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Date, Times & Tickets

Dates: August 20 through October 30, 2022
Hours of Operation: Gates Open at 11AM Each Public Faire Date
Themed Weekends: Please check back for the updated themed weekends list.

2022 Date-Specific Tickets:
General Admission tickets are currently unavialable - please check back, or like us on Facebook @PaRenFaire for updates.

2022 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 2022 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.

Safety Initiative

Consistent with the most recent guidance from the PA Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, Mount Hope is pleased to update our safety initiatives designed to keep everyone safe - Download Guest COVID Policies (August 1, 2021). As guidance and requirements from various government agencies continue to evolve, so too, will we. 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 sample from the wineries 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.

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 for the 2022 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are date specific and are non-refundable. The Faire is a rain or shine event. Tickets can be purchase online only 24/7 by visiting the Virtual Box Office. No gate sales. Tickets are emailed to the purchaser and can be printed or scanned from a mobile device.

Faire Subscriptions Available - Click Here To Purchase

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, 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. Date-specific online only tickets are now available at PaRenFaire.com/BoxOffice

2021 Scenario

1585— England has finally established a colony in the New World! Sir Walter Raleigh, one of Elizabeth's favorite privateers and newly appointed Governor of Virginia has made Mount Hope a key trade port, and the Shire has never been so prosperous! Of course, where there's money to be made, there will be people who want that money. The Earl whose lands Mount Hope sits upon has suddenly taken interest in the shire which he once left alone. Now he's come to collect his share of the bounty and perhaps set up a more permanent residence with little care if he displaces some peasants along the way. Will Her Majesty intervene? Will the Shire ever be the same? People will become heroes, heroes will be made legends, and legends will be proven real.

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2021 Cast of Characters

Ian Agnew

William Shakespeare
Ian Agnew

Rogue/Playwright • Very famous English Playwright. All know of his reputation wherever he may be.

Alexis Amarante

Isabella Blackwell
Alexis Amarante

Captain of the Queen's Yeoman • The Queen's most trusted protector and confidant.

Abby Armstrong

Lady Mary Sydney
Abby Armstrong

Lady in Waiting • Countess of Pembroke, one of the most educated women in England and Lady to Her Majesty.

Josh Arnolde

William Kempe
Josh Arnolde

Rogue/Actor • No one more dedicated to the dramatic arts and the serious craft of clowning. Part of Shakespeare's thespians.

Xavier Bates

Nigel Lowe
Xavier Bates

Carpenter • If you need something made of wood, just go to Lowe's

Kristin Bauer

Lady Dorothy Stafford
Kristin Bauer

Lady in Waiting • Lady of the court and Mistress of the Robes.

Jordan Bell

Charlotte Babbage
Jordan Bell

Siren/Pirate • Gunner and generally filthy pirate aboard The Kraken's Kill.

Lauralette Bernard

Cadence Marshwarbler
Lauralette Bernard

Executioner • An executioner of modest means committed to serving justice and helping criminals quickly to their next life.

Kaz Bitzer

Octavia Cadenza
Kaz Bitzer

Luthier • A successful maker of instruments widely regarded through out the shire.

Brianna Bloomer

Donatella Bella
Brianna Bloomer

Italian Artist • Painter, sculptor, and purveyor of fine art.

Richard Blosser

William Weston
Richard Blosser

Lady Mayor's Accounts Clerk • Employed by the lady mayor and charged with accounting for every last shilling.

Tabitha Borges

Harriet Haddock
Tabitha Borges

Fish Monger • A humble and bright fish afficianado.

Elizabeth Burkholder

Bernadette N. Slaughter
Elizabeth Burkholder

Baker • Reformed pirate. Bloody good baker.

Madison Caudullo

Esme Delacroix
Madison Caudullo

Siren/Pirate • Bosun and newly conscripted pirate aboard The Kraken's Kill.

Matthew Glen Clark

Richard Burbage
Matthew Glen Clark

Rogue/Leading Man • Seasoned, wealthy leading actor in Shakespeare's troupe of thespians.

Katrina Cook

Eleanor Colmstoke
Katrina Cook

Farmer's Daughter • Daughter of Roger Colmstoke and sister to Merigold Colmstoke.

Ashley Crowther

Corporal Nicole Frost
Ashley Crowther

Town Guard • Town watch by day. Town watch also by night. Town watch.

Ashley DeVoe

Lauren Ipsum
Ashley DeVoe

Shire Printer • All official business is conducted in French, so it is only right that this French peasant has become the source for all books, forms, and documents in the shire.

Victoria Falendysh

Barbara Bellwether
Victoria Falendysh

Shepherd • Shephardess from the outskirts of town visiting for the festival.

Elisia Freeman

Prudence Crawley
Elisia Freeman

Etiquette Mistress • An etiquette mistress with a cockney accent. Some things just fit.

Jeremy Graeff

Sean O'Leary
Jeremy Graeff

Guildmaster • With the new prosperity of the Shire of Mount Hope, someone needed to step forward and run the guilds. Sean drew the short straw.

Corey Graff

Lord Alexander Radcliffe
Corey Graff

Nobleman • Young courtier and twin brother to Lady Margaret.

