The Ohio Renaissance festival is coming to Waynesville this September and October for its 33rd year. Situated between Dayton and Cincinnati, its just a short drive to check out this amazing festival. The fair is open on each weekend from labor day until the end of October, so enough time to visit more than once!
Weekends from Labor Day until October 10:30am – 7:00pm
Waynesville, OH 45068
Visitors will see a full day of entertainment including full-armored Jousting the way it was done over 400 years ago by real Knights in shining armor. Queen Elizabeth I presides over the festivities as dozens of Renaissance musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, sword-fighters, storytellers and hundreds of costumed performers entertain patrons of all ages on 17 stages in over 100 shows daily.
Some of the best shows to see are as follows:
Full Armored Joust, real knights in shining armor, do battle in three Jousting Tournaments each Festival day – It’s the original heavy metal! The Cincinnati Barbarians satisfy your appetite for MMA, but do it Renaissance style! Theatre In The Ground (aka The Mudde Show) presents literary classics with a comedic twist performed in Ohio’s only Muditorium, where comedy meets Earth. The Kamikaze Fireflies feature dangerous feats and comedic stunts.
In addition to shows, test your skills in the gaming area or climb the 25’ Castle Tower, then visit the Tower of London Dungeon of Doom. Eat, drink, shop, enjoy the shows, ride human-powered rides, and visit with Royalty at the 2021 Ohio Renaissance Festival.
Visit the booths of more than 150 world-class artisans in a unique shoppers’ paradise. Master artisans demonstrate timeless arts of glassblowing, jewelry making, blacksmithing, stone carving, leather crafting, weaving and more.
Food and Drink:
- Giant Turkey Leggs
- Stuffed Spuds
- Bread Bowl Stews
- Pizza Parlor
- Hearty Ales
- Flavorful Wines
- Delectable Desserts
- Vegetarian selections
- Adults (13+) – $28
- Children (ages 5 – 12) – $10
- Children Under 5 – FREE
- Seniors (ages 65+) – $25
- Military/Police/Fire/EM – $25
Introducing FREE parking in 2022! We hope you’ll attend the fair. For more information and for tickets, visit their website. If you are staying in the area for a while, you may want to look at our list of things to do in Dayton.
*All photos information and photos courtesy of The Ohio Renaissance Fair.