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Thoughts this time of year turn to wanting to visit one or more of the renaissance-type fairs that happen in the Midwest. Hope to make at least one this summer, but in the meantime, a post from a 2018 escape day at the Ohio Renaissance Fair. Enjoy the pictures!
An annual pilgrimage of sorts used to happen for me when I lived in Texas: attending the fall Renaissance Festival. Billed as the world’s largest such event (both in size and permanence, at least back then), it was always a glorious day of escape into a world of visual (and culinary) delights.
I haven’t been to a RenFest since moving to Ohio in 2005, despite having two within a few hour's drive. Not sure why I haven’t upheld this fall ritual, perhaps because I feared the local versions would not live up to the legend that was the Texas Renaissance Festival.
This past Sunday, I finally made the journey to the Ohio Renaissance Festival and thoroughly enjoyed myself. With wenches and dragons and knights and fools aplenty, it was a most enjoyable step back in time to wander and shed the worries of modern life. This weekend’s theme was “Fantasy” mixed historical expectations but still delighted. Enough chatter! A picture feast awaits you below. Huzzah!
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