2018 Tickets on sale at the Holiday Open House.

Visit Mount Hope during the Holiday Open House, 11AM-4PM Nov. 24-26 & Dec. 2-3, to save the most on your favorite 2018 festival tickets! Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire single-day tickets make the perfect stocking stuffer and can be used any day during the 38th Season! Adult and Children's season passes will also be available for a discounted rate.

PA Renaissance Faire

Join us for the 37th 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! Please check back in the new year for updated information on the 38th Season of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire!

Dates & Times

The caste gates swing wide for 13 weekends of mirth and merriment—Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Monday, August 5 through October 29. During the final two weekends of the 37th Season, the Gates will Open at 10:30AM on Saturdays & 11:00AM on Sundays and close at 8PM each Faire day.

Ticket Information

Tickets are currently unavailable.
Single-day General Admission: $26.95 Online/$31.95 Front Gate
Single-day Children (ages 5-11): $11.95 Online/Front Gate
Adult Season Pass: $125 for Adults Online/Front Gate
Children (ages 5-11) Season Pass: $45 Online/Front Gate

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. Learn more on the Themed Weekends page.

Royal Dog Days

His Majesty would like to thank all of the lovers of dogs and their furry companions that joined him and the Royal Hounds upon the Faire grounds throughout August and September! While the Royal Dog Days have come to a close for the 37th season, plans for the 2018 season are now underway! Learn more on the Dog Days Page.

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2017 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!

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2017 Halloween Daze Scenario

As October comes round, our good Shire prepares to celebrate Autumn and the Harvest in true Mt. Hope style! But as All Hallows Eve draws nigh, and the boundaries between the mortal world and the spirit realm grow thin, some unexpected guests may be joining the festivities…

King Henry arrives at Mt. Hope with one goal in mind: to convince the Bavarian Ambassador of the Holy Roman Empire to recommend his Treaty of London to Emperor Maximilian. But it soon becomes clear that the Ambassador is not the only dignitary to arrive from Bavaria… For none other than the goblin Rumplestiltskin, self-styled King of the Black Forest, has come to Mt. Hope to partake in the revelry. And, like so many of his kind, he has a rather chaotic approach to merriment.

Handling one Bavarian noble was troublesome enough for our good King Henry, but how will he contend with a monarch of the faerie realm now thrown into the mix? Especially one who has taken more than a passing interest in our beloved Queen Catherine…

As always, when the Shire of Mt. Hope celebrates Halloween, anything can happen! But one thing is certain… as evening falls and the shadows grow, the signing of a simple treaty will be the last of Henry’s worries…

2017 Cast of Characters

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.

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 35 to 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.