Steve Hager

Rip Skeleton
Steve Hager

Grave Digger • The only things certain in life are taxes and death. In Mount Hope, the only things certain in life are Mayor Delores Anne Penburthy and Rip Skeleton. Like we said…taxes and death.

Jeremiah Halteman

Sir Robert Cecil
Jeremiah Halteman

Nobleman • Son of Sir William Cecil and Secretary of State for Queen Elizabeth

Leigh Ann Hamlin

Mary Killigrew
Leigh Ann Hamlin

Siren/Pirate • Current Captain of The Kraken's Kill. Former aristocrat.

Jonathan Handley

John Hopgrove
Jonathan Handley

Master of Revels • Brother of Jane and engineer of entertainments.

Jilly Harris

Lady Jane Brussells
Jilly Harris

Lady in Waiting • Her Majesty's Lady of the Bedchamber.

Jonathan Heise

Sir John Gifford
Jonathan Heise

Retired Knight • Retired Knight; resides in Mt. Hope.

Dom Hernandez

Osric Willoughby
Dom Hernandez

Earl's Steward • Steward to Lord Thornbridge and overseer of his opperations.

Jackie Holzel

Daisy Plotts
Jackie Holzel

Gardener • The Lady Mayor's personal green thumb!

Brian Huff

Sir Walter Raleigh
Brian Huff

Privateer/Governor of Virginia • The Queen's favorite Privateer and newly appointed Governor of Virginia with a soft spot for Mt. Hope

Mary Huff

Tink Ballaster
Mary Huff

Harbor Master • Retired Pirate. Running ports is more profitable than pillaging them.

Fabian Hutchins

Kit Bellbrooke
Fabian Hutchins

Apprentice Town Historian • It is Kit's duty to run around the shire gathering information and relating it to anyone interested. Or not interested for that matter.

Josh Kachnycz

Anthony Blacksmythe
Josh Kachnycz

Blacksmith • He doesn't just make weapons, he's quite the skilled hand at fighting with them as well.

Alyssa Keshel

Toolie Ashland
Alyssa Keshel

Apprentice to the Grave Digger • Following in the footsteps of the highly esteemed grave digger.

Dave Keshel

Alan Kingshotte
Dave Keshel

Yeoman Guard • Yeoman guard, Divisional Sgt. Major who specializes in espionage.

Andrew Leubecker

Ezekiel Smalls
Andrew Leubecker

Tinker • A traveling Tinker, inventor, and man about town. In a time of exploration, who doesn't need a fancy new gadget?

Iliana Lo

Zoe Tremain
Iliana Lo

Raleigh's Second • Sir Walter Raleigh's first mate and right hand person.

Leigh Loureiro

Dagmar Shroud
Leigh Loureiro

Siren/Pirate • Quartermaster, responsible for all business aboard The Kraken's Kill.

Graham Luker

Sir Giles Thornbridge
Graham Luker

Earl of Sussex • The Lady Mayor may own Mount Hope, but she pays fealty to the Earl of Sussex. And prices have gone up.

Gianna Miranda

Lady Imogen Galliard
Gianna Miranda

Royal Dance Mistress • A lady of her Majesty's court charged with keeping everyone on their toes (and not someone else's).

Jared Nocella

Luke Slaughter
Jared Nocella

Shire Kennelmaster • Former Pirate. Great with dogs. Very good boy.

Tyler O'Connor

Warren Hooper
Tyler O'Connor

Cooper • Mount Hope needs a lot of barrels, buckets and pales. Warren is never bored.

Joe Penn

Rolland Smeedrick Daniels, III
Joe Penn

Shire Alderman • The voice of the people. When he listens.

Debi Prestine

Aisling Magee
Debi Prestine

Potter • A guilds merchant with a talent for shaping clay into something as useful as it is pretty.

Eileen Quinn

Billy Slaughter
Eileen Quinn

Hunter • Former pirate. Current hunter. Tomato Tomato.

Nick Rainville

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
Nick Rainville

Nobleman • Godson of Sir Robert Dudley, and quickly supplanting him as the Queen's Favorite.

Doug Reesor

Roger Colmstoke
Doug Reesor

Farmer • Tender of fields, and Father of Merigold and Eleanor.

Green Reesor

Caledonia Broadseam
Green Reesor

Sail Maker • Maker of sails doing quite well in this age of exploration!

Cole Reihing

Gabriel Marston Mortaine
Cole Reihing

Yeoman Guard • Ensign Mortaine, the only multi-lingual Yeoman, is appreciated for his turn of the phrase and often asked to write home for the other Yeomen.

James Riley

Sir Adam Cringer
James Riley

Yeoman Guard • A soldier, a poet, a storyteller, but most importantly: a Yeoman!

Katherine Rossi

Lady Margaret Radcliffe
Katherine Rossi

Lady in Waiting • Lady of the court and Maid of Honour. Came to Court with her twin brother, Alexander.

Addison Rymar

Thomas Tallis
Addison Rymar

Music Teacher • Famed composer and musician to her Majesty.

