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BrewFest at Mount Hope

Join us for the 10th annual BrewFest at Mount Hope on the Grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery. Fill your sampling glass with beers from a variety of different breweries from across the country, while enjoying live music, various merchants, and complimentary food! Don't miss out on PA's premier craft brew festival!

Dates & Times

Taking place on May 12, 2018, BrewFest is comprised of 2 four-hour sessions; 11AM-3PM and 4:30-8:30PM. Each admission grants you access to one session of the festival, and includes sampling, food and entertainment!

Groups at BrewFest

We are happy to welcome groups to the BrewFest at Mount Hope! Group Rates (15 or more) must be purchased prior to Friday, May 11. General Admission: $47 (Reg. $55). To take advantage of the group rate or to reserve special accommodations such as bus parking, please call 717-665-7021 ext. 148 or visit the Group Sales Page.

Pick Up/Drop Off at BrewFest

Please consider using the Pick Up, Drop Off lots of the Mount Hope Parking Lot to alleviate traffic congestion at the beginning and ending of each session. Brewfest will post a map of the designated area prior to the event and the parking crew will direct drivers to these areas.

Carding Policy

Please Note: ALL ATTENDEES will be carded at the gate and must be over the age of 21 to enter BrewFest. NO ONE under the age of 21 will be admitted. This includes children, toddlers and infants. No refunds will be issued to patrons under the age of 21 attempting to enter the festival.


Please check back for 2019 ticket informtion.

Attending Breweries

Click the links below to learn more about the breweries that served up a sampling of their hand-crafted ales and ciders during the 2018 BrewFest! Interested in having your brewery participate? Check back in 2019 for more information!

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2018 Entertainment at BrewFest

The BrewFest at Mount Hope welcomes top-notch entertainers to provide the perfect backdrop on three stages throughout the festival! The BrewFest lineup regularly includes musical performers and merchant demonstrators.

Adam Blessing

Adam Blessing

Wharf, 12:30 & 6:00
Picnic Grove, 2:00 & 7:30

A fixture in Central PA's acoustic scene—lilting, almost jazzy folk songs

Nathan Landis Funk

Nathan Landis Funk

Ball & Chain, 12:30 & 6:00
La Forge, 2:00 & 7:30

Canadian/American musician and actor playing tunes from his upcoming EP.

Chris LaRose

Chris LaRose

Wharf, 11:15 & 4:45
La Forge, 12:45 & 6:15

Ranging from driving blues and upbeat 50's rockabilly to soulful acoustic originals

Mike McMonagle & the Opportunists

Mike McMonagle

Picnic Grove, 11:30 & 5:00
Wharf, 1:45 & 7:15

Performing an array of ditties ranging from traditional folk and roots rock-n-roll

Matt Miskie

Matt Miskie

Ball & Chain, 11:15, 1:45, 4:45 & 7:15

Specializing in singer/songwriters and folk/rock artists of 60's and 70's

Nathan Worster

Nathan Worster

La Forge, 11:30 & 5:00
Picnic Grove, 12:45 & 6:15

An eclectic mix of songs—both well-known and obscure gems

Dragons Breath Glassworks

Glass Blowing Demonstrations

Dragon's Breath Glass Booth, 12:00, 2:00, 5:30 & 7:30

Working with a furnace that can reach 2,000 degrees, the Dragon's Breath Glassworks team creates glass art right before your eyes. Stop by throughout the day for live demonstrations, or to purchase their hand-crafted wares.

BrewFest Merchandise

Don't forget to pick up your official BrewFest merchandise during your visit to the grounds of Mount Hope Estate! Items will be available at various booths throughout the grounds of BrewFest and be sure to stop by the Mount Hope Wine Shop for even more beer related merchandise!

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2018 Featured Merchandise

Official T-Shirt

Commemorate your visit to the 2018 BrewFest at Mount Hope with the official T-Shirt featuring all of your favorite breweries appearing at the festival in a fun style on the back. $18.95 ($19.95 for 2X/3X)

BrewFest Combo

Don't miss out on this unique combo—including the 2018 BrewFest t-shirt, logo'd hat and logo'd drawstring bag—Only $25 (Reg. over $37)!

Tasting Glass

Each general admission ticket receives a complimentary souvenir tasting glass. This is the only glass accepted to sample in during BrewFest. If you break your glass during the festival, replacement glasses will be available at Informistress or Royal Oui for $10.

2018 Merchants

BrewFest at Mount Hope welcomes a variety of merchants to the festival offering everything from food goods to beer merchandise. Throughout your day of beer tasting, check out a wide array of novelty tee shirts, unique hot sauces and marinades, flavorful cigars, re-purposed bottle crafts and more!