Zach Minder

Zach Minder

Henry VIII
King of England

Megan Jones

Megan Jones

Catherine of Aragon
Queen of England

Alex Stompoly

Alex Stompoly

Sir Walter Roderick Kensington
Master of Revels

Sheila Barton

Sheila Barton

Lady Dolores Pemburthy
Mayor of Mt. Hope

Joshua Kachncycz

Joshua Kachnycz

Baron Helmut von Wolfe
Bavarian Ambassador

Christopher Burch

Christopher Burch

Hans Tolhoffer
Sword Master

Andrew Willis

Andrew Willis

Gruber Richtofen
Landsknecht

Courtney Calato

Courtney Calato

Captain Valeria Mendoza
Pirate Captain

Katie Maiello

Katie Maiello

Penelope "Penny Dreadful" Smythe
Pirate First Mate

Mollie Wilson

Mollie Wilson

Zerafina
Gypsy Dancer

Celina Surniak

Celina Surniak

Zoraida
Gypsy Dancer

Matthew Perry Smith

Matthew Perry Smith

Angus MacGuffin
Stable & Tavern Keeper

Brian Huff

Brian Huff

Sheriff Samuel Briggs
Sherrif of Mt. Hope

Mary Huff

Mary Huff

Mary Barnham
Shepherdess

Alison Schaufler

Alison Schaufler

Colleen Weaver
Irish Seamstress

Katie Markie

Katie Markie

Iona Finn
Faerie Hunter

Nathan Landis Funk

Nathan Landis Funk

Connor O'Flanagan
Woodsman

Luke Brahdt

Luke Brahdt

Wailin Brendan Whelan'
Romantic Poet & Bard

Corina Connelly

Corina Connelly

Susan Gimble
Scullery Wench & Sultry Siren

Nicole Cupo

Nicole Cupo

Angelica Finch
Scullery Wench & Sultry Siren

Elena Cope

Elena Cope

Tally Applebottom
Scullery Wench & Sultry Siren

Jules Schrader

Jules Schrader

Jenny Groves
Scullery Wench & Sultry Siren

George Hamilton

George Hamilton

Derrick the Unready
Pirate & Rakish Rogue

Pete Hedberg

Pete Hedberg

Marty Sloth
Pirate & Rakish Rogue

Jake Duvall-Early

Jake Duvall-Early

Davy
Pirate & Rakish Rogue

Ian Agnew

Ian Agnew

Barty Sloth
Pirate & Rakish Rogue

Jeff Wolfthal

Jeff Wolfthal

Nicodemus Stone
Astrologer & Brother to Mabel Stone

Joe Penn

Joe Penn

Ned Applebottom
Deputy in the Town Watch

Adam Shepley

Adam Shepley

Diggory Applebottom
Deputy in the Town Watch

Doug Wallace

Doug Wallace

Guy Ablehammer
Fence & Thief

Samuel Lee

Samuel Lee

Danforth Pemburthy
Son to the Lady Mayor

Alexis Amarante

Alexis Amarante

Geralyn Albrecht
Scribe to the Baron von Wolfe

Kaitlyn Noble

Kaitlyn Noble

Mable Stone
Chimney Sweet & Sister to Nicodemus Stone

Haley Karlson

Haley Karlson

Beatrice "Betty" Diver
Harbor Mistress

Kate Brighter

Kate Brighter

Winnifred Baker
Baker and Miller

Jonathan Handley

Jonathan Handley

John de Vere, Earl of Oxford
Courtier to King Henry

Michael Garland

Michael Garland

Todd Fenniman
Barber Surgeon

Jessi Miller

Jessi Miller

Marjorie Briggs
School Mistress & Wife to Sheriff Briggs

Blackfryars

Comprised of 40 to 60 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!

