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Celtic Fling

Celtic Fling & Highland Games

Throughout the centuries, the tradition and charm behind the music, dance and stories of the Celtic peoples have captivated the world. The contributions of the Irish, Scots Welsh, Cornish, Manx, Bretons, and Galecians/Asturians not only fill libraries and castles but also pubs, homes and our hearts. The Celtic Fling & Highland Games, as an unbridled celebration of Celtic Culture, offers a first-hand tour of these compelling cultures as it salutes both traditional and contemporary Celtic heritage. Delight your senses with the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this rollicking Celtic celebration. Enjoy traditional pipe bands, modern Celtic rock bands, and everything in between, plus delicious Celtic cuisine, fresh brewed ales, wines, ciders, and more!

Date, Times & Tickets

Saturday & Sunday, June 22 & 23, Gates Open at 11AM
Plus Friday Kick-Off Concert, June 21 • Gates Open at 5PM
2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545

Single Day Admission (Valid Saturday OR Sunday)
General Admission: $33.95
Children (5-11): $13.95
Children (4 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required
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Two-Day Tickets (Valid Saturday AND Sunday)
Only Available Online

General Admission: $48.95
Children (5-11): $20.95
Children (4 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required
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Friday Night Concert Tickets (Valid Friday Only)
General Admission: $29.95
Children (11 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required
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Add a Celtic Fling Glass Mug (20oz) to Any Celtic Fling Ticket Order!
$17, Includes First Fill

• Tickets are date specific and must be reserved in advance. There are a limited amount of tickets per date and they may sell out.
• Tickets were available for purchase on the Virtual Box Office.
• Tickets are sold only through this website's Box Office and not through third-party sellers.
• Celtic Fling is a Rain or Shine Event



Ticket Exchange Policy

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Following the World Health Organization's declaration on May 5 to the end the COVID global health emergency and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) expiring on May 11, 2023, the ticket no-refunds policy is being upheld in cases of positive Covid testing. Tickets may be exchanged per the Ticket Exchange Policy if applicable.
  • Exchange Requests must be made via the online Box Office Help Request or by email to BxOffice@PaRenFaire.com. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Exchange Requests will be reviewed during Box Office hours, Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one event to another.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to a future year. Unused expired tickets are null and void.
  • Approved Exchange Requests will be processed and an email confirmation with new ticket links sent to the associated box office account email.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Complimentary Tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Outdoor Events at Mount Hope are rain or shine events. Exchanges will not be made due to weather.

Groups at the Celtic Fling

We are happy to welcome groups to the Celtic Fling at Mount Hope! With unique entertainment/activities, the Celtic Fling is the perfect place to bring your group. Please visit the Group Sales Page for more information (for groups of 15+).

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.

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Celtic Fling Entertainment

Celtic performers will fill the Shire with music throughout the day from various stages throughout the fairegrounds while Traditional Pipe & Drums setting the stage for a grand weekend! Compete in fabulous contests or watch as others compete in the Annual Highland Games. Step back in time and learn about Celtic styles, traditions, handicrafts and more with the Shire's Living History or stop by the Clans & Societies booths to learn about Celtic influences on American culture. Irish Dancers and Gaelic Sports will fill the Shire and will make your visit an unforgettable experience!

2024 Friday Kick-Off Event

The 25th annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope kicks off on Friday, June 21 at 5PM with the Celtic Kick-Off Concert—featuring some of our favorite performers! Bring your appetite and enjoy delicious foods and refreshing beers, wines, ciders & spirits while listening to the live music. Gates open at 5PM.

Kick-Off Concert Ticket Pricing:
General Admission: $29.95
Children's Admission (Ages 11 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required
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The Young Dubliners

Globe Stage, 8:30PM

After thirty years as one of the world’s leading Celtic Rock bands, The Young Dubliners have begun work on their tenth studio album while still maintaining their busy tour schedule. With a solid line up, a new batch of songs and the help of their new agency, Skyline, The YD are excited to bring live music back into festivals, theaters and clubs around the world.

In recent years the Young Dubs have appeared twice on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak and many more.

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, that label can often be misleading. The Irish influence is certainly there, but it’s not the only influence that bursts through on their albums or live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “That was always the idea”, explains Roberts “The sound was intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though I am from Ireland, a lot of the music I listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when I got here, I got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up with.”

“Their sound defies categorization. The Young Dubliners can be seen as Ireland's answer to Los Lobos, with a similar combination of traditional folk music, raucous electric rock, and forward-thinking experimentation.” - Allmusic.com

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Barleyjuice

Globe Stage, 7:00PM

Barleyjuice is an internationally known Celtic Rock band from Philadelphia, PA. Formed in 1998, the band has borne seven albums of original and traditional Celtic songs, many of which have seen usage in popular television shows, films, and tons of Celtic radio programs worldwide.

