Weekends July 12th through to August 17th, 2014
We're open 11am - 7pm, rain or shine!

Celebration & Festivities!
Come celebrate with us at the 21st annual Great Lakes Medieval Faire!

The Great Lakes Medieval Faire is a shaded, 13th century family fun theme park filled with fine continuous entertainment, juried crafts and artisans, rides and interactive games, and foods fit for a King.

Celebrate with us at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire, reminiscent of Sherwood Forest. Our shire of Avaloch is filled with outstanding entertainment. Shoppe for treasures from silks to swords, and hear the pounding of the blacksmith echoing through the misty forest. Watch demonstrating crafters: hand-blown glass art, jewelers threading fine gold wire around exquisite crystals and jewels, clothiers, soap makers and more. Get a thrill on our rides and try your hand at archery, axe-throwing and other games of skill. Enjoy foodes fit for a King. Sink your teeth into a colossal Turkey Legge or sit down for an authentic full-course, fire-roasted chicken dinner, and finish your day off with delectable homemade frozen custards and pastries. Step back in time to an age of romance and chivalry, where brave knights battle for the favor of the Queen, fair damsels and minstrels frolic, and the villagers and fae enjoy a festival day with much merriment!

It's a time of celebration in the land of enchantment, the Great Lakes Medieval Faire. King William and Queen Isabella hath declare all ye attend Prince Philip's 21st birthday - a wondrous day of royal festivities and tomfoolery. Share the day with all your friends and townfolk as Prince Philip enters manhood.

As fate may have it, the evil Queen Malice has traveled from afar to wreak havoc and bring drama to our happy and loving village of Avaloch. With a questionable document in hand, Queen Malice has challenged King William to the rights of Avaloch. The document declares that any heir to the throne must be married by night fall on his 21st birthday or loose the rights to the kingdom.

All his beloved subjects, scurry about to find an eligible bride. Prince Philip is pining for a beautiful peasant girl named Kahlan, and the evil Queen Malice is desperately trying to off her evil daughter, Princess Anastasia, to the kind-hearted Prince Philip. Will there be a marriage as well as a birthday on this momentous day?

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Advance Discount Tickets are now available!
Join us for another incredible season at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire! Order your tickets now and you'll save a few dollars off the gate price, plus we'll mail them right to your door, or they can be waiting for you at the Will Call window when you arrive

Enter our Photo Contest!
Each year our patrons submit hundreds of photos for our annual Photo Contest - winners receive passes to the faire and prizes from our souvenir shoppe and have their photos posted here. This year we're accepting artwork and illustrations as well, so if you have a good eye or a creative hand and love the festival, read through the rules and bring your camera to the faire.

Sign up for our eMailing List!
The Great Lakes Medieval Faire Newsletters are sent out several times throughout the year to inform subscribers about ticket sales, special events, and general happenings with the Faire - in fact, they're now the only way to find out about our seasonal ticket discounts! The newsletters are sent out infrequently, but are packed with lots of great information and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Entertainment Abounds!
Experience the variety of entertainment: marvel at magicians and fire-eaters, gasp with dynamic swordplay, and guffaw at marvelous jesters. Enjoy succulent period delicacies, washed down with a variety of ice-cold beverages. And between shows, browse through one of Ohio's largest open-air juried Artisan and Craft markets, displaying hand-made crafts such as jewelery, leather goods, and clothing from across North America. Our village marketplace boasts over one hundred of the country's finest artisans and craftfolks as they create and sell their wares: jewelery, customing, candles, clothing, baskets, boots, silks, swords, toys, pottery, stained glass, trinkets, and more!

Vendors, merchants, and artisans!
We are now accepting applications for the upcoming season. Go to our Craft Artisan page for more details.

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