Alessandra Appiotti

Alessandra Appiotti

Mabelanne Mumchance
Butcher's Apprentice

Abigail Armstrong

Abigail Armstrong

Lady Mary Fiennes
Lady in Waiting

Jade Arwen

Jade Arwen

Rosy Parker
Gossip Monger

Andrea Barton

Andrea Barton

Alice Kebel, Lady Mountjoy
Lady in Waiting

Kirstin Bauer

Kirstin Bauer

Lady Bridget Wingfield
Lady in Waiting

Lauralette Bernard

Lauralette Bernard

Fionna Mary Flint
Shire Fire Mistress

Brianna Bloomer

Brianna Bloomer

Donatella Bella
Artist

Karen Rose Bitzer

Karen Rose Bitzer

Harmony Hamelin
Rat Catcher

Hope Borges

Hope Borges

Beatrice May Smith
Net Maker

Tabitha Borges

Tabitha Borges

Harriett Haddock
Fish Monger

Rebecca Chacon

Rebecca Chacon

Liona Lynn Longacre
Rag Picker

Bryan Cook

Bryan Cook

Sir Robert Wallace Collinwood
Noble Man

Katrina Cook

Katrina Cook

Jane W. Fulton
Shipwright

Stephani Crean

Stephani Crean

Camilla Goodard
Bee Keeper

Larissa Curcio

Larissa Curcio

Shauna Entwistle
Lady Mayor's Music Tutor

Jacob Dunklearger

Jacob Dunklearger

Louis Vernay Jadot
Master of Corks

Elisia Freeman

Elisia Freeman

Sam Macfarlane
Blacksmith

Corey Graff

Corey Graff

Robert Crusoe
Sail Maker

Jaymz Grasso

Paswuale (Jaymz) Grasso

"Sir" Joshua Abraham Zebulon Joseph Norton, the Second
Bedlamite

Steve Hager

Steve Hager

Rip Skeleton
Grave Digger

Morgan Harwood

Morgan Harwood

Havelka Ventinari
Gypsy

Jilly Harris

Jilly Harris

"M'Lady" Felicity Fakenham
Maudlinite

Amanda Heineman

Amanda Heineman

Rebecca Verwood
Apprentice Love Monger

Jonathan Heise

Jonathan Heise

Sir Michael Micklewhite
Retired Knight

Maria Houck

Maria Houck

Netti Potts
Apothecary

Noah Keeney

Noah Keeney

Malcom Blunder
Royal Navy Gunner

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly

Wendy Vimes
Night Watchwoman

Liane Laskoske

Liane Laskoske

Thea Thornbury
Wise Woman

Moses Mariscal

Moses Mariscal

Manuel Garcia de los Angeles
Shire Messenger

Dana Micciche

Dana Micciché

Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury
Lady in Waiting

Glenn Muir

Glenn Muir

Darrel Cringer
Yeoman Guard

Samantha Phillips Varneke

Samantha Phillips Varneke

Lady Elizabeth Fettiplace
Lady in Waiting

Violet Race

Violet Race

Fionnoula "Fingers" O'Garvey
Shire Pickpocket

Daylynn Reppert

Daylynn Reppert

Amber Maywether
Butter Churner

Kaylum Reppert

Kaylum Reppert

Kostana Ocan Vatrashi
Gypsy Prince

James Riley

James Riley

Adam Cringer
Yeoman Guard

Brianna Schunk

Brianna Schunk

Lois MacFarlane
Farrier

Dave Sobkowiak

Dave Sobkowiak

Lanky Hemptwister
Rope Maker

Evelin Stayner

Evelin Stayner

Madeline Anastasia von Schaesber
German Ambassador's Cousin

Katrin Stayner

Katrin Stayner

Greta Farbissina
Etiquette Mistress

Jordan Taft

Jordan Taft

Constance Maywether
Dairy Mistress

Sandi Trait

Sandi Trait

Charlotte Harper
Poet

Darrell Yoder

Darrell E. Yoder

Rowan Blackstone
Tinker

Directorial Staff

Jessy Hamel
Director of Entertainment

Gwen Byrnes
ET Assistant & Housing Manager

Sam Little
Lead Performance Director

Doug Kondziolka
Character & Interaction Director

Ron Keller
Fight Director, FX Coordinator & Casting Director

Brian Huff
Assistant Fight Director

Courtney Calato
Fight Captain

Katie Maiello
Fight Captain

Andrew Willis
Fight Captain

Arthur Rowan
Head Script Writer

Kelly Morris Rowan
Music Director & Casting Director

Directorial Staff Cont.

Doug Sarmir
FX Operator

Nathan Landis Funk
Assitant Music Director

Sheila Barton
Blackfryar Director

Jeff Wolfthal
Assitant Blackfryar Director & Associate Performance Director

Blake Braswell
Casting Director & Creative Consultant

Doug Wallace
Dramaturge

Carrie Emich-Wallce
Choreographer & Merchant Coordinator

Ashley Zoglman
Production Stage Manager


Sound Staff

Roger Fitzwater
Audio Director

Shawn Kreider
Audio Technician

Costuming Staff

Lily Steiner
Head Costumer

Erika Krause
Cutter/Droper

Erin Shaeffer
Craftperson & Shop Assistant

Natalie Lawton
Stitcher

Morgan Porter
Stitcher

Katie Gallagher Worster
Wordrobe

Claire Molitoris
Costume Shop Intern


Festival Photographers

Michael Ulrich
PhotographyByMU.com

Production Staff

Ian Smith
Technical Director & Sign Shop Manager

Amanda Scott
Assitant to Technical Director

Michael Pryor
Master Carpenter

Alex Truccano
Prop Artisan

Julia Bowman
Production Crew

Cian Girven
Production Crew

Isaac Tice
Production Crew

2017 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.

Gage Brothers

King's Court

Storyline Show • Endgame Stage, 11:30

The Master of Revels has prepared lavish entertainments for the King's arrival. Come see the first appearance of our good King Henry, Queen Catherine, and all their court.

