Community Outreach Programs

Mount Hope Estate & Winery is a proud supporter of the local community, and is committed to supporting its organizations. Learn more about the various programs that are offered below.

PRF Outreach Program

Beneficiaries of non-profit organizations benefit from FREE admission to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Approved beneficiaries include 501©3 religious, educational or charitable organizations. Online form results will be reviewed and approved by the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire based on financial need. When request is granted, the contact person will be notified by email and provided with additional details regarding their visit. Requests for the 2019 season will only be accepted through July 26, 2019.

Please Note: Community Outreach is intended to provide an opportunity for those not otherwise financially able to experience the fantasy of a Faire day. The free admission is not intended for the staff or volunteers of the organization. We applaud the hard work and talents of the staff and volunteers of these organizations, but our goal is to reach out to those receiving the benefits of these valued organizations.

Click Here to Fill Out the PRF Outreach Program Form.

Community Outreach
Community Outreach
Community Outreach
Community Outreach

PRF Library Program

If you are a Librarian in the Public Library System and would like to partner with the PA Renaissance Faire in a Children’s Reading program that results in free tickets for the participants of your Reading program, then please take time to fill out the form below. Once the form has been received and reviewed the contact person will get a notification by email stating that you have been approved for the program. Then you as the administrator may go ahead and set-up the Reading Program anyway you see fit.

Once everyone has completed their challenge/goals send us your count of those that completed the Reading Program. The count needs to be sent by July 19, 2019. Once we receive the count, you will be sent tickets to distribute to the youth. The ticket is free admission to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire to be used on August 17th or 18th, 2019 ONLY. The Reading Program ticket will NOT be accepted any other Faire day than August 18th or 19th, 2018. Any child 18 and under is allowed to participate in the reading program.

Please Note: The free admission is not intended for the staff, parents or volunteers of the organization. We applaud the hard work and talents of the staff and volunteers of these organizations, but our goal is to reach out to those receiving the benefits of these valued organizations. Any staff, parent or volunteer may purchase tickets prior to the weekend through our Virtual Box Office or purchase tickets the day of at the front gates.

Click Here to Fill Out the PRF Library Program Form.

Library Program
Library Program
Library Program
Library Program

Red Cross Blood Drive

Support the Red Cross Blood Drive at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire! Please check back for 2019 dates and times. To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or search for the Sponsor Code: PaRenFaire. Walk-ins will be accepted as time and space permits. Successful and attempted donors will receive a complimentary Faire admission ticket valid any Faire day through September 29. Visitors who are unable to donate can receive a $5.00 discount at the castle gates by showing their Red Cross Donor Card when purchasing tickets at the front gate ticket windows. This offer is not valid with any other discount offer.

Blood Drive
Blood Drive
Blood Drive
Blood Drive

Heroes of the Realm

His Majesty honors the members of all active Military, Reserve Members, Police, Professional and Volunteer Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and Members of Veteran Organizations and their immediate families with a $15.00 admission price at the Front Gate with valid Service ID during Heroes of the Realm Weekend, Aug. 31 - Sept. 2, 2019.

Nominations for the 2019 Heroes of the Realm Recognition Ceremony will be accepted through August 1, 2019. Immediate family members can nominate individuals to be considered for special recognition on Heroes of the Realm Weekend. Individuals are nominated for personal sacrifice, significant impact on others’ lives, loss of life in the call of duty or other acts of heroism by those in service.

From the nominees, Faire staff will select nine individuals to be recognized on Heroes of the Realm Weekend. Three individuals will be selected for Saturday, August 31, three individuals will be selected for Sunday, September 1 and three individuals be selected for Monday, September 2. Winners will receive 10 Faire tickets for the hero and his/her family, 10 food vouchers good at Faire owned stands, a hand-engraved sword presented by the King, recognition and reserved seating at Finale-in-Song, where the act of heroism will be read.

Click Here to Fill Out the Heroes Nomination Form.

Heroes of the Realm
Heroes of the Realm
Heroes of the Realm
Heroes of the Realm

DONATION REQUESTS NOW AVAILABLE

PRF is a great supporter of the local community, and is committed to supporting its organizations. Due to the festival season timeline, donations requests are only available to be submitted December 1 through March 31. Each approved donation request will receive two print-at-home, single-day admission tickets to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, valid any weekend in August or September of the 2019 season. All donation requests must be received via the donation request form below.

Many factors are included in the evaluation of requests, and not all requests can be honored. Though there are a large number of worthy organizations, PRF is not able to contribute to every campaign. A denial of a request does not reflect on the worthiness of an organization, but rather the limits of what PRF is able to give.

