2020 Tickets on sale at the Holiday Open House.

Visit Mount Hope during the Holiday Open House, 11AM-4PM Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 1, 7-8 & 14-15 to save the most on your favorite 2020 festival tickets! Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire single-day tickets make the perfect stocking stuffer and can be used any day during the 40th Season! Adult and Children's season passes will also be available for a discounted rate.

PA Renaissance Faire

Thank you for joining us for the 39th Season of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate! A cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed characters fill the Shire with music, dancing, and more. With over 90 stage shows daily, over 20 Royal Kitchens, and scores of artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the PA Renaissance Faire invities guests to immerse themselves in our 35-acre village and experience the fantasy!

2020 Dates & Times

The castle gates swing wide for 13 weekends of mirth and merriment during the 40th Anniversary! Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday, August 8 through November 1, 2020. The Gates will open at 11AM and close at 8PM each Faire day. Please check back for additional information on the 40th Anniversary Season!

2020 Ticket Information

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Visit Mount Hope during the Holiday Open House, 11AM-4PM Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 1, 7-8 & 14-15 to save the most on your favorite 2020 festival tickets! Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire single-day tickets make the perfect stocking stuffer and can be used any day during the 40th Season! Adult and Children's season passes will also be available for a discounted rate.

2020 Themed Weekends

Each weekend throughout the Faire season will showcase an exciting and unique theme that offers a different experience every time. Enjoy themed entertainment, foods, participatory contest and activities in addition to the regularly scheduled events. Be sure to return again and again to experience each theme. 2020 Themed Weekend information will be available in early January.

Dog Friendly Faire

Dogs are welcome to join their human companions for the revelry of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. There are a few steps to take before visiting with your furry friend. Learn more at PaRenFaire.com/DogDays

TICKETS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Visit Mount Hope during the Holiday Open House, 11AM-4PM Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 1, 7-8 & 14-15 to save the most on your favorite 2020 festival tickets! Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire single-day tickets make the perfect stocking stuffer and can be used any day during the 40th Season! Adult and Children's season passes will also be available for a discounted rate.

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Entertainment at PRF

Get ready to live the excitement and adventure of jousting knights and royal delights with a cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed villagers and merrymakers ready to make your visit an unforgettable experience. Musical, stunt and theatrical performances, magic acts and comical mud beggars are just a few of the 90 shows daily! Immerse yourself in the days of Merrie Olde England, steeped in the allure of bygone days and knights!

Faire Scenario

2019 Halloween Scenario: The Return of the Queen

1558. Queen Mary I of England has died, and the people celebrate the end to her long reign of terror. The nation now looks to a young woman of barely 25 years for its salvation: Princess Elizabeth Tudor, who travels now to our own Shire of Mt. Hope for her Coronation.

Needless to say, the good people of the Shire are thrilled to welcome their aspiring monarch and are pulling out all the stops for her arrival. Our good Lady Mayor Pemburthy has wasted not a penny, scouring the land for the best food, best vendors, and best entertainment that England has to offer.

But one thought is ever-present in the minds of all the people of good Mt. Hope… All Hallows Eve is approaching, and that time of the year has often seen the Shire visited by all manner of witches, goblin lords, and faerie kings and queens. Strange and peculiar events that defy all laws of reason and history may take place during such a season.

The reign of Mary I is over, but even though she has passed on, the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead grows thin indeed this time of the year. Some whisper that 'Bloody Mary' is not through with her nation quite yet. What would befall were she to return? And how would our young Queen Elizabeth fare were she face to face with her dread sister?

But as old enemies might return to England's shores come All Hallows Eve, so might old allies. Though there are spirits who would seek Elizabeth harm, there are likewise those who would protect her, and mayhap one such guardian might also make their way to the Shire of Mt. Hope.

One thing is certain. It is All Hallows Eve upon Mt. Hope Shire… a time when all expectations are defied, and all bets are off.

Cast of Characters

The largest cast in Mount Hope History! The Shire is filled to the brim with colorfully costumed characters and merrymakers, ready to make your visit an unforgettable experience! Immerse yourself in the days of Merrie Olde England, steeped in the allure of bygone days and knights! Click the buttons below to learn more about the two acting troupes that make up the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire—The Bacchanalians and The Blackfryars. Hover (desktop) or click (mobile) the actor/actress name's for a character description.

Zach Minder

On the Stages

Music & Dance

Zach Minder

On the Streets

Improvisation

Zach Minder

In the Air

Live Action Stunts

Zach Minder

Throughout the Day

Tragedy, Comedy & More!

Bacchanalians

This full-time, professional acting company consists of 40+ experienced performers from across the country. They perform swashbuckling swordplay shows, Shakespearean dramas, interactive improvised scenarios, and rollicking music and dance numbers while portraying Elizabethan characters.