Mark DeRose

Tournament Joust

Storyline Show • Bosworth Field, 2:00

The Knights of the Realm meet on the Joust List to determine who amongst them is the best. Witness their skills being put to the test as they try to outdo each other!

Great Big House

Human Chess

Storyline Show • Chessboard, 4:00

All citizens of the Shire know that chess is far more interesting when there's real combat involved! Peasant and noble alike will take to the board in a fantastic display of martial prowess.

Mark DeRose

Ultimate Joust

Storyline Show • Bosworth Field, 6:00

The final joust of the day! Cheer for your champion as the Knights of the Realm meet in deadly combat, lance to lance and sword to sword. An epic climax to the festival day!

Great Big House

Finale in Song

Storyline Show • Globe Theater, 7:00

Though the festival day must sadly come to a close, King Henry is determined to end it in the proper fashion—with a musical variety hour showcasing the very best that the Shire has to offer.

Great Big House

Rakish Rogues

Stage Show • Swashbuckler, Various Times

The pirate ship Bloody Shame has once again put into port—Join the Rakish Rogues as they sing about strong drinks, tall ships, and all the lasses they adore.

Mark DeRose

Sultry Sirens*

Stage Show • O'Malley's, Various Times

On every festival day, the scullery wenches of the town gather to cast off all propriety and engage in some good old fashioned revelry including dirty jests and bawdy songs. *Adult Content.

Great Big House

The Irish Revels

Stage Show • Swashbuckler, Various Times

The good Irish residents of Mt. Hope have gathered this festival day to entertain and inspire one and all with their love of their country. Join the Irish Revels for the best in Celtic music.

Great Big House

Music with Her Majesty

Stage Show • O'Malley's, 1:30

Queen Catherine has always had a love for beautiful music, and she has taken this festival day as an opportunity to share it with her people. Join the Queen and all her special guests in glorious song.

Mark DeRose

Bloody Best: Fairy Tales

Stage Show • MacGuffin Stables, 2:30

The honored guests from Bavaria wish to share some of their favorite folk tales with the Shire of Mt. Hope. And they promise that these tales—as good children's stories should be—will be filled with death, dismemberment, and lots of gore!

Great Big House

Grand MacGuffin Melee

Stage Show • MacGuffin Stables, 12:30

Gypsies are running rampant, pirates have taken up residence, there are rumors of carnivorous sheep roaming the area, and now the Bavarian ambassador has shown up bearing valuable looking cargo. Violent hijinks and shenanigans are sure to ensue.

Great Big House

Men of Confidence

Stage Show • O'Malley's, 5:00

Guy Ablehammer, Nicodemus Stone & Gustav Schroeder. Who needs luck when you have confidence? With confidence, you can outsmart any opponent in a fight. You can score free drinks off of strangers, or even better: your friends! Come have a little fun and learn from the best!

Great Big House

Peasant Dance

Stage Show • Chess Board, 1:00

Come kick up your heels and dance! Our Shire dance masters shall instruct you in the authentic country dances that are taking the kingdom by storm.

Great Big House

King's Cavalry

Nipperkins Show • Chess Board, 3:30

Join us on the Chessboard to learn what it takes to be a memeber of the King's Cavalry! The Equestrian Society of Mt. Hope is here to show you the ropes and initiate you into His Majesty's service.

Mark DeRose

Noble Finishing School

Nipperkins Show • Chess Board, 2:00

Join John De Vere, the Earl of Oxford, as he teaches the finer points of nobility including poise, sword play, and more! He shall be taking on his most challenging student yet: The Lady Mayor's Son!

Mark DeRose

Mount Hope Players

Nipperkins Show • Discovery Stage, Various Times

Unique "Trunk Show" stories, told by actors who have a trunk full of props and costumes that allow them AND YOU to become the characters needed to tell the story. It's great fun for the whole family!

Great Big House

Magical Merriment Parade

Line-Up in Picnic Grove at 3:40

Join the Shire's villagers, merchants, and nobles as we gather in grand procession to the Human Chess Match. Come one, come all and experience the fun of a Royal Parade!