Heather Schaeffer

Elliot Leach
Heather Schaeffer

Barber Surgeon • Amputation and a haircut. 2 bits.

Jules Schrader

Queen Elizabeth
Jules Schrader

Queen • Queen of England and France, Defender of the Faith, Lord of Ireland and the Colony of Virginia in the New World.

Michael Sheffield

Nicholas Tooley
Michael Sheffield

Rogue/Actor • Enthusiastic apprentice actor in Shakespeare's thespians.

Terry Sheffield

Marigold Colmstoke
Terry Sheffield

Milk Maid • Daughter of Roger Colmstoke and sister to Eleanor. Marigold tends to all things milk and dairy!

Katelyn Shreiner

Jane Hopgrove
Katelyn Shreiner

Master of Revels • Sister of John and arranger of amusements.

Bryan Smith

Archibald Chatham
Bryan Smith

Yeoman Guard • Ensign Chatham is the newest yeoman guard.

Jessie Smith

Madeline "Maddie" Kitchener
Jessie Smith

Scullery Wench • Best kitchen maid in the shire. Only kitchen maid in the shire.

Mary Smith

Constance Hallewell
Mary Smith

Epic Poet • Keeper of Mount Hope's myths and legends, and spreader of their tales!

Noelani Stevenson

Gytha Fenhark
Noelani Stevenson

Wisdom • Supplier of herbs, ointments, hexes and charms.

Alex Stompoly

The Lady Lilith Rose
Alex Stompoly

Female Illusionist • Portrayer of female roles in Shakespeare's acting company.

Emily Sturges

Maggie Cutters
Emily Sturges

Butcher • A butcher with a mysterious past.

Robyn Thompson

Geraldine Stiller
Robyn Thompson

Distiller • Provider of the many fine liquors at Mount Hope's bussling bars and taverns. Business is booming!

Sandi Trait

Rosemary Blythe
Sandi Trait

Pirate • A legendary pyrate enjoying retirement in a quite shire. Or so she thought.

Catherine Wilkie

Esther Wycombe
Catherine Wilkie

Lady Mayor's Maid • Employed by the Lady Mayor to keep her household clean. What is the shire but an extention of the Lady Mayor's household?

2021 Cast Shows

Please refer to each weekends Daily Writ for specific show schedules.

Queen's Court

'Tis always a glorious day when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth herself graces the Shire of Mount Hope! Join the citizens of the Shire and share in their excitement as they greet the Queen, Her retinue, and any surprise guests that may show up with intentions of their own!

Mid Day Revels

With such high expectations to entertain the Queen and her royal retinue, only Mount Hope could meet this challenge with this much spectacle and mirth! Watch as the Masters of Revels and the good people of the Shire deftly entertain with music, dance, and jests that could only be matched by Dionysus themselves.

Tournament of Arms

When the value of the Shire is questioned, the Masters of Revels decide to dispense with the pretenses of a Human Chess Match, and get right to the violence! A Tournament of Arms in which the citizens of Mount Hope display their bravery, cunning, and skill. Some more skilled than others. And a little side betting amongst the nobility never hurt anyone.

Ultimate Joust

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 should they prove worthy!

Finale Pub Sing

End the festival day in joyously boisterous song lead by the Musicians of the Shire! Join Her Majesty, Her Court, and the Shire folk of Mount Hope as they bid you farewell with songs we all know and love.

Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors"

Famous London Playwright William Shakespeare has descended upon The Village of Mount Hope to produce the first regional production of his smash hit The Comedy of Errors! However, most of his troupe of actors have other plans for their festival day, as in…drinking themselves silly at the pub instead. Enjoy the chaos and merriment as Shire folk, pirate, and actor alike come together to pull this play off…for the most part.

Boarshead Brawl

The Boarshead Tavern always plays host to a unique and varied clientele on a festival day, and this day's festival is no exception. Nobles and commoners alike gather over a drink to bemoan their troubles, celebrate their victories, and set their eyes upon what they hope the morrow will bring. Unfortunately, some of the pub's patrons find their goals at odds! Unlikely alliances are forged, and the fate of the Boars Head itself is at stake in this no holds barred pub fight free-for-all!

English Wrestling

Welcome to English Wrestling World: E.W.W.! (We don't have that backwards, right?) Today Mount Hope's reigning champion, The Hooded Revenger, will face off against Tiger Baroness of Bexhill! Townsfolk gather to cheer on their gladiators, and nobles gather to wager on the outcome. With Revenger's Title and the honor of the town on the line, foul play may be a foot…or an elbow.

Disasterpiece Theater

The Shire of Mount Hope is home to many a local Treader-upon-the-Stage, and they'd honestly be good if they had a better budget… and training… and discipline… being literate might help… but boy do they have heart!

Theatre will happen—It may be a Masterpiece, it may be a disaster, but it will always be a Disasterpiece.

Trial and Dunke

At Trial and Dunke you're guaranteed two things: A trial in which a member of the Shire is accused of something, and the dunking of guilty parties into the water below them. Join and help the authority of the Shire decide whether someone's shenanigans have earned them a few dips in the pool of justice!

Whose Jest Is It Anyway?

