Purchase your PA Renaissance Faire Tickets Today!

Single-day General Admission Tickets are available online in advance for $26.95, but can also be purchased at the Front Gate for $31.95. Single-day Children's Tickets (ages 5-11) are avilable at the Front Gate and online for $11.95. Season Passes ($125 for Adults, $45 for Children ages 5-11) are also available online and at the Front Gate.

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!

Dates & Times

The caste gates swing wide for 13 weekends of mirth and merriment! Kicking off August 5 and continuing every Saturday & Sunday, plus Labor Day Monday, through October 29. The gates open every Faire day at 11AM and close at 8PM.

Ticket Information

Single-day General Admission Tickets: $26.95 Online/$31.95 Front Gate
Single-day Children's Tickets (ages 5-11): $11.95 Online/Front Gate
Adult Season Passes: $125 for Adults Online/Front Gate
Children (ages 5-11) Season Passes: $45 Online/Front Gate
Purchase your tickets on the Virtual Box Office Today!

Royal Dog Days

His Majesty has issued an invitation to the lovers of dogs and their furry companions to join him and the Royal Hounds upon the Faire grounds each Saturday & Sunday in August & September. Learn more at LINK.

Carding Policy

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.

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.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
• Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Front Gate! Visit the Virtual Box Office today!
• To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

Special Events:
• Celebrate the Queen's birthday by sharing Her favorite pastry…cupcakes! All young nipperkins are invited to have a delicious dessert and wish the Queen Happy Birthday face-to-face!
• A great pirate treasure is said to have been buried in Mount Hope, and the King needs YOUR help retrieving it. Visit the Informistress Booth inside the Castle Gates for your treasure map. Then find the clues and proceed to the Chess Board to speak the secret password and open the treasure chest.
The Shire welcomes entertainers from near and far to participate in the Faire day's revels, making discovery of the world possible in one weekend.

Special Events:
• Support the Red Cross Blood Drive at the 2017 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, August 12-13, 9AM – 7PM. To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org Walk-ins will be accepted as time and space permits. Successful and attempted donors will receive a complimentary Faire admission ticket valid any public Faire day of the 2017 season. Visitors who are unable to donate can receive a $5.00 discount at the castle gates on August 12 or 13 by showing their Red Cross Donor Card when purchasing tickets at the front gate ticket windows. This offer is not valid with any other discount offer.
Share in the Celtic pride of pipers, Highland Games, Celtic wares, foods, music, dancing, and lots o' those bonnie lasses & kilt clad boyos!

Special Events:
• Volunteers are encouraged to join in the Highland Games Competition. Come toss a sheaf and hurl a caber! Those new to the sport are encouraged to attend the first competition, while vetrans are invited to the Tournament of Champions. Waiver sign-ups will begin a half an hour prior to the competition.
• 6 Scotch Eggs, 12 contestants. First one who finishes (and keeps them down) wins!
• All wee lads and lasses are invited to grab their spoons, hoist their potatoes high and celebrate the fine Shire tradition of Potato Racing. All participants will receive prizes, including a pet potato that they can call their own!
• Celebrate the ladies two favorite objest: men and the kilts they sport! Great prizes in store, and who knows what else…
His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

His Royal Highness arrives upon the Shire to greet his biggest fans, the nipperkins! Bring your children and child inside and have a day of play!

Special Discounts:
Celebrate the opening weekend with discounted single-day tickets—$17.95 when purchased in advance online or $19.95 at the Frong Gate! Link to Virtual Box Office.
To celebrate the Shire's most imaginative and enthusiastic little visitors, the PA Renaissance Faire is offering free admission for children under 12.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Tickets will not be available online after Friday, May 12.

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Attending Breweries

Please check back closer to the event date for the full list of breweries that will be serving up a sampling of their hand-crafted ales and ciders during the 2017 BrewFest! Interested in having your brewery participate? Visit the contract form page to learn more. Please Note: Brewery Sign-Ups Close on April 21, 2017.

Entertainment at BrewFest

The BrewFest at Mount Hope welcomes top-notch entertainers to provide the perfect backdrop on three stages throughout the festival! The BrewFest lineup regularly includes musical performers and merchant demonstrators.

Gage Brothers

The Gage Brothers

Swashbuckler Stage, 11:30 & 5:00

From the rural parts of northeast Ohio comes straightforward lyrics and relatable songs.

Great Big House

Great Big House

Endgame Stage, 12:00 & 5:30

This groove driven, high energy band features everything from classic rock, funk and jam genres.

Mark DeRose

Mark DeRose Music

Harlequin Stage, 1:00 & 6:30

Mark DeRose & The Dreadnought Brigade is a roosty, soulful, rock n' roll band from Lancaster, PA.

Meg and the Right Sound

Meg & the Right Sound

Harlequin Stage, 11:30 & 5:00

Rich vocals, an optimistic beat, and energetic indie sound create songs that are both heartful and fun.

Silver City Rodeo

Silver City Rodeo

Endgame, 1:30 & 7:00

A Lancaster-based group with a historical musical blend of folk, indie and bluegrass.

Sweet Leda

Sweet Leda

Swashbuckler Stage, 1:00 & 7:00

This heartfelt music is a rich blend of new school funki, psychedelic rock, soul and pop.

Dragons Breath Glassworks

Glass Blowing Demonstrations

Dragon's Breath Glass Booth, 12:00, 2:00, 5:00 & 7:00

Working with a furnace that can reach 2,000 degrees, the Dragon's Breath Glassworks team creates glass art right before your eyes. Stop by throughout the day for live demonstrations, or to purchase their hand-crafted wares.

BrewFest Merchandise

Don't forget to pick up your official 2017 BrewFest merchandise during your visit to the grounds of Mount Hope Estate! Items will be available at various booths throughout the grounds of BrewFest and be sure to stop by the Mount Hope Wine Shop for even more beer related merchandise!

BrewFest Combo

2017 Featured Merchandise

Official T-Shirt

Commemorate your visit to the 2017 BrewFest at Mount Hope with the official T-Shirt featuring all of your favorite breweries appearing at the festival in a fun style on the back. $18.95 ($19.95 for 2X/3X)

BrewFest Combo

Don't miss out on this unique combo—including the 2017 BrewFest t-shirt, logo'd hat and logo'd drawstring bag—Only $25 (Reg. over $37)!

Tasting Glass

Each general admission ticket receives a complimentary souvenir tasting glass. This is the only glass accepted to sample in during BrewFest. If you break your glass during the festival, replacement glasses will be available at Informistress for $10.

BrewFest Raffle

Come support the Central PA Food Bank—Only $5 per Ticket or 3 for $10! Drawings at 2:30 and 8:00.

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.
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.
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!
Outside food and drink is not permitted on the Fairegrounds. There are limited seating areas outside the gates where guests my enjoy outside food.

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.
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