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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 20 - October 30, 2022
Themed Weekends: Click here for dates & details.
Hours of Operation: Gates Open at 11AM Each Public Faire Date
Location: 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545

2022 Date Specific Tickets

Ticket Pricing:
General Admission: $35.95
Children (5-11): $18.95
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required

Tickets for the final weekend, October 29 & 30 are SOLD OUT. Tickets are NOT available by emailing or calling the Box Office or by FB message. Tickets exchanges are not possible due to the sold out status of the final 2 days. Tickets are non-refundable. No gate sales.

Please have your print at home tickets out or loaded on your mobile device and ready to scan on prior to coming to the Front Gate. Tickets for the 2022 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are date specific and are non-refundable. The Faire is a rain or shine event. Tickets are emailed to the purchaser and can be printed or scanned from a mobile device.

2022 Sunset Admission

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

After 4PM Sunset Ticket Pricing:
General Admission: $22.95
Children (5-11): $9.95

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

Regardless of the full day ticket sold out status, After 4PM Sunset Tickets will go live on the online box office each Faire Day at 3:30PM with entry to the Faire beginning at 4PM. Sunset Tickets are not available in advance of the actual Faire date. The Sunset Ticket is valid only at the 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.

2022 Faire Subscriptions

Please Note: Subscriptions are unavailable to purchase for the final weekend of the 2022 Season.

Ticket Exchange Policy

  • 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.
  • Exchange Requests will be reviewed during Box Office hours, Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM.
  • 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.

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 SOLD OUT

Ticket prices are listed in the Dates, Times & Tickets section above, as well as on the Virtual Box Office.

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

2022 Scenario

You are cordially invited to the Wedding of the Daughter of Lady Mayor Delores Ann Penburthy to the Son of Abraham and Eva Froman, the Sausage King and Queen of The Shire. Mount Hope has been prepared in all its glory to host many fine guests such as yourselves, and most importantly, her most radiant majesty, Queen Elizabeth Regina Gloriana shall be in attendance! All the guilds of the shire have prepared their finest crafts, most exotic wares, most amusing entertainments, and even the criminals of the shire are fulfilling their community service... under supervision of course. This will be the perfect wedding! What could go wrong?

Halloween Scenario

By the pricking of our thumbs, mischief and merriment this way come! Kurt Froman and Philomena Penburthy have planned their wedding during the spookiest of seasons. Some think them foolish-- after all, supernatural events tend to run amuck in Mount Hope this time of year; but what haunting creature would want to ruin a wedding?

Jules Schrader

2022 Cast of Characters

Alexis Amarante

Lady Finnola Hamilton of the Iona Isle
Alexis Amarante

Madwoman • Former Scottish Lady who has seen some things in this world…maybe other worlds as well?

Isaac Anderson

"Dutch" Gambino
Isaac Anderson

Hart Innkeeper • Owner of the Hart Inn and leader of the Rakish Rogues.

Abigail Armstrong

Carmen McNally
Abigail Armstrong

Mapmaker • Charter of maps and tracer of roads.

Xavier Bates

Eugene Barker
Xavier Bates

Blacksmith • A strong arm, and a steady hand.

Jordan Bell

Sabina Knickson
Jordan Bell

Undertaker • A member of The Sirens. If you need to go down 6ft deep, she'll make sure you do it in style.

Kaz Bitzer

Sybil Brighthaven
Kaz Bitzer

Astrologer • Reader of the stars— whatever you want them to say.

Brianna Bloomer

Lady Ursula St Barbe
Brianna Bloomer

Lady in Waiting • Wife of England's foremost spymaster.

Tabitha Borges

Harriet Haddock
Tabitha Borges

Fish Monger • Seller of fish and teller of their tales.

Mara Cantrell-Paulson

May Teague
Mara Cantrell-Paulson

Laundress • She knows everybody's dirty laundry.

Madison Caudullo

Alessia Settemore
Madison Caudullo

Fairy Hunter • Member of The Sirens. She learned a long time ago that the best way to protect people from dangerous things is to make dangerous things your friends.

Cece Cissel

Madeline Crowne
CeCe Cissel

Miliner •Everybody needs a fancy hat on a wedding day!

Bryan Cook

Charles "Chip" Forrester
Bryan Cook

Woodsman • Sturdy as the oak, yet soft as pine.

Katrina Cook

Kendal Greene
Katrina Cook

Dyer • An eye for color and a heart for spreading it.

Christina Coulter

Lyndi Copper
Christina Coulter

Deputy • Leader of The Sirens, and dedicated civil servant.

Ashley Crowther

Lady Arabella Stuart
Ashley Crowther

Lady in Waiting • Youngest lady of Her Majesty's retinue.

Jake Dailey

Leonard Finlay Waldelay
Jake Dailey

Baker • Come to Leonard for the finest sweet treats this side of the Thames, just dont interfere with his artistic process!

