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*All event information is subject to change. Please continue to check back, or like us on Facebook @PaRenFaire for updates.

Date, Times & Location

Dates: Saturdays & Sundays • August 17 - October 27, 2024
Themed Weekends: Click here for dates & details.
Hours of Operation: Gates Open at 11AM Each Public Faire Date • Faire site closes at 8PM. Merchants, food and beverages begin closing at 7PM.
Location: 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545

Date Specific Tickets

Tickets can be purchase online on the Virtual Box Office.

Ticket Pricing for August 19 - September 15
Adult (12+): $33.95
Children (5-11): $17.95
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required

Ticket Pricing for September 21 - October 27:
Adult (12+): $37.95
Children (5-11): $19.95
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required

Please have your print at home tickets out or loaded on your mobile device and ready to scan on prior to coming to the Front Gate. Tickets can only be purchased online through the Virtual Box Office. Tickets are date specific and all exchange policies apply after purchase. The Faire is a rain or shine event. Tickets are emailed to the purchaser and can be printed or scanned from a mobile device.

Sunset Admission

After 4PM Sunset Tickets go live on the online box office each Faire Day at 3:30PM with entry to the Faire beginning at 4PM. Sunset Tickets are not available in advance of the actual Faire date.

After 4PM Sunset Ticket Pricing for August 19 - September 15
Adult (12+): $19.95
Children (5-11): $7.95
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required

After 4PM Sunset Ticket Pricing for September 21 - October 27:
Adult (12+): $23.95
Children (5-11): $9.95
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required

Enjoy the sunset hours of Royal Revels from the Tournament of Arms to the Ultimate Joust ending with the Finale Pub Sing and over 20 other performances scheduled during this 4-hour part of the Faire day. Food booths, pour houses and independent vendors begin closing at 7PM at the start of the Finale Pub Sing at the Globe Theater. Vendors in Swashbuckler Grove and The Wharf Bar will remain open until the end of the performance. The Faire site closes at 8PM.

Regardless of the full day ticket sold out status, After 4PM Sunset Tickets will go live on the online box office each Faire Day at 3:30PM with entry to the Faire beginning at 4PM. Sunset Tickets are not available in advance of the actual Faire date. The Sunset Ticket is valid only at the 2024 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on the date of purchase from 4PM-8PM. Sunset Ticket quantities are limited per day. Tickets must be purchased online on the Virtual Box Office and can be shown from a mobile device the day of your visit for entry. Tickets are not sold at the gate. Tickets are non-refundable.

Faire Subscriptions

Full Season Faire Subscription (Covers All 22 Public Dates)
Adult (12+): $150.00 Through March 31 (Reg. $185.00)
Children (5-11): $60.00
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required
Includes 1 Ticket Per Subscription for Each of the 22 Faire Dates

10 Day Faire Flex Pass (Covers Any 10 Public Dates)
Adult (12+): $120 Through March 31 (Reg. $140.00)
Children (5-11): $60.00
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required
Includes 1 Ticket Per Subscription for Any 10 Faire Dates

Patrons who purchase a Faire Subscription receive a Subscription Code they will use to obtain date-specific tickets for the 2024 Faire season through the online Box Office. Adult subscription codes will only access adult Faire reservation tickets. Child subscription codes will only access child Faire reservation tickets. Subscriptions and their associated tickets are valid only for use by the subscription holder and individuals associated with the original subscription.
Tickets obtained using a Subscription Code are not to be sold or gifted to an individual not associated with the original Subscription purchase. If this policy is broken, the subscription and associated tickets will be deactivated without refund.
It is the responsibility of the subscription purchaser to keep their subscription code and use it as set forth above. Date-specific tickets must be presented at the gate as a printed copy or on a mobile device with an ID to enter the Fairegrounds.
To purchase, please visit the Virtual Box Office, then click on "subscriptions" in the upper navigation.

Ticket Exchange Policy

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Following the World Health Organization's declaration on May 5 to the end the COVID global health emergency and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) expiring on May 11, 2023, the ticket no-refunds policy is being upheld in cases of positive Covid testing. Tickets may be exchanged per the Ticket Exchange Policy if applicable.
  • Exchange Requests must be made via the online Box Office Help Request or email to BxOffice@PaRenFaire.com. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Exchange Requests will be reviewed during Box Office hours, Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM.
  • Discounted tickets for early season dates of Aug 17 - Sept 15 cannot be exchanged for peak season dates beginning September 21. The final weekend for early season discounted ticket exchanges is Sept 14-15. Early season (Aug 17-Sept 15) discounted tickets will not be "upgraded" to peak season tickets (Sept 21 - Oct 27) by paying the difference in ticket prices.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to another.
  • Tickets are void after the date appearing on the ticket. Unused, expired tickets are void.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one Mount Hope event to another.
  • Outdoor Events at Mount Hope are rain or shine events. Exchanges will not be made due to weather.
  • Tickets obtained with a Faire Subscription are subject to all Ticket Exchange Policies.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to a future year. Unused expired tickets are null and void.
  • Complimentary Tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Approved Exchange Requests will be processed and an email confirmation with new ticket links sent to the associated box office account email.

Carding Policy

No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to 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.

Weekly Photo Contest

Weekly photo content posts will be announced on the Faire Facebook's Page. Submit your photo to the Weekly Photo Contest (one per person) by email to RoyalSpk@PaRenFaire.com with Subject Line: Photo Contest. Winners will be announced on Facebook. Click here for rules and prizes.

Our Dog Friendly Faire

Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their human companions for the revelry of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. There are some simple steps to take before visiting with your furry friend. Dog Friendly Faire tickets and policies apply to dogs only. No other animals will be admitted. (Our Dog Friendly Faire program does not apply to any other Mount Hope Events and is valid only for the Renaissance Faire, running August-October.) Learn More at: PaRenfaire.com/DogDays. No other animals will be admitted.

Please Note: Service Dogs are always welcome. Mount Hope 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.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Tickets can be purchase online on the Virtual Box Office closer to the date of the event. Ticket prices are listed in the Dates, Times & Tickets section above, as well as on the Virtual Box Office.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Entertainment at PRF

Get ready to live the excitement and adventure of jousting knights and royal delights with colorfully costumed villagers and merrymakers ready to make your visit an unforgettable experience. Musical, stunt and theatrical performances are just a few of the many daily shows! Immerse yourself in the days of Merrie Olde England, steeped in the allure of bygone days and knights! Please check back as we continue to update for the 2024 season! All entertainment is subject to change.