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

Taming of the Shrews*

The Queens have arrived. Everyone's favorite Renaissance Drag Show is back for another season! Join The Lady Lilith Rose, Shakespeare's Reigning Premier Female Illusionist as she searches for the individual who possesses the Bravery, Resilience, Elegance, Ambition, Strength, and Talent to be crowned 'Shakesqueer's Next Drag Superstar!'' God Shave the Queens! (Trust us, some of them need it.) *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Tea Time

They say the only certainty in this world is death and taxes, well we would wager there is one more…gossip. Tea is served dears, and it is piping hot. Join two of the most in the know nobles as they discuss and divulge the shires secrets and spill the tea.

The Rakish Rogues

Zounds! William Shakespeare and three of his most prized actors have taken a hiatus from London's stages to share their many musical talents with Mount Hope. Their verse will be in song, their jests wickedly icky, and their character charming enough to turn any frown upside down.

The Sirens

The crew of The Kraken's Kill are fearsome female pirates indeed, but they also make merry with jaunty shanties of the sea! Join Mary Killigrew and her crew as they sing magnificent harmonies, engage in some naughty nautical humor, and regale you with tales on the high seas.

The Rogues & Sirens Pub Show

When Mount Hope needs them most, when the people implore for more song and vulgarity, when drinking and revelry is only made better with jaunty tunes and double entendre, The Rogues and Sirens join forces to satiate the musical hunger and bawdy thirst of their patrons.

Queen's Cavalry

Bring your nipperkins ages 5-11 to the Chess Board to become part of this most elite cavalry. They will learn how to impress our Good Queen Elizabeth with the mightiest of bows and curtsies. And, of course, what cavalry would be worth its' salt without mighty steeds! Ours happen to be "kid powered" but that makes them even mightier!

Consider Thou This*

Join Abe Froman and Argyle Douglas as they wring the comedy out of topics suggested by the audience. Because each audience is a one-time group, each show is original and unique. We will also show you how to tell any dirty joke in a clean way that will often have laughs before the punchline is even reached. Feel free to come observe and laugh along or, jump in and find yourself a part of the show! Either way you will walk away with more than when you arrived. *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Guts & Glory

Join Sir 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". You will not only walk away enriched, you will have a new meal with which to impress your friends, as well as some jokes for the "office" or "school". This show is fun for the whole Family (bring your children, your grandmother, your dog).

Queens Court
Men of Confidence
Tornament Joust

Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl Glass

Good Beer, Bad Jokes & Great Stories • Hosted By: The Washer Wenches and Abe Froman, Sausage King of the Shire

Each public Faire day the Pub Crawl leaves from the Informistress promptly at 4:45PM.
Laugh, sing and stumble your way 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'Malleys 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. $20 in Advance Only. Tickets limited. Must be 21+ to participate. Tickets are available via the Box Office. Spots are limited and may sell out. 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.

2021 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 9 - 31 • AaronBonk.com
Aaron Bonk is a 3-time International Performance Champion, 4-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 amuses and amazes the whole family with his Seriously Ridiculous stunt show spectacular.

Royal Performers: Abraham Froman

Abraham Froman, Sausage King of the Shire

Full Season • Like the Sausage King & Queen on Facebook!
All hail the sausage king of the Shire of Mt. Hope! How good is his meat? Ask him as he wanders by on his sausage procession, he'll tell you it can't be beat!

Royal Performers: Adamo Ignis

Adamo Ignis

September 18 - October 31 • 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: Albannach


October 9 & 10 • AlbannachMusic.com
Albannach is Scots-Gaelic for "Scottish" or "Scotsman". That's exactly what we are. Our main purpose in life is to share our intriguing culture, history and heritage with you by means of our music. Albannach is not just another Scottish 'Pipes & Drums' band, our primal drumming and precise piping stirs the soul of anyone who hears them — young and old! With a champion piper, the unique sounds and talents of a didgeridoo player, and the tribal style bass drumming — our music isn't for the faint of heart! It's aggressive, like a Celtic punch to the face!

Royal Performers: Alpenlaenders


October 2 • Alpenlaenders.com
Alpenlanders are an exciting and captivating Oktoberfest show and dance band from South Central Pennsylvania. The group performed for over 30 years throughout the East Coast including European tours. Their Oktoberfest music from the Alps is authentic and filled with vocal harmonies, singalongs and includes the warm sounds of two alphorns. The band loves to interact with the audience to ensure everyone has a fun time and a memorable experience.

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 the "Duo of Woo," "Consider Thou This" and "Guts & Glory".

Royal Performers: Arthur Greenleaf Holmes

Arthur Greenleaf Holmes*

Full Season • ArthurGreenleafHolmes.com
Scandalous. Licentious. Madly impolitic…and riotously funny. This is The Wildly Inappropriate Poetry Of Arthur Greenleaf Holmes. England's 16th-century bard of the backalleys blends mellifluous language and hypnotic imagery with an utter disregard for decent society. Catch this show before it heads off-Broadway this coming November! *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Royal Performers: Bruce MacMenschley

Bruce MacMenschley

Full Season
Scottish Mercenary and Stand-up Philosopher. Gain the benefits of his wit, wisdom, and wiles in the "Duo of Woo" alongside his cousin Argyle.