Click Here to Fill Out Donation Request Form

Fundraising with Mount Hope Estate

Mount Hope Estate & Winery takes pride in its 200 year history in Lancaster County and stands today its premiere destination. We understand the importance of supporting the people who live and work in our community and it is our pleasure to participate in these important causes. For more information on how to Fundraise with Mount Hope, please contact our Group Sales Manager at Nicole@PaRenFaire.com

Frequently Asked Questions

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

General Information

Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire, is located in Northern Lancaster County—15 miles north of Lancaster, PA and 13 miles east of Hershey. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545.
So many people think that Mount Hope Estate & Winery is solely the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire running during the late summer and fall months only. Located 15 miles north of Lancaster, PA and 13 miles east of Hershey, we are so much more, indeed. Mount Hope Estate & Winery is an historic estate featuring spectacular indoor and outdoor entertainment on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire running almost year round providing incredible entertainment just for you. Learn about the Upcoming Events above.
Handicapped accessible parking is available. Upon your arrival, please make a request of the parking crew and they will direct you to it. Most of the walking paths of the fairegrounds are paved to ease travel in wheelchairs or scooters. However, the Faire site is 35+ acres and some stone or grass covered areas may need to be traveled to access some artisans or food booths. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available on the fairegrounds. Wheelchairs are not available to rent or loan. Please be aware that the nature of the fairegrounds presents various hills and inclines. Please plan accordingly.
Pets are not permitted on the fairegrounds or inside the Mansion. Service animals are permitted following the guidelines set forth by the ADA. 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
Taking photographs and video on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery and all our outdoor events is permitted provided the photographer understands that the photos and video are for personal use only.

During Theater in the Mansion performances, photography and videos are only permitted to be taken during introductions and intermissions, not during the actual performance, as a courtesy to others.
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 Gardens 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.
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.
Programs are available at the event for free and contains a map of the grounds as well as great articles about the days' activities, performers and more. To receive a program in the mail, send $1.50 for postage and handling to: PRF Program, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545.
Lost children can be found at the First Aid building. You may also notify any Security personnel or Staff member with a two-way radio. There is a Security Officer posted at the Front Gate at all times. Please note that there is no PA system on the fairegrounds.
Lost items can be found with the Informistress located just inside the Front Gate during festival days. Items left behind or lost during Theater in the Mansion performances can be picked up at the Mount Hope Wine Shop. Contact them at (717) 665-7021, 129 with inquiries.
All entertainment for our events is subject to change without notice.
Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Dress comfortably and appropriately. Proper tasteful attire is requested, as we are a family-friendly facility.
Visa and MasterCard as well as cash are accepted for purchase of admission and in most shops. Food merchants do not generally accept credit cards.
So as to respect all patrons, we ask that cell phone ringtones be muted or switched to the vibrate mode. We also ask that cell phone usage be limited.

Ticket Information

Prices vary for Admission Tickets to the different events at Mount Hope Estate & Winery. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event, unless otherwise indicated, at the Front Gate Castle Windows or discount tickets can be purchased and printed at home by using the Virtual Box Office. Will Call is not available for general admission events.
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.
Re-entry is permitted at all outdoor events unless otherwise posted. If you wish to leave the Faire or any of our outdoor events and plan to return on the same day, you must get your hand stamped upon exiting. To re-enter, you must show your hand stamp—no exceptions. For those guests wishing to come back another day, some of our outdoor events have "Return Passes" available for sale at the Informistress booth. This "Return Pass" allows you to reenter any day—and at a discounted price!

Re-entry is generally not permitted during Theater in the Mansion performances.
We offer a $4.00 discount to adult patrons that visit the PA Renaissance Faire in period costumes. This discount is only for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and is not valid during any other event.

Please Note: Discounts cannot be combined and are not valid with any other offer. Special discounts are available at the Castle Gates only during the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire! Please visit the Discount Information page for more details on specific specials.
Food and Drink is not included in the admission price unless otherwise indicated. There are many choices for both Food and Drink on the fairegrounds for all our outdoor events.

Festival Grounds Information

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.
ATMs are available in the Mount Hope Wine Shop and in multiple locations throughout the Fairegrounds. The ATMs will be marked on the festival maps handed out at the gate.
Rides or games during outdoor festivals are not included in the admission price. Prices for these activities range from $1.00 to $3.00.
Baby changing stations are located in the Privies (restrooms) located throughout the fairegrounds. The First Aid Station is also available for those needing privacy.
Strollers are encouraged for those families with small children. Stroller rentals are not available.
Located at the Informistress booth near the Front Gate. Guest Relations is the location where you will find lost-and-found items during the event and information on future events. Comment cards and the registry for our Royal E-mail list are also located at the Informistress.
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.

Contact Mount Hope

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com