*All event information is subject to change. Please continue to check back, or like us on Facebook @PaRenFaire for updates.
Dates: August 21 through October 31, 2021
Hours of Operation: Gates Open at 11AM Each Public Faire Date
Themed Weekends: The 2021 Themed Weekends will be announced in the new year. Please follow our Facebook Page and Royal Email List Newsletter for the latest updates.
2021 Date-Specific Tickets:
General Admission: $30.95
Children (5-11): $15.95
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 for the 2021 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are date specific with a daily capacity in order to stagger attendance throughout the season for a better guest experience. Tickets are non-refundable. The Faire is a rain or shine event. Visit the Virtual Box Office.
2021 Faire Subscriptions:
General Admission: $125
Children (5-11): $45
Children 4 and Under Free, No Subscription Required
The "Faire Subscription" takes the place of the "Season Pass". Patrons who purchase a Faire subscription receive a subscription code that they will use to obtain reservation tickets online for the date specific days of the 2021 Faire season. This includes 1 ticket per subscription for each of the 23 days of the Faire. Adult subscription codes will only access adult Faire reservation tickets. Child subscription codes will only access child Faire reservation tickets.
Faire reservation tickets must be presented at the gate as a printed copy or on a mobile device with an ID to enter the Fairegrounds. Plastic cards will no longer be issued. It is the responsibility of the subscription purchaser to keep their subscription code and use it as set forth above.
To purchase, please visit the Virtual Box Office, then click on "subscriptions" in the upper navigation.
Dogs were welcome to join their human companions for the revelry of the 2021 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Please check back in the new year for the simple steps to take before visiting with your furry friend. Information will be available on: PaRenfaire.com/DogDays.
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.
We are ready to welcome everyone to Mount Hope Estate & Winery and are working hard to provide a safe and fun experience for everyone. We are implementing new processes and enhanced procedures throughout to help reduce the spread of germs. We're all in this together and look to everyone to be respectful of the performers, staff and other guests by being mindful of personal space and individual feelings. We hope that our Safety Care Measures provides you with essential information for what to do BEFORE you arrive at Mount Hope, what you'll experience WHEN you arrive, and how to make the most of your visit. This information will be updated as new policies or procedures are mandated.
Please Note: Capacity restrictions will be in place and all event tickets will be date specific. Purchase your tickets in advance on the Online Box Office.
Please follow our Facebook Page and Royal Email List Newsletter to be the first to hear about updates.
To meet state and federal safety guidelines and manage our event capacities, all guests must choose their date of visit in advance. There are a limited amount of tickets per date and they may sell out.
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, magic acts and comical mud beggars 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! All entertainment is subject to change.
Join the 2021 Pennsylvania Rennaisance Faire Cast! Learn more at PaRenFaire.com/Auditions
Please refer to each weekends Daily Writ for specific show schedules.
Join the Mount Hope Welcoming Committee as they greet Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, at the Globe Stage! See the Queen, enjoy a sampling of the many entertainments available during the day, and learn what lies in store for all visitors to Mount Hope!
How can one even begin to pick a favorite act here at Mount Hope? Well Her Majesty aims to do just that. Watch as the festival's performers battle for the title of The Queen's Favorite, and perhaps even more importantly, enough food to feed themselves and their family for a whole week!
Join Her Majesty and the people of Mount Hope as they preside over the final joust of the day! Strength will be tested, Honor will be challenged, and the very cause of Chivalry hangs in the balance. An explosive fireworks celebration awaits the victorious Knight and their supporters afterward!
End the festival day in joyously boisterous song lead by Demetrius and Friends! Join Her Majesty, Her Court, and the shire folk of Mount Hope as they bid you farewell with songs we all know and love.
Come join the two most in-the-know Courtiers in her Majesty's retinue as they discuss the hottest topics of the day. Gossip is illegal, so they definitely will not be gossiping; but rest assured, Tea shall be served, and if some is spilled, so be it!
Join Scottish Ambassador, Argyle Douglas, as he weaves comedy and storytelling into a cooking demonstration of Scotland's most famous dish, Haggis. This exhibition features an authentic Scottish "plushie" sheep happily providing authentic "plushie" organs thus enabling everyone to savour the experience without any worries about "nasty bits". This show is fun for the whole Family (bring your children, your grandmother, your dog).
