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 25 & 26, Gates Open at 11AM
Plus Friday Kick-Off Concert, June 24 • Gates Open at 5PM
2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545

Single Day Admission (Valid Saturday OR Sunday)
General Admission: $31.95
Children (5-11): $13.95
Children (4 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required

Two-Day Tickets (Valid Saturday AND Sunday)
Only Available Online

General Admission: $46.95
Children (5-11): $20.95
Children (4 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required

Friday Night Concert Tickets (Valid Friday Only
General Admission: $29.95
Children (5-11): Free, No Ticket Required
Children (4 & Under): Free, No Ticket Required

• 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

TICKETS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Ticket prices are listed in the Dates, Times & Tickets section above, as well as on the Virtual Box Office.

Celtic Fling Entertainment

Celtic performers will fill the Shire with music throughout the day from various stages throughout the fairegrounds while Traditional Pipe & Drums set the atmosphere 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!

Friday Kick-Off Event

The 23rd annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope kicks off on Friday, June 24 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
Purchase Your Tickets on the Virtual Box Office!

Scythian FNC Image

Scythian

8:30-10:00PM

Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience. Nashville's Music City Roots says Scythian is 'what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling', and the Washington Post claims "Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses." The foursome made up of Alexander Fedoryka (Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmonica), Danylo Fedoryka (Vocals, Guitar, Accordion), Ethan Dean (Vocals, Upright and Electric Bass, Percussion, Guitar) and Johnny Rees (Vocals, Drums, Percussion) brings various influences together to create a conglomerate which is technically precise and steeped in various folk traditions: The classically trained Fedoryka brothers grew up on Ukrainian folk music and bluegrass, while Ethan Dean was raised on the greats of 60's & 70's folk-rock. Lafayette LA raised Johnny Rees brings a Cajun backbeat to the Celtic-Americana fusion giving Scythian yet another dimension which keeps audiences entertained and moving. Scythian is coming off its most prolific year in 2020 with over 1,000 hours of live streams during the Covid Lockdowns, release of two new albums (Roots & Stones and Quaranstream: The Album) and four new music videos. You have to catch the live show to understand why The Cammel City Dispatch said of their Merlefest performance: "[Scythian gives] no quarter in their quest to entertain and bring a joy to their music that gives it an irony-free, wide open feel of manic possibility. The playing is technically brilliant, but it is the energy that carries the day."

Kilmain Saints FNC

Kilmaine Saints

7:00PM-8:00PM

Kilmaine Saints is a band formed on good whiskey and bad intentions. The brainchild of two members of a Harrisburg Pipe & Drum band, this project was originally created with the sole intent of getting them free beer at St. Patrick's Day shows in the central PA area (and might I add- mission accomplished). After incorporating the help of fellow members from the pipe band and other notable musicians from the area, they soon realized they were in for one hell of a ride. This explosive Celtic rock band from central PA will steal your heart, your spirit, and your pint when you're not looking.

House of Hamill

Rover's Way

5:45PM-6:30PM

Rover's Way is a musical duo taking their inspiration from the trad and folk traditions of the Celtic Isles, Newfoundland, Canada, and the US. Matt and Keira travel the country full time, performing at festivals and events. While most weekends you can find them on a Renaissance Festival stage, they are equally excited to entertain at the local pub, and jam at the local session!

Bands at the
June 2022 Celtic Fling

Celtic performers fill the Shire with music throughout the day! All bands will be playing both days of the Celtic Fling. Band schedules (stages and times) are listed below. Click here to view the Program including weekend Schedule & Map. *All information is subject to change.

Albannach

Albannach

Chess Stage - 12:00, 3:00 & 6:00
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.

Burly Celts

Burly Celts!

Ball & Chain - 12:45, 3:45 & 6:30
A high energy Celtic Quintet created for the 2021 Fling! This burly crew of professional musicians have been performing together in various combos for most of this century (and some of the last)!

