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It’s time to sink your teeth into this grub at the Ohio Renaissance Festival 

It is time to eat (and drink) your way through the 16th century. 

There'll be jousters, fire jugglers, blacksmiths and hundreds of other eye-catching sights at the 2018 Ohio Renaissance Festival, but you'll be no lord nor lady if you miss out on the grub that once gobbled.

Giant "turkey leggs" (and that's not a typo) are among the most glowing symbols of the festival held on a 30-acre, re-created 16th century village just down the road at 10542 East Ohio 73 in Harveysburg.

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Turkey leg: Hoist up a Turkey Leg, probably the most popular food du jour at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Plentiful and tender, these turkey legs are cooked to perfection at the Aleing Knight Pub, ready for you to sink your teeth right into the juicy meat. Prepare thyself for a non-stop, day-long adventure by visiting www.renfestival.com.

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Turkey legs are far from the only fare sold at the festival. Everything from fish and chips to hot apple dumplings to haggis to bangers and mash can be found there. But first, a few basics:

TIMES AND COST 

The festival will be staged from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28.

General Admission: Adults get in for $23 and children ages 5 to 12 are admitted for $9.50 at the box office. Children get in free on Tricks or Treats Weekend. Seniors are $21. Buy tickets here or purchase at the gate.

Turkey legs are a favorite at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. (Sumitted)

ALL OF THE DELICIOUS FOOD!

Below is  some 16th century-inspired food you can sink your 21st century teeth into at 2018 Ohio Renaissance Festival.

Here's a look at the food this popular attraction will be offering this season. Clearly, the food is one of the star performers. 

New this year the festival will be introducing light and fluffy crepes of varying preparations.

Gluten Free items are marked with a G and vegetarian food choices are marked with a V. 

THE CHOCOLATE RAVEN 

Handmade chocolates and fudge 

KJ’S CAJUN CUISINE 

Authentic cuisine from across the pond down-south 

 

ARCHIBALD DRAKE’S 

Fish & Chips 

 

JERUSALEM CAFE 

Authentic Middle Eastern cuisine including (GF) Jerusalem Mix, Wraps, (GF) Chicken Shawarma, (GFV) Falafel, (GFV) Hummus, (GFV) Stuffed Grape Leaves, Turkish Coffee, Baklava, (GF) Kabobs 

 

GARDEN OF EATIN 

Gourmet 8 oz burgers, Fresh cut potato fries served plain or loaded. 

 

MARCO POLO’S BISTRO 

Street Tacos 

 

THE QUEEN’S CREAM 

Premium Soft Serve Ice Cream 

 

1572 ROADHOUSE BAR-B-Q & 3 FOOLS PUB 

(G) Pulled Pork Sandwich or Platter, (G) Smoked Chicken Sandwich or Platter, Smoked Sausage or Platter, (V) Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, (V) Mac & Cheese, (V) Peach Cobbler, (V) Blackberry Cobbler 

 

EARL OF CORN 

(VG) Fresh Roasted Corn on the Cob 

 

KING’S NUTS 

(V) Almonds, (V) Cashews, (V) Pecans, Caramel Apples (with Nuts or Candy) and Lemonade 

 

ALEING KNIGHT PUB 

(G) King’s Weinie, Chicken or Beef Fajita Wraps, Haggis, Fingers & Tots, Tots Plain or Smothered, Fried Mushrooms, Onion Petals, Scotch Eggs, Spicy Fried Greenbeans, Fried Cheddar Cheese Curds, Stuffed Jalapenos, Strawberry Shortcake, Cheesecake 

 

DAVINCI’S PIZZA 

Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza by the Slice or by the Pie, Celtic Potato Pizza (Gluten Free crust available.) 

 

BREAD BOWL 

Mac & Cheese, Beef Stew, Potato Soup, Broccoli Cheese or Soup of the Day 

 

THE PLEASANT PEASANT 

(G) Turkey Legs, Bratwurst, 1/2 Pound Hot Dogs, (V) Impossible Burger, Waffle Cone Chicken, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, (VG) Baked Potato, (VG) Garlic Roasted Mushrooms, Fries, Onion Rings, Brownie Sundae, Apple Dumpling, Rainbow Cake, Cheesecake 

 

ROSE & CROWN 

(G) Turkey Legs, Chicken Fingers & Fries, Pot Roast Sundae, (V) Mac & Cheese Cupcakes, Loaded Fries, Steak Sandwich, Steak on a Stake, Teriyaki Salmon Sandwich, Apple Dumpling, Belgian Waffle Sundae 

 