2024 Scenario

Choose. Your. Guild. It's 1589, and England is victorious! The Spanish Armada has been defeated, and the treasure fleet captured. Now, laden with new riches, Queen Elizabeth is making her way to the Shire of Mount Hope for a victory celebration! Intent on investing the spoils of war in her people, Her Most Gracious Majesty will offer Mount Hope's guilds the opportunity to lobby her for a share through a Tournament of Guilds!

Will you support the industrious and shrewd Merchants Guild? The cunning and sly Thieves Guild? Or the dutiful and loyal Civics Guild? Perhaps you fancy yourself a connoisseur of artisan food, beverage, or wares and support the Crafts Guild. On the other hand, you could be a mercurial and merry-making fan of the Revels Guild.

Whichever guild you choose, fly their banners high and wear their colors proudly. In the process, you can earn them points and help them reap the rewards of the Queen's generosity! Hopefully the competitive spirit remains friendly…


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Cast of Characters

The entertainers at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are the main attraction! The full-time, professional Bacchanalian acting company consists of actors, singers and dancers from across the country. The Bacchanalians perform swashbuckling swordplay shows, Shakespearean dramas, interactive improvised scenarios, and rollicking music and dance numbers while portraying Elizabethan characters. The Blackfryar company is comprised of 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 working Tudor village to life by creating interesting and fun 16th century characters. Follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List to be the first to know about 2024 cast list postings!

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Faire Day Special Events

Special events below have limited spots and require an additional ticket (visit the Box Office to purchase).

Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

Good Beer, Bad Jokes, and Great Stories Hosted by Herr & Frau Froman, The Sausage King & Queen - and Argyle Douglas

Each Faire day the Pub Crawl leaves from the Informistress promptly at 4:45PM.
Laugh, sing and journey through the Shire on a guided tour to three stops to enjoy a sample of Swashbuckler Brewing Company Beer or Lancaster County Cider with a final stop at O'Malley's to enjoy one last sample paired with saucy entertainment and a salty pretzel.


Pub Crawl Includes: 4 samples, Souvenir Tasting Glass, Soft Pretzel and specialty entertainments. $25 Online Only. Tickets limited. Must be 21+ to participate. Please note: A corresponding date-specific ticket must be purchased for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire to enter the Faire grounds and access the Pub Crawl. Both Faire Admission Tickets and Pub Crawl Tickets are date specific, so be sure these dates match. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are available via the Box Office.

2024 Royal Performers

The stages of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire come to life with scores of unique entertainers, including musicians, magicians, comedy acts, and more! 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.



Royal Performers: Aaron Bonk

Aaron Bonk: Fire Whips & Swords

October 12 - 27 • AaronBonk.com
Aaron Bonk is a 3-time International Performance Champion, 5-time Guinness World Record setting whip artist, and unique entertainer with a twisted sense of humor who risks his life to make you laugh. With stupefying acts of juggling, whip cracking, danger and craziness, he will amuse and amaze the whole family with his world renown stunt show spectacular. Machetes, whips, swords and fire--the hottest show in all the 'Shire!

Royal Performers: Adamo Ignis

Adamo Ignis

October 5 - 27 • AdamoIgnis.com
'Adamo Ignis' is latin for 'to fall in love with flame'. Exactly what you'll be doing when you see the hot stunts in this girl's show! The passion of dance, the danger of fire, and of course many other stunts and tricks will have you jumping out of your seat as she leaps into your heart! Adamo Ignis is one of very few solo female-fronted and run fire and danger shows making her a unique treat for any event.

Royal Performers: Alterra Productions

Alterra Productions

October 5 - 27 • AlterraProductions.com
Incorporating breath-taking drops, elegant choreography, and a captivating personality, Kaitlin will wow you while dancing on aerial silks thirty feet high in the air!

Royal Performers: Archery Through the Ages

Archery Through the Ages

Full Season
Bringing the history of archery and its world-wide application to life. We demonstrate not only how English long bows and wood arrows are made, but how and why they were such effective tools and weapons of war. Enjoy two Long range demonstrations at 11:30 & 5:30, at the new location by Bosworth Field.

Royal Performers: Argyle Douglas

Argyle Douglas

Full Season
Ambassador to England, one of Queen Mary's most trusted advisors, and an emissary for Scottish culture! Don't miss him in "Guts & Glory".

Royal Performers: Arthur Greenleaf Holmes

Arthur Greenleaf Holmes*

Full Season • ArthurGreenleafHolmes.com
Scandalous. Licentious. Madly impolitic…and riotously funny. England's preeminent Poet of the Slop-Pot is back, blending mellifluous language and hypnotic imagery with an utter disregard for decent society. Awarded a Top Ten Best Of 2022 by Theaterscene.org. "Like 75 minutes with the strangest literature professor at a small liberal arts college—the one whose classes always have huge waitlists." --Zachary Stewart, Chief Theater Critic, Theatermania *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Royal Performers: Emprys Fleet

The Big Rat Show

September 7 - October 13 • ScarlettRat.com
Emrys Fleet's Rat Extravaganza Aka Big Rat Show is a hilarious comedy show featuring Pesky the Wonderous One-eyed Rat and Wilbur the Dancing Weasel. Plenty of jokes and absurdity keep the laughter out loud. He calls it "Comedy Noir"! Rat Puck is a game for Kings and Commoners alike. It is similar the the Scottish "golf" but played with rats and sticks! Join Master of Master's Pucker Emrys Fleet, rat catcher for some instruction and an exhibition round of Rat Puck! Puck We Must!

Royal Performers: Buckle and Swash

Buckle & Swash

October 5 - 27 • BuckleAndSwash.com
Join Captain Red Swash Rogers and Mister Punt Buckle for Pirates, Comedy, Sword Fighting, and other…stuff. Be a part of their outrageous crew in this family-friendly show full of action and laughs! The Buckle and Swash Show: It's attempted murder…but, like, funny!

Royal Performers: Burbage and the Bard

Burbage & the Bard

October 19 - 27 • Like Burbage & The Bard on Facebook
The legendary playwright Wilhelmina Shakespeare and her greatest actor are here, and there's nothing you can do about it! This silly, singing, sensuous version of the Shakespeare you know and love - and her "close personal friend" Richard Burbage - will have you giggling, snorting, and maybe even singing along! Don't miss the chance to tell your English teacher that you heard Willy Shakes say naughty words with Burbage and The Bard!