Royal Performers: Buckle and Swash

Buckle & Swash

August 21 - September 12 • 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: Burly Minstrels

Burly Minstrels

August 21 - October 3 • JimHancock.com
The Burly Minstrels are an explosion of sound, and are now fifty percent more Burly! Amanda Kitchens brings her accordion and voice into the mix with the pugilistic violin sounds of Thomas Nuendel and the solid rhythm guitar and voice of Jim Hancock. From lively instrumentals to rousing maritime songs, with almost every style in between, the Burly Minstrels are sure to please your ears!

Royal Performers: Cantiga


August 21 - September 26 • Like Cantiga on Facebook
Cantiga's magical music has delighted visitors to Renaissance festivals across North America for almost thirty years. The members of Cantiga are dedicated to the inclusive spirit of musical improvisation that has flourished among the musicians in cultural crossroads throughout history.

Royal Performers: Chaste Treasure

Chaste Treasure*

August 21 - September 12 • ChasteTreasure.com
Truly a treasure, but questionably chaste, this trio of lovely ladies will delight you with their tight harmonies, quick wit, and sassy shenanigans. Their double entendres will leave you in stitches, and their singing will delight your senses. *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Royal Performers: Circus Siren

Circus Siren Pod

Full Season • CircusSirenPod.com
The Circus Siren Pod is a group of professional water artists that offer far more than your average mermaid show. We have mermaids, mermen, models, bubble artists and even a fire-breathing water sprite on staff. Based out of Mid-Atlantic region, Circus Siren Pod members have performed across the country and even internationally. From the beaches of Hawaii, to the Aquariums of New York, to the resorts of Jamaica, they bring a magical show to audiences of all ages.

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: Cu Dubh

Cu Dubh

August 21 & 22 • CuDubhTribe.com
Cu Dubh is a primal bagpipe and drum band that plays a mix of original and traditional music in the aesthetic of the Celtic and Viking warrior. Throbbing drums and screaming bagpipes will get your blood pumping and lift you off of your feet.

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: Delores Ann Penburthy

Delores Ann Penburthy, Lady Mayor

Full Season
Effervescent and vivacious, the Lady Mayor is sure to give Queen Elizabeth I the warm and generous welcome deserving of a ruler of England. Having earned the love of the townspeople, the Lady Mayor is honored to present to the Queen, the loyal and trustworthy villagers of Mount Hope.

Royal Performers: Dockenspielers


October 3 • Facebook.com/Dockenspielers
Dockenspielers is a band which celebrates our German musical heritage. Perfect for Oktoberfests, or gatherings of any kind, the Dockenspielers perform a varied selection of polkas, waltzes, and other traditional German music.

Royal Performers: Don Juan and Miguel

Don Juan & Miguel

August 21 - September 26 • DonJuanAndMiguel.com
Enchanting, romantic, adventurous, Don Juan and Miguel. Enter the 16th Century and see these two characters charm friend and foe alike while engaging in the finest stage swordwork ever and spreading laughter and hilarity to all!

Royal Performers: Duo of Woo

Duo of Woo

Full Season
In a relationship? Looking for a relationship? Rebounding? Recovering? Fearful? Unsure? The Duo of Woo are here to help you with our unique brand of nontoxic masculinity. We have studied with Woo Masters from around the world, and we have been down the path you are walking - experience is the greatest teacher. With sword in one hand and mug in the other, we will share the sum total of that knowledge. Bring your questions as well as experiences, and together, we shall pool our resources and walk away with a confidence that the "right people" will find irresistibly sexy.

Royal Performers: Emprys Fleet

Emrys Fleet, Rat Catcher

Full Season • 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: Eva Froman

Eva Froman, Sausage Queen of the Shire

Full Season • Like the Sausage King & Queen on Facebook!
Blessed with infinite patience, and a lithe mind to keep up with her husband. The Fromans are nouveau riche, and happy to flaunt it. Eva is the true brains of the operation. Her wurst is her best, and her husband is the best at being the worst.

Royal Performers: Fireflicker the Dragon

Fireflicker the Dragon

August 21 - September 26 • Like Fireflicker on Facebook
Fireflicker is a curious young dragon who wanders the streets of the festival looking for shiny things to hoard, and mischief to make! This playful dragon is always excited to meet all the knights and princesses of the realm. They may even share some dragon gold with those who also have magic in their hearts.

Royal Performers: Hooley School of Irish Dance

Hooley School of Irish Dance

October 9 & 10 • HooleyIrishDance.com
Our Mission is to cultivate character and excellence through a supportive community and learning environment. Irish dance is a journey, and we encourage our dancers to be positive and goal-oriented as they take steps and leaps forward. The Hooley School believes in helping each dancer achieve their goals and dreams for Irish dance. While each dancer has unique challenges to conquer, they can all achieve success if they are willing to work hard and develop their passion.