The ayes have it - Barleyjuice is a grand group of talented tunesmiths and prodigious performers, and the absolute best time you can have at a concert without removing your kilt.

Poehemia

Poehemia

Globe Stage, 5:45PM

POEHEMIA delivers the best Celtic Rock! Formed alongside the docks of Baltimore's historic, industrial waterside community POEHEMIA brings a fresh interpretation to traditional and Celtic music.

Consisting of members with national, international touring and recording experience this power house combines top shelf musicianship with a one-of-a-kind stage show. The lads artistically blend traditional and modern instruments that cross generations and appeal to audiences of all ages.

Bands at the
June 2024 Celtic Fling

Celtic performers fill the Shire with music throughout the day! All bands will be playing both days of the Celtic Fling unless otherwise noted. Click here to view the Program including weekend Schedule & Map. *All information is subject to change.

Albannach

Albannach

Chessboard - 12:00PM, 3:00PM & 6:00PM
Founded in 2005, this Pipes & Drum band has taken the USA by storm. Their unique style, charismatic stage performance, and love for all things Scottish has drawn crowds from coast to coast. Albannach's primal drumming and precise piping stirs the soul of anyone who hears them - young and old! These folks ARE Highlanders! Scottish Warriors to the Core!

Celtic Revels

Celtic Revels

O'Malley's - 12:45PM, 3:30PM & 6:30PM
The Celtic Revels — the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire’s very own Celtic house band — returns to the stage! Founding members Jordan Bell and Delaney Hagy team up with fellow PARF alumni Pete Hedberg and Matthew Levy to feature some Faire favorites at Fling! Armed with theatre degrees and an eclectic array of musical instruments, they perform modern folk hits, ren faire bops, and general shenaniganery.

The Fitzgeralds

The Fitzgeralds

The Hart - 12:30PM, 3:15PM & 6:00PM
Meet the Fitzgeralds — a family group consisting of 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle and Step Dance champions. They are a rare combination of exceptional musicianship, mind-blowing step dancing, audience interaction, evident love of performing, and genuine sibling connection that resonates with audiences of all ages and sets this group apart.

Gaelic Mishap

Gaelic Mishap

Ball & Chain - 11:30AM, 2:15PM & 5:15PM
Gaelic Mishap is Maryland's premier Celtic Rock Band. Formed in 2010, this group blends unmatched vocals and iconic fiddling into Celtic rock, shanties, and traditional Irish tunes. Whether young or old, at a festival or in the pub, Gaelic Mishap will "wow" you with their original music while throwing surprises, or "mishaps", into the hits and covers you know and love.

Hold Fast

Hold Fast

Ball & Chain - 12:45PM, 3:45PM & 6:30PM
Hold Fast is a versatile six-piece band hailing from Harrisburg, PA blending genres of Celtic punk, Irish folk, and pirate rock. Their captivating, high-energy performance transports audiences to places where tales of the sea, songs of whiskey, and lessons on love and life are blended with precise musicianship, creativity, and Celtic pride. Exiles and mutineers all, Hold Fast gets a rebellion started and keeps it going long into the early morning!

House of Hamill

House of Hamill

Endgame - 11:15AM, 2:00PM & 5:00PM
International touring act House of Hamill is a fixture at festivals across the US, and have shared their music and stories on the country’s premier folk stages. Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.

Kilmaine Saints

Kilmaine Saints

Boarshead - 11:30AM, 2:15PM & 5:00PM
Kilmaine Saints is a band formed on good whiskey and bad intentions. The brainchild of two members of a Harrisburg Pipe & Drum band, they have continued to pound through blistering, high-energy live sets that keep people singing along, stomping their feet, lifting their pints and shouting for more. This explosive Celtic rock band from central PA will steal your heart, your spirit, and your pint when you're not looking.

Melissa Cox

Melissa Cox

The Hart - 11:15AM, 2:00PM & 4:30PM
"If the elves of the forest were having a rave, this is the music they'd be dancing to." Melissa Cox creates ethereal Celtronic soundscapes using looping technology, an arsenal of instruments, and her hauntingly powerful voice to blend Celtic, folk, electronic, trip hop, and World. Delivering spellbinding live performances she pushes the boundaries of Celtic music into the 21st century with feminine ferocity and honest, courageous lyricism

Michael Darcy and The Atlantic Tramps

Michael Darcy & The Atlantic Tramps

Globe - 12:30PM, 3:15PM & 6:15PM
In 2010, Michael Darcy packed up his songs and guitar, left his home in the green hills of Co. Clare, Ireland and journeyed westward across the Atlantic — to Toronto, Canada. Chasing adventure and devilment he fell in with three like-minded young music makers who would become 'The Atlantic Tramps'. Drawing from the well of rich Irish music that he grew up with and also being inspired by gritty American songwriters, Michael Darcy aims to create a whirlwind of folk traditions — where greengrass meets bluegrass.