Interested in becoming a merchant at BrewFest? Learn more on the Merchant Inquiry Page!

The Bull Guys


Mechanical Bull Rides

Button Down the Hatches


Button Jewelry and Gifts

Center of Energy


Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and More

Crystal Cut Graphics


Custom Etched Glassware

Cynful Bliss


Alcohol Infused Desserts

D & L Re-Creations


Custom Gemstone Jewelry

Dr. T Shirt


One of a Kind T-Shirts

Dragon's Breath Glassworks


Affordable and Functional Glass Art

Emerald Castle Jewelry


Rings, Necklaces, and Bracelets All for the Weary Traveler

Emperor's Needle


Hand-Crafted Leather Goods

The Fight Circle

Games & Rides • Booth #524

Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel

Fleur Di Lis Tea & Gifts


Specialty Teas and Tea Related Gifts

Hats By Rebecca


Hats for Every Occassion

Hop Headz Gear


Originally Designed Street Wear, Graphic Tees and Apparel



Information Booth with PRF Related Gifts and Sundries

John Hay Cigars


Handcrafted Cigars and Accessories From here and Abroad

La Forge


Demonstrating Blacksmith Producing Swords and Other Weapons

MaD Design


Etched Glassware - "No One Should Drink Out of a Plain Glass!"

Mr. & Mrs. Jerky


Authentic Western Style Meat Products

Original Pennsylvania Pickle Company


Pickles and Sauces

Pallet Creations by Scott


Handcrafted Wood Creations

Red Hawk Premium Peppers


Hot Sauces, Hot Pepper Jams, Spice Rubs, Dried Powders, and Hot Pepper Seeds

Rook's Gambit


Board Games, Dice, and Wands

The Royal Oui


PRF Related Gifts

Ruth Roy's Herbs


Potpourri, Lip Balm, Herbs, Lotions, Incense, and More

Splinter Lip Mug Company


Custom Wooden Mugs

Sullivan's Fur Shed


Hand-Crafted Pelts, Hats, and Bags

Torchbearer Sauces


Tasty Condiments, Fiery Hot Sauces, and Tasty Recipes

Uglie Acres


James, Jellies, Butters and Toffee

The Wreckroom


You Buy It, You Break It!



Silver Jewelry

BrewFest Raffle

Come support the Central PA Food Bank—Only $5 per Ticket or 3 for $10! Drawings at 2:30 and 8:00.

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Participating Businesses

Purchase a raffle ticket and enter to win great prizes ranging from brewery swag, beer and gift cards to prizes provided by the local merchants and businesses below!

Please Note: Tickets and gift cards will be mailed if ticket holder is not present. Baskets, swag, and other prizes will be redrawn if ticket holder is not present.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.

General Information

The event is located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. The first session is from 11AM-3PM and the second session is from 4:30-8:30PM.
Tasting beer is the focus of the festival, but there are other activities as well. Alongside the breweries there is local, live musical entertainment, a unique array of vendors selling beer related merchandise and a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy food and brews.
The purpose of our festival is to promote the breweries and showcase some of their flagship or seasonal brews. We cannot possibly have each brewery bring their entire selection. Each brewery that enters the festival is made aware of this policy, and makes a decision about which beers styles they want to promote.
Yes. Be prepared for beers to run out toward the end of the session. Why?

The festival requires a certain amount of beer from each the participants to place them on a level playing field. For a variety of reasons, some beers appeal to the sampling appetities ofmany, and therefore run out faster—so there is a good chance that the beer "everyone is talking about" will probably run out prior to the end of the session. We recommend you get around to sample from each brewery before hanging out for "seconds" at one brewery.
We are unable to designate which beers each brewery will bring, as this depends on production schedules, brewery preference and other factors beyond our contral. Brewery representatives and pourers will be able to give you information about each brew during the festival.
No. The only glass that can be used for sampling is the official BrewFest tasting glass. These glasses will be provided as you enter the festival.
Water and soda are available for free to all guests at all complimentary food booths. Free bottles of water are also available at the Hydration Stations located throughout the grounds.
Sampling is unlimited. However, we reserve the right to stop serving anyone who is visibly intoxicated.
The BrewFest at Mount Hope offers guests a variety of food options throughout the festival grounds. Enjoy a selection of free options, which you can visit as often as you'd like throughout the session! Learn more in the Menu section.