Ian Agnew

Ian Agnew

William "Bill" Crimson
Highwayman, former Benadictine Monk

Mel Angelo

Mel Angelo

Mary McBride
Dance Mistress of the Shire

Sarah Bartley

Sarah Bartley

Captain Sheena Daley O'Connell
Captain of The Unyeilding Tempest

Sheila Barton

Sheila Barton

Lady Delores Anne Penburthy
Lady Mayor of Mount Hope

Jordan Bell

Jordan Bell

Gilda O'Sullivan
Musician

Sean Besecker

Sean Besecker

Captain James Thatch
Captain of The Queen's Vengeance

Chase Brackett

Chase Brackett

Tucker Abbot
Highwayman, Sterling's Protégé

Christopher Burch

Christopher Burch

Sterling Armstrong
Highwayman, Leader of Group

Katie Burch

Katie Burch

Theresa Ratchet
Rat Catcher

Matthew Glen Clark

Matthew Glen Clark

Bartholomew Wainwright
Yeoman

Rob Condas

Rob Condas

William Shakespeare
Apprentice Glover

Amanda Darrigo

Amanda Darrigo

Mistress Quickley
Tavern Keeper

Kira Gaudynski

Kira Gaudynski

Stella Hopfield
Bottler

George Hamilton

George Hamilton

Douglas Johnson
Master Thief

Leigh Anne Hamlin

Leigh Anne Hamlin

Captain Scarlett Seymour
Captain of The Shadow of Prophecy

Jonathan Handley

Jonathan Handley

Sir William Pickering
Nobleman

Morgan Harwood

Morgan Harwood

Alannah O'Sullivan
Musician

Jared Haverdink

Jared Haverdink

Keagan O'Sullivan
Musician

Pete Hedberg

Pete Hedberg

Jeremiah Slight
Highwayman, Sterling's Right-Hand Man

Shannon Holder

Shannon Holder

Rose Hopfield
Brew Master's Daughter

Mary Huff

Mary Huff

Queen Elizabeth I
Queen of England

Austin James

Austin James

Edward Mawson
First Mate

Kelsey Jeffries

Kelsey Lynn Jeffries

Gretchen Froman
Heir to the Sausage Throne

Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Captain Ruth "The Blade" Gibson
Captain of The Jolly Walrus

Joshua Kachncycz

Joshua Kachnycz

Sir Robert Dudley
Master of Horse

Adam Kampouris

Adam Kampouris

Christopher "Kit" Marlowe
Playwright

Jesse Kortus

Jesse Kortus

Jack Tanningrove
Vinter's Son

Ilana Lo

Ilana Lo

Fan Liu
Pirate

Leigh Loureiro

Leigh Loureiro

"Bloody" Bonnie Buchanna
Pirate

Joey Mudd

Joey Mudd

Deklyn O'Sullivan
Musician

Joe Penn

Joe Penn

Jacob Perry
Sheriff of Mount Hope

Ryan Perry

Ryan Perry

John Hopfield
Brew Master

Autumn Sheffy

Autumn Eliza Sheffy

Siobhán O'Sullivan
Royal Music Tutor

Adam Shepley

Adam Shepley

William Cecil
Advisor to the Queen

Katelyn Shreiner

Katelyn Shreiner

Sherry Tanningrove
Mistress of the Cellars

Michael Stahler

Michael Stahler

Horace Tanningrove
Vinter

Noelani Stevenson

Noelani Stevenson

Eskarina Nutter
Wise Woman

Alex Stompoly

Alex Stompoly

Sir Henry Carey
Nobleman

John Surgener

John Surgener

Charles Kent
Yeoman

Sunny Vinsavich

Sunny Vinsavich

Bev Tanningrove
Tanningrove Family Muscle

Haley Ward

Haley Ward

Amy Cooper
Cooper

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Captain Eleanor Keetly
Captain of The Malevolence

Emily Wirthwein

Emily Wirthwein

Sylvia Forel
Sword Mistress

Blackfryars

Comprised of 35+ part-time experienced actors, enthusiastic novices with no prior theater experience, college students, senior citizens, and everything in between! This cast is primarily responsible for bringing the village to life by creative interesting and fun 16th century characters!