Royal Performers: Knightwings, Birds of Prey

Knightwings, Birds of Prey

Full Season • Like Knightwings on Facebook
Master Falconer Ash Cary presents the natural behaviors of Owls, Hawks, Falcons, and more! Learn about each species' adaptations, their impact on the eco-system and why we need to protect them, as well as a bit of the history of the sport of falconry and how we train the birds to do what they do.

Royal Performers: Lady Kat Ashley

Lady Kat Ashley

Full Season
Governess to the Queen in her youth, Katherine "Kat" Ashley now serves as Her Majesty's head Lady in Waiting. Queen Elizabeth once said, "Anne Boelyn gave me life, but Kat Ashley gave me love". From palace to prison stints and back to the palace again, Kat proves that by being Elizabeth's staunchest supporter and protector.

Royal Performers: Langer's Ball

Langer's Ball

October 9 - 31 • TheLangersBall.com
The Langer's Ball are a two-piece Irish Folk-punk band that have been writing, touring and performing for well over a decade. Playing their own brand of traditional drinking songs and original material, their sound is harder-hitting and bigger than you'd expect it ever could be. With a thumping beat and a flurry of notes and harmonies, you'll dash to refill your drink and cheer for more.

Royal Performers: Menage a Moi

Ménage à Moi*

September 11- October 3 • MenageAMoiComedy.Bandcamp.com
Humorously indecent. Always discreet. The top-shelf comedy stylings of Ménage à Moi pair nicely with either a cooling beer or a warming tequila shot. Come for the sexually liberated, inclusive camaraderie. Stay for the belly laughs, new friends, and an organic unpredictability that ensures every show is unique. Visit www.menageamoicomedy.com for a taste of his comedic songs. *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

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 Fair.

Royal Performers: Mud Squad

Mud Squad

Full Season • Like Mud Squad on Facebook
The Mud Squad! We provide danger, excitement, and raw sexiness! Join Ploppy, Oozie and Snarfy for three shows, three completely different stories and three idiots in the mud! "Splash Zone" seats available.

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: Pride of Ireland

Pride of Ireland

October 9 - 31 • Like Pride of Ireland on Facebook
Singing songs that are Irish, and songs that wish they were. The Pride of Ireland strives to bring the mirth and magic of the Emerald Isle to Renaissance Faires and Festivals all over the country. Audience members are encouraged to join in the fun by shouting out requests, or drawing a card from the "Deck of Many Sings", ensuring that you will never hear the same set twice. Combining a rich musical repertoire of toe-tapping pub songs to ballads charged with emotion, with toasts, jokes, and stories; this wandering rogue will have audiences clapping their hands and raising their glasses.

Royal Performers: Regale


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

Royal Performers: Scott Alexander

Scott Alexander, Cavalcade of Mysteries

August 21 - September 5 & October 2 & 3 • Like Scott Alexander Magic on Facebook
Scott Alexander brings you historically accurate magic and pure sleight-of-hand technique that has captivated audiences throughout the centuries. Every piece of magic brings timeless wonder to all who gaze upon them. You will witness Scott reimagine magic's timeless secrets as he reinvigorates the lost art forms of Chapaugraphy and Origami, all done with a humorous twist that is spellbinding, funny and ultimately entertaining!

Royal Performers: Sylvan Farelight

Sylvan Farelight

August 21 - September 6 & September 25 - October 31
Sylvan FareLight is a rascal and a purveyor of japes and minor wonderments on the streets of the Shire. Do not expect to win at Sylvan's game of Shells and Pea because…well…Sylvan is a liar and a cheat. At least he is honest about it.

Royal Performers: Two Bard Party

Two Bard Party

September 18 - October 31
Purveyors of Geek Folk since 1563: The roving bards Rowan Thorne and Randal Piper have journeyed far to bring songs of fantasy, comedy, and adventure! With music ranging from the traditional to the inspirational to the downright ridiculous, Two Bard Party promises to give you a spring in your step, laughter in your heart, and advantage on all skill checks for the day! It's full frontal nerdity, in all the best and worst ways.

Royal Performers: Unicorn Productions

Meet a Unicorn!

September 18 - 26, October 9 - 31 • 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: Washing Well Wenches

Washing Well Wenches*

Full Season • WashingWellWenches.com
Live, Love, Laugh, Launder & Repeat. Come have some good, clean fun with two wet, dirty women! The Washing Well Wenches are the funniest pair of "ladies" you'll ever meet! Part vaudeville, part sketch comedy, full-on entertaining, the Washing Well Wenches make interactive theater fun for everyone! *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Royal Performers: Wine and Alchemy

Wine and Alchemy

Full Season • WineAndAlchemyMusic.com
Wine and Alchemy is a unique world music project and band, performing original and traditional music derived from a wide variety of times and cultures. In addition to vocals in a myriad of languages, the band performance features a variety of exotic instruments and live shows have a unique World Fusion Belly Dance performance featuring veil spinning and sword balancing.

Royal Performers: Wolgemut


September 4 - October 31 • Like Wolgemut on Facebook
Early Music for Modern Minds! Wolgemut performs historical and traditional music played on original instruments. Bombastic bagpipes and drums, velvety flutes, harps, fiddles and voices, Wolgemut will put you in a "good mood"!