Quittapahilla Highlanders

Quittapahilla Highlanders

Gate Opening - 11AM
Chessboard - 1:30PM & 4:30PM

Formed in 1995 as a military-style pipes and drums band. In honor of a past Pipe Major our uniforms emulate the Black Watch. We enjoy getting together to play the music of Scotland and Ireland and provide Celtic flair to events in our area. We rehearse in Annville, welcome new members, and offer lessons as well.

Seasons

Seasons

O'Malley's - 11:30AM, 2:30PM & 5:15PM
Five siblings create a fusion of Celtic and roots music on harp, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, fiddle, and more. Their original music has been featured on both national radio and television, and their six albums have received International recognition in Irish Music Magazine, Roots Magazine, Faith and Family Magazine, and more. Their fresh arrangements of classic Irish songs as well as original music will have you singing and clapping along!

Syr

Syr

Globe - 11:15AM, 1:45PM & 4:45PM
SYR is a unique Celtic Folk Rock band from Columbia, SC, taking inspiration from Celtic history, stories and myths, to create powerful songs with themes like battle, love, and victory. Front man Kyle MacCallum founded SYR on the belief that the rich heritage of the Celtic Nations and the Gaelic language could be brought to life in a contemporary musical style with broad audience appeal. From humble beginnings at pubs and local venues, SYR's high-energy performance has become a welcome addition to Celtic festivals and events across the US.

Waking Finnegan

Waking Finnegan

Boarshead - 1:00PM, 3:30PM & 6:30PM
Waking Finnegan, dubbed as "critically acclaimed" and "crowed pleasing" by Broadway World, has been performing theatres and festivals around New England and Canada. Waking Finnegan captures an audience with their compelling arrangements as well as visually with their stage presence and high energy antics. This band is guaranteed to be an experience so get your feet on the floor and pint in the air for Waking Finnegan.

2024 Celtic Fling Events & Competitions

You can compete at the Celtic Fling in some of the fun events and competitions listed below. Please Note: Sign ups take place 30 minutes before the start time at the location of the competition. You must sign up prior to the event to participate. Click here to view the Program including weekend Schedule & Map. *All events below are subject to change.

Kids in Kilts Competition

Discovery Garden - 12:00PM • There's nothing cuter than cute kids, except when they're wearing their kilts! All the wee Nipperkins (11 and under) that have donned a kilt for the weekend's festivities are invitied to participate for accolades and great prizes.

Wee Highland Games

Chessboard - 2:15PM • For Highlanders 11 years old and younger, bring your lassies and laddies for the opportunity to try their hands at the Celtic Fling’s Wee Highland Games. They'll test their strength under the Caber Noodle Toss, their agility with the Sheep Toss and their team work with the Tug of War. Everyone is Scottish at the Wee Highland Games and all are winners at the Celtic Fling.

Whole Nine Yards: Kilt Wearing Competition

Chessboard - 5:15PM • Strut your stuff or simply root for your favorite as up to 12 kilted competitors strive to earn your admiration, and great prizes too! Open for the first time to anyone who thinks they've got the stuff; see if any of them can go the whole nine yards! If you've got swagger in your pleats or just want a seat, you should join us for what promises to be the wildest Fling contest of the weekend.

Celtic Fling MC
Kids In Kilts Competition
Men in Kilts Compeition
Wee Highland Games

2024 Living History

The Celtic Fling brings history to life with demonstrations, re-enactments, traditional demonstrations and more! Click here to view the Program including weekend Schedule & Map. *All information subject to change.

Archery Through the Ages

Archery Through the Ages

Located Near Bosworth Field
Demo, 12:00PM & Tournament, 2:30PM

Bringing the history of archery and its world-wide application to life. We demonstrate not only how English long bows and wood arrows are made, but how and why they were such effective tools and weapons of war. Enjoy archery and long distance archery demonstrations throughout the day.

La Forge Blacksmith

Blacksmithing Demo

La Forge, 11:30AM, 2:30PM & 6:30PM
Hand-forged, combat ready Renaissance blades perfect for edge-to-edge stage combat. On-site blacksmith performing live, public demonstrations of forging iron over a 2,500° Fahrenheit fire. The iron will glow, and the water will sizzle! Weaponry also be available for purchase. For more information about La Forge, visit LaForge.site.