Estelle Angrist

Estelle Angrist

Millicent Goodnestone
Apprentice Stonecarver

Alessandra Appiotti

Alessandra Appiotti

Bernadette Albright
Match Maker

Andrea Barton

Andréa Barton

Lady Blanche Parry
Lady in Waiting

Kirstin Bauer

Kirstin Bauer

Frances Newton, Lady Cobham
Lady in Waiting

Lauralette Bernard

Lauralette Bernard

Tolly Muneford
Harbor Master

Jennifer Blackwell-Yale

Jennifer Blackwell-Yale

Emily O. Bales
Fire Brigade

Karen Rose Bitzer

Karen Rose Bitzer

Rosie DuLait
Milkmaid

Tabitha Borges

Tabitha Borges

Abigail Montgomery
Governess to the Lady Mayor

Elizabeth Burkholder

Elizabeth Burkholder

Paraffin Dyson
Bellows Mender

Jasmine Crist

Jasmine Crist

Mary Robin Richland
Shire Ne'er Do Well

Ashley Crowther

Ashley Crowther

Ira Roth
Actuary

Elisia Freeman

Elisia Freeman

Agnes Lambourne
Apple Monger

Corey Graff

Corey Graff

Wagner Werner
Landsknecht

Steve Hager

Steve Hager

Rip Skelton
Grave Digger

Jeremiah Halteman

Jeremiah Halteman

Ronald P. Eversmeyer
Yeoman Guard

Jonathan Heise

Jonathan Heise

Sir John Giffard of Chillington, Minister of Parliment, Knight
Nobleman

Brianna E. Holmes

Brianna E. Holmes

Mary Hill, Lady Cheke
Lady in Waiting

Anastasia Keno

Anastasia Keno

Louise Weaver
Shephardess

Jennifer Litzinger

Jennifer Litzinger

Cherie Claire Piquant
Spice Merchant

Dana Micciche

Dana Micciché

Katherine Champernowne, Lady Kat Ashley
Lady in Waiting

Traci Mohl

Traci Mohl

Olivia Charnwood
Huntress

Beverly Newton

Beverly Newton

Charlotte Seaswift
Shipwright

Jared Nocella

Jared Nocella

Miles I. Gore
Professional Henchman

Alexandra Pentz

Alexandra Pentz

Dorte Werner
Kampfrau

Lianna Pike

Lianna Pike

Rosalind Anne Uxbridge
Gardener

Nicholas Rainville

Nicholas Rainville

Grayson Thomas Hemplewhite
Squire to the Master of the Horse, Sir Robert Dudley

Jessica Reesor

Jessica Reesor

Holly Teacake
Baker

Laura Reesor

Laura Reesor

Pearl Topstitch
Tailor

Kaylum Reppert

Kaylum Reppert

Jakob Werner
Landsknecht

James Riley

James Riley

Adam Cringer
Yeoman Guard

Victoria Sangston

Victoria Sangston

Dorothea Anne Heartley
Etiquette Mistress

Michael Sheffield

Michael Sheffield

John Dee
Royal Astrologer

Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith

Polly Lynne Pickering
Rag Picker Apprentice

Mary Smith

Mary Smith

Penelope Ann Pickering
Rag Picker

Evelin Stayner

Evelin Stayner

Buttercup M. Rosehips
Scullery Wench

Katrin Stayner

Katrin Stayner

Eva Froman
Sausage Queen of the Shire

Jordan Taft

Jordan Taft

Dorothy "Dottie" Brooke
Lady in Waiting

Robyn Thompson

Robyn Thompson

Fiona Erin O'Donald
Personal Foot Post of the Lady Mayor

Sandi Trait

Sandi Trait

Becky Billingsly
Town Crier and Lady Mayors Official Letter Opener

Ariel E. Ulrich

Ariel E. Ulrich

Kathryn Bridges
Lady in Waiting

Brianna Yale

Brianna Yale

Lydia der Schlachter
Butcher

Darrell E. Yoder

Darrell E. Yoder

Sylvan Farelight
Tinker

Directorial Staff

Jessy Hamel
Director of Entertainment

Gwen Donnelly
ET Assistant & Housing Manager

Amanda Scott
Production Stage Manger

Sam Little
Fight Director & Casting Director

Jeff Wolfthal
Improve& Casting Director & Co Blackfryar Director

Evin Hoffman
Music Director & Casting Director

Arthur Rowan
Head Script Writer & Plot Show Director

Josh Kachnycz
Assistant Fight Director

Allison Petrillo
Assistant Music Director

Sarah Williams
Assistant Music Director

Haley Karlson
Assistant Imrpov Director

Directorial Staff Cont.

Sheila Barton
Co. Blackfryar Director

Adam Shepley
Assitant Blackfryar Director

Nathan Worster
Blackfryar Music Director

Ian Agnew
Dialect & Language Coach

Doug Wallace
Dramaturge

Allison Petrillo
Choreographer

Jonathan Handley
Dance Captain

Sound Staff

Roger Fitzwater
Audio Director

Costuming Staff

Lily Steiner
Head Costumer

Katie Gallagher Worster
Wardrobe & Admin Support

Kate Lilley
Stitcher

Katie Davis
First Hand

Lillian Murphy
Stitcher & Wardrobe

Katarina Kelby King
Stitcher

Brianna Bloomer
Apprentice and Uniform Support


Festival Photographers

Michael Ulrich
PhotographyByMU.com

Michael Adelson
Photographer

Abby Armstrong
Photographer

Katie Sickles
Photographer


Production Staff

Ian Smith
Technical Director & Sign Shop Manager

Mara Cantrell-Paulson
Assitant to Technical Director

Matt Giguere
Master Carpenter

Julia Bowman
Prop Master

Michael Pryor
Production Crew

Brandyn Nordlof
Production Crew

Emily Leister
Production Crew

Emma Anderson
Holiday Prop Artisan

Kayla Carroll
Holiday Prop Artisan

Doug Sarmir
FX Designer

2019 Shows

The Shire is bustling with many shows featuring members from both PRF's Bacchanalian and Blackfryar casts to keep you busy all weekend! Please refer to each weekends Daily Writ for specific show schedules.

Queen's Court

The town gathers to officially welcome Her Majesty as she makes her first visit to the Shire of Mt. Hope. Her glorious court will be introduced, and the Queen herself shall pass judgement on petitions submitted by the townsfolk. 'Twill be a merry gathering that sets the tone for the rest of the festival day!

Human Chess

A dispute between two Mt. Hope families shall be resolved in traditional fashion: with a game of Human Chess! Witness the clash of steel and the thrill of melee combat as the citizen of Mt. Hope fight for their respective sides before the watching eyes of Her Majesty and all her court.

Ultimate Joust

Knights both good and evil gather to joust for honor, glory, and the entertainment of all the people of Mt. Hope. Elizabeth hopes for naught but a bit of rousing sport, but some of the villainous knights may have other ideas…An epic conclusion to a thrilling festival day that is not to be missed!

Finale in Song

The time hath come for Her Majesty's royal coronation before her court and all the good people of Mt. Hope. But though 'tis a sacred ceremony, Elizabeth sees no reason why it cannot be accompanied by song, dance, and celebration! Become a part of the village of Mt. Hope, and end your festival day with merry music, and joyous laughter.

Boarshead Brawl

Mistress Quickly is hoping for a smooth grand opening to her new establishment: the Boarshead Inn. But as two feuding local families encounter each other, the tension threatens to boil over into a violent fray. Watch as Mistress Quickly defends her tavern against brawlers, swordmasters, and worst of all…playwrights.

Trial and Dunke

One thing Sheriff Jacob Perry loves about festival days: they make a great excuse to execute mob justice. He's aquired a brand new dunke tank and has assembled some of the shire's most devious criminals so that he may deliver their punishment. So what if they insist that they are innocent? That's what they all say! Come and see cold wet justice served.

Disasterpiece Theater

Young master William Shakespeare has a day away from the glove shop, and he's been dying to try his hand at playwriting. He has assembled the best performers the shire has to offer (and that he can afford with his meger budget of beer and the mysterious currency "exposure"). Presenting a different modern story with a 16th century twist every weekend of the Faire, only one thing is for certain: it is sure to be a Disasterpiece!

Midday Revels

The Queen and her court are offered the best music and talents the Shire has to offer! Join her Majesty in the entertaining merriment!

The Sirens

Four pirate captains, members of The Order of The Relentless Contessa (Heave Ho!), have land-sailed far inland to hammer out the details for a new accord. Join these fearsome females for many sea shanties and a healthy dose of filthy pirate humor.

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet-Come see a retelling of Shakespeare's classic on the Globe Stage. Star-crossed love, revenge, secret marriage and tragedy all unfold before you as the shire of Mt. Hope take to the boards for a dramatic performance in honor of Her Majesty's love of theatre.

Taming of the Shrews

Our beloved Monarch Queen Elizabeth isn't the only Queen to be coronated on this Festival Day. The Lady Bess Intentions, Shakespeare's premier female illusionist, has been tasked with finding Shakespeare's Next Drag Superstar. See these Queens strut their stuff and soliloquy for their lives in this new reality competition show.

The Redemption of Captain Thatch

Captain Thatch and his first mate, Mawson have been tasked by Her Majesty with the reenacting of Thatch's greatest battle. With some piratical help and a couple unsuspecting yeoman, he just might be able to pull it off.