Royal Performers: Burly Minstrels

The Burly Minstrels

August 24 - October 6 • JimHancock.com
This Power Trio of guitar, double bass, and violin with vocal harmonies energizes the traditional Renaissance Faire repertoire with Burly intent. These three uniquely skilled musicians are out to prove that with music, the total is always greater than the sum of the parts. Come Sing Along!

Royal Performers: Celtic Legacy

Celtic Legacy

Full Season • @CelticLegacyColorado on Youtube
World-class bagpipes, earthshaking drums, rockin' guitars, and a mile-a-minute banter only barely scratches the surface of this comedic group of Celtic Lads!

Royal Performers: Cirque La Vie

Cirque La Vie

August 17 - 24 • CirqueLaVie.net
Put together a crazy ringmaster, a strong man, a contortionist, and an acrobat and what do you get? Cirque la vie that's what! Cirque la vie has been one of Texas' favorite and most recognized circus troops since the age of Dragons! Always crazy, fun, spontaneous and predictably unpredictable, our shows are a must see for all!

Royal Performers: Cosmo's Fables

Cosmo's Fables, Fantasies & Fortunes

Full Season
Using the SCIENCE of Astrology, Cosmo gives out fortunes, advice, and wisdom According to Cosmo. Throw in improv stories, songs, and very unusual tarot readings, you have a fortune teller like no other.

Royal Performers: Demetrius

Demetrius the Minstrel

Full Season
Demetrius can be found performing throughout the Shire (both solo and with friends), as well as with all the Musicians of the Realm for Opening Cannon at the front gate, and the Pub Sing at the end of the Faire day!

Royal Performers: Don Juan and Esmeralda

Don Juan & Esmeralda

August 17 - September 22 • DonJuanAndMiguel.com
Join this father daughter duo for a laughter filled adventure while they show off their skills in sword fighting, knife throwing, and whip cracking!

Royal Performers: Dora Viellette

Dora Viellette

September 14 - October 27 • Follow Dora.Viellette on TikTok
Dora Viellette will take you through time with an intriguing array of music on the hurdy gurdy and will happily tell you her favorite music history facts about the instrument and music too! From classics of the Medieval and Renaissance to Celtic and Folk favorites, her blend of sounds and songs will tempt your ears, make you want to stay for a spell, and leave you wanting more.

Royal Performers: Edged Feather Experiencest

Edged Feather Experiences

Full Season • Like Edged Feather Experiences on Facebook
Edged Feather Experiences is owned and operated by master class falconer and wildlife educator, Crystal "Cryss" Stacey. Watch these magnificent birds fly through the skies while they demonstrate their natural abilities and aptitude for the ancient sport of falconry. Meet different birds at each performance and get an up-close experience of a lifetime!

Royal Performers: Enter the Haggis

Enter the Haggis

Shamrocks & Shenanigans (September 21 - 22) Only • EnterTheHaggis.com
For over two decades, Toronto's Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada's Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard-working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Signature songs like "One Last Drink", "Gasoline", "Down With The Ship" and "Lancaster Gate" have had millions of plays on streaming services, appeared in Hollywood movies, and have been performed and recorded by artists around the world.

Royal Performers: Eric the Viking

Eric the Viking

Viking Weekend (September 7 - 8) Only
Eric the Viking, a fearsome warrior with a fiery spirit, brings the heat to the stage with his breathtaking fire juggling and axe-wielding feats. Watch in awe as he spins plates on his sword and helmet horns, juggles flaming torches and battle axes, and even rides a Viking longship while performing daring stunts.

Royal Performers: Erik the Everday Viking

Erik the Everday Viking

Viking Weekend (September 7 - 8) Only • Like Erik the Everday Viking on Facebook
Erik Ormstunga Briansson, I portray a Dane from 950 AD to 1000 AD, I am a re-enactor and educator of Norse culture from that time. I am able to to talks on life style, tools, Nailbinding, luceting, and Norse spiritual ceremonies. I have traveled up and down the east coast of Vinland performing at various venues and museums. I have even performed for the Danish and Norwegian Ambassadors. Even being tested and passed with endorsement by the curator of the Danish museum at an event held at The Philadelphia Franklin Institute. This is my passion and my love it is a pleasure to share with you all.

Royal Performers: Fiddlefest

Fiddlefest

Full Season
Join this fine fiddler for some jaunty Renaissance, Celtic, and Scottish tunes. You can't miss her sparkling skirts and merry melodies as she fiddles her way through the Shire. Beware: you won't be able to stop your toes from tapping or hands from clapping!

Royal Performers: Harmless Danger Juggling Show

Harmless Danger Juggling Show

October 5 - 27 • DangerJugglingShow.com
Featuring perilous stunts and outrageous silliness, this unhinged comedy show is more fun than you can shake a baby at!

Royal Performers: Hob the Troll

Hob the Troll

August 24 - October 27 • HobTheTroll.com
Hob began his reign of silly as part of the resident cast at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Mixing comedy, music, improv, and a flare for the dramatics, he branched out to [mostly planned] appearances at other Renaissance festivals, libraries, vaudeville, and variety shows to critical acclaim.

Royal Performers: Jeremy Graeff Trio

Jeremy Graeff & Lämning

August 17 - September 22 • JeremyGraeffMusic.com
Medieval and Renaissance world music with a distinctly modern flair.

Royal Performers: Kamikaze Fireflies

Kamikaze Fireflies

August 17 - 24 • KamikazeFireflies.com
Kamikaze Fireflies is a funny, fast paced and firey show that the whole family can enjoy. With five Guinness World Records and a standing ovation on America's Got Talent this two person show is sure to impress with their unique blend of skills such as fire juggling, fire hula hoops, and battling renaissance robots.

Royal Performers: Lady Grace Note

Lady Grace Note

August 17 - September 29 • MaryGraceAutumn.com
Lady Grace Note will be gracing her presence at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire this season on the hammered dulcimer. She will be performing her favorite traditional Celtic and Renaissance tunes around the shire. She is an award-winning hammered dulcimer player, and is a member of the band, Seasons.

Royal Performers: London Broil

The London Broil Show

August 17 - September 22 • Like The London Broil Show on Facebook
Matt, AJ, and Elan perform a show like no other! Part amazing juggling, part Improv Comedy, part generational study in Attention Deficit Disorder, the London Broil Show has what didn't even know you were looking for.