Catholic Mass

Catholic Mass

Barn & Barrel, 10AM Sunday Only
No ticket necessary for this event—All are welcome to take part in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass presented by The Diocese of Harrisburg. Special thank you to: Deacon Armando Torres (Director for Identity, Culture and Outreach), Fr. Stephen Kelley and Mary-Kate & Peter Lee from Seasons who made this liturgy possible and meaningful. HBGDiocese.org

Dragons Breath Glassworks

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Dragon's Breath Glassworks, 12:30PM, 3:00PM & 6:00PM
Working with a furnace that can reach 2,000 degrees, the Dragon's Breath Glassworks team creates beautiful and functional glass art right before your eyes. Stop by throughout the day for live demonstrations, or to purchase their affordable, hand-crafted wares. Like them on Facebook.

Blow your own glass! Create art with the guidance of our instructors. Choose between a glass flower, paperweight, ornament, or pumpkin. This is a 1 on 1 experience and takes roughly 20-30 minutes. Reservations available every half hour each Faire day beginning at 11:30 AM. One person/class - $65 • Click here to purchase tickets. Please note: A corresponding date specific ticket must be purchased for the Celtic Fling & Highland Games to gain access to the Glassblowing Class.


Guts and Glory

Guts & Glory

O'Malley's, 1:45PM & 4:30PM
Join Argyle Douglas, as he weaves comedy and storytelling into a cooking demonstration of Scotland's most famous dish, Haggis. This exhibition features an authentic Scottish "plushie" sheep happily providing authentic "plushie" organs thus enabling everyone to savour the experience without any worries about "nasty bits". It is a Scottish Comedy, Culture, & Cooking show. The only show on the shire with the guarantee that, "You will laugh until you stop". It may happen at other shows, but I guarantee it will happen here.

Hooley School of Irish Dance

Hooley School of Irish Dance

Endgame, 12:45PM & 3:45PM
Irish dance is a journey, and we encourage our dancers to be positive and goal-oriented as they take steps and leaps forward. The Hooley School believes in helping each dancer achieve their goals and dreams for Irish dance. While each dancer has unique challenges to conquer, they can all achieve success if they are willing to work hard and develop their passion. Learn More


Irish Harp

Legacy of the Irish Harp

Various Locations Throughout the Day
Robert Mouland has been playing Traditional Irish Music for more than 40 years. You can see him wandering about the grounds in a small wooden cart performing on fiddle, whistle and Irish uilleann pipes. As he plays, small puppets called marionettes a' la planchette dance on a board while suspended from a single string. They have been seen throughout Europe for at least four hundred years. Click to learn more: WireHarp.com

Irish Storytelling

Irish Storytelling

Swashbuckler Stage Throughout the Day
Cathy Jo Smith has been sharing Irish and Irish-American stories, songs and history across the Midwest for almost 20 years. Whether its tales of the Fair Folk or ghosts, stories of magic or medicine, she can surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Learn more about her and the stories she tells at IrishTeller.com.


Irish Wake

Irish Wake

Swashbuckler Stage Throughout the Day
The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the best known funeral traditions associated with Ireland. AS long as there have been Irish people, there have been wakes—both traditional and "American Emigration." The period between a death and a burial was a time for both mourning loss and celebrating life. Learn more at: IrishTeller.com.


2024 Celtic Clans & Socieities

Celtic Clans

A clan is considered to be a group of families that are affiliated by geography or marriage or political necessity. Celtic folk frequently use the term “clan,” but no specific definition of the term is accepted by all authorities. The word itself is Gaelic for "children" and was also used as an equivalent for "family."

In addition to offering name lists to search through, you’ll be able to explore clan histories and the work the societies are doing. Interesting fundraising merchandise for sale may include baked goods, books, music, T-shirts, kilts and tartan. Stop by and learn more about the programs and plans the clans and societies have for increasing the awareness of Celtic influences on American culture.

You’ll find many clans and societies represented at the Celtic Fling. Look up your surname and become familiar with the worthwhile missions the clans and societies maintain. If your clan is interested in attending the 2024 Celtic Fling & Highland Games, please call 717-665-7021 or click here to fill out the contact form.

2024 Highland Games at the Celtic Fling

Annual Sanctioned Highland Games

11AM-7PM, Joust Arena as Bosworth Field
Saturday, Open Men Comp (Men under 40 with multiple levels of experience)
Sunday, Men Over 40 & Women

Professional competitors are assigned points according to their placement in each Heavy Event. The athlete with the best overall combined performance earns the title "Athlete of the Day." So recognized, the Athlete Of The Day earns an automatic berth in the East Coast Championships in The Plains, VA at Great Meadow Field Event Center. The Athlete is also presented a symbolic Highland Claymore sword.

M.A.S.A. (Mid-Atlantic Scottish Athletics) was founded in 1999 by Heavy Events Athletes and Judges in the Mid-Atlantic region of the eastern United States to organize and promote the Heavy Events. M.A.S.A. is now the official sanctioning organization of the majority of the Heavy Events competitions held in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. If you or your organization would like to find out about having a M.A.S.A. sanctioned Heavy Athletics competition please use the contact information at HeavyEvents.com


Heavy Events

Scots have tested their strength against each other at Highland gatherings for centuries. King Malcolm Canmore, who began his reign in 1057, is credited with initiating crude forms of today's Scottish Highland Games athletic competition as a means of improving the abilities of his military. While the games had become festive occasions by the sixteenth century, they were still seen as a way for kings and chiefs to choose the best men for their retinues. Learn more by clicking the event names below.


