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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
2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545
Tickets are currently unavailable. Please Like @PARENFAIRE on Facebook or Join the Royal Email to be the first notified of updates and news!

• 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



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

Tickets can be purchase online on the Virtual Box Office closer to the date of the event. 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.

2023 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!

2023 Friday Kick-Off Event

The 24th annual Celtic Fling & Highland Games at Mount Hope kicks off on Friday, June 23 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!

Trials of Cato FNC Image

Trials of Cato

8:30-10:00PM

Formed in Beirut, the band returned to the UK in 2016 and set to performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.” Their debut album, Hide and Hair, gained attention in national publications, receives repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, and won Best Album at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Following a year of wall-to-wall touring across the UK, Europe, and North America in 2019, the band’s march was halted by the live silence of the global pandemic. Now, they emerge from their chrysalis transformed. As ever, ‘The Trials Continue’ - but this time the multi- talented instrumentalist and singer Polly Bolton joins their ranks.

The Trials of Cato’s hotly anticipated second album is scheduled for release later this year. Entitled Gog Magog, the album is named both after the mythical giant of Arthurian legend and the Cambridgeshire hilltop, where the new album was birthed over lockdown.

Rogue Diplomats FNC

Rogue Diplomats

7:00PM-8:00PM

The Rogue Diplomats are an Irish-American Pub Band based in both New York City and Bethlehem, PA. They perform the spirited melodies and lyrical story-telling of traditional Irish jigs, shanties, drinking songs and ballads, with a dash of contemporary American folk songs and original compositions, all delivered in close harmony and with charmingly irreverent humor.

House of Hamill

Rover's Way

5:45PM-6:30PM

Pairing their love of travel with a passion for multi-cultural folk music, this husband-and-wife duo brings multiple instruments and dynamic harmonies to traditional folk tunes and rousing original songs.

Bands at the
June 2023 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 - 12:00, 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. 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!

Brother Angus

Brother Angus

Hart Stage - 12:30, 3:15 & 6:00
Drawing inspiration from the myth of Aengus - the Celtic god of love and poetry and the bringer of dreams - Angus unearths the Celtic belief in the power of music to enchant. Through song, he tells the story of the journey from his native Australia, traveling America and the world making music with his brothers.

Burly Celts

Burly Celts!

Ball & Chain - 11:30, 2:15 & 5:15
The Burly Celts! Are a High Energy Celtic Quintet recreated again this year for the 2023 Celtic Fling! Formed in 2021, the Band is a burly crew of Professional Musicians who have been performing together in various combinations 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. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Hold Fast

Hold Fast

Saturday Only • Ball & Chain - 12:45, 3:45 & 6:30
Whether spinning tales of the sea, songs of whiskey, or lessons on love and life, Hold Fast are the backdrop to a rowdy good time. Their versatility carries them across genres from Celtic punk to Irish folk to pirate rock. Exiles and mutineers all, Hold Fast can get a rebellion started and keep it going long into the early morning!

House of Hamill

House of Hamill

Hart Stage - 11:15, 2:00 & 4:30
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 - 11:30, 2:15 & 5:00
Kilmaine Saints are equal parts Irish Swagger, Scottish Pride and whiskey. Formed on good whiskey and bad intentions, this explosive, high-energy Celtic rock band from Central PA will lift your hearts, your spirits, and your pint when you're not looking.

Michael Darcy and The Atlantic Tramps

Michael Darcy & The Atlantic Tramps

Boarshead - 1:00, 3:30 & 6:30
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’. It was a whirlwind of folk traditions — where greengrass meets bluegrass.

Poehemia

Poehemia

Sunday Only • Ball & Chain - 12:45, 3:45 & 6:30
Consisting of members with national, international touring and recording experience this 4 piece power house combines top shelf musicianship with a one-of-a-kind stage show. The band features a unique blend of traditional and modern instruments that crosses generations and appeals to audiences of all ages.

Quittapahilla Highlanders

Quittapahilla Highlanders

Gate Opening - 11AM • Chessboard - 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.