Royal Performers: Luke the Cellist

Luke the Cellist

Full Season • Like JustAnotherCello on Facebook
Her Majesty's Cellist can be found throughout the Shire playing a variety of music.

Royal Performers: Unicorn Productions

Meet a Unicorn!

August 31 - October 27 • Like Unicorn Hugs on Facebook
Unicorn Hugs creates magic nationwide providing unicorns at festivals and special events. Featuring unicorn handler, Brittany Beard and her performing miniature horse unicorns. Not only are the miniature horses of Unicorn Hugs specially trained therapy horses that go inside children's hospitals nationwide and work hand in hand with Give Kids the World/the Make a Wish foundation, but they are also show horses that love being in the spotlight and have a special temperament for being around kids and adults alike. Experiencing the wonder and getting a photo with these mythical creatures will surely be a memory that you will never forget!

Royal Performers: Mirandola Consort

Mirandola Consort

Full Season • RadTrumpet.com
Mirandola Fanfare Trumpets is a Herald trumpet ensemble led by Rob Diener. This group was founded in 1992 by Kevin Rosenbury. The group has performed at Renaissance Fairs and special events all over the country including, a performance withThe Philly Pops Orchestra for the grand oepning of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Ohio Derby, and the Pocono 500 and Pennsylvania 500 Nascar races. 2019 marks the groups 29th year performing at The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

Royal Performers: Nature of Mercy

Nature of Mercy

Full Season • Like Nature of Mercy on Facebook
Pirates, Whips and Swords, plus a message of honour in this action packed interactive show for all ages. Follow the adventures of the 'bad but beautiful' Duchess Francesca as she battles Captain Sir Richard Gryphon with swords and wit in this hilarious pirate comedy. Nature of Mercy features the Pyrat Kids Duelling School and gives children a chance to be on stage as heroes of the adventure.

Royal Performers: Noble Cause Productions

Noble Cause Productions

Full Season • Like Noble Cause on Facebook
Touring across the U. S., but with performing credits all over the world, Noble Cause Productions is a trained theatrical joust troupe. Skilled in lance passes, staged stunt combat, sword, shield, staff and multiple medieval weapons. Noble Cause has been featured on The Travel Channel and Animal Planet.

Royal Performers: Paloma Performance Group

Paloma Performance Group

Shamrocks & Shenanigans (September 21 - 22) Only • PalomaIrishDance.com
From spirited soft shoe numbers to heart-pounding hard shoe pieces, these dancers will delight and entertain any audience. The Troupe has performed in over 300+ public performances and private events throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland and is comprised of some of the top youth dancers and musicians in North America and the World.

Royal Performers: Pastimes

Pastimes

August 17 - 31 • PastimesMusic.Weebly.com
Real olde musicke on real olde instruments by 'rather' olde players.

Royal Performers: The Pinwheel Sideshow

The Pinwheel Sideshow

August 31 - September 29 • Like Pinwheel Sideshow on Facebook
Pippsy the clown brings the amazing world of sideshow to the stage! Watch in awe as she flirts with death swallowing swords and more! This show has it all — comedy, suspense, puns danger and a drinking game!

Royal Performers: Ploppy

The Ploppy Show*

September 21 - October 27 • JenniferEComedy.comLike Ploppy on Facebook
After years of performing in the mud pit, Ploppy Ann Nardsquatter is coming back to the stage. Don't miss one of these risqué, adult comedy shows!

Ploppy. No mud. Still dirty. *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Royal Performers: Polka Time with Galena Brass

Polka Time with Galena Brass

Oktoberfest (September 28 - 29) Only • GalenaBrass.com
The Galena Brass epitomizes "Versatility in Brass." Festivals, Concerts, Private Parties, Parades, Christmas events and Oktoberfest celebrations are just some of the venues you will see the Galena Brass performing at throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey! Whether they are performing as a roving quartet, or as a 14 piece marching brass band, their performances are always about engaging their audiences and having FUN!

Royal Performers: Regale

Regale

Full Seaon
Join Harper Lee and Rowan the Bowin' as they share sweet songs and rollicking tunes (and the occasional cover!) on the Celtic harp and cello. Be prepared to be regaled!

Royal Performers: Regi Carpenter Storyteller

Regi Carpenter Storyteller

August 24 - September 8 • RegiCarpenter.com
Regi Carpenter has been touring and telling stories for over 30 years around the world and in people's back yards. A favorite at major festivals throughout the country she is known for humorous and poignant tales that delight people of all ages.

Royal Performers: Rover's Way

Rover's Way

Full Season • RoversWayStudios.com
Rover's Way is a musical duo taking their inspiration from the trad and folk traditions of the Celtic Isles, Newfoundland, Canada, and the US. Matt and Keira travel the country full time, performing at festivals and events. While most weekends you can find them on a Renaissance Festival stage, they are equally excited to be hosting 2 daily Beer Tasting Shows at the Pyrate Ship, and to jam at the local session!

Royal Performers: Roxy Fireheart

Roxie Fireheart

August 31 - September 29 • AirSarah.com
Roxie is an internationally celebrated aerial acrobat making her dazzling debut at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Her fearless strength and beauty will set your heart ablaze! Watch as she dances high in the air upon her trapeze! Will she plummet to the Earth only to meet a certain doom? You'll be entranced and amazed by this peerless paramour of perpetual peril! Don't miss the aerial artistry of Roxie Fireheart.

Royal Performers: Ship Shape

Ship Shape

Viking Weekend (September 7 - 8) Only • Like ShipShapePirates on Facebook
Shiver me timbers, it's Ship Shape! Join us for a music and comedy show complete with side-splitting piratical jests and harmonies so tight that they'll make any landlubber a she shanties fanatic! Let this cook, swabber, and surgeon entertain you while they try to find their land legs — which might have gone down with the ship — and let the mayhem commence! Join Frankie, Swiss, and Mack for a shipload of fun!

Royal Performers: Star Shanties

Star Shanties

Time Travelers (October 5 - 6) Only • StarShanties.com
Star Shanties: Songs From a Galaxy Far, Far Away premiered at the 2022 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. Inspired by the Star Wars universe, the theatrical production was written and directed by Arthur Rowan (book, music, and lyrics), and co-produced by Arthur Rowan and Ashley Willsey.