Similar to our modern-day shot put, using a stone weighing 16 to 28 pounds instead of a steel ball. Each contestant is allowed a 7.5 foot “run-up” to the toe-board.
Athletes throw metal weights with a chain or handle attached in a toss for maximum distance. A 9-foot run-up is permitted, but the most popular throwing form is similar to that of the discus. Best throw out of three counts.
A round metal hammer head weighing 22 pounds with a cane staff is thrown for distance. The athlete’s feet may not move until he releases the hammer. Best of three throws.
A weight, with handle attached, is tossed over a bar raised between two standards. The bar is initially set at a height agreed upon by all competitors. Using only one hand, each athlete has three attempts to clear the bar at each level. Of course, the event goes on until only one is left who has cleared the bar.
This is the centerpiece for modern Highland Games and remains a true test of not only brute strength but timing and balance as well. We note constantly that Caber winners are not necessarily the largest athletes on the field. The Caber itself is a tapered log, approximately 19 feet long, weighing up to 130 pounds. The athlete hoists it up, folds his hands under the end whilst cradling it against the shoulder. The log is then heaved, hopefully, up and over to “ground” its heavy end so that it falls forward. Judging is based as if one were looking at a clock. The closer to “Noon” the Caber lands, the higher the score.
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Highland Games
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Highland Games

2024 Celtic Fling Merchandise

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

Celtic Merch

2024 Celtic Fling

Featured Merchandise

20oz Celtic Glass Mug
Available for preorder on the Virtual Box Office. This 20oz Glass Mug features the classic Celtic Fling logo. Quantities limited - don't miss out! $17, Includes First Fill. Directions for picking up glass(es) during the Celtic Fling event will be emailed to purchasers prior to the event dates. Guests must show the glass voucher with their admission ticket when picking up their glass(es).

Official T-Shirt
Commemorate your visit to the 2024 Celtic Fling at Mount Hope with the official T-Shirt featuring all of your favorite musicians appearing at the festival in a fun style on the back. Available for purchase at Informistress or at the Mount Hope Wine Shop. Sizes subject to availability.

Merchants at the 2024 Celtic Fling

A variety of Celtic merchants will join us at the Fling to showcase their unique wares and traditional crafts. All information is subject to change. Please continue to check back as the merchant list is updated.

Interested in becoming a Celtic Fling merchant? Click here for more information!


A Touch of Magic

Artisan/Merchant

Handmade Goods with a Fairy/Dragon/Magical Flair

Abbey Scriptorium

Artisan/Merchant

Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library

Adventurer's Guild

Service

Escape Room, Puzzle Shop, D&D Adventures & More!

