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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 & Labor Day Monday • August 19 - October 29, 2023
Themed Weekends: 2023 Details TBA
Hours of Operation: Gates Open at 11AM Each Public Faire Date
Location: 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545

Date Specific Tickets

Tickets can be purchase online on the Virtual Box Office closer to the date of the event. Please check back to the website closer to the event and follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List for news and updates.

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.

Faire Subscriptions

Subscriptions can be purchase online on the Virtual Box Office closer to the date of the event. Please check back to the website closer to the event and follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List for news and updates.

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.

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 CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

Ticket prices will be listed in the Dates, Times & Tickets section above, as well as on the Virtual Box Office when they become available to purchase. Please check back to the website closer to the event and follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List for news and updates.

Entertainment at 2023 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, 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! Please check back as we continue to update for the 2023 season! All entertainment is subject to change.

2023 Cast Auditions

Calling all Lords, Ladies, Pirates & Peasants: The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire to hold 2023 auditions! In preparation for its 43rd annual performance season, PRF is seeking a diverse group of actors to portray a multitude of characters. Auditions are set for February 2023. Audition dates, times and locations are cast specific. Learn more at PaRenFaire.com/Auditions.

2023 Auditions

2022 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. Guest merchants to be announced.

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

Arcade DaVinci

Games & Rides

Assorted Games

Archer's Cheese Kitchen & Pantry

Booth #214 • Food & Drink

Assorted Cheese Menu Items

Archery Through the Ages

Near 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

The Aviary

Booth #535 • Demonstrator

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

Axe & Bear Trading

Booth #325 • Artisan

Everything for the Woodsman, Rangers, Adventurers, and Explorers

Be Steel My Heart

Booth #343 • Artisan

Fantasy, Licensed Swords

Bird Whistle Cart

Roaming Cart • Artisan

Assorted Whistels

Blue Thistle Pottery

Booth #124 • Demonstrator

Pottery Sculpted Before Your Eyes

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

Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares

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

Dandys and Divas

Booth #435 • Artisan

Hand-Made Corsets and Vests

DaVinci's Ice

Roaming Cart • Food & Beverage

Human Powered Snow Cone Machine

DaVinci's Workshop

Booth #326 • Artisan

Glassblowing Classes, Paint Your Own Pottery & Such

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

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

King's Mint

Booth #204 • Services

Coin of the Realm

Jerky

Roaming Cart • Food & Drynke

Assorted Flavored Jerky

LaForge

Booth #347 • Demonstrator

Live Blacksmith Demos
Feline Cat Colony & Rescue Program

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

Handmade bellydance, renaissance, celtic, steampunk and viking style up cycled clothing

Norse Naturals

Booth #437 • Artisan

All Natural Beard & Body Products

Oh My Goddess

Booth #327 • Artisan

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

Oh, Jessa!

Booth #533 • Artisan

Gypsy Garb

Ol Coot Soap

Booth #136 • Artisan

Handcrafted Soaps

O'Sullivan's Fur Shed

Booth #439 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts

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 #607 • 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

Across from New World Inn • Artisan

Music & Import Shop

Silk Road Henna

Across from New World Inn • Service

Henna Tattoo Art

Silk Road Traders

Across from New World Inn • Artisan

Unique, Beautiful & Often Colorful Treasures

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

Wayward Leather Design

Artisan

Unique, Hand Made Leatherwork

Wee Dragon

Booth #200 • Artisan

Children's Costumes and Hats

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

Guest Merchants

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

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

Attic Arcana

Aug. 20-21 & Aug. 27-28

Handcrafted Resin Dice Jewelry

Aubrey Brown Art

Sep. 17-25 & Oct. 1-9

Philadelphia Based Imaginative Artist

Barbaric Yawp Workshop

Aug. 20-21 & Oct. 15-30

Maskmaking, Theatre Creation & Storytelling

Bird Marie's Pottery

Oct. 8-30

Handmade Ceramics

Blonde Swan Hats

Aug. 20 - Oct. 30

Reinventing Millinery, Blending Fashion & Craftsmanship

Broken Art Mosaics

Oct. 8-16

Mosaic Artwork

The Celtic Cowboy Leather Co.