Royal Performers: Sylvan Farelight

Sylvan Farelight

October 5 - 27 • Learn More about Sylvan Farelight
Sylvan Farelight—the honestly dishonest trickster who almost always tells you before he lies and cheats. Join him at his scheduled shows where he cuts off his head for your enjoyment, and find him on the streets of the Shire where he bamboozles one and all with his game of pea and shells.

Royal Performers: Trio Mondo

Trio Mondo

October 5 - 27
Experience the mesmerizing fusion of medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, Eastern European, and original music with Trio Mondo. This world music trio takes you on a musical journey where vibrant melodies and spontaneous jams create a delightful sonic tapestry.

2023 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. Please check back for an updated list. All merchants are subject to change.

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

Abbey Scriptorium

Booth #221 • Artisan

Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library

Adventurer's Guild

Booth #323 • Service

Escape Room, Puzzle Shop, D&D Adventures & More!

American Highlander

Booth #433 • Artisan

Kilts and Clothing

Archer's Cheese Kitchen & Pantry

Booth #214 • Food & Drink

Artisan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Archery Through the Ages

Bosworth Field • Demonstrator

Archery Demonstration and Hand-Made Longbows

As You Like It/Up Your Kilt

Booth #127 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More

Axe & Bear Trading

Booth #325 • Artisan

Everything for the Woodsman, Rangers, Adventurers, and Explorers

Barbaric Yawp Workshop

Avalon Hill • Artisan

Maskmaking, Theatre Creation & Storytelling

Be Steel My Heart

Booth #343 • Artisan

Fantasy, Licensed Swords

Bird Whistle Cart

Roaming Cart • Artisan

Assorted Whistels

BrainVessel Co-Op

Booth #230 • Artisan

Hand-Crafter Co-Op

Button Down the Hatches

Booth #118 • Artisan

Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts

Candy Emporium

Booth #422 • Food & Drink

Assorted Candy Goods

Canes Enable

Booth #529 • Artisan

Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks

Captured Curls

Avalon Hill • Artisan

Unique Hair Accessories

Casta Diva

Booth #140 • Artisan

Hand-Made Corsets

Catskill Moccasins

Booth #424 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear

Celtic Marketplace

Booth #136 • Artisan

Unique Celtic Goods

Cheesesteaks

Booth #220 • Food & Drynke

Fresh Steak or Chicken Sandwiches

Chimes and Charms

Booth #449 • Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Novelty Items by Local Arists

Chimes and Charms II

Booth #428 (Lighthouse) • Artisan/Merchant

Handcrafted Wearables by Local Arists

Crone's Enchanted Cottage

Booth #315 • Artisan

Witchy Creations and Mystical Creations

Crown & Comb

Booth #126 • Artisan

Honey, Honey Accessories, Bee Decor

Crown Jewels

Booth #307 • Artisan

Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls

Crystal Fynery

Booth #207 • Artisan

Renaissance Clothing for Lords and Ladies

Dandys and Divas

Booth #435 • Artisan

Hand-Made Corsets and Vests

DaVinci's Workshop

Booth #326 • Artisan

Glassblowing Classes, Paint Your Own Pottery & Such

Delighted Eye

Booth #317 • Artisan

Headwreaths and Wares for Home and Garden

Dragon's Breath

Booth #328 • Demonstrator

Glass Wares, Demonstrations, and Classes

Dress Your Dreams

Booth #510 • Artisan

Clothing for All Good Gentles

Duck & Cover

Booth #217 • Artisan

Armor and Child Friendly Swords

Dungeon Museum

Booth #621 • Artisan

Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon

Earthly Leather Design

Booth #320 • Artisan

Unique Leather Wares

Emerald Castle

Booth #303 • Artisan

Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, and More

Emperor's Needle

Booth #429 • Demonstrator

Hand-Crafted Leather Goods

Enchanted Forest

Booth #324 • Artisan

Children's Toys, Wind Spinners, Soaps

Fairie Fluff

Roaming Cart • Food & Drynke

Fresh Cotton Candy

Fairie Tailor

Booth #314 • Artisan

Hand-Painted Capes

Fantasy Face Painting

Booth #520 • Services

Unique Face Painting and Henna

Fight Circle

Booth #524 • Games & Rides

Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel

Fionna's Fineries

Booth #646 • Artisan

16th Century Apparel for the Fanciful Traveler

Fleur Di Lis Teas

Booth #128 • Artisan

Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts

Forever Amber

Booth #522 • Artisan

Exquisite Amber Jewelry

Forever Mine

Booth #534 • Artisan

Gems, Rocks, Pendulums & Such

Fortune's Favor

Booth #636/640 • Services

Tarot Card Reading and More

Full Moon Candle Garden

Booth #514 • Artisan

Hand-Poured Candles and On-Site Candle Carver

Full Moon Ventures

Booth #432 • Artisan

Capes, Hoods, Spiritual Tools & Accessories

Grubb Garth & Greenery

Booth #255 • Artisan

Herbs, Incense & Garden Art

The Hallowed House

Booth #TBD • Artisan

Special Pieces for Your Most Hallowed Spaces

Horn Cart

Booth #247 • Artisan

A set of Horns to Suit Every Personality

Imaginarium Gallery

Booth #259 • Demonstrator

Hand-Sculpted Puppet Creations

Informistress

Booth #201 • Services

Information Services & Official Merch

Ironworks Pottery

Booth #124 • Artisan/Demonstrator

Hand-Sculpted Ceramics

King's Mint

Booth #204 • Services

Coin of the Realm

Jerky Cart

Roaming Cart • Food & Drynke

Assorted Flavored Jerky

LaForge

Booth #347 • Demonstrator

Live Blacksmith Demos
Feline Cat Colony & Rescue Program

Leather Arts Store

Avalon Hill • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Work

Leather Lair

Booth #519 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes

Little Shop of Holdings

Booth #312 • Artisan

Boxes, Lockets and Such

Merlin's Magic

Booth #508 • Demonstrator

Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares

Midnight Orchid Design

Booth #209 • Artisan

Hand-Made bellydance, renaissance, celtic, steampunk and viking style up cycled clothing

Misty Mountain Gaming

Booth #TBA • Artisan

Assorted Dice Sets

Norse Naturals

Booth #437 • Artisan

All Natural Beard & Body Products

Oh, Jessa!

Booth #533 • Artisan

Gypsy Garb

Oh My Goddess

Booth #327 • Artisan

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

O'Sullivan's Fur Shack

Booth #439 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts

Pirate Bones & Booty

Booth #TBA • Artisan

Pirate Gear For the Rest of Us!