Just because the Queen is on the Shire doesn't mean the people of Mount Hope need to take themselves seriously all day! Come join the shire folk as they engage in some games of Wit, Hilarity, and Downright Silliness; all based on suggestions from the audience, so every show is different! Here are some testimonials from real audience members:
• "I laughed until I stopped!" - Bern D'bread, Baker
• "Seriously, whose jest is it? They never answer that blasted question!" - Yuri Gnollcakes, Privy Attendant
• "I took an afternoon off inventing to watch 'Whose Jest…?' My brain is now so dead I'll never invent again!" - Leonardo Da Vinci, Early Renaissance Man
• "Bridget!" - Bridget Moorhouse, Lat Master of Revels
Years ago, Mount Hope gained a reputation as a testing ground for new and unconventional community theatre. Has it lived up to Sir Walter's lofty goals? Can anything get it back on track? Was it ever on track to begin with? What is a track?
Theatre will happen. It might be a Masterpiece, it might be a disaster, but it will always be a Disasterpiece.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth enjoys singing her favorite musical selections with a few new Shire friends. Don't miss this royal performance!
She's rich. She's poor. But they both can agree on one thing: dating is hard. Join Mags Cockburn and Lady Rich as they sing about men, love, and …other things. *Contains material not suitable for children.
Join Abe Froman, The Sausage King, and Argyle Douglas, Scottish Ambassador, as they wax poetic about the merry mix-ups in which mature couples find themselves. The Battle for Understanding, Is Compromise Truly Worthwhile in the Long-run?, When Honesty is not the Best Policy, are just the tip of the ice-burg of topics discussed. Ultimately, this show is a celebration of being human and the foibles that come with that condition. Come prepared to laugh and share in "A Whole Experience"! *Contains material not suitable for children.
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.
Machetes, whips, swords & fire—the hottest show in all the 'shire! Seriously ridiculous.
See him for the laughs. Stay for the mesmerizing sway of his belly!
Founded in York, PA • Entertaining Alpine shows with unique audience participation.
The history of archery and its world wide application. Demos, competitions and sales.
Ambassador to England, one of Queen Mary's most trusted advisors, and an emissary for Scottish culture.
Scandalous. Liscentious. Madly impolitic. And riotously funny. Not for the skittish.
Comedy, acrobatics, and circus professionals; Always the life of the party.
Making people smile with the power of music, which is always greater when it's shared.
This trio of upperclass ladies brings a unique, soulful sound to sassy songs.
One ring family circus featuring husband & wife team and their performing puppies.
Bagpipe and tribal drum band with a unique sound that calls back to ancient Celt brethren.
Demetrius can be found performing throughout the Shire, both solo and with friends.
This whip-cracking, sword fighting comic duo spreads laughter and hilarity to all!
Her Majesty's Harper, Mary-Kate Lee plays a variety of music for all who pass her way.
Three shows, three completely different stories and three idiots in the mud! "Splash Zone" seats.
Specializing in jousting, stage combat instruction, fight choreography, and horse stunts.
Amazing audiences with his juggling skills and making them with his wise foolery.
Providing great underscoring for adventuring parties since 1523.
Her Majesty's Cellist can be found throughout the Shire playing a variety of music.
Knightwings: Birds of Prey, is an interactive, entertaining, and educational free flight show.
Enchanting and memorable performances that leave you laughing in the aisles.
Sylvan can be counted on to share a bit of news from afar; a bit of wisdom from within and a bit of magic from, well, from where magic comes from!
The roving bards bring you songs of fantasy, comedy and adventure!
Performing original and traditional music derived from a wide variety of times/cultures.
Performing historical tunes on historical instuments in distinctive historical outfits.
So much shopping, so little time! Having over 100 unique merchants to visit during an already packed Faire day makes it difficult to see and do everything in one day. The independent merchants each operate their own business upon the Shire and look forward to bantering and bartering with Faire visitors. Demonstrations by many mnerchants show guests rarely seen art forms before their very eyes. Man-powered rides and guest services complete the festive Faire experience. Forgot something on a recent trip? Consider a one-hour shopping pass at the front gate to pick up that unforgettable item. All merchants are subject to change.
Interested in becoming a Faire merchant? Click here for more information!
Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library
Escape Room, Puzzle Shop, D&D Adventures & More!
