Saturdays and Sundays, July 9th through to August 14th, 2016
We're open 11am - 7pm, rain or shine!

Come celebrate with us at the 23rd 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!

Come join us this summer at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire!

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Mother's Day Sale!
The Faire means romance, gallant men on horseback, plus hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, and artwork - could there possibly be a better Mother's Day gift? So buy Mom a couple of tickets Great Lakes Medieval Faire and you can enjoy all of that (plus a whole lot more) together. And because Mom's always careful with her money we offer the Mother's Day Sale, the best price possible for tickets: a 2 for 1 special on our Daily Passes for both Adults and Kids. Order your tickets online now and we'll mail them right to your door.
Regular season ticket prices and group sales information can be found on our General Information page.

Operation Avaloch!
Become part of the Operation Avaloch Volunteer Guild - come join the crew and help us get the Village ready for our faire. Builders, painters, gardeners, cooks, or general cleanup, there is something for everyone who wants to contribute. Each donor who works at least 10 hours will receive a free one-day pass for the festival, and those who contribute 40 hours will earn a Season Pass. Operation Avaloch takes place every weekend starting Apil 23rd and runs until July 3rd, from 10am until whever we finish for the day (weather permitting). Please bring your own food and water. Weekday work is also available, with prior authorization. Come be a part of the faire that you love - for questions or further information please contact us at

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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