Pandora's Locks

Booth #625 • Services

Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire

Peasant Bread

Booth #202 • Food & Drynke

Funnel Cake, Peasant Bread, and Lemonade

Perth Pewter

Booth #431 • Artisan

Hand-Poured Pewter and Accessories

Queen's Creamery

Booth #216 • Food & Drynke

Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes

Red Falcon Accessories

Booth #203 • Artisan

Hats, Feather Work, and Masks

Red Falcon Armouries

Booth #623 • Artisan

High-Quality Leather Armour and Accessories

Red Wyvern Studio

Booth #318 • Artisan

Unique Renaissance, Steampunk & Victorian Hats

Royal Family Jewelry

Booth #304 • Artisan

Silver Adornments

Saucy Minx

Booth #211 • Artisan/Merchant

Gourmet Sauces, Rubs & Seasonings

The Scarlett Rose

Booth #648 • Artisan

Boldly, Beautiful Hats and Accessories

The Shepherd's Knot

Booth #447 • Artisan

Celtic, Irish, Scottish Apparel & Goods

Sherwood Fineries

Booth #634 • Artisan

Costume Rentals and Sales

Silk Gypsies

Avalon Hill & Artisan

Marbled Silk Scarves & More

Silk Road Bazaar

Avalon Hill • Artisan

Music & Import Shop

Silk Road Henna

Avalon Hill • Service

Henna Tattoo Art

Steak on a Stake

Booth #218 • Food & Drynke

Beef, Chicken or Shrimp

Sticks & Stones & Copper Bones

Booth #316 • Artisan

Wands, Gemstones, and Copper Wares

Tomboy Togs

Roaming Booth • Artisan

Embroidered Felt Accessories

Utopia Armory

Booth #426 • Demonstrator

Chain Mail and Metal Works

Wax Hands

Booth #TBA • Artisan

Make Your Own, Take-Home Wax Hands

Wish Bottle Cart

Roaming Cart • Artisan

Choose a Potion, Make a Keepsake

The Wreck Room

Booth #650 • Games & Rides

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

2023 Guest Merchants

Alongside the full-run merchants, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire welcomes a number of guest merchants. All merchants subject to change.

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

AlchemyQ Designs

Aug. 19 - Oct. 29, 2023

One-of-a-Kind Crystal, Bone & Natural Art

Ally B Ceramics

Aug. 19-20 & Sep. 23-24, 2023

Nature Inspired, Functional & Beautiful Ceramics

Amaranth Costumes

Sep. 2-3, 2023

Historical Based Cosumes & Commissions

Amethyst Cauldron

Aug. 19 - Sep. 10, 2023

Witchy Crafts

Armoured Faerie

Oct. 21-29, 2023

Hand-Weaved Custom Maille Jewelry

Attic Arcana

Aug. 19 - Sep. 3, 2023

Hand-Crafted Resin Dice Jewelry

Aubrey Brown Art

Sep. 2 - Oct. 22, 2023

Philadelphia Based Imaginative Artist

Bewitching Books

Sep. 10 - Oct. 16, 2023

Handmade & One-of-a-kind Traditionally Bound Books/Journals

Bird Marie's Pottery

Aug. 19 - Oct. 29, 2023

Hand-Made Ceramics

Bugs And Boards

Aug. 19 - Sep. 3, 2023

Insect Themed Jewelry & Woodworking

The Celtic Cowboy Leather Co.