The Rakish Rogues

Sterling Armstrong leads this band of terrifying and dangerous highwaymen...or at least that is how they think they appear in their heads. Join this merry band of misfits in celebrating a successful sting with song, filthy humor and a touch of bumbling charm.

The Irish Revels

The O'Sullivan Quintuplets, a touring sibling band from the Emerald Isle, who have just lost their lead musician to a new position in her Majesty's court, are now down to four. Join this misfit family as they pull themselves up by their bootstraps with their impressive music chops and delightful chaotic energy.

The Rogues and Sirens

These two groupings of highwaymen and pirates have joined their thieving forces to perform filthy pub songs for the good people of The Shire. Buy an ale and spend some time singing along with these delightful criminals.

Trunk Shows

The citizens of our shire have been tasked with providing family-friendly entertainment for our guests! Witness the Story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf like you've never seen it before, learn the tale of Doctor Faustus, and witness one of England's oldest tales: The Legend of Black Shuck! Join us at the Discover Stage for some entertainment that everyone, young and old, can enjoy!

The Boy who Cried Wolf

Sheriff Perry has apprehended one of the shire's most devious ne'er do wells and as his community service, the good Sheriff is making him do the hardest task possible: entertain nipperkins with a morality fable!

Faustus

Christopher Marlowe has entrusted some of our shire's citizenry with producing his most famous play: Dr. Faustus. Unfortunately it is REALLY long. It's up to young William Shakespeare and his friends to condense the tale on the spot. Is the young glover a good enough writer to pull off such a feat?

The Legend of Black Shuck

England's most haunting creature has never felt sillier. Learn of the demon dog that prowls England's countryside, and decide for yourself if he is really a bad dog, or just a misunderstood puppy.

A Whole Experience

Join Abe Froman, The Sausage King, and Argyle Douglas, Scottish Ambassador, as they wax poetic about the merry mix-ups in which mature couples find themselves. The Battle for Understanding, Is Compromise Truly Worthwhile in the Long-run?, When Honesty is not the Best Policy, are just the tip of the ice-burg of topics discussed. Ultimately, this show is a celebration of being human and the foibles that come with that condition. Come prepared to laugh and share in "A Whole Experience"!

Guts & Glory: A Scottish Cooking Demo

Join Scottish Ambassador, 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". This show is fun for the whole Family (bring your children, your grandmother, your dog).

Consider Thou This

Join Abe Froman and Argyle Douglas as they wring the comedy out of topics suggested by the audience. Because each audience is a one-time group, each show is original and unique. We will also show you how to tell any dirty joke in a clean way that will often have laughs before the punchline is even reached. Feel free to come observe and laugh along or, jump in and find yourself a part of the show! Either way you will walk away with more than when you arrived.

Sausage Court

Abe Froman, The Sausage King and his wife, Eva, talk about life, love and the pursuit of sausage. Never fear…they'll eventually get to the meat of the matter.

Finale in Song
Human Chess
Kids Shows
Ultimate Joust
Friday Knights Logo

Fridays, Aug. 9—Sept. 27 • Beginning at 7PM

Come see our Improv Track perform feats of mental, verbal, and physical agility for your entertainment! Presented in 2 acts, the first half is a competition of comedy as 2 teams face off against each other in "Whose Line…" style improv games hoping to earn the laughs and love of our audience judges. Then, after the intermission, both teams come together to perform a completely improvised musical based on the audience's suggestion!

Held inside the Barn & Barrel on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Stop by the Taproom prior to the performance for food (available 5PM to 7PM) and bar service (available 5PM to 8:30PM).

General Admission is $12 Online / $15 At the Door • Purchase your tickets today!

Royal Performers

The streets and stages of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire come to life with scores of unique entertainers, including musicians, magicians, comedy acts, and more! Merry we meet upon the Shire streets for festivities untold! Exact performance times and locations will be available on the daily writ upon your arrival to the festival grounds. All entertainment is subject to change.

Living History

Step back in time at the Shire, which is filled to the brim with Living History! Learn about clothing styles, pastimes, handicrafts, and more to get a sense of everyday Renaissance life. Please refer to each weekends Daily Writ for specific times and locations!

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Immersive

"Do-It-Yourself" Workshops

Pasttimes with Good Company

Performances

Throughout the Shire

Blue Thistle Pottery

Demonstrations

Every Festival Day

Welcat Herbs

Purchase

A Piece of History

Nipperkin Activities

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is dedicated to celebrating its most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors. The Renaissance period was an age of discovery and reason and it seems only fitting that these concepts should be tied into the opportunities of play the shire creates to engage and entertain both nipperkins and adults alike. Bring your imagination to life at the Children's Discovery Garden, interact with the wide range of characters during various age-appropriate shows, or visit each week throughtout the Faire season for exciting events tied to that weekend's unique theme (more information available on the themed weekends page)!

Discovery Garden

Discovery Garden

Chess, Music, Tic-Tac-Toe & More!

Noble Finishing School

Unique Shows

Fun, Interactive & Entertaining

Interactive Theater

Immersive Experiences

Memories That Last a Lifetime

Sampling Events

Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

Good Beer, Bad Jokes, and Great Stories! Join the Washing Well Wenches and Abraham Froman on a guided tour of four of PRF's finest pubs: Anchor & Mermaid Wharf Bar, O'Malley's Pourhouse, the German Kitchen, and Ball & Chain. Admission includes four samples of Swashbuckler Brewing Co. beer and a souvenir sample glass to take home. The "ladies" will be sure to keep it "clean" while the tutor teaches the group a thing or two!

The Pub Crawl leaves from Informistress (Booth #201) promptly at 4:45PM. Online reservations are encouraged, as there are a limited amount of tickets and events may sell out quickly. $8 online (on the Virtual Box Office) and $10 day-of (at the Box Office located inside the Front Gate). Patrons must have separate PA Renaissance Faire admission ticket to enter the Faire Grounds. 21 and older only. Visibly Intoxicated Patrons will not be permitted to participate in the Pub Crawl. If an intoxicated patron is identified, they will directed from the Pub Crawl to the Front Gate for a Pub Crawl refund.