2021 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. 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!

The Amazing Maze

Booth #251 • Games & Rides

Escape This Life-Sized Maze

American Highlander

Booth #433 • Artisan

Kilts and Clothing

Angry Pirate Games

Booth #100 • Games & Rides

Archery, Axe Throw, Knife Throw

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

Beads & Ladies

Booth #235 • Artisan

Trimmings for the Upper Class

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

Canes Enable

Booth #529 • Artisan

Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks

Casta Diva

Booth #140 • Artisan

Hand-Made Corsets

Catskill Moccasins

Booth #424 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear

Center of Energy

Booth #506 • Entertainment

Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and More


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 Guardians

Crown & Comb

Booth #211 • Artisan

Honey, Honey Accessories, Bee Decor

Crown Jewels

Booth #307 • Artisan

Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls

Crow's Nest

Booth #121 • Games & Rides

Spinning Man-Powered Ride

Crystal Fantasy/Celtic Mark

Booth #136 • Artisan

Unique Apparel

Crystal Fynery

Booth #207 • Artisan

Renaissance Clothing for Lords and Ladies

Dandys and Divas

Booth #435 • Artisan

Hand-Made Corsets and Vests

Delighted Eye

Booth #317 • Artisan

Headwreaths and Wares for Home and Garden

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Booth #328 • Demonstrator

Glass Wares, Demonstrations, and Classes

Davinci's Workshop

Booth #326 • Artisan

Glassblowing Classes, Paint Your Own Pottery & Such

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

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

Enchanted Shire

Booth #428 • Artisan

Renaissance House Wares and Gifts

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

The 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 Favour

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


Booth #614 • Games &

Add a Little Swing to Your Shire Travels

Horn Kiosk

Booth #247 • Artisan

A set of Horns to Suit Every Personality

Imaginarium Gallery

Booth #259 • Demonstrator=

Hand-Sculpted Puppet Creations


Booth #201 • Services

Information Services & Official Merch


Roaming Cart • Food & Drynke

Assorted Flavored Jerky


Booth #347 • Demonstrator

Live Blacksmith Demos
Feline Cat Colony & Rescue Program

The Leather Lair

Booth #519 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes

Lion's Den

Booth #126 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Leather Items

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

O'Sullivan's Fur Shed

Booth #439 • Artisan

Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts

The Painted Pot

Booth #323 • Services

Paint Your Own Ceramics!

Pandora's Locks Hairdressing

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

Pirate Ship Swings

Booth #441 • Games & Rides

Sway to and Fro on this Man Powered Ride


Booth #610 • Artisan=

Purses, Crystal, and Elaborate Jewelry

Queen's Creamery

Booth #216 • Food & Drynke

Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes

Red Falcon Accessories

Booth #203 • Artisan

Hats, Feather Work, and Tapestries

Red Falcon Armouries

Booth #623 • Artisan

High-Quality Leather Armour and Accessories

Red Wyvern Studio

Booth #607 • Artisan

Unique Renaissance, Steampunk & Victorian Hats


Roaming Baskets • Artisan

Assorted Artificial Roses

Rooks Gambit

Booth #237 • Artisan

Board Games, Dice, Wands

Royal Amber Jewellery


Amber Adornments

Royal Family Jewelry

Booth #304 • Artisan

Silver Adornments

The Scarlett Rose

Booth #648 • Artisan

Boldly, Beautiful Hats and Accessories

Sherwood Fineries

Booth #634 • Artisan

Costume Rentals and Sales

Silk Road Bazaar

Across from New World Inn • Service

Music & Import Shop

Silk Road Henna

Across from New World Inn • Artisan

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

Swords & Shields

Booth #323 • Artisan

Artistically Decorated Wooden Swords/Shields

Tomboy Togs

Roaming Booth • Artisan

Embroidered Felt Accessories

Umbrella Cart

Roaming Cart • Artisan

Assorted Umbrellas

Utopia Armory

Booth #426 • Demonstrator

Chain Mail and Metal Works

Wee Dragon

Booth #200 • Artisan

Children's Costumes and Hats

Wild Boar

Booth #642 • Games & Rides

Take a Ride on the Wild Boar, If You Dare

Wish Bottle Cart

Roaming Cart • Artisan

Choose a Potion, Make a Keepsake

Whistle Birds

Roaming Cart • Artisan

Assorted Whistels

The Wreck Room

Booth #650 • Games & Rides

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

Ye Olde Wizards & Dragons

Booth #615 • Artisan

Fanciful and Fantastical Statuary

2021 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!