Enter the Haggis

Enter the Haggis

Globe Stage - 12:30, 3:15 & 6:15
For the better part of two decades, Toronto's Enter the Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound.

The Fitzgeralds

The Fitzgeralds

Hart Stage - 12:30, 3:15 & 6:00
It is the 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.

Flannigan's Right Hook

Flannigan's Right Hook

Globe Stage - 11:15, 1:45 & 4:45
Based out of Kansas City, FRH plays a wide variety of music including high-energy Irish-infused-rock with just a dash of country and bluegrass and inspires all to renew their love for music.

House of Hamill

House of Hamill

Ball & Chain - 11:30, 2:15 & 5:15
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.

Quittapahilla Highlanders

Quittapahilla Highlanders

Chess Stage - 1:30, 4:30
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.

Rogue Diplomats

Rogue Diplomats

Boarshead - 11:30, 2:15 & 5:00
An Irish-American Pub Band based in New York City & Bethlehem, PA. Their unique blend of contemporary folk and traditional Irish music is delivered with charm and off-the-cuff humor.

Rover's Way

Rover's Way

Hart Stage - 11:15, 2:00 & 4:30
Musical duo taking their inspiration from the trad and folk traditions of the Celtic Isles, Newfoundland, Canada and the US. Matt and Keira travel the country full time, performing at festivals & events.

Screaming Orphans

Screaming Orphans

Boarshead - 1:00, 3:39 & 6:30
A genre-breaking, chart-topping all sister band from Ireland that is known worldwide for their award-winning sound, combining their original pop songs with a unique take on traditional Irish music.

Seasons

Seasons

O'Malley's - 11:30, 2:45 & 5:15
Five siblings create a fusion of Celtic and roots music on harp, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, fiddle and more. Their fresh arrangements of classic Irish songs as well as original music will have you singing and clapping along!

Syr

Syr

Endgame - 11:15, 2:00 & 5:00
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.

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 Stage - 12:00 • 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

Chess Stage - 2:15 • 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

Chess Stage - 5:15 • 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.

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.

La Forge Blacksmith

Blacksmithing Demo

La Forge, 11:30, 2:30 & 6:30
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: Jaclyn Curran, 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, 12:30, 3:00 & 6:00
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.

Guts and Glory

Guts & Glory

Hart Stage, 1:30 & 5:30
Join Sir 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". You will not only walk away enriched, you will have a new meal with which to impress your friends, as well as some jokes for the "office" or "school". This show is fun for the whole Family!

Hooley School of Irish Dance

Hooley School of Irish Dance

Endgame, 12:45 & 3:45
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

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

Mermaid 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

Mermaid 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.

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 2022 Celtic Fling & Highland Games, please call 717-665-7021 or click here to fill out the contact form.

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
Highland Games
Highland Games

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

Featured Merchandise

Official T-Shirt

Commemorate your visit to the 2022 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 Celtic Fling

A variety of Celtic merchants will join us at the Fling to showcase their unique wares and traditional crafts. Please continue to check back as we update the merchant listings. 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 Lit'le Irish, Too

Artisan/Merchant

Quality Irish Goods

Abbey Scriptorium

Artisan/Merchant

Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library

American Highlander

Artisan/Merchant

Kilts and Clothing

Arcade DaVinci

Games & Rides

Assorted Games

Archer's Cheese Kitchen & Pantry

Food & Drink

Assorted Cheese Menu Items

Archery Through the Ages

Demonstrator

Archery Demonstration and Hand-Made Longbows

As You Like It/Up Your Kilt

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More

Aubrey Brown Art

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy Artwork

The Aviary

Demonstrator

Have your questions answered by our longtime resident falconer, Ash Cary

Axe & Bear Trading

Artisan

Everything for the Woodsman, Rangers, Adventurers, and Explorers

Bacon Jams

Food/Drink

Spreadable Bacon Jam

Be Steel My Heart

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy, Licensed Swords

Beads & Ladies

Artisan

Trimmings for the Upper Class

Bird Whistle Cart

Artisan

Assorted Whistels

Blue Thistle Pottery

Artisan/Merchant

Pottery Sculpted Before Your Eyes

Brain Vessel

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafter Co-Op

Button Down the Hatches

Artisan/Merchant

Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts

Candy Emporium

Food & Drink

Assorted Candy Goods

Canes Enable

Artisan

Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks

Captured Curls

Artisan

Unique Hair Accessories

Casta Diva

Artisan

Hand-Made Corsets

Catskill Moccasins

Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear

The Celtic Bag Company

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic, Irish & Scottish Inspired Bags

