Ohio Renaissance Festival: Call it the king of festivals. This incredibly entertaining event is a standout in Ohio tourism because it thrills folks of all ages for more than 50 consecutive days every fall. Side-splitting laughter and jaw-dropping reactions are plentiful throughout the 30-acre 16th-century village where about 100 shows are featured on 11 stages daily. Sword fighting, full armored jousting, and humorous storytelling are only part of the adventure. Period craftsmen, artisans, and food peddlers add to the merriment. But it’s the number of folks in full costume and accent that make this festival come alive. As do the musicians and dancing. Learn more about this great event at www.renfestival.com/.
This award recognizes Ohio’s standouts in tourism. More details about the award and all award recipients are at ohiotraveler.com/standouts-in-ohio-tourism/.