Sep. 24 - Oct. 16

Tooled Leather Belts

Colouring Tudor History

Oct. 22-23

Lavishly Illustrated Colouring Books for Grown-Ups

Dark Rain Design

Sep. 10-11 & Oct. 22-23

Mechanical Critters, Stained Glass & a Few Surprises

Denyan Designs

Oct. 8-30

Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More

Diamond Tooth Taxidermy

Oct. 15-23

Hand Crafted, Wearable Taxidermy

Doctor Gus Designs

Sep. 24-25 & Oct. 15-30

Hand Crafted Accessories & Adornments

Dreadmors Plunder

Aug. 27-28 & Sep. 1-18

Custom Handmade Leather Costuming

Embercraft Creations

Oct. 29-30

Custom Leatherwork

Fairywood Grove

Oct. 8-16

Original Jewelry

ForEver After Leather

Sep. 10 - Oct. 16

Medieval, Fantasy & Vintage Styled Journals

Gryphon Leathersmiths

Aug. 20 - Oct. 30

Custom Leather Items

Misty Mountain Gaming

Oct. 8-30

Assorted Dice Sets

Mystic Realm Artisan

Oct. 15 - 30

Antiques, Jewelry & Much More

Naturama

Oct. 8-29

Jewelry & Artwork by Katrina Zadoyko

Pirate Bones & Booty

Aug. 27 - Oct. 30

Assorted Pirate Themed Goods

Realm and Reason

Sep. 17-18 & Oct. 8-16

Electroformed Crystal Jewelry

Sara's Eccentric Sewing

Sep. 10-11 & Oct. 29-30

Embroidered Hoops

Scottish Store Online

Oct. 8-9

Kilts, Bagpipes, and More

Starlight Glass

Sep. 24-25

Stained Glass Artwork

Storybrook Hollow

Aug. 20-28 & Oct. 22-30

Preposterous Peculiarities, Magical Makings & Whimsical Wares

Sunfeather Studio

Sep. 3-11

Author & Artist Tayln Draconmore

The Sunny Fox Apothecary

Oct. 15-16

Handcrafted Monster Boxes & Jewelry

Talufane (Untold Imprint)

Sep. 10-11

Linens, Fabric Garlands, Art & More

Terraintextures

Sep. 17 - Oct. 2 & Oct. 15-16

Jewelry & Art Containg Real Dried Foliage

TucciCraft

Sep. 17-18 & Oct. 15-16

Handmade Wooden Goods, Metal Sculpture, Blacksmithing, Handmade Jewelry & One-of-a-Kind Costume Components

Uniquely Morbid

Sep. 17 - Oct. 30

Ethically Sourced Unique Art & Jewelry

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 2021 date-specific admission ticket for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire to access the Pub Crawl. Both Faire admission and Pub Crawl tickets are date specific, so be sure these dates match.

Blue Thistle

Raku Glazing at Blue Thistle Pottery (#124)

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.

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, plus Labor Day August 20 through October 30, 2022. The gates open at 11AM each festival day.
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 handcrafted wares, the Renaissance Faire invites guests to immerse themselves in our 35-acre village and experience the fantasy! There will be numerous activities for kids and adults alike, so the PA Renaissance Faire is truly a festival for the whole family!
Re-entry is permitted at the Faire. Be sure to have your hand stamped as you are leaving the gates to ensure readmittance.
The 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 download the Official Weapons Policy PDF for full details.
Please be respectful of the actors. We invite our guests to interact with the actors, but be mindful of their personal space and real human feelings. These dedicated professionals work to build interactive, magical environments for our guests and any form of intimidation, threat or harm to an employee or other guests will never be tolerated.
We understand that some audience members are sensitive to loud noises. The performances listed below contain the use of pyrotechnics, cannon fire, cracking whips, and/or gun fire 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
  • Boarshead Brawl - Whip Cracking
  • Tournament of Arms - Whip Cracking
  • Ultimate Joust - Cannon Fire, Explosions, Fireworks
  • Pub Sing Finale - Possible Whip Cracking
  • Buckle & Swash - Whip Cracking
  • Don Juan & Miguel - Black Powder Pistol, Whip Cracking
  • Aaron Bonk - Whip Cracking
  • Adamo Ignis - Whip Cracking
  • Nature of Mercy - Black Powder Pistol

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
Our mission is "Building interactive, magical environments that create unique and entertaining experiences for every guest, every time." Our goal is to provide a place for our employees to work and visitors to play in an atmosphere of inclusion, respect and safety. Self-expression is welcome with the understanding that intimidation, threat or harm to another person will never be tolerated. We value and respect the differences in our ever-expanding audiences and will continue to welcome everyone to this place of imagination, creativity and fun.

Ticket Information

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 2022 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. 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.
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.
  • Exchange Requests for tickets of the same admission price (Ticket prices change for Faire days October 1 - 30) must be made via the online Box Office Help Request or by email to BxOffice@PaRenFaire.com. The order number and new date must be provided at the time of request.
  • Requests for tickets exchanged for a higher admission price tickets (Ticket prices increase for Faire days October 1 - 30), must be made by emailing the Box Office at BxOffice@PaRenFaire.com. The order number, new date and a phone number must be included in the email. Payment required at the time of the exchange.
  • Exchanges cannot be made into a sold-out performance day.
  • Exchanges will not be made from one event to another.
  • 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.
  • Approved Exchange Requests will be processed and an email confirmation with new ticket links sent to the associated box office account email.
  • Exchange Requests will not be honored after the date appearing on the tickets.
  • Outdoor Events at Mount Hope are rain or shine events. Exchanges will not be made due to weather.
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.
Faire service staff and security are certified under the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Responsible Alcohol Management Program. Visible intoxication, as displayed by a "Visibly Intoxicated Person", is the standard by which certified servers determine intoxication. If Faire staff determines that a patron is intoxicated, the individual will be refused any further alcohol service, and designated as "VIP" by a mark made over the patron's over 21 stamp. Failure to comply with the refusal of alcohol service will result in removal from the Faire grounds without an admission refund.

Fairegrounds Information

The grounds are ADA accessible. Walking paths are paved, and handicapped seating areas are designated at all stages. Though the walking paths are paved, some stone and gravel areas may need to be travelled to reach vendor stands, merchandise booths and food stations. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available. Wheelchairs and scooters are not available for rental. Please be aware that while the Faire is paved, the terrain does present various hills and inclines. Please plan accordingly.

There is handicap parking available at the festival, just ask the parking crew to direct you to that area when you arrive.
For the well being of our guests, smoking is prohibited near stages and in audience areas. Your cooperation is appreciated for the comfort of all in attendance.
Dogs 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.

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.
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.

Contact Mount Hope

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