Ohio Renaissance Festival 2012 (TICKET CONTEST)

The KamiKaze FireFlies

On Saturday September 1, the 2012 Ohio Renaissance Festival begins – a 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village where you can enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! Featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 11 stages, over 150 costumed characters, over 135 unique arts and crafts shops, hearty food and drink fit for Kings, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages, the Ohio Renaissance Festival offers something for everyone!

Tickets are $16.99 for adults, $8.99 for children (5-12) when purchased online, with family combo packs and season passes available as well.  Click here for details.


The Ohio Renaissance Festival features over 100 shows daily on 11 stages. Hold your breath watching the dueling swordsmen, daring fire jugglers. Shriek with laughter at the hilarious Mudde Show! Enjoy the strolling minstrels or sit down in the Aleing Knight Pub for toe-tapping tunes.

Thrill to the death-defying full armored joust!  Hard hits delivered three times each day by the gallant knights and gorgeous steeds of the Knights of Valour, led by World Champion and host of TV’s “Full Metal Jousting”, Shane Adams.

The KamiKaze FireFlies will amaze audiences with their comedic adventures of juggling, fire eating, tricks, and tomfoolery. Don’t miss the grand finale! A bologna sandwich will be made with an interesting utensil by the world-record holder himself.


Enjoy meeting the villagers of Willy-Nilly as you browse through the quaint village. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I graces the village as she visits on progress and is always excited to meet you!

Plus – dozens of games and rides for kids of all ages.

(click here for a complete Entertainment Schedule)


The Ohio Renaissance Festival is known for some amazing food, including Schnitzel, Meat Pye, Westminster Stew, Royal Scottish Egg, Welsh Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, and of course – several opportunities to have a gigantic Turkey Legge!  Plus beer and other alcoholic beverages – including Yuengling, Smithwicks, Water Harp, Coffees Valley Vineyards Honey Mead, Teas Valley Vineyards Sparkling Mead, Peasant Ice Woodchuck Hard Cider, Moscato. Bass, Guinness and Bud.

(click here for a complete list of food and beverages)

Arts & Crafts Marketplace

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is home to one of the largest and most unique open-air Marketplaces in Ohio. The sprawling village of shoppes is filled with the ambiance and charm of a time over 400 years past.  Over 135 master artisans and craftsmen come from all over the country to demonstrate the lost art of their crafts – including a glassblower, blacksmith, candle maker, metalsmith, stone carver, boot maker, leather crafters, jewelry makers and more.

Weekend Themes

Each weekend, the Ohio Renaissance Festival celebrates a different theme – Irish Fest, Pirates Weekend, Barbarian Invasion Weekend, Romance Weekend, Oktoberfest Weekend and more.  (click here for a complete list of weekend themes)

Dayton Most Metro Ticket Give-away

We’re giving away one family-four pack of tickets to the 2012 Ohio Renaissance Festival EVERY WEEK between 8/31 and 10/18 – just LIKE this post, fill out the form below and then comment telling us what you’re looking forward to the most at the fest.  We’ll have a different contest each week and draw one winner every Thursday – check back here or on our Facebook page for the lastest winner announcement.  GOOD LUCK!


Congratulations to Shayna Reed – she is our Week One Winner!

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