Oarhouse

Wine & Spirits Tasting at Oarhouse Provisions

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is proud to offer a unique wine & spirits tasting experience at Oarhouse Provisions, every festival day in the Swashbuckler Grove! Purchase samples of select of Mount Hope Wines and Spirit Distilling Co. Spirits and place your order for bottles to go. Pick up your order in the Mount Hope Wine Shop as you exit the festival grounds.

Merchants at the PA Renaissance Faire

So much shopping, so little time! Having over 100 unique merchants to visit during an already packed Faire day makes it difficult to see and do everything in one day. The independent merchants each operate their own business upon the Shire and look forward to bantering and bartering with Faire visitors. Demonstrations by many mnerchants show guests rarely seen art forms before their very eyes. Man-powered rides and guest services complete the festive Faire experience. Forgot something on a recent trip? Consider a one-hour shopping pass at the front gate to pick up that unforgettable item. All merchants are subject to change.

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

Abbey Scriptorium

Artisan • Booth #221

Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library

The Amazing Maze

Games & Rides • Booth #251

Escape This Life-Sized Maze

American Highlander

Artisan • Booth #433

Kilts and Clothing

Angry Pirate Games

Games & Rides • Booth #100

Archery, Axe Throw, Knife Throw

Archery Through the Ages

Demonstrator • Booth #602

Archery Demonstration and Hand-Made Longbows

As You Like It

Artisan • Booth #127

Handcrafted Cloaks, Kilts and More

The Aviary

Demonstrator • Booth #535

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

Beads & Ladies

Artisan • Booth #235

Trimmings for the Upper Class

The Bee Folks

Demonstrator • Booth #209

BHoney, Candles, and a Working Bee Hive

Beef Jerky

Food & Drynke • Roaming Cart

Assorted Flavored Jerky

Be Steel My Heart

Demonstrator • Booth #343

Fantasy, Licensed Swords

Blue Thistle Pottery

Demonstrator • Booth #124

Pottery Sculpted Before Your Eyes

Box Office: Return to the Past Passes

Services • Booth #206

Return Passes & Discount Event Tickets

BrainVessel

Artisan • Booth #230

Hand-Crafter Co-Op

Button Down the Hatches

Artisan • Booth #118

Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts

Canes Enable

Artisan • Booth #445

Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks

Captured Curls

Artisan • Booth #616

Hand-Made Hair Accessories

Captured Curves

Artisan • Booth #435

Pirate-Inspired Corsets

Casta Diva

Artisan • Booth #140

Hand-Made Corsets

Catskill Moccasins

Artisan • Booth #424

Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear

Celtic Marketplace

Artisan • Booth #136

Celtic Wares and Accessories

Center of Energy

Entertainment • Booth #506

Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and More

Cheesesteaks

Food & Drynke • Booth #220

Fresh Steak or Chicken Sandwiches

Chimes and Charms

Artisan/Merchant • Booth #449

Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares

Crocheted by Kirby

Artisan • Booth #127

Crocheted Hoods, Horns and More

Crone's Enchanted Cottage

Artisan • Booth #315

Witchy Creations and Trinkets

Crown Jewels

Artisan • Booth #307

Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls

Crow's Nest

Games & Rides • Booth #121

Spinning Man-Powered Ride

Crysal Fineries

Artisan • Booth #207

Renaissance Clothing for Lords and Ladies

Danny Boy Pipes

Artisan • Booth #439

Hand-Made Pipes and Pipe Accessories

The da Vinci Sno-Cone

Food & Drynke • Booth #447

Man-Powered Sno-Cone Machine *Seasonal

Delighted Eye

Artisan • Booth #317

Headwreaths and Wares for Home and Garden

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Demonstrator • Booth #328

Glass Wares, Demonstrations, and Classes

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Artisan • Booth #326

Guest Artists and Abstract Glass Designs

Dress Your Dreams

Artisan • Booth #510

Clothing for All Good Gentles

Duck & Cover

Artisan • Booth #348

Armor and Child Friendly Swords

Dungeon Museum

Artisan • Booth #621

Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon

Earthly Leather

Artisan • Booth #134

Unique Leather Wares

Emerald Castle

Artisan • Booth #303

Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, and More

Emperor's Needle

Demonstrator • Booth #429

Hand-Crafted Leather Goods

Enchanted Forest

Artisan • Booth #324

Children's Toys, Wind Spinners, Soaps

Enchanted Shire

Artisan • Booth #428

Renaissance House Wares and Gifts

Fairie Fluff

Food & Drynke • Roving Booth

Fresh Cotton Candy

Fairie Tailor

Artisan • Booth #314

Hand-Painted Capes

Fantasy Face Painting

Services • Booth #520

Unique Face Painting and Henna

Fascinations

Artisan • Booth #320

Everything Fairies, Unicorns, and Masks

The Feather Place

Artisan • Booth #605

Feathers, Fans, and Accessories

The Fight Circle

Games & Rides • Booth #524

Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel

Fionna's Fineries

Artisan • Booth #646

16th Century Apparel for the Fanciful Traveler

Fleur Di Lis Teas

Artisan • Booth #128

Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts

Forever Amber

Artisan • Booth #522

Exquisite Amber Jewelry

Fortune's Favour

Services • Booth #636/640

Tarot Card Reading and More

Full Moon Candle Garden

Artisan • Booth #514

Hand-Poured Candles and On-Site Candle Carver

Full Moon Ventures

Artisan • Booth #432

Celtic and Magic Delights

Herb Garden & Apothecary

Demonstrator • Booth #255

Potpourri, Lip Balm, Herbs, Lotions, Incense, and More

Hippogriff

Games & Rides • Booth #614

Add a Little Swing to Your Shire Travels

Horn Kiosk

Artisan • Booth #247

A set of Horns to Suit Every Personality

Imaginarium Gallery

Demonstrator • Booth #259

Hand-Sculpted Puppet Creations

Informistress

Services • Booth #201

Information Booth & Official PRF Gifts

Iron Wolf Traders

Artisan • Booth #227

Cast Iron Home and Garden Decor

Iron Wolf Traders: Part Duex

Artisan • Booth #237

Cast Iron Wares & Leather Journals

Isle of Man

Demonstrator • Booth #529

Hand-Crafted Art in Wood: Bowls, Plates, Cups and More

King's Mint

Services • Booth #204

Commemorative Coin of the Realm—Works Like Cash on the Shire!

La Forge

Artisan • Booth #348

Swords and Weaponry

La Forge

Demonstrator • Booth #347

Live Blacksmith Demos

The Leather Lair

Artisan • Booth #519

Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes

Lion's Den

Demonstrator • Booth #126

Hand-Crafted Leather Work

Little Shop of Holdings

Artisan • Booth #312

Boxes, Lockets and Such

Merlin's Magic

Demonstrator • Booth #508

Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares

Midnight Orchid

Artisan • Booth #443

Upscale Steampunk/Belly Dance Fashion

MaD Designs

Artisan • Booth #620

Etched Glassware and Woodwork

Oh My Goddess

Artisan • Booth #327

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

Oh, Jessa!

Artisan • Booth #533

Gypsy Garb

O'Sullivan's Fur Shed

Artisan • Booth #617

Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts

The Painted Pot

Artisan • Booth #323

Paint Your Own Pottery

Pandora's Locks Hairdressing

Services • Booth #625

Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire

Peasant Bread

Food & Drynke • Booth #202

Funnel Cake, Peasant Bread, and Lemonade

Perth Pewter

Artisan • Booth #431

Hand-Poured Pewter and Accessories

Pirate's Den

Artisan • Booth #531

Everything the Pirate in you Might Need

Pirate Ship Swings

Games & Rides • Booth #441

Sway to and Fro on this Man Powered Ride

Pottery of Yore

Artisan • Booth #533

Hand-Crafted Pottery

Princessories

Artisan • Booth #610

Purses, Crystal, and Elaborate Jewelry

Queen's Creamery

Food & Drynke • Booth #216

Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes

Red Falcon Accessories

Artisan • Booth #203

Hats, Feather Work, and Tapestries

Red Falcon Armouries

Artisan • Booth #623

High-Quality Leather Armour and Accessories

Red Wyvern Studio

Artisan • Booth #321

High-End Designer Hats

Rising Sun

Artisan • Booth #300

Waxed Hands and Roses

Rooks Gambit

Artisan • Booth #217

Board Games, Dice, Wands

Royal Family Jewelry

Artisan • Booth #304

Silver Adornments

The Royal Oui

Artisan • Booth #253

Official PRF Souvenirs

Rum Runners Barrel Coopers

Artisan • Booth #628

Liquor Infused Barrels and Cigars

The Scarlett Rose

Artisan • Booth #648

Boldly, Beautiful Hats and Accessories

Shalimar Family Ocarinas

Artisans • Roving Booth

Hand-Molded Ocarinas

Sherwood Fineries

Artisan • Booth #634

Costume Rentals and Sales

Sir Launch A Lot

Artisan • Booth #437

Marshmallow Catapults

Steak on a Stake

Food & Drynke • Booth #218

Beef, Chicken or Shrimp

St. George's Dragon Orphanage

Artisan • Booth #325

Adoptable Live Anoles

Sticks & Stones & Copper Bones

Artisan • Booth #316

Wands, Gemstones, and Copper Wares

Tower of Steel

Artisan • Booth #307

A Wide Assortment of Steel Jewelry

Traders of Tamerlane

Artisan • Booth #131

Lanterns, Asian Influenced Merchandise

Treasure Quest

Games & Rides • Booth #534

Gem Panning, Nature Gifts, Stones, Gems, and More

Up Your Kilt

Artisan • Booth #127

Hand-Made Clothing

Utopia Armory

Demonstrator • Booth #426

Chain Mail and Metal Works

Waxed Hands & Roses

Demonstrator • Booth #300

Wax Your Own Hands or Rose; A Souvenir to Cherish

Wee Dragon

Artisan • Booth #200

Children's Costumes and Hats

Whistling Birds

Artisan • Roving Booth

Chirping Clay Whistles

Wild Boar

Games & Rides • Booth #642

Take a Ride on the Wild Boar, If You Dare

Wish Bottles

Artisan • Roving Booth

Choose a Potion, Make a Keepsake

Wolf Spirit Jewelry

Demonstrator • Booth #313

Hand-Crafted Beaded Jewelry

The Wreck Room

Games & Rides • Booth #650

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

Ye Olde Wizards & Dragons

Artisan • Booth #615

Fanciful and Fantastical Statuary

Yourself Discovery

Artisan • Booth #644

Jewelry, Crystal, and Silvery

2019 Guest Merchants

Alongside the full-run merchants, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire welcomes a number of guest merchants. Please continue to check back as we update our merchant lists! All merchants subject to change.

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

Artifacts N Relics

Sept. 21-22, Oct. 5-6 & 26-27

Hand-Crafted Jewelry and Wares

Aubrey Brown Art

Sept. 7-22

Freelance Fantasy Artist

Blonde Swan Hats

Oct. 12-27

Fine Hats and Feather Fashions

The Celtic Cowboy Leather Co.

