Annual Premier Beer Event

Join us for the 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 shopping with various merchants, and enjoying delicious faire foods! Don't miss out on PA's premier craft brew festival!

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Dates & Times

Taking place on June 12, 2021, 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!

Ticket Information

Single-Session Admission (Must choose 11AM-3PM OR 4:30-8:30PM): $57

Please note: This is a 21+ event. 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.

To meet state and federal safety guidelines and manage our event capacities, all guests must reserve their date of visit in advance. There are a limited amount of tickets per date and they may sell out. Tickets can be purchase online on the Virtual Box Office.

Safety Initiative

Consistent with the most recent guidance from the PA Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, Mount Hope is pleased to update our safety initiatives designed to keep everyone safe - Download Guest COVID Policies (May 17, 2021). As guidance and requirements from various government agencies continue to evolve, so too, will we. Please check back to the website closer to the event and follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List for news and updates.

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

No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample from the wineries or consume alcohol. 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.

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, June 11. General Admission: $49 (Reg. $57). 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.

TICKETS CURRENTLY UNAVIALABLE


Please check back closer to the new year for details on the 2022 festival.

Attending Breweries & Cideries

Enjoy hand-crafted beers and ciders during the 2021 BrewFest from the companies below! Breweries subject to change without notice.

Official Merchandise

Don't forget to pick up your official BrewFest merchandise during your visit to the grounds of Mount Hope Estate!

BrewFest Merch

Featured Merchandise

Official Tasting Glass

Commemorate your visit to the 2021 BrewFest with a unique tasting glass—and is included with your admission!

BrewFest T-Shirt

Whether you love IPAs, Pale Ales, Stouts or something else, show off your level of appreciation of all things beer with this unique t-shirt!
Pre-orders are available via the Box Office with ticket orders. Deadine for shirt pre-orders - Noon, June 7

2021 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! Please check back as we continue to update our merchant list! All merchants subject to change.

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



Axe & Bear Trading

Artisan/Merchant

Everything for the Woodsman, Rangers, Adventurers, and Explorers

Bacon Jams

Food/Drink

Spreadable Bacon Jam

The Bull Guys

Service

Mechanical Bull

Chimes and Charms

Artisan/Merchant

Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares

Delighted Eye

Artisan/Merchant

Headwreaths and Wares for Home and Garden

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Artisan/Merchant

Glass Wares, Demonstrations, and Classes

Dress Your Dreams

Artisan/Merchant

Clothing for All Good Gentles

Duck & Cover

Artisan/Merchant

Armor and Child Friendly Swords

Earthly Leather

Artisan/Merchant

Unique Leather Wares

The Fight Circle

Services

Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel

Forever Mine

Artisan/Merchant

Gems, Rocks, Pendulums & Such

Informistress

Service

Information Booth with PRF Related Gifts and Sundries

John Hay Cigars

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Cigars and Accessories From Here and Abroad

La Forge

Artisan/Merchant

Live Blacksmith Demos

Mr. & Mrs. Jerky

Food/Drink

Fresh, Hand-Made Jerky

Norse Naturals

Artisan/Merchant

All Natural Beard & Body Products

RF Fineries

Artisan/Merchant

Embroidered Clothing & Special Gifts

Rooks Gambit

Artisan/Merchant

Board Games, Dice, Wands

Royal Family Jewellery

Artisan/Merchant

Silver Adornments

Sticks & Stones & Copper Bones

Artisan/Merchant

Wands, Gemstones, and Copper Wares

TorchBearer Sauces LLC

Food/Drink

Various Sauces & Condiments

Uglie Acres

Food/Drink

Home-Made Jams

Live Music at the 2021 BrewFest

The BrewFest at Mount Hope welcomes top-notch entertainers to provide the perfect backdrop throughout the festival!

Adam Blessing

Adam Blessing

Wharf Area
11:00, 1:15 & 4:30

A fixture in Central PA's acoustic scene, peddling almost jazzy folk songs with a beach-bum mellowness and a working-man's soul.

Nathan Landis Funk

Nathan Landis Funk

Wharf Area
12:15, 2:15, 5:45 & 7:45

Canadian/American singer and songwriter playing Billboard hits, Canadian and folk classics, and tunes from his upcoming album.

Chris LaRose

Chris LaRose

Chess Gazebo
11:45, 1:30, 5:15 & 7:00

His hard driving, foot-stomping songs and thundering voice conjure up ancestors of the blues, and breathes life back into the spirit of early American music.

Jules Schrader

Jules Schrader

Second Session Only
Picnic Grove, 4:45 & 6:15

Jules is an actor/musician based out of Lancaster, PA.

Casey Walton

Casey Walton

First Session Only
Picnic Grove, 11:15 & 12:45

Singer/songwriter from Lancaster, PA who makes every performance unique and personal. Playing cover songs from a variety of genres as well as her original songs.

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.
Tasting beer is the focus of the festival, but there are other activities as well. Alongside the breweries there is an 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. Only designated drinkware can be used for sampling.
Water and soda are available at all PRF owned food booths. Water will also be available at the Hydration Stations located throughout the grounds.
While sampling is unlimited, 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 (available closer to the event).
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.
We value all guests with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals should remain on a leash or harness and under the control of the owner at all times.

Mount Hope Estate adheres to the ADA's definition of Service animal found here. Please refer to ADA's frequently asked questions as it pertains to Mount Hope Estate events.
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 & Discover) for tickets sales on the Virtual Box Office. 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, 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.
Brewery Contract Form
Merchant Inquiries
• Email Erica@PaRenFaire.com for additional details, or fill out the Contact Form below.
Possibly. Admission tickets are limited, and are available on a first come, first served basis. No tickets will be sold on site on the day of the events. No exceptions.

Ticket Information

With your admission ticket, you receive unlimited beer sampling, free food and access to an array of vendors selling beer-related merchandise.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office. No tickets will be sold on site on the day of the events. No exceptions.
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

Unfortunately, Mount Hope will not be accepting volunteers for the 2021 BrewFest. If you would like to apply for employment, please visit PaRenFaire.com/General.html#Employment
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.
Yes, 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).

Contact Mount Hope

Use the form below or email: RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com
Please Note: Office Hours are Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM