Saturdays and Sundays, July 13th through to August 18th, 2019
We're open 11am - 7pm, rain or shine!

The Joust is Back!
After too long an absence, we are pleased to annouce the return of the joust, with Brothers in Arms Jousting - see our Entertainment Page for details.

Come celebrate with us at the 27th 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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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.
Regular season ticket prices and group sales information can be found on our General Information page.

Joan of Arc is here!
Joan of Arc has come to our beautiful village of Avaloch to enlist our help in her battle against the French King. Come join her band of brave followers as she courageously seeks the support of our own goodly King William and sets out to prove herself to him at our own Human Chess Match.

Throughout the day, along with Joan, explore the wonders of our exciting village. Laugh with the Washing Well Wenches, thrill to the excitement of the combat armoured Joust, and revel with our many delightful and merry musicians. Marvel at our numerous fine artisan craft shoppes. Test your mettle at challenging games of skill. And, after working up an appetite fit for a King, feast and quench your thirst at our many award-winning eateries.

Pirates, faeries, and knights abound in a day of family fun and dog-friendly festivities. At days end, join King William and Joan of Arc in rousing song as the whole village comes together to celebrate the day at our famous exuberant closing ceremony.

Come enjoy a day so wondrous that upon itís end, you'll think of nothing but your return to our fair village.

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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