Aug. 17-18 & Sept. 14-15

Hand-Crafted Leather Belts and Accessories

Dark Rain Design

Oct. 26-27

Clockwork Critters

Davinci Scientifica

Oct. 5-27

Steampunk Accessories

Diamond Tooth Taxidermy

Aug. 24-25 & Oct. 5-6

Philadelphia's Premiere Couture Taxidermist

Doctor Gus Designs

Aug. 24-25, Sept. 21-22 & Oct. 19-27

Hand-Crafted Jewelry and Wares

Felix Eddy

Sept. 21-22

Fine Art and Hand-Made Creations

Inspired By Life

Aug. 24-25

Unique Fairy & Garden Homes

Irish Lass Glass

Aug. 17-18

Custom Glassware by Sinéad Moss

Katie Holeman

Oct. 19-20

Hand-Illustrated Colouring Tudor History Books

Lady Leather Smythe

Oct. 5-27

Leath Corsets, Jewelry, and More

Mirabella Took Creations

Sept. 7-8

Leather Masks, Ornaments, Gauntlets, and More

Moon Child Collection

Oct. 5-27

Unique Jewelry

Next Level Crafts

Sept. 7-8 & Sept. 21-22

Fine Crafts and Accessories

Norse Naturals

Aug. 17-25, Sept. 7-15, Oct. 12-13 & 26-27

Natural • Better • You

One: Eleven Pottery

Sept. 7-8 & Oct. 12-27

Ceramic Art with Marical Intent

Piya Wannachaiwong Illustrations

Oct. 5-27

Illustrator and Art Instructor

Realm and Reason

Aug. 31 - Sept. 22 & Oct. 12-20

Hand-Made, One-of-a-Kind Adornments

ScottishStoreOnline.com

Aug. 17-18

Kilts, Bagpipes and More

Seekers and Settlers

Oct. 5-27

Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks, Staffs and Brooms

Seventh Valley Design

Oct. 19-20

Handwoven Textiles Made by Local Philadelphia Artist

Sharon Rose Cosplay

Sept. 7-8

Pennsylvania Cosplayer

Silk Road Henna

Sept. 7 - Oct. 6

Henna Tattoo Art

The Silk Road Traders

Aug. 17 - Oct. 27

Custom Blended Perfume Oils

Tomboy Togs

Sept. 21-22

Adding Whimsy to the Lives of Kiddos Everywhere

Tres Jolie Designs by Sue

Sept. 21 - Oct. 6

Hand-Crafted Jewelry Art

Uniquely Morbid

Aug. 17 - Sept. 8

Bone Assemblage Sculptures

Wandering Wizard

TBD

Magic for the Whole Family

Wayward Leather Design

Sep. 28 - Oct. 13

Unique, Hand-Made Leatherwork

Wolf's Head Enterprise

Aug. 31 - Oct. 6

Metal and Leather Works

PRF Souvenirs

Celebrate the 39th Anniversary Season with the very best in glassware, apparel, commemorative merchandise and more! Available in the Mount Hope Wine Shop or on the Faire Grounds at the Informistress (Booth #201) and the Royal Oui (Booth #253).

King's Mint & Coin of the Realm

Coin of the Realm

King's Mint

Stop by the King's Mint (located inside the Front Gate) to purchase your Commemorative Coin of the Realm with your Visa or Mastercard and use it at any shop on the Grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire; or keep it a souvenir of your visit!

All food booths, pourhouses and some merchants on the Shire are cash-only, which makes this a perfect way to turn your credit to cash and avoid missing out on your favorite foods and wares!

If purchase is less than the value of the Coin of the Realm, New Worlde tender will be given. Receipt needed for all returns.

Faire Limited Release Wines

Her Majesty's Golden Muscat glows with Her shining rise to the throne on this Coronation Day. Henry Carey's Red Revenge teams with a secret passion to seize the thrown for himself. Both red and white wines caprute the essence of the dramatic story of a princess' ascent to greatness despite the darkness of her foes. Take home a piece of the Faire festivities with these pleasurable, limited release Mount Hope Wines. Part of the Bacchus Series of Native Wines.

Her Majesty's White

Her Majesty's Golden Muscat
A Word From Mary Huff, Queen Elizabeth I

I was on cast at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. I absolutely loved my time here then, but my husband and I were hired at another company in 2018 so we were going to be leaving. Before I left, our Entertainment Director at the Faire, Jessy Hamel, let me know that she was considering casting me as Queen Elizabeth in 2019, the first year Elizabeth would be the monarch again after five years with Henry VIII. She asked me to keep it in mind and let me know she would be in touch to see if I would consider coming back. When the time came, it didn't take me long to make a decision. Working at the Faire is one of the most fun jobs I've had. We get to stretch our creativity and learn skills that help us become better actors. I work with some of the funniest most passionate people I've ever met. And our job is literally to host a big party every weekend and just give the people who come through the gates a great experience that they will hopefully remember for a long time. As queen, it's such a wonder to me that I have the affect on people that I do. I am a very plain person, and people wouldn't think twice of me if they saw me in my daily life. But somehow when I put on the crown and dress, I am able to brighten people's day just by being with them. This place is truly magic.

Henry Carey's Red

Henry Carey's Red Revenge
A Word From Alex Stompoly, Sir Henry Carey

I was working in New York at the time. It was mid March and my phone had rang, unable to answer it, the call went to voicemail and I wouldn't be able to listen to the message until I was on my break. As I was walking from the Neil Simon Theater to the Richard Rogers Theater I was finally able to listen to the voicemail that would change my life completely. I was offered the role of Sir Walter Roderick Kensington, Master of Revels at Mt. Hope. The voicemail ended and I immediately called (Blake) back and accepted the offer with zero hesitation. Excited doesn't even begin to describe what I felt in that moment. I was overcome with genuine elation, it was my first professional job offer and only ten months after I graduated from college. In that moment I was the happiest boy in New York City.

Over the next few months my mind would be plagued with a myriad of questions. As often when embarking on a new experience you start to question yourself. Will you be good enough? Will you fit in with the rest of the cast? Will you enjoy yourself? These questions, along with others, would sit with me up until I set foot on the soil of Mt. Hope Shire. The second I arrived any and all self-doubt melted away and I knew that I found a place that I belonged, I found a family, and I found a home.

These last three years here have been nothing short of a blessing. I have had the immense honor and privilege to portray two delightfully distinguished characters, the overly stressed Sir Walter and now the villainous Sir Henry Carey. The opportunities I have been presented with have surpassed my wildest dreams; working with my Improv family to bring 'Disasterpiece Theater' to life every week to the creation of my brand new show 'Taming of the Shrews'. Mt. Hope has opened up several doors for me, and for that I am eternally grateful.