2017 Royal Performers

Use the arrows below to explore the 2017 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.

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! Truly a "treasure," but questionably "caste," trio of upper class ladies of Chaste Treasure will help you laugh, sing, and stumble your way through 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 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). Please Note: Patrons must have separate PA Renaissance Faire admission ticket to enter the Faire Grounds. 21 and older only.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting at Bacchus

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is proud to offer a unique wine tasting experience, every festival day! Enjoy free tastings of award winning Mount Hope Wines at Bacchus' Retreat: Wine by the Glass! Found a new favorite? Purchase your wines at Bacchus, then pick up your order as you exit the festival grounds at the Beer and Wine Tower, adjacent to the Mount Hope Wine Shop!

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.

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

Find Your Way Out of This Life-Sized Maze

American Highlander

Artisan • Booth #433

Kilts and Clothing

Archery Through the Ages

Demonstrator • Booth #602

Archery Demonstration and Handmade Longbows

As You Like It

Artisan • Booth #127

Handcrafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More

The Aviary

Demonstrator • Booth #535

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

Beads & Ladies

Artisan • Booth #235

Apparel and Trimmings for the Upper Class

The Bee Folks

Demonstrator • Booth #209

Bee-Related Products and a Working Bee Hive

Be Steel My Heart

Demonstrator • Booth #343

Various Weaponry

Blue Thistle Pottery

Demonstrator • Booth #124

Pottery Sculpted Before Your Eyes

Box Office: Return to the Past Passes

Services • Inside Front Gates

Return Passes & Discount Event Tickets

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

Hair Accessories

Captured Curves

Artisan • Booth #435

Pirate-Inspired Corsets and Clothing

Casta Diva

Artisan • Booth #140

Corsets and Apparel

Catskill Moccasins

Artisan • Booth #424

Hand-Crafted Leather Shoes to Fit Your Feet

Center of Energy

Services • Booth #506

Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and More

Cheesesteaks

Food & Drynke • Booth #220

Beef or Chicken Sandwiches Hot Off the Grill

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

Crystal Fantasy

Artisan • Booth #136

Unique Apparel

Crysal Fineries

Artisan • Booth #207

Renaissance Clothing for Lords and Ladies

Crystal Palace

Artisan • Booth #321

Crystal Sculptures

Delighted Eye Gifts & Headwreaths

Artisan • Booth #317

Everything for Home and Garden…And More

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Demonstrator • Booth #328

Beautiful Glass Wares and Daily Glassblowing Demos

Dress Your Dreams

Artisan • Booth #510

Clothing for All Good Gentles

Dungeon Museum

Artisan • Booth #621

Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon

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, and More

Enchanted Shire

Artisan • Booth #428

Renaissance House Wares and Gifts

Fairie Tailor

Artisan • Booth #314

Hand-Painted Capes

Fantasy Face Painting

Services • Booth #520

Artistic Creations For Thy Face

Fascinations

Artisan • Booth #320

Everything Fairies, Dolphins, 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 Weary Traveler

First State Greyhound Rescue

Artisan • Booth #132

Rescued and Adoptable Former Racing Greyhounds

Fleur Di Lis Teas

Artisan • Booth #128

Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts

Forever Amber

Artisan • Booth #522

Amber Jewelry

Fortune's Favor

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 Magical Delights

Gaming Village

Games & Rides • Booth #100

Archery, Axe Throw, Knife Throw

Hats by Rebecca

Artisan • Booth #318

Hats for Every Occasion

Herb Garden & Apothecary

Demonstrator • Booth #255

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

Henna Body Art

Services • Booth #520

Ornate and Unique Temporary Designs

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 Intentions

Demonstrator • Booth #604

Demonstrating Blacksmith and Hand-Crafted Iron Products

Iron Wolf Traders

Artisan • Booth #227

Cast Iron Home and Garden Decor

Iron Wolf Traders: Part Duex

Artisan • Booth #237

Cast Iron & 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!

