I try to take my kids to do as many different things as I can, so this weekend, we went to the Ohio Renaissance Festival. I have been wanting to visit there anyway, and I thought it might be something the kids would like. I was so right.
There were so many different things going on, you really have to spend the whole day to see them all. At set intervals, there are shows and activities happening all over the grounds. Using the map they give you upon entering you can go directly to these, or take the browsing path, like we did, and see what you find. There are shops and booths all along the perimeter of the grounds, with more along the inner walkways and attractions everywhere you look.
You will see people in costumes everywhere, and if you don't have one, you can surely buy one there. There are tons of shops offering everything from simple gear to leather and Chainmail, boots and even weaponry of all styles and colors.
You can watch plays, jousting, acrobats and more, including a group that appeared on America's Got Talent, all included in the admission cost, and happening multiple times through the day.
While there, you can also challenge your skill at things like archery or knife throwing, test your strength or let the kids go on the old style theme rides.
If hunger strikes, stop by one of the food locations for selections like Turkey Legs, Fowl Tidbits and Royal Wurst or have a cold glass of wine, ale and much more. There are traditional choices like Bread Bowls and Pizza too, so even the kids can find something that suits them.
I could have spent days there, and it would probably take more than one to watch all the performances, browse all the shops and take in everything. We had a great day and everyone walked away with something to talk about and another memory to share.
If you have a free day, or even a few hours, I suggest spending it at the Ohio Renaissance Festival!!
*I was provided with tickets to this event in exchange for my honest thoughts. All opinions are my own from personal experience.