When I am asked if I would like to return to the Shire, the answer is an easy one, yes. This place is special, the people here are special, and the experiences you have here are life changing. Joining the cast of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire has been one the best decisions I have made. Working alongside some of the most talented actors and performers, all while crafting memories that will last me a lifetime. This place has given me so much—I have grown both as an actor and as a person. I belong here, I'm happy here; I'm with my family here. I can't wait to see what adventures lie ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

General Information

The event is located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire—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.
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will be open Saturdays and Sundays, plus Labor Day Monday, August through October. The gates open at 11AM and close at 8PM each festival day.
Arrive at least 20 minutes before opening (11AM) for the best chance for a speedy entry. Pre-purchase your tickets securely online for even faster access to the day's events. The line for E-ticket prior to gate opening may look long, but moves very quickly, while lines for purchasing tickets move much slower. T-ticket lines are clear usually 20-30 minutes after opening, but day-of ticket sales lines last later into the afternoon.
The castle gates swing wide open for 13 weekends of mirth and merriment amidst jousting knights and royal delights! A cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed characters fill the Shire with music, dancing, and more! With over 90 stage shows daily, over 20 Royal Kitchens, and scores of artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Renaissance Faire invites guests to immerse themselves in our 35-acre village and experience the fantasy! There will be numerous activities for kids and adults alike, so the PA Renaissance Faire is truly a festival for the whole family!
Re-entry is permitted at the Faire. Be sure to have your hand stamped as you are leaving the gates to ensure readmittance.
The festival accepts credit cards (Visa & Mastercard) 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.

All food booths, bars and some merchants on the Shire are cash-only, which makes a visit to the King's Mint the perfect way to turn your Visa or Mastercard credit to cash and avoid missing out on your favorite foods and wares. Learn More Here!
Enjoy delicious foods from over 20 Royal Kitchens throughout the Shire! Plus fresh Swashbuckler Ales, Lancaster County Ciders and Mount Hope Wines at our Pubs and Pourhouses! Download the PRF Shire Kitchens printable menu PDF.
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 actors. We invite our guests to interact with the actors, 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.
We understand that some audience members are sensitive to loud noises. The performances listed below contain the use of pyrotechnics, cannon fire, cracking whips, and/or gun fire. This information is also marked on the weekend Daily Writ schedule available at the Front Gate upon arrival.
  • Opening Gate - Cannon Fire
  • Human Chess Match - Whip Cracking
  • Ultimate Joust - Cannon Fire, Pyrotechnics, Air Effects
  • Boarshead Brawl - Whip Cracking
  • Don Juan & Miguel - Black Powder Pistol, Whip Cracking
  • Finale in Song - Fireworks to end the Show, Possible Whip Cracking

Guest Services

Mount Hope Estate & Winery and the PA Renaissance Faire 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.

Want to celebrate your special event with extra fun and friviolity? Show off in style and be the talk of the Shire when you wear a unique special event button (Current styles include Birthday, Anniversary, My First Visit, Groom-to-Be, and Bride-to-Be)! Available at Informistress and the Mount Hope Wine Shop!
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.
A minimum of 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to the expected date of visit is required to request interpreting services. While efforts to secure an interpreter will be made, services may be available with less notice time. 48-hours notice is required for cancellation of interpreter services once secured.

In order to confirm interpreting services for an upcoming visit, guests requesting interpreting services must provide the following details to the Faire's business office by emailing RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com.

Required Information
  • Requestor's Name
  • Requestor's Phone Number
  • Requestor's Email Address
  • Date of Services Needed
  • Duration of Needed Service (Start and End Time of Visit)
  • On-Site Point of Contact Name and Phone Number
  • Name(s) of Guests Utilizing Services
  • Confirmation Number from the Order of PA Renaissance Faire Tickets Pre-Purchased from the Faire's Website at: PaRenFaire.com/BuyTickets
The performances listed below contain the use of pyrotechnics, cannon fire, cracking whips, and/or gun fire:
  • Opening Gate - Cannon Fire
  • Bloody Best: MacBeth - Air Effects, Extreme Blood/Fluid Effects
  • The Grand MacGuffin Melee - Air Effects
  • Sir Isaac Fawlkes - Black Powder Pistol
  • Don Juan & Miguel - Black Powder Pistol, Whip Cracking
  • Human Chess Match - Whip Cracking
  • Ultimate Joust - Cannon Fire, Pyrotechnics, Air Effects
  • Finale in Song - Fireworks to end the Show, Possible Whip Cracking
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

Admission prices for adults (ages 12 and up) are $27.95 in advance (On the Virtual Box Office) and $31.95 at the gate. Children (5-11) are $12.95, while those 4 and under are free. Admission includes all Faire shows and entertainment, including Themed Weekend competitions and activities. Games, rides and food are not included.
To better serve our guests, we have eliminated the need for coupons to save on your Faire admission tickets. Learn more about ways to save this Faire season by visiting our Discounts & Specials Page.
Simply put, the PA Renaissance Faire is not a "pass the hat:" event and is paid for by the King's Purse. Entertainers hired to perform for our guests receive compensation for their performances and need not rely on guests donations for their livelihood. Our admission price reflects the budget necessary to bring the highest quality entertainment to the Faire's many stages and streets. The Mud Beggars are permitted to pass the hat because it reflects how they would have survived in Renaissance England. Additionally, guests may encounter traveling musicians busking on the village streets. This also reflects how traveling musicians made their living. Donations to these performers is always appreciated and always voluntary.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office or at the Front Gate the day of the Faire.
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.
It has become necessary to include a per ticket service fee for our event tickets in order to defray the rising costs of taxes and credit card processing. The fee also offsets the costs of consumables, ticket handling, and support. 2020 Service Fees are set: Online - $1.50/ticket, Telephone Transactions - $2.25/ticket, and Season Passes - $2.75/pass (online, phone or on site).
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.
Dogs that have been registered with the Faire by their owners are permitted on the Faire grounds during the public days of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday, August 3 through October 27). All owners must adhere to the Dog Days Decrees. No other pets are permitted on the Faire grounds. 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.

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.
The festival offers three ATMs on premises and one in the Wine Shop.

All food booths, bars and some merchants on the Shire are cash-only, which makes a visit to the King's Mint the perfect way to turn your Visa or Mastercard credit to cash and avoid missing out on your favorite foods and wares. Learn More Here!
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

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com