Escape This Life-Sized Maze
Kilts and Clothing
Archery, Axe Throw, Knife Throw
Archery Demonstration and Hand-Made Longbows
Hand-Crafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More
Have your questions answered by our longtime resident falconer, Ash Cary
Everything for the Woodsman, Rangers, Adventurers, and Explorers
Fantasy, Licensed Swords
Trimmings for the Upper Class
Pottery Sculpted Before Your Eyes
Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts
Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks
Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear
Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and More
Fresh Steak or Chicken Sandwiches
Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares
Witchy Creations and Trinkets
Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls
Spinning Man-Powered Ride
Renaissance Clothing for Lords and Ladies
Hand-Made Corsets and Vests
Headwreaths and Wares for Home and Garden
Glass Wares, Demonstrations, and Classes
Glassblowing Classes, Paint Your Own Pottery & Such
Clothing for All Good Gentles
Armor and Child Friendly Swords
Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon
Unique Leather Wares
Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, and More
Hand-Crafted Leather Goods
Children's Toys, Wind Spinners, Soaps
Renaissance House Wares and Gifts
Fresh Cotton Candy
Unique Face Painting and Henna
Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel
16th Century Apparel for the Fanciful Traveler
Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts
Exquisite Amber Jewelry
Gems, Rocks, Pendulums & Such
Tarot Card Reading and More
Hand-Poured Candles and On-Site Candle Carver
Celtic and Magic Delights
Hand-Crafted & Printed Facial Coverings
Add a Little Swing to Your Shire Travels
A set of Horns to Suit Every Personality
Hand-Sculpted Puppet Creations
Information Services, Official Merch & Coin of the Realm
Assorted Flavored Jerky
Live Blacksmith Demos
Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes
Hand-Crafted Leather Items
Boxes, Lockets and Such
Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares
Handmade bellydance, renaissance, celtic, steampunk and viking style up cycled clothing
All Natural Beard & Body Products
Unique, One-of-a-Kind Gifts, Specialties, and Finds
Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts
Paint Your Own Ceramics!
Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire
Funnel Cake, Peasant Bread, and Lemonade
Hand-Poured Pewter and Accessories
Sway to and Fro on this Man Powered Ride
Purses, Crystal, and Elaborate Jewelry
Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes
Hats, Feather Work, and Tapestries
High-Quality Leather Armour and Accessories
Unique Renaissance, Steampunk & Victorian Hats
Assorted Artificial Roses
Board Games, Dice, Wands
Official PRF Souvenirs
Boldly, Beautiful Hats and Accessories
Costume Rentals and Sales
Henna Tattoo Art
Unique, Beautiful & Often Colorful Treasures
Beef, Chicken or Shrimp
Wands, Gemstones, and Copper Wares
Chain Mail and Metal Works
Children's Costumes and Hats
Take a Ride on the Wild Boar, If You Dare
Choose a Potion, Make a Keepsake
You Buy It, You Break It! Smash a Variety of Glassware
Fanciful and Fantastical Statuary
Alongside the full-run merchants, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire welcomes a number of guest merchants. Please continue to check back as we update our merchant lists! All merchants subject to change.
Interested in becoming a guest merchant? Click here for more information!
Fashionable Leather Hats, Goggles & Accessories
Unique Hair Accessories
Lavishly Illustrated Colouring Books for Grown-Ups
Wearable Steampunk Art
Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More
Hand Crafted, Wearable Taxidermy
Hand Crafted Accessories & Adornments
Historically Accurate Clothing, Accessories & Arms
Kilts, Bagpipes, and More
Marbled Silk Scarves & More
Preposterous Peculiarities, Magical Makings & Whimsical Wares
Historically Inspired Fine Clothing & Costume
Ethically Sourced Unique Art & Jewelry
Unique, Hand Made Leatherwork
Step back in time at the Shire, which is filled to the brim with immersive experiences!
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 demonstrations at 12 & 4:30, as well as a Patron Competition at 1:30 - Sign up for a chance to take aim using an English long bow. Limited to first 50 patrons to sign-up.
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 La Forge, visit LaForge.site. Live demonstrations each Faire day at 12:30, 2:00 & 4:30.
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.
Come join us at Blue Thistle Pottery to glaze and take home your own raku creations! Raku pottery is an ancient Japanese firing process that was originally used for hand formed tea bowls. The fast firing method involves removing the red hot wares from the kiln and placing them in containers filled with combustables. The process can produce stunning effects including metallic and iridescent colors, You glaze the piece you pick out from our selection and we fire it for you. Take it home the same day! Firing times at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00. Please come a half hour before to ensure your place in the kiln.
Stop by Informistress (located inside the Front Gate - Booth #201) 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. *Design pictured left from 2020 Season.
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.