The Celtic Cowboy

Artisan/Merchant

Tooled Leather Belts

The Celtic Exchange

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic Jewelry

Celtic Marketplace

Artisan

Unique Celtic Goods

Celtic Treasure

Artisan/Merchant

Brewery Apparel, Jewelry, Hats

Celtic Vibe

Artisan/Merchant

Fashion for the Modern Day Celt

Cheesesteaks

Food/Drink

Fresh Steak or Chicken Sandwiches

Children of Ireland

Artisan/Merchant

Children's Celtic Clothing

Chimes and Charms

Artisan/Merchant

Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares

Crone's Enchanted Cottage

Artisan/Merchant

Witchy Creations and Trinkets

Crown & Comb

Artisan

Honey, Honey Accessories, Bee Decor

Crown Jewels

Artisan/Merchant

Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls

Dandys and Divas

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Made Corsets and Vests

DaVinci's Ice

Food & Beverage

Human Powered Snow Cone Machine

Denyan Designs

Artisan/Merchant

Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More

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

Dungeon Museum

Artisan

Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon

Earthly Leather Design

Artisan

Unique Leather Wares

Electric Wood and Art

Artisan

Electric Burned Wood Art

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

Enchanted Shire

Artisan/Merchant

Renaissance House Wares and Gifts

Fairie Fluff

Food & Drynke

Fresh Cotton Candy

Fairie Tailor

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Painted Capes

Fantasy Face Painting

Services

Unique Face Painting and Henna

The Fight Circle

Games/Rides

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

Forever Amber

Artisan

Exquisite Amber Jewelry

Forever Mine

Artisan/Merchant

Gems, Rocks, Pendulums & Such

Fortune's Favour

Services

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

Grubb Garth & Greenery

Artisan

Herbs, Incense & Garden Art

Gilded Garments

Artisan/Merchant

Custom Apparel

Gorgeous Chain

Artisan/Merchant

High Quality Chainmaille Art & Craftwork

Got Chocolate LLC

Food/Drink

Giant, Soft Baked, Organic & Natural Cookies

Heiress Gaming

Artisan

Board Games, Dice, Wands

Hip Klips

Artisan/Merchant

Mini Clippable Purses

Historical Research Center

Services

Heraldry & Coat of Arms

Horn Cart

Artisan

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

Services

Information Booth & Official Celtic Fling Merch

Jerky

Food & Drynke

Assorted Flavored Jerky

JLI Bakery

Food/Drink

Soft Pretzels, Pretzel Hot-Dogs & More

John Hay Cigars

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Cigars and Accessories From Here and Abroad

Kilted Suds

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Soaps

KISS Designs

Artisan/Merchant

Fashion Corsets & Garb

La Forge

Artisan/Merchant

Live Blacksmith Demos

The Lady's Dept

Artisan/Merchant

High Quality Jewelry

The Leather Lair

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes

Little Shop of Holdings

Artisan/Merchant

Boxes, Lockets and Such

MacNeill Market

Artisan/Merchant

Quality Homemade Vegetarian Soaps, Bath Bombs & More

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

Moon Child Collection

Service

Come See Your Moon Phase On Any Special Day

Mystic Realm Artisan

Artisan/Merchant

Antiques, Jewelry & Much More

Norse Naturals

Artisan/Merchant

All Natural Beard & Body Products

Oh My Goddess

Artisan/Merchant

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

Oh, Jessa!

