Friday, August 12, 2016


Once a year here in Ohio, you get a chance to slip back to the days of old and enjoy a fun event for the whole family. That's right, it's the Renaissance Festival and it is coming soon!


Forget your cares and step back in time to this 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village and enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! The festival offers something for everyone featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 11 stages, over 135 unique arts and crafts shops, hearty food and drink, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages.

Over 150 costumed characters welcome you to the village! Rub elbows with Royalty as you cheer your favorite knight to victory in the thrilling Full-armored Tournament Joust. Welcoming you to a festive day in the village are dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, nobles, peasants, and daring jugglers. The sprawling landscape is dotted with hundreds of unique shops in the Medieval Marketplace featuring many one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. See time-honored crafts of glassblowing, stone carving, blacksmithing, leather tooling, boot making, and more demonstrated. The air is filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy, giant roasted turkey legs, fresh baked bread bowls overflowing with soups and stews, fish 'n chips, steak-on-a-stake, succulent roasted corn on the cob and a wide variety of the finest ales and wines. There's something for everyone's taste buds!

Visitors of all ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Try your hand at archery and see if you're a modern-day Robin Hood, or climb the castle tower and rescue the lovely damsel in distress.

Get $4 off Adult and $2 off Child tickets by using Promo Code "castle" when purchasing on our secure website at Tickets good any day of the 2016 season (Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Sept 3 - Oct 23). Online discount only. Not good with any other offers.

We had a chance to visit last year and it was a blast. From clothing, costumes and accessories galore, to the amazing food and live shows. This really is worth visiting and taking the whole family too! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Win 4 Tickets to BrickUniverse!

I love Lego. You love Lego. We all love Lego!

That's right, it's Lego time at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and I am giving one of you a chance to win a pack of 4 tickets for your family. These shows sell out, and you don't want to miss your chance to go, so make sure you enter and share with your friends!

The LEGO BrickUniverse Convention is coming August 20-21! The LEGO BrickUniverse Convention will offer children of all ages an opportunity to build, create and enjoy an immersive LEGO experience through engaging play areas, family-oriented building activities and more.

Featured activities include:
  • Challenge Zone: the whole family is on the hook to show off their creative building skills in this emceed challenge
  • Building Zones: enjoy a creative build, play, and display area
  • LEGO DUPLO: the youngest builders can explore building their imaginations and so many ways to play with DUPLO bricks
  • Monochromatic Builds: limiting the materials to one color and one size creates amazing results
  • LEGO Architecture: Build intricate and detailed LEGO models using thousands of white LEGO Architecture bricks 
  • LEGO Retail: purchase LEGO merchandise and goodies
  • Fan Zone: with creations from some of the world's best LEGO Fan Builders
  • BIONICLE Warrior Building: construct a LEGO BIONICLE Warrior
  • LEGO Artist Rocco Buttliere: Over 40 different world skyscrapers and landmarks built-to-scale in LEGO
  • BRICK Theater: learn from LEGO experts, artists, master builders, and author in teaching session throughout the day
  • Minifigure Art: Get yourself "legoized"
And much more!

One of my readers will win a pack of 4 tickets that will be emailed to you so you can print them and go on either day!!

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**Thanks to my fabulous friends at BrickUniverse, who provided the tickets for myself and my winner to attend the event!! I can't wait to go and hope I see you there!!