PICKLE CART 

Seasoned Dill Pickles 

 

JERKY CART 

Seasoned Beef Jerky 

 

BOURBON CHICKEN 

Fresh grilled chicken covered in bourbon sauce and served on a bed of rice with gassy beans 

 

THE CORN CRIB 

Fresh roasted kettle corn 

 

JACK FROST’S ICE SHACK 

Shaved Ice (Sugar Free Syrups Available), Pineapple Dole Whip, Frozen Treats 

 

FAT FRIAR’S 

(V) Funnel Cakes with Sugar or Fruit Topping, Fried Twinkies, Fried Snickers, Fried Buckeyes, Fried Reese Cups 

 

THIRST QUENCHING BEVERAGES 

Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Sprite, Root Beer, Powerade, Water, Coffee, Teas, Monster Energy Drinks 

 

ADULT BEVERAGES 

Ballast Wench, Beringer Red, Beringer White, Brother’s Drake Mead, Budweiser, Bud Light, Cocktails, Coney Island Assortment, The Dirty Wench (Rum Punch), Erdinger Heffe, Guinness, Guinness Blonde, Harp, Hofbrau Original, Little Kings, Lost Coast Tangerine, Margaritas, Mary’s Revenge (Bloody Mary), Michelob Ultra, Michelob Amber Bock, Modelo Especial, Moscato, Old Smokey Tennessee Moonshine Cocktails, Pina Coladas, Red Stripe, Sam Adams 76, Sangria Slushies, Shiner Bock, Smithwicks, Strawberry Daquiris, Tafts Gaelic Ale, Tafts Nellies, Valley Vineyards Mead, Victory Summer Love, Woodchuck Hard Cider Assortment, Yuengling Light 

 

MUST-TRY REN FEST CLASSIC GRUB

BREADY, SET, BOWL! 

Minstel’s Mac & Cheese in a bread bowl: To prepare thyself with the energy needed for a day at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, you’ll want to load up on this delicious Old World treat. The hearty bread is baked fresh and topped with a cheese covered pasta that will make your mouth water. Prepare thyself for a non-stop, day-long adventure by visiting www.renfestival.com.

They kept things simple in the 16th century, so it should be no surprise that a place called the Bread Bowl would sell bread bowls. You'll find salads and a host of soups and stews. 

Soups include chili, Peasant's Potato Soup, Westminster Stew, Minstrel's Mac & Cheese and a spinach artichoke dip bowl.

The Bread Bowl is a popular spot when fall temperatures arrive, said Cheryl Bucholtz, festival spokeswoman.

HOT LEGGS 

Ohio Renaissance Festival attendee Seth Roshon of Baltimore, OH bites into a turkety leg on the Renaissance Park grounds in Harveysburg, Ohio Saturday. The 19th annual festival opened Saturday and will run on Labor Day then on 8 weekends (Saturday and Sunday) through October 19. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer 08/30/08

Did we mention the turkey leggs? We assume the extra "g" is because they are extra good and really big — about 2 pounds each. About 35,000 turkey leggs are sold each year. 

THE OTHER BIRD 

Turkey isn't the only fowl to be served at Ren Fest.

Bourbon chicken — grilled chicken covered in a bourbon sauce and placed on a bed of rice — is also among favorites. 

IN A PICKLE

The Pickle Guy” hawking pickles from his cart.

Who can pass up a seasoned pickle from a renaissance man? They are $2 each. 

JUST FOR THE GROWN-UPS

Archived photo promoting the 17th annual Ohio Renaissance Festival. (Submitted)

The festival features a new way to enjoy an adult beverage without the kids.

By popular demand, The Naughty Bawdy Pub Show, an hour of "bawdy humor, cigars, and ale for ages 21 and over" will be held each day from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the The Dirty Duchess. Admission is $15.  

During the Pub Crawl learn about all things Willy Nilly (the name of the festival’s beloved village) hosted by two saucy sisters. New this year, enjoy whisky tastings hosted by the Witches of Willy Nilly.

BBQ

1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q won two categories in the “Best of Warren County” balloting: Best Dish (ribs) and Best Locally Owned Restaurant. FILE (Staff Writer)

  

A few years ago, 1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q opened its doors to the public on the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. It has since grown and is open year-round for dinner Thursdays (5-8 p.m.) and Fridays (5-9 p.m.) and lunch and dinner Saturday and Sundays (12-8 p.m.)

The restaurant’s menu includes  Baby Back Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Smoked Sliced Beef.  

1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Q opened its doors to the public on the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival at 10542 E. State Route 73 near Waynesville.

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