Lady Gwendolyn Costumes

Services • Booth #326

Costume Rentals, Purchases, and Portraits

La Forge

Demonstrator • Booth #348

Demonstrating Blacksmith Producing Swords and Other Weapons

The Leather Lair

Artisan • Booth #519

Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes

Lion's Den

Demonstrator • Booth #126

Demonstrating Craftsmen Creating Hand-Crafted Leather Work

Lords & Ladies

Artisan • Booth #310

Clothing for the 16th Century Lord or Lady

Merlin's Magic

Demonstrator • Booth #508

Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares

Motley

Artisan • Booth #609

Upcycled Skits and Scarves

Mystical Realm Artisan

Artisan • Booth #312

Metal Hair Twisters and Such

Mystical Realm Artisan Cart

Artisan • Booth #249

Metal Hair Twisters and Such

Nature's Heirlooms

Artisan • Booth #316

Hair Wrapping, Gems, and Stones

Nuts About You

Food & Drynke • Booth #226

Freshly Roasted Nuts, Strudels, Crepes, and More

Oh My Goddess

Artisan • Booth #327

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

Old World Trading Company

Artisan • Booth #523

Statuary and Gifts from the Olde Worlde

Pandora's Locks Hairdressing

Services • Booth #625

Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire

Peasant Bread

Food & Drynke • Booth #202

Funnel Cake, Warm Peasant Bread, and Lemonade

Perth Pewter

Artisan • Booth #431

Hand-Made Figurines, Bodice Chillers, and More

Pewter Shop

Artisan • Booth #527

A Wide Selection of 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, Bags, and Elaborate Jewelry

Queen's Creamery

Food & Drynke • Booth #216

Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes, and Desserts

Red Falcon Accessories

Artisan • Booth #203

Hats, Feather Work, and Tapestries

Red Falcon Apparel

Artisan • Booth #634

Renaissance Clothing

Red Falcon Armouries

Artisan • Booth #623

High-Quality Leather Clothing and Armour

Red Wyvern Studio

Artisan • Booth #607

High-End Designer Top Hats, Hair Sticks, and More

Rising Sun

Artisan • Booth #300

Candles and Soaps

The Rook and the Rose

Demonstrator • Booth #230

Copper & Wooden Roses

Rooks Gambit

Artisan • Booth #217

Board Games, Dice, and Wands

Royal Family Jewelry

Artisan • Booth #304

Silver Adornments of All Shapes and Sizes

The Royal Oui

Artisan • Booth #253

Official PRF Souvenirs

Rum Runners Barrel Coopers

Artisan • Booth #628

Liquor Infused Barrels and Cigars

Saravasti's Call

Artisan • Booth #533

Gypsy Apparel

Sir Launch A Lot

Artisan • Booth #437

Marshmallow Catapults and Other Fun Wares

Steak on a Stake

Food & Drynke • Booth #218

Beef or Chicken Skewered for your Pleasure

St. George's Dragon Orphanage

Artisan • Booth #325

Live Anoles to Take Along Home

Sullivan's Fur Shed

Artisan • Booth #617

Hand-Crafted Pelts, Hats, and Bags

Swords & Shields

Artisan • Booth #323

Artistically Decorated Wooden Swords/Shields

Tower of Steel

Artisan • Booth #307

A Wide Assortment of Steel Jewelry

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 Accessories

Wild Boar

Games & Rides • Booth #642

Take a Ride on the Wild Boar, If You Dare

Wolf Spirit Jewelry

Demonstrator • Booth #313

Hand-Crafted 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, Silvery, and Hair Adornments

PRF Souvenirs

Celebrate the 37th 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.

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 Note: ALL ATTENDEES, including Designated Drivers, will be carded at the gate and must be over the age of 21 to enter BrewFest. NO ONE under the age of 21 will be admitted. This includes children, toddlers and infants. No refunds will be issued to patrons under the age of 21 attempting to enter the festival.

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

Ticket Information

Admission prices for adults (ages 12 and up) are $26.95 in advance (online) and $31.95 at the gate. Children (5-11) are $11.95, 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.
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.


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.
Royal Hounds are permitted on the Faire Grounds on select weekends during the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Season. Learn more at PaRenFaire.com/DogDays. Other pets are not permitted on the fairegrounds. 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
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