American Highlander

Artisan/Merchant

Kilts and Clothing

Archer's Cheese Kitchen & Pantry

Food/Drink

Assorted Cheese Menu Items

Archery Through the Ages

Service

Archery Demonstration and Hand-Made Longbows

As You Like It/Up Your Kilt

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More

Be More Golden Permanent Jewelry

Artisan/Merchant

Custom Fitted Jewelry, Welded on the Spot

Be Steel My Heart

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy, Licensed Swords

Brain Vessel

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafter Co-Op

Candy Emporium

Food/Drink

Assorted Candy Goods

Canes Enable

Artisan/Merchant

Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks

Captured Curls

Artisan/Merchant

Unique Hair Accessories

Catskill Moccasins

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear

Celtic Corset Company

Artisan/Merchant

Corsets, Women's Kilts, Corset Dresses, Skirts

Celtic Treasure

Artisan/Merchant

Brewery Apparel, Jewelry, Hats

The Chaotic Gingers

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy Goods for Everyday Life

Cheesesteaks

Food/Drink

Fresh Steak or Chicken Sandwiches

Chimes and Charms

Artisan/Merchant

Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares

Chimes and Charms II

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Wearables by Local Arists

Corsets & Cogs

Artisan/Merchant

Specializing in Victorian, Steampunk, Renaissance & Fantasy Goods/Clothing

Crone's Enchanted Cottage

Artisan/Merchant

Witchy Creations and Mystical Stoneware

Crown & Comb

Artisan/Merchant

Honey, Honey Accessories, Bee Decor

Crown Jewels

Artisan/Merchant

Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls

The Curio Cabinet

Artisan/Merchant

TBD

DaVinci's Workshop

Artisan/Merchant

Glassblowing Classes, Paint Your Own Pottery & Such

Delighted Eye & Sign of the Rose

Artisan/Merchant

Headwreaths and Wares for Home and Garden

Denyan Designs

Artisan/Merchant

Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Artisan/Merchant

Glass Wares, Demonstrations, and Classes

Dragon's Treasure / Wax Hands

Artisan/Merchant

Make Your Own, Take-Home Wax Hands

Dreadmors Plunder

Artisan/Merchant

Custom Hand-Made Leather Costuming

Dress Your Dreams

Artisan/Merchant

Clothing for All Good Gentles

Duck & Cover

Artisan/Merchant

Armor and Child Friendly Swords

Dungeon Museum

Service

Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon

Earthly Leather Design

Artisan/Merchant

Unique Leather Wares

Emerald Castle

Artisan/Merchant

Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, and More

Emperor's Needle

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Goods

Enchanted Forest

Artisan/Merchant

Children's Toys, Wind Spinners, Soaps

Esoteric Empath Soap

Artisan/Merchant

Artwork, Besoms, SpellJars, Crystals, Decor & More

Fairie Fluff

Food/Drink

Fresh Cotton Candy

Fairie Tailor

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Painted Capes

Fantasy Face Painting

Services

Unique Face Painting and Henna

The Fight Circle

Service

Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel

Fionna's Fineries

Artisan/Merchant

16th Century Apparel for the Fanciful Traveler

Fireball Designs

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Airbrush Tattoos & Tees

Fleur Di Lis Teas

Artisan/Merchant

Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts

Flora & Folklore

Artisan/Merchant

One-Of-A-Kind, Celtic Wrapped Pendants

Forever Amber

Artisan/Merchant

Exquisite Amber Jewelry

Forever Mine Forever Yours

Artisan/Merchant

Gems, Rocks, Pendulums & Such

Fortune's Favour

Service

Tarot Card Reading and More

Full Moon Candle Garden

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Poured Candles and On-Site Candle Carver

Full Moon Ventures

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic and Magic Delights

Got Chocolate LLC

Food/Drink

Giant, Soft Baked, Organic & Natural Cookies

Grubb Garth & Greenery

Artisan/Merchant

Herbs, Incense & Garden Art

The Hallowed House

Artisan/Merchant

Special Pieces for Your Most Hallowed Spaces

Harlequin Shoppe

Artisan/Merchant

TBD

The Horn Shoppe

Artisan/Merchant

A set of Horns to Suit Every Personality

Imaginarium Gallery

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Sculpted Puppet Creations

The InFamous Welsh Cookie Company

Food/Drink

Traditional Welsh Cookies

Informistress

Service

Information Booth & Official Celtic Fling Merch

Ironworks Pottery

Artisan/Demonstrator

Hand-Sculpted Ceramics

Jerky

Food/Drink

Assorted Flavored Jerky

Juggling Sticks

Artisan/Merchant

TBD

Kilted Suds

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Soaps

Knight's Coffer

Artisan/Merchant

Antique Trunks, Maps, Shields & More

The Lady's Dept

Artisan/Merchant

High Quality Jewelry

LaForge

Artisan/Merchant

Live Blacksmith Demos

The Leather Lair

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes

Little Shop of Holdings

Artisan/Merchant

Boxes, Lockets and Such

Merlin's Magic

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares

Midnight Orchid Design

Artisan/Merchant

Handmade bellydance, renaissance, celtic, steampunk and viking style up cycled clothing

Misty Mountain Gaming

Artisan/Merchant

Assorted Dice Sets

New Lunar Light

Artisan/Merchant

Ethically Sourced Crystals and Stones

Obscura

Artisan/Merchant

Jewelry and Unique Gifts

Oh, Jessa!

Artisan/Merchant

Assorted Garb

Oh My Goddess

Artisan/Merchant

Unique, One-of-a-Kind Gifts, Specialties, and Finds

O'Sullivan's Fur Shed

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts

Once Upon a Con-Artist

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted & Painted Products

Pandora's Locks

Services

Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire

Papa Bear Studios

Artisan/Merchant

Woodworking

Peasant Bread

Food/Drink

Funnel Cake, Peasant Bread, and Lemonade

Perth Pewter

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Poured Pewter and Accessories

Q Heart 3

Artisan/Merchant

Wearable Clothing with a Renaissance Flair

Queen's Creamery

Food/Drink

Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes

Rabenwald Metalsmything

Artisan/Merchant

Handmade/Forged Jewelry, Home Accessories & More

Realm and Reason

Artisan/Merchant

Electroformed Crystal Jewelry

Red Falcon Accessories

Artisan/Merchant

Hats, Feather Work, and Tapestries

Red Falcon Armouries

Artisan/Merchant

High-Quality Leather Armour and Accessories

Red Wyvern Studio

Artisan/Merchant

Unique Renaissance, Steampunk & Victorian Hats

Reinamor Art

Artisan/Merchant

Pyrography & Mixed Media Art

Roses by Emperor's Needle

Roaming Basket

Leather Roses

Roses by Enchanted Forest

Roaming Basket

Soap Roses

Roses by La Forge

Roaming Basket

Copper Roses

Royal Family Jewellery

Artisan/Merchant

Silver Adornments

Sabers, Staffs & Sticks

Artisan/Merchant

Sabers, Staffs and Sticks Galore!