Please note that there are a few booths with items that have additional costs, which will be clearly marked in the BrewFest program.
There is a "last call" 15 minutes prior to the end of each session and taps close promptly at the end of each session. For the first session, last call is at 2:45PM and the taps are shut off at 3PM and for the second session, last call is at 8:15PM and the taps are shut off at 8:30PM. That means no more beer is poured after those times. Security will do a sweep after the taps close asking anyone left on grounds to vacate.
Animals are not allowed on the festival site except for service animals while performing their qualifying services.
No. All attendees must be 21 or older to attend the BrewFest. All attendees will be carded at the gate with no exceptions, and no one under the age of 21 will be admitted. This includes children, toddlers and infants. No refunds will be issued to patrons under the age of 21 attempting to enter the festival.
The festival accepts credit cards (Visa & Mastercard) and cash for tickets sales. We do not accept personal checks for ticket sales. Some of the vendors on grounds will accept credit cards where as some only accept cash. The festival does offer multiple ATMs on premise and one in the Wine Shop.
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to gain access to the festival. Valid ID includes a state issued driver's license or state issued ID card with photo, a passport, or a United States military identification card with photo. We are unable to accept any foreign driver's license. Note that the identification cannot be expired at the time of the festival.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our lodging page for specific information.
No, the BrewFest is a rain or shine event. There will be no refunds or exchanges because of weather.
No, once you come into the event you cannot leave and re-enter without paying again.
Breweries—Contact Jessy Hammel:
Vendors—Contact Carrie Wallace: BrewFest Merchant Inquiry Page or
Volunteers—Fill out the Volunteer Form, available in early Spring.
Possibly. Admission tickets are limited, and are available on a first come, first served basis. PLEASE NOTE: Online ticket sales close midnight the day before the festival. ONLY day-of tickets can be purchased at the gate after that time.

Ticket Information

With your admission ticket, you receive unlimited beer sampling, free food, live entertainment and access to an array of vendors selling beer-related merchandise.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office when they go on sale. Online ticket sales close midnight the day before the festival. If there are tickets still available the day of the festival you can purchase them at the Front Gate. Please note that tickets for this event are limited, and may sell out.
All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations.

Conditions of Ticket Sale

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Event tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. Once a ticket has been scanned at the Front Gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave. The bearer of an event ticket agrees to hold blameless and harmless Mazza Vineyards, Inc. or any of its affiliates, in the event of personal injury or loss or damage to property. The holder of the ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending the event, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event. You must be 21 or older to purchase or consume Alcohol.

Your ID will be verified before being served alcohol. Outside food, drink and pets are not permitted. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or firearms. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions of these conditions of ticket sale.

Fairegrounds Information

We will begin accepting volunteers in the early spring. Please visit the official BrewFest Volunteer page for more details.
For the well being of our gusts, smoking is prohibited near stages, under tents and in audience areas. Your cooperation is appreciated for the comfort of all in attendance.
Outside food and drink items are NOT permitted on the fairegrounds with the exception of water.
Food is included in your admission price! There will be a variety of different food items available throughout the festival.
Yes, the BrewFest is ADA accessible. There is handicapped parking available at the festival, just ask the parking crew to direct you to that area when you arrive. The fairegrounds offer paved paths with specially marked handicap seating areas at the stages.
There is plenty of free parking and attendants will direct you when you arrive at the festival.
Cars are permitted to stay parked in the lot overnight if the driver has been drinking and has found another way home. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
There are multiple restroom locations, both inside and outside the gates. The restrooms will be marked on the festival maps handed out at the gate.
The First Aid station is located near the backside of the festival grounds on Privy Lane. The station will be marked on the festival maps handed out at the gate.
Yes, there are multiple ATMs located throughout the grounds, as well as one located in the Wine Shop. The ATMS will be marked on the festival maps handed out at the gate.
Lost and found during the event will be located at the Informistress Booth directly inside the Front Gate. After the event it will be kept in the Wine Shop (717-665-7021 ext 129).

Volunteer at BrewFest

General Volunteering Information

2018 BrewFest at Mount Hope Volunteer Hours:
First Session: 11AM-3PM
Second Session: 4:30AM-8:30PM
First AND Second Sessions: 11AM-8:30PM

Volunteers will be placed into the following categories: Maintenance/Parking, Food & Beverage, Front Gate, Hospitality/Production, and Feis. All volunteers receive two complimentary 2018 PA Renaissance Faire tickets, and one free food voucher to any PRF owned stand.

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and will be asked to stay until all job duties have been completed. Volunteers will not be permitted to drink alcoholic beverages before or during the session. Limited number of volunteers accepted.

Physical requirements of volunteering include considerable standing and walking for up to 6 hours, lifting and carrying up to 15lbs, and navigating uneven terrain (hills, gravel, grass) Please be sure you can safely satisfy these requirements before volunteering.

Please check back for more information.

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