RoversWay

Rover's Way

O'Malley's - 1:00, 3:30 & 6:30
Pairing their love of travel with a passion for multi-cultural folk music, this husband-and-wife duo brings multiple instruments and dynamic harmonies to traditional folk tunes and rousing original songs.

Screaming Orphans

Screaming Orphans

The Glabe - 11:15, 1:45 & 4:45
Screaming Orphans are a chart-topping all-sister Celtic folk and pop band from Donegal.They are known worldwide for their award-winning sound combining original pop songs with a unique take on traditional Irish music.

Seasons

Seasons

O'Malley's - 11:30, 2:15 & 5:00
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
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.

2023 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 - 12:00 • 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

Chessboard - 2:30 • 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 - 5:30 • 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

2023 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, 12:00 & Tournament, 2:30

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, Times 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: 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, Times 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.

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

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 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.


2023 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 2023 Celtic Fling & Highland Games, please call 717-665-7021 or click here to fill out the contact form.

2023 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.
Highland Games
Highland Games
Highland Games
Highland Games

2023 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

20oz English Pub Glass

20oz English Pub Glass
Available for preorder on the Virtual Box Office. This 20oz English Pub Glass features the classic Celtic Fling logo. Quantities limited - don't miss out! $16, 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 2023 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. Design TBA

Merchants at the 2023 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 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

Archer's Cheese Kitchen & Pantry

Food & Drink

Assorted Cheese Menu Items

Archery Through the Ages

Demonstrator

Archery Demonstration and Hand-Made Longbows

AromaTheraPutty

Artisan/Merchant

Silicone Based Putty Infused with Essential Oils

As You Like It/Up Your Kilt

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More

Aubrey Brown Art

Artisan/Merchant

Fantasy Artwork

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

Bewley Irish Imports

Food/Drink

High-Quality Irish Food & Beverage Products

Bird Whistle Cart

Artisan

Assorted Whistels

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

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

Chimes and Charms

Artisan/Merchant

Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares

Crone's Enchanted Cottage

Artisan/Merchant

Witchy Creations and Mystical Stoneware

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

Delighted Eye

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

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

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

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

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

Got Chocolate LLC

Food/Drink

Giant, Soft Baked, Organic & Natural Cookies

Hip Klips

Artisan/Merchant

Mini Clippable Purses

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

Irish Imports International

Artisan/Merchant

Assorted Irish Themed Gifts & Clothing

John Hay Cigars

Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Cigars and Accessories From Here and Abroad

Just a Little Twisted

Food/Drink

Soft Pretzels, Pretzel Hot-Dogs & More

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

Midnight Orchid Design

Artisan/Merchant

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

My Herbal Apothecary

Artisan/Merchant

Organic Herbal Remedies to Seasonally Support You and Yours.

Mystic Realm Artisan

Artisan/Merchant

Antiques, Jewelry & Much More

Oh, Jessa!

Artisan/Merchant

Assorted Garb

Oh My Goddess

Artisan/Merchant

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

Ol Coot Soap

Artisan

Handcrafted Soaps

O'Sullivan's Fur Shed

Artisan/Merchant

Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts

Papa Bear Studios

Artisan/Merchant

Woodworking

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

Queen's Creamery

Food/Drink

Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes

Realm and Reason

Artisan/Merchant

Electroformed Crystal Jewelry

Royal Family Jewellery

Artisan/Merchant

Silver Adornments

Saucy Minx

Artisan/Merchant

Gourmet Sauces, Rubs & Seasonings

Scottish Cottage

Food/Drink

Excellent, Fresh Scottish Fare!

Scottish Store Online

Artisan/Merchant

Kilts, Bagpipes, and More

The Shepherd's Knot

Artisan/Merchant

Celtic, Irish, Scottish Apparel & Goods

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

Tomboy Togs

Artisan

Embroidered Felt Accessories

TorchBearer Sauces LLC

Food/Drink

Various Sauces & Condiments

Wicked Cool Home & Garden

Artisan/Merchant

Specialty Items for Your Home

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

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 23 - 5PM to 10PM
Saturday & Sunday Main Events, June 24 & 25 - 11AM to 9PM
Sunday Brunch & Catholic Mass, June 25 - 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.
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