The Scarlett Rose

Artisan/Merchant

Boldly, Beautiful Hats and Accessories

Scottish Store Online

Artisan/Merchant

Kilts, Bagpipes, and More

The Shepherd's Knot

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic, Irish, Scottish Apparel & Goods

Sherwood Fineries

Artisan/Merchant

Costume Rentals and Sales

SparkleWish Creations

Artisan/Merchant

Wishing Wands & Seasonal Dandelions

SparkleWish Creations II

Roaming Basket

Handmade Dandelions that Sparkle and Shimmer

Steak on a Stake

Food/Drink

Beef, Chicken or Shrimp

StoryBrook Hollow

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy Creatures

Thorned Rose Gifts

Artisan/Merchant

Coasters, Earrings, Phone Stands, Etc.

Tomboy Togs

Artisan/Merchant

Embroidered Felt Accessories

Utopia Armory

Artisan/Merchant

Chain Mail and Metal Works

Vadym Photography

Service

On-Site Portraits

Whistle Bird Cart

Artisan/Merchant

Assorted Whistels

Wish Bottle Cart

Artisan/Merchant

Choose a Potion, Make a Keepsake

The Wreck Room

Service

You Buy It, You Break It! Smash a Variety of Glassware

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 fill out the contact form below.

General Information

The event is located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire—15 miles north of Lancaster and 13 miles east of Hershey. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545.
There is plenty of free parking and attendants will direct you when you arrive at the festival.
Friday Kick-Off Event, June 21 - 5PM to 10PM
Saturday & Sunday Main Events, June 22 & 23 - 11AM to 9PM
Sunday Brunch & Catholic Mass, June 23 - 10AM to 11AM
*Hours subject to change
Arrive at least 20 minutes before opening (Saturday & Sunday, 11AM • Friday, 5PM) for the best chance for a speedy entry.
We will be celebrating all things Celtic on our 35-acre Shire, so there are plenty of events to keep you occupied! Enjoy live music that ranges from traditional pipe bands to modern Celtic rock bands, and everything in between. Taste delicious Celtic cuisine, fresh brewed Swashbuckler ales, a wide variety of Mount Hope wines and so much more! There will be numerous activities for kids and adults alike, so the Celtic Fling is truly a festival for the whole family!
Re-entry is permitted at the Celtic Fling. Be sure to have your hand stamped as you are leaving the gates to ensure readmittance.
The festival accepts most major credit cards and cash for ticket sales. We do not accept personal checks for ticket sales. The festival offers three ATMs on premises and one in the Wine Shop.

Please note that all food booths, bars and some merchants on the Shire are cash-only. There are multiple ATMs available throughout the fairegrounds.
Enjoy delicious foods from various Royal Kitchens throughout the grounds! Plus fresh Swashbuckler Ales, Lancaster County Ciders, Mount Hope Wines and Signature Spirits Distilling Cocktails at our Pubs and Pourhouses!
No outside food, beverages (with the exception of one factory sealed bottle of water which can be refilled at the water fountain at the Privy Lane Privies or by request where soda is sold) or coolers are permitted to be brought onto the grounds of Yuletide at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

However, exceptions are made for Guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula. Guests with special dietary needs should print and complete the Visitor Allergen Card and present it at the Customer Service Window at the front gate when they arrive at the Faire for approval to bring in special dietary foods for the individual only. The Visitor Allergen Card will be put on file at the First Aid Station.

The site does not have separate allergy-friendly kitchens and is unable to guarantee that a menu item is completely free of allergens. Our menu items are reliant on supplier ingredient labels, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contents of each food item. Allergen advisory statements (e.g., “may contain") are not regulated. It is ultimately up to the individual's discretion to make an informed choice based upon their individual dietary needs.

Guests to Yuletide may also have their hand stamped at the front gate to return to their vehicle and return to the fairegrounds as they wish.

Click here to download the Visitor Allergen Card.
Please download the Official Weapons Policy PDF for full details.
Proper attire is required when attending the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for the duration of your visit. While we encourage creativity and permit costumes from all eras and fantasy realms, we must maintain an environment suitable for guests of all ages. Shoes are required. Clothing that depicts rude, vulgar, and offensive language or images is not permitted. Clothing in multiple layers is subject to search. Full face masks are permitted but must be removed if requested. We reserve the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could distract from the experience of other guests. Patrons in violation of our dress code will be asked to leave and escorted from the festival grounds.
Please do not. To distribute other materials on site is in violation of our no-soliciting rule. Distributing products (especially those intended as edibles) without a waiver on-site is in violation of state law and contrary to the application process that each member of our Shire Marketplace undergoes to continue to offer quality artisan goods.

