Great Lakes Medieval Faire in Ohio

Jousting at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire in Geneva Ohio
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Each summer weekend, from early July to mid-August, an ordinary field in Geneva, Ohio transforms itself into the Medieval village of Avaloch.

For 16 years, the Great Lakes Medieval Faire has delighted Northeast Ohio residents and visitors with jousting, period dress, traditional food, and Medieval song and dance.

What Is It?

The Great Lakes Medieval Faire is six, distinct weekends of Medieval revelry, delectable "foodes", and traditional artisans. Many visitors dress and talk in period style, but you don't have to do that to enjoy the Faire. Each weekend has its own theme and a variety of entertainment and activities are scheduled to match that theme.

Events and Attractions

Events at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire include a juried arts and crafts show, live interactive entertainment, craft demonstrations, children's activities, games of skill, and food "fit for a king."

Theme Weekends

Each of the six weeks of the Great Lakes Medieval Faire has a separate theme.

Craft Artisans

One of the highlights of the Great Lakes Medieval Faire is the juried art and crafts show, featuring renaissance-style objects. In addition, there are costumed artists demonstrating their skills.

Hours and Admissions

The Faire is open Saturdays and Sundays, rain or shine.

Admission is offered for advance, online orders and a variety of multi-day and season passes are available.

Directions

The Great Lakes Medieval Faire is located in a shaded grove in Rock Creek Ohio, near Geneva. To get there, go seven miles south of I-90 on Route 534 (exit 218/Geneva), Rock Creek Ohio 44084.

Hotels

Hotels near the Great Lakes Medieval Faire include The Lodge at Geneva State Park and the Motel 6 in Geneva. There is also a Hampton Inn and a Sleep Inn located one exit east on I-90 from Geneva in Austinburg.