Arcade DaVinci

Aug. 21 - Sep. 16

Assorted Games

Aubrey Brown Art

Sep. 11-26 & Oct. 9-10

Philadelphia Based Imaginative Artist

Captured Curls

Sep. 11 - Oct. 31

Unique Hair Accessories

Broken Art Mosaics

Aug. 21 - Sep. 26 & Oct. 2-31

Mosaic Artwork

Colouring Tudor History

Oct. 2-3

Lavishly Illustrated Colouring Books for Grown-Ups

Denyan Designs

Sep. 4-5 & Oct. 9-10

Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More

Diamond Tooth Taxidermy

Oct. 16-17 & Oct. 30-31

Hand Crafted, Wearable Taxidermy

Doctor Gus

Aug. 28-29, Sept. 25-26 & Oct. 23-31

Hand Crafted Accessories & Adornments

Embercraft Creations

Sept. 25-26

Custom Leatherwork

Esoteric Empath

Sept. 11-12, Oct. 9-10, 16-17

Items for Spiritual Growth & Healing

La Wren's Next

Sept. 11-12, Oct. 9-10 & Oct. 23-31

Historically Accurate Clothing, Accessories & Arms

Moon Child Collection

Oct. 16-31

Come See Your Moon Phase On Any Special Day

Nocturne Naturals

Sep. 11-12, 25-26 & Oct. 16-17

Handmade Utencils, Cutting Boards, Candles, Soaps & More

Pandara Polaris

Oct. 9 - Oct. 31

Whimsical Jewelry & Accessories

Scottish Store Online

Aug. 21-22, Oct. 9-10

Kilts, Bagpipes, and More

Shalimar Ocarinas

Oct. 9 - Oct. 31

Assorted Ocarinas

The Shepherd's Knot

Oct. 9-10 & Oct. 23-24

Celtic, Irish, Scottish Apparel & Goods

Silk Gypsies

Aug. 28 - Oct. 17

Marbled Silk Scarves & More

Starlight Glass

Oct. 16-17

Stained Glass Artwork

Storybrook Hollow

Aug. 21 - Aug. 29

Preposterous Peculiarities, Magical Makings & Whimsical Wares

The Tatterdemalion

Oct. 2 - Oct. 31

Historically Inspired Fine Clothing & Costume

Uniquely Morbid

Oct. 9 - Oct. 31

Ethically Sourced Unique Art & Jewelry

Wayward Leather

Oct. 16 - Oct. 31

Unique, Hand Made Leatherwork

2021 Workshops & Demonstrations

Step back in time at the Shire, which is filled to the brim with immersive experiences!


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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.

General Information

The event is located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire—15 miles north of Lancaster and 13 miles east of Hershey. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545.
There is plenty of free parking and attendants will direct you when you arrive at the festival.
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will be open Saturdays and Sundays, plus Labor Day August 21 through October 31. 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.
Please check back closer to the event dates for updated drinkware policies based on state guidelines.
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 2020 season. This information is also marked on the weekend Daily Writ schedule available at the Front Gate upon arrival. Please check back closer to the event dates for 2021 updated information.
  • Opening Gate - Cannon Fire
  • Ultimate Joust - Cannon Fire, Pyrotechnics, Air Effects
  • Finale in Song - Fireworks to end the Show, Possible Whip Cracking
  • Don Juan & Miguel - Black Powder Pistol, Whip Cracking
  • Aaron Bonk - Whip Cracking
  • Scott Alexander - Small Charges (Barrels That "Explode" During Shows)

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

General Admission (ages 12 and up) are $30.95; Children (5-11) are $15.95, while those 4 and under are free. Admission includes all Faire shows and entertainment, including Themed Weekend competitions and activities. Games, rides and food are not included.

To meet state and federal safety guidelines and manage our event capacities, all guests for all festivals, including Faire Season Pass Holders, must choose a date to visit in advance.
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.
Simply put, the PA Renaissance Faire is not a "pass the hat:" event and is paid for by the King's Purse. Entertainers hired to perform for our guests receive compensation for their performances and need not rely on guests donations for their livelihood. Our admission price reflects the budget necessary to bring the highest quality entertainment to the Faire's many stages and streets. The Mud Beggars are permitted to pass the hat because it reflects how they would have survived in Renaissance England. Additionally, guests may encounter traveling musicians busking on the village streets. This also reflects how traveling musicians made their living. Donations to these performers is always appreciated and always voluntary.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office.
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.
Events are rain or shine. For the safety of the performers, shows may be altered due to the weather. Ticket exchanges and refunds are not available. Once a ticket has been scanned at the front gate upon entry, it is voided and no longer holds any value. The Faire does not monitor any guests’ level of participation or length of stay. Refunds are not available to guests who choose to leave.

In rare circumstances, when the safety of patrons and participants is at risk due to extreme weather activity, the decision may be made to close the park until the threat has passed, or for the remainder of the day if necessary. An Emergency Action Plan is in place to notify guests of any closures and provide directions on actions to be taken to allow safe evacuation of the park. In the event the park is closed for the remainder of an event day, rain passes will be issued in the Wine Shop Formal Garden for one hour following the call for evacuation of the park or until conditions become unsafe for event staff. Rain passes will NOT be issued after this time.
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.
There are multiple restrooms located throughout the grounds. All locations will be marked on the maps available on grounds during the event.

The Shire Privies will close and reopen on a rotating basis throughout the day to allow staff to sanitize the facilities using disinfectant fogging machines, wipe down high touch areas and provide clean and safe restrooms for our guests. Privies vary in size and cleaning needs and will reopen after thorough cleaning and sanitization is complete. Thank you for your patience.
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. 129).
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