Patrons in violation will be asked to leave and escorted from the festival grounds.
Please be respectful of the performers and staff. We invite our guests to interact with the performers and staff, but be mindful of their personal space and real human feelings. These dedicated professionals work to build interactive, magical environments for our guests and any form of intimidation, threat or harm to an employee or other guests will never be tolerated.

Guest Services

Mount Hope Estate & Winery and the Celtic Fling are an ideal location to spend your special events! Learn more about booking the Feasting Glen area for your next party on the Group Sales Page.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our Lodging Packages Page for specific information.
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.
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to sample from the wines 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.
Our mission is "Building interactive, magical environments that create unique and entertaining experiences for every guest, every time." Our goal is to provide a place for our employees to work and visitors to play in an atmosphere of inclusion, respect and safety. Self-expression is welcome with the understanding that intimidation, threat or harm to another person will never be tolerated. We value and respect the differences in our ever-expanding audiences and will continue to welcome everyone to this place of imagination, creativity and fun.

Ticket Information

Please see the About Section for the current ticket pricing, then purchase your tickets on the Virtual Box Office.

Admission includes all Celtic Fling shows and entertainment, including competitions (Please note: Competitions have limited capacity). Games, rides and food are not included.
To better serve our guests, we have eliminated the need for coupons to save on your Celtic Fling admission tickets.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office. Tickets are sold only through this website's Box Office and not through third-party sellers.
Yes, we are able to scan tickets from mobile devices. We ask that you please have your tickets loaded and ready to scan prior to coming to the Front Gate.
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.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Following the World Health Organization's declaration on May 5 to the end the COVID global health emergency and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) expiring on May 11, 2023, the ticket no-refunds policy is being upheld in cases of positive Covid testing. Tickets may be exchanged per the Ticket Exchange Policy if applicable.
  • Exchange Requests must be made via the online Box Office Help Request or by email to BxOffice@PaRenFaire.com. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Exchange Requests will be reviewed during Box Office hours, Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one event to another.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to a future year. Unused expired tickets are null and void.
  • Approved Exchange Requests will be processed and an email confirmation with new ticket links sent to the associated box office account email.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Complimentary Tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Outdoor Events at Mount Hope are rain or shine events. Exchanges will not be made due to weather.
Events are rain or shine. For the safety of the performers, shows may be altered due to the weather. Ticket exchanges and refunds are not available. 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.
Faire service staff and security are certified under the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Responsible Alcohol Management Program. Visible intoxication, as displayed by a "Visibly Intoxicated Person", is the standard by which certified servers determine intoxication. If Faire staff determines that a patron is intoxicated, the individual will be refused any further alcohol service, and designated as "VIP" by a mark made over the patron's over 21 stamp. Failure to comply with the refusal of alcohol service will result in removal from the Faire grounds without an admission refund.

Fairegrounds Information

The grounds are ADA accessible. Walking paths are paved, and handicapped seating areas are designated at all stages. Though the walking paths are paved, some stone and gravel areas may need to be travelled to reach vendor stands, merchandise booths and food stations. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available. Wheelchairs and scooters are not available for rental. Please be aware that while the Faire is paved, the terrain does present various hills and inclines. Please plan accordingly.

There is handicap parking available at the festival, just ask the parking crew to direct you to that area when you arrive.
For the well being of our guests, smoking is prohibited near stages and in audience areas. Your cooperation is appreciated for the comfort of all in attendance.
Pets are not permitted on the fairegrounds or inside the Mansion, with the exception of dogs during Dog Days at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (Saturdays & Sundays, August through October). Please do not leave animals in your car.
Local kennels:
Canine Country Club Inc.: 888 N Penryn Rd Manheim, PA 17545, 717-665-2710
Gochenauer Kennels: 995 Fruitville Pike Lititz PA, 17543, 717-569-6151
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.

Please Note: Service Dogs are always welcome. 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.
There are three different restroom locations, one outside the gates and two inside the gates. All three will be marked on the map that will be handed out during the festival.
Yes, multiple ATMs will be available on the festival grounds, as well as one located in the Wine Shop. Please check the map handed out day-of for specific locations.
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.
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 (Please call 717-665-7021 ext. 300).
Last call for all Pubs and Pourhouses is 7:00PM, with the exception of the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern Wharf Bar, which has a last call of 7:30. Most food stands and merchants close between 7:30PM and 7:45PM.

Contact Mount Hope

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