Aug. 19 - Oct. 29, 2023

Tooled Leather Belts

Creepy Doll Perkasie

Sep. 30 - Oct. 1 & Oct. 21-22, 2023

Creepy Vintage Porcelain Dolls

Denyan Designs

Oct. 7-29, 2023

Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More

Design By Night

Sep. 2-10 & Oct. 14-22, 2023

Hair & Lapel Accessories

Diamond Tooth Taxidermy

Oct. 14-29, 2023

Hand-Crafted, Wearable Taxidermy

Dice Knight Adventures

Oct. 14-22, 2023

Festival-Wide RPG Experience

Dixie Bling

Aug. 19 - Sep. 10, 2023

Hand-Woven Beaded Jewelry Creations & Accessories

Doctor Gus Designs

Oct. 7-22, 2023

Hand-Crafted Accessories & Adornments

Dreadmors Plunder

Aug. 19 - Oct. 29, 2023

Custom Hand-Made Leather Costuming

Embercraft Creations

Oct. 21-29, 2023

Custom Leatherwork

Even Rose Love Design

Aug. 19 - Sep. 3, 2023

Hand-Fabricated Botanical Jewelry

Faire Enuff

Sep. 9 - 10 & Oct. 7 - 29, 2023

Pottery, Hand-Braided Whips, Leather Armor & More

Mack Daddy Magic Woodworks

Sep. 16 - Oct. 8, 2023

Wands, Wooden Swords & Walking Sticks

My Herbal Apothecary

Aug. 19-27 & Oct. 21-29, 2023

Organic Herbal Remedies to Seasonally Support You & Yours

Mystic Realm Artisan

Oct. 7-29, 2023

Antiques, Jewelry & Much More

Naturama

Oct. 14-29, 2023

Jewelry & Artwork by Katrina Zadoyko

Nordik Kraft

Aug. 26-27 & Sep. 9-17, 2023

Norse & Celtic Inspired Bone, Leather, Horn & Wood Reproductions

Norsskal

Aug. 19 - Sep. 24, 2023

Viking Drinking Horns, Glassware & More

Once Upon a Con-Artist

Aug. 19 - Oct. 29, 2023

Hand-Crafted & Painted Products

Papa Bear Studios

Sep. 23 - Oct. 8, 2023

Woodworking

Pink Jackalope Studio Felts

Sep. 9-17, 2023

Wool Felted Objects of Art & Delight

Rabenwald Metalsmything

Sep. 9 - Oct. 1, 2023

Hand-Made Jewelry, Accessories & Ornamentation for Home

Realm and Reason

Sep. 9-24 & Oct. 7-22, 2023

Crystal Jewelry Inspired by Fantasy & Ancient Lore

Sam Halterman Art

Sep. 2-3 & Oct. 14-15, 2023

Illustrator in Red Lion, PA

Sara's Eccentric Sewing

Aug. 19-20, Sep. 16-17 & Oct. 21-29, 2023

Embroidered Hoops

Selby Burke Art

Aug. 19-20 & Oct. 14-22, 2023

Assorted Illustrations

Singletree

Aug. 26 - Sept. 17, 2023

Hair Spirals, Flasks/Tankards, Pirate Ware & More

Skjaldborg Artisans

Sep. 9-10, 2023

Hand-Made & Retail Viking, Medieval & Fantasy Wares

SpitFireLabs

Aug. 19-20, 2023

Laser Engraved Artwork

Stardust Shire

Aug. 26 - Sep. 3 & Oct. 7-15, 2023

Crystals, Carvings & Cryptic Collectibles

Starlight Glass

Sep. 16-24, 2023

Stained Glass Artwork

Sunfeather Studio

Oct. 7-29, 2023

Author & Artist Tayln Draconmore

The Sunny Fox Apothecary

Oct. 14-22, 2023

Hand-Crafted Monster Boxes & Jewelry

Sweet Eloise

Sep. 9 - Oct. 1, 2023

One-of-a-Kind, Hand-Crafted Floral Bead Designs, Gemstone Jewelry & Unique Gifts

Talufane

Oct. 28-29, 2023

Linens, Fabric Garlands, Art & More

TawnieBow

Oct. 7-8, 2023

High Quality Wigs & Accessories at Budget Quality Prices

Terraintextures

Sep. 16-18, Sep. 30-Oct. 1 & Oct. 14-22, 2023

Jewelry & Art Containg Real Dried Foliage

TucciCraft

Aug. 26-27 & Oct. 14-15, 2023

Hand-Made Wooden/Metal Goods, Jewelry & Costume Components

Unique Not Freak

Aug. 26-27 & Oct. 28-29, 2023

Cute & Creepy, Fantasy Illustrations & Coasters

Uniquely Morbid

Sep. 9- Oct. 29, 2023

Ethically Sourced Unique Art & Jewelry

Wire You Waiting

Sep. 9-10, 2023

Modern Jewelry for your Inner Viking

York Linked

Aug. 19-20, Sep. 9-10 & Sep. 30-Oct.1, 2023

Claspless, Delicate, Custom Fit Permanent Jewelry

2023 Workshops & Demonstrations

Step back in time at the Shire, which is filled to the brim with immersive experiences! All information is subject to change.

Archery

Archery Through the Ages (#602)

Bringing the history of archery and its world-wide application to life. We demonstrate not only how English long bows and wood arrows are made, but how and why they were such effective tools and weapons of war. Enjoy two Long range demonstrations at 11:30 & 5:30, at the new location by Bosworth Field.

LaForge Blacksmith

Blacksmithing Demo (#347)

Hand-forged, combat ready Renaissance blades perfect for edge-to-edge stage combat. On-site blacksmith performing live, public demonstrations of forging iron over a 2,500° Fahrenheit fire. The iron will glow, and the water will sizzle! Weaponry also be available for purchase. For more information about LaForge, visit LaForge.site. Live demonstrations each Faire day at 12:30, 2:00 & 4:30.
Feline Cat Colony & Rescue Program

Dragons Breath Glassworks

Glassblowing Demonstrations (#328)

Working with a furnace that can reach 2,000 degrees, the Dragon's Breath Glassworks team creates beautiful and functional glass art right before your eyes. Stop by throughout the day for live demonstrations, or to purchase their affordable, hand-crafted wares. Like them on Facebook! Live demonstrations each Faire day at 11:30, 1:30 3:30 & 5:30.

Blow your own glass! Create art with the guidance of our instructors. Choose between a glass flower, paperweight, ornament, or pumpkin. This is a 1 on 1 experience and takes roughly 20-30 minutes. Reservations available every half hour each Faire day beginning at 11:30 AM. One person/class - $65 • Click here to purchase tickets. You must have a 2023 date-specific admission ticket for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire to access the Glass Blowing Class. Both Faire admission and Glass Blowing Class tickets are date specific, so be sure these dates match.

Coin of the Realm

Coin of the Realm

Turn Your Credit To Cash

Stop by Informistress (located inside the King's Mint - Booth #204) 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 fill out the contact form below.

General Information

The event is located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire—15 miles north of Lancaster and 13 miles east of Hershey. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545.
There is plenty of free parking and attendants will direct you when you arrive at the festival. Please follow all traffic signage while on grounds.
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will be open Saturdays and Sundays August 17 through October 27, 2024.

The gates open at 11AM each festival day. The Faire site closes at 8PM each Faire day. As modern lighting is limited on the Faire grounds, for the safety of our guests, merchants, food booths and pour houses will begin closing when the Finale Pub Sing at the Globe Theater begins at 7PM.
A cast of colorfully costumed characters fill the Shire with music, dancing, and more! With a wide varity of stage shows daily, unique Royal Kitchens, and scores of artisan merchants with hand-crafted 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 Food Booths and Pourhouses accept cash only. Most independent craft merchants accept credit cards. The Faire does not accept personal checks. The Faire site has multiple ATMs on premises and one in the Wine Shop.
Enjoy delicious foods from a variety of Royal Kitchens throughout the Shire! Plus fresh Swashbuckler Ales, Lancaster County Ciders, Mount Hope Wines and Signature Spirit Distilling Co. Cocktails at our Pourhouses! Learn more in the Menu Section.
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.
Beverages will be served in one-use disposable cups. Guests are welcome to transfer beverages to their personal drinkware. Personal drinkware will not be filled directly at the beverage stand.
Please do not. To distribute other materials on site is in violation of our no-soliciting rule. Distributing products (especially those intended as edibles) without a waiver on-site is in violation of state law and contrary to the application process that each member of our Shire Marketplace undergoes to continue to offer quality artisan goods.

Patrons in violation will be asked to leave and escorted from the festival grounds.
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 during the Faire season. This information will also marked on each weekend's Daily Writ schedule available at the Front Gate upon arrival.
  • Opening Gate - Cannon Fire
  • Tournament of Arms - Whip Cracking
  • Ultimate Joust - Cannon Fire, Explosions, Fireworks
  • Pub Sing Finale - Possible Whip Cracking
  • Don Juan & Miguel - Black Powder Pistol, Whip Cracking
  • Aaron Bonk - Whip Cracking
  • Boar's Head Brawl - Whip Cracking
  • Buckle & Swash - Whip Cracking
  • Adamo Ignis - Whip Cracking
  • Nature of Mercy - Black Powder Pistol, Whip Cracking
The special events for each themed weekend are listed on the Themed Weekends page. The exact times and locations will be available on the corresponding weekend's Daily Writ Schedule/Map.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to event to sign in. Limited slots are available for participation.