Artisan/Merchant

Assorted Garb

Ol Coot Soap

Artisan

Handcrafted Soaps

O'Sullivan's Fur Shed

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts

Pandora's Locks Hairdressing

Services

Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire

Peasant Bread

Food/Drink

Funnel Cake, Peasant Bread, and Lemonade

Perth Pewter

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Poured Pewter and Accessories

Pretzel Revolution

Food/Drink

"Twisted" Take on Favorite Sandwiches& Snacks

Pretzelphoria

Food/Drink

Gourmet Flavored Pretzels

Princessories

Artisan/Merchant

Purses, Crystal, and Elaborate Jewelry

Queen's Creamery

Food/Drink

Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes

Que Sera Sera Shoppe

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Sewn Goods

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

Unique Renaissance, Steampunk & Victorian Hats

Royal Family Jewellery

Artisan/Merchant

Silver Adornments

Sarah's Eccentric Sewing

Artisan/Merchant

Embroidered Hoops

Saucy Minx

Artisan/Merchant

Gourmet Sauces, Rubs & Seasonings

The Scarlett Rose

Artisan

Boldly, Beautiful Hats and Accessories

Scottish Store Online

Artisan/Merchant

Kilts, Bagpipes, and More

Secret Springs Studio

Artisan/Merchant

Leaf Spirits Come to Life

The Shepherd's Knot

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic, Irish, Scottish Apparel & Goods

Silk Gypsies

Artisan

Marbled Silk Scarves & More

Silk Road Bazaar

Artisan

Music & Import Shop

Silk Road Henna

Service/Artisan

Henna Tattoo Art

Silk Road Traders

Artisan/Merchant

Unique, Beautiful & Often Colorful Treasures

Starlight Glass

Artisan/Merchant

Stained Glass Artwork

Steak on a Stake

Food/Drink

Beef, Chicken or Shrimp

Sticks & Stones

Artisan/Merchant

Wands, Gemstones, and Copper Wares

StoryBrook Hollow

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy Creatures

Sunfeather Studio

Artisan/Merchant

Author & Artist Talyn Draconmore

Swords & Shields

Artisan/Merchant

Artistically Decorated Wooden Swords/Shields

Three Witches Tea Shop

Artisan/Merchant

Ethical, Organic & Unique Magical Tools

Tomboy Togs

Artisan

Embroidered Felt Accessories

TorchBearer Sauces LLC

Food/Drink

Various Sauces & Condiments

Uncommon Adornments

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Jewelry

Utopia Armory

Demonstrator

Chain Mail and Metal Works

Wayward Leather Design

Artisan

Unique, Hand Made Leatherwork

Wee Dragon

Artisan/Merchant

Children's Costumes and Hats

Wish Bottle Cart

Artisan/Merchant

Choose a Potion, Make a Keepsake

The Wreck Room

Games & Rides

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

Ye Olde Wizards & Dragons

Artisan/Merchant

Fanciful and Fantastical Statuary

The YesDress

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Sweets

Zoe's House Rescue

Service

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome

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 24 - 5PM to 10PM
Saturday & Sunday Main Events, June 25 & 26 - 11AM to 9PM
Sunday Brunch & Catholic Mass, June 26 - 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 or coolers are permitted to be brought onto the grounds of 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 Faire 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 the Faire may also have their hand stamped at the front gate to return to their vehicle and return to the Faire as they wish.

Click here to download the Visitor Allergen Card.
Please download the Official Weapons Policy PDF for full details.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

In rare circumstances, when the safety of patrons and participants is at risk due to extreme weather activity, the decision may be made to close the park until the threat has passed, or for the remainder of the day if necessary. An Emergency Action Plan is in place to notify guests of any closures and provide directions on actions to be taken to allow safe evacuation of the park. In the event the park is closed for the remainder of an event day, rain passes will be issued in the Wine Shop Formal Garden for one hour following the call for evacuation of the park or until conditions become unsafe for event staff. Rain passes will NOT be issued after this time.
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. 129).
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