, renfestival.com

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