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.
A minimum of 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to the expected date of visit is required to request interpreting services. 48-hours' notice is required for the cancellation of interpreter services once secured.In order initiate the search for interpreting services for an upcoming visit, guests requesting interpreting services must first 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
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.

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.
The festival offers three ATMs on premises and one in the Wine Shop.
The First Aid station is located near the backside of the festival grounds on Privy Lane. The station will be marked on the festival maps handed out at the gate.
Lost and found during the event will be located at the Informistress Booth directly inside the Front Gate. After the event, it will be kept in the Wine Shop (Please call 717-665-7021 ext. 300).
Last call for all Pourhouses is 7:00PM, with the exception of the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern Wharf Bar, which has a last call of 7:15. Most food stands and merchants close between 7:15PM and 7:30PM.

Policies & Procedures

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545 (717) 665-7021, takes place on the 90-acre outdoor site of Mount Hope Estate & Winery. The natural surroundings can cause uneven obstructed walkways or other unforeseen natural hazards throughout the site. Patrons enter the property at their own risk and we ask that you take care during your visit and inform site staff of any problems.
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.
Photography for personal use is permitted.

All film and recording rights reserved. Commercial film and sound recording rights with respect to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are expressly reserved. Commercial use of photographs, movies, tapes or video recordings of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire without written consent of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is strictly prohibited. All production and promotional materials © 2023 by the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, any reproductions in any form without written permission of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is strictly prohibited.
All information (including, but not limited to: schedule, map, hours and menus) are subject to change without notice. The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA 17545 (717) 665-7021.
Backpacks and bags are permitted with the understanding that compliance is expected if a bag search is requested.
Please download the Official Weapons Policy PDF for full details.
Proper attire is required when attending the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for the duration of your visit. While we encourage creativity and permit costumes from all eras and fantasy realms, we must maintain an environment suitable for guests of all ages. Shoes are required. Clothing that depicts rude, vulgar, and offensive language or images is not permitted. Clothing in multiple layers is subject to search. Full face masks are permitted but must be removed if requested. We reserve the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate or attire that could distract from the experience of other guests. Patrons in violation of our dress code will be asked to leave and escorted from the festival grounds.
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.
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.
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.
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 are welcome to join their human companions for the revelry of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and there are some simple steps to take before visiting with your furry friend. Learn More about Royal Hound Tickets at: PaRenfaire.com/DogDays. No other animals will be admitted.

Please Note: Service Dogs are always welcome. Mount Hope 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.

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.

Ticket Information

Visit the About Section to view the current ticket pricing.

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 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire admission tickets.

Because all tickets are now being sold in advance, online, previous "at gate" discounts cannot be offered because verification of qualifying status cannot be obtained. We are working with a new box office system and hope to offer new online discounts in the future.

Follow us on Facebook for details on ticket discounts. Ticket purchasers will also be notified by email of any possible discounts.
This program has been discontinued.
Enjoy the sunset hours of Royal Revels from the Tournament of Arms to the Ultimate Joust ending with the Finale Pub Sing and over 20 other performances scheduled during this 4-hour part of the Faire day. Food booths, pour houses and independent vendors begin closing at 7PM at the start of the Finale Pub Sing at the Globe Theater. Vendors in Swashbuckler Grove and The Wharf Bar will remain open until the end of the performance. The Faire site closes at 8PM.

Please note: Regardless of the full day ticket sold out status, after 4PM Sunset Tickets go live on the online box office each Faire Day at 3:30PM with entry to the Faire beginning at 4PM. Sunset Tickets are not available in advance of the actual Faire date. The Sunset Ticket is valid only at the 2023 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire on the date of purchase from 4PM-8PM. Sunset Ticket quantities are limited per day. Tickets must be purchased online on the Virtual Box Office and can be shown from a mobile device the day of your visit for entry.

Tickets are non-refundable. Children under 5 are admitted free and do not require a ticket.
Simply put, the PA Renaissance Faire is not a "pass the hat:" event and is paid for by the Queen'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. 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.
Yes, we are able to scan tickets from mobile devices. We ask that you please have your tickets loaded and ready to scan prior to coming to the Front Gate.
Conditions of Ticket Sale

The Faire operates rain or shine policy and refunds are not issued for rain days.

Should an overall closure occur, we will work with ticket holders to exchange or refund tickets.

Once a ticket has been scanned at the Front Gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave. The bearer of an event ticket agrees to hold blameless and harmless Mazza Vineyards, Inc. or any of its affiliates, in the event of personal injury or loss or damage to property. The holder of the ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending the event, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after the event. You must be 21 or older to purchase or consume Alcohol.

Your ID will be verified before being served alcohol. Outside food, drink and pets are not permitted. You hereby consent to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or firearms. You further consent to the use of your image or likeness incidental to any display, transmission, or reproduction of the event.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with the terms and conditions of these conditions of ticket sale.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Following the World Health Organization's declaration on May 5 to the end the COVID global health emergency and the Public Health Emergency (PHE) expiring on May 11, 2023, the ticket no-refunds policy is being upheld in cases of positive Covid testing. Tickets may be exchanged per the Ticket Exchange Policy if applicable.
  • Exchange Requests must be made via the online Box Office Help Request or email to BxOffice@PaRenFaire.com. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Exchange Requests will be reviewed during Box Office hours, Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM.
  • Discounted tickets for early season dates of Aug 17 - Sept 15 cannot be exchanged for peak season dates beginning September 21. The final weekend for early season discounted ticket exchanges is Sept 14-15. Early season (Aug 17-Sept 15) discounted tickets will not be "upgraded" to peak season tickets (Sept 21 - Oct 27) by paying the difference in ticket prices.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to another.
  • Tickets are void after the date appearing on the ticket. Unused, expired tickets are void.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one Mount Hope event to another.
  • Outdoor Events at Mount Hope are rain or shine events. Exchanges will not be made due to weather.
  • Tickets obtained with a Faire Subscription are subject to all Ticket Exchange Policies.
  • Tickets do not transfer from one year to a future year. Unused expired tickets are null and void.
  • Complimentary Tickets cannot be exchanged.
  • Approved Exchange Requests will be processed and an email confirmation with new ticket links sent to the associated box office account email.

Contact Mount Hope

Use the form below or email: RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com
Please Note: Office Hours are Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM