Landing page and website design for Celtic Fest Ohio 2016

web design + development


The Ohio Renaissance Festival is branching out and holding new events at the OREN festival grounds year round starting with Celtic Fest Ohio in 2016. With the date of the festival fast approaching they needed a “quick build” site that would get the word out and bring in the crowds.
The Audience: The main audience was families looking for a fun, exciting, family friendly event for a summer weekend as well as the Ohio Renaissance Festival crowd the client already had a connection with.
The Tone: Since the client was competing with many free festivals in more accessible regions of the state the look and tone of the site needed to convey the size and high-end aspect of this one of a kind event.

Created under the Lion + Panda Firm


The site was designed with module blocks that could be built once and combined in multiple arrangements as each page needed. This made the site easy to build, expand, and maintain so the site went up quickly to take maximum advantage of the short time they had to sell tickets. Subtle plaid and Celtic knot patterns as well as the choice of an Oldstyle typeface for headings added the heritage aspect, while edge to edge background images, module design, and liberal margins brought the modern high-end aspect of the event to the site.



Dayton, Ohio

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