Ashley DeVoe

Howie D'winn
Ashley DeVoe

Clown/Actor • Maybe this year Shakespeare will finally notice them.

Robin Fertitta

Minerva Hopgrove
Robin Fertitta

Vintner • Sister of Sebastian. Every wedding needs wine!

Victoria Frank

Bettina Grey
Victoria Frank

Barber-Surgeon • An expert in anatomy from the hair to the toes, and she'll cut either off for a price.

William Frank

Sir Phillip Sydney
William Frank

Nobleman • An especially well read and educated courtier.

Amber Freeman

Alice Shumaker
Amber Freeman

Cobbler • Feet can be gross, but shoes can make them less so.

Elisia Freeman

Felicity Parker
Elisia Freeman

Architect • From tents to shacks to manors, Felicity has a knack for shelter.

Jeremy Graeff

Robert Fletcher
Jeremy Graeff

Town Watch • It's a whole lot of shire to watch with just 2 eyes.

Corey Graff

Lord Alexander
Corey Graff

Nobleman • A nobleman returning to Mount Hope.

Steve Hager

Rip Skeleton
Steve Hager

Grave Digger • It's easy for a pillar to last when it's foundation is 6 feet deep.

Delaney Hagy

Philomena Penburthy
Delaney Hagy

Mayor in Training • Raised since birth to be the next Mayor of the Shire, and today is her Wedding day!

Jonathan Handley

Lord Magistrate Cornelius Lowthe
Jonathan Handley

Town Magistrate • A man with knowledge of all the laws of Mount Hope, no matter how obscure.

Jilly Harris

Lady Catherine Howard, Countess of Nottingham
Jilly Harris

Lady in Waiting • Cousin of Her Majesty and First Lady of the Bedchamber.

Pete Hedberg

Bryce Macintyre
Pete Hedberg

Fire Brigade • Member of the Rakish Rogues. Sometimes he arrives at fires so quickly, you'd think he was already there.

Jonathan Heise

Sir John Gifford
Jonathan Heise

Retired Knight • A knight who survived this long deserves some R&R.

Dom Hernandez

Sir Westley Percival Geoffrey Archibald Carl Moorehouse
Dom Hernandez

Master of Revels • An articulate and well prepared Master of Revels. Perhaps a bit too confident.

Leigh Anne Hoes

Bonita Tulore
Leigh Anne Hoes

Huntress • Member of The Sirens. Not only does she hunt for the tasty animals, she keeps the animals that think we're tasty away.

Jackie Holzel

Daisy Plotts
Jackie Holzel

Gardener • Beautifying the shire one flower at a time.

Gracie Hudson

Sherriff Madeline Doreward
Gracie Hudson

Sherriff • Sheriff Doreward is the people's sherriff. She obeys the magistrate and upholds the laws of the shire to the upmost degree!

Jacob Jacoby

Hogan Cragmore
Joshua Jacoby

Stone Mason • A sturdy builder who isn't afraid of a hard day's work.

Josh Kachnycz

Tobias "Toby" Highgate
Josh Kachnycz

Con Artist • It all started when Toby realized if he wore a different Halloween costume, he could get twice the candy!

Samantha Kilimas

Hannah Reynolds
Samantha Kilimas

Smuggler • Need to sneak it in? Need to sneak it out? If it needs to sneak, Hannah can sneak it.

Anna Kosiarek

Angela Hammersmith
Anna Kosiarek

Cooper •Mount Hope's barrels are famous, and Angela keeps it that way.

Harper Labrozzi

Ingrid Froman
Harper Labrozzi

Spice Vendor • Sister of Kurt, and the Maid of Honor in today's wedding!

Andrew Leubecker

Neville Fawner
Andrew Leubecker

Personal Assistant • Personal assistant to Francesca Slaughter.

Matthew Levy

Elmyr Myatt
Matthew Levy

Artist •A member of the Rakish Rogues. While he does sell some original art, much of his work is…reproductions.

Graham Luker

Artie Fixer
Graham Luker

Tinker/Inventor • Crazy Ol Artie, I think someone one time heard of one of his inventions being successful…

Giavanna Mariano

Christiana Castellani
Giavanna Mariano

Jeweler • Christiana is as fiery as the flames she uses to set all of her fine jewelry. You never know if you'll be decked out or just decked.

Matthew Martsolf

Sir Duncan Swiftwind
Matthew Martsolf

Yeoman Guard • A true man at arms for Her Majesty.

Fiona Moser

Valencia Hampton
Fiona Moser

Silk Merchant • Your connection for the most luxurious fabrics.

Audrey Ney

Emeline Clitherow
Audrey Ney

Dance Mistress • Emiline has been getting everyone ready to dance the night away for the wedding reception! Step in time or you'll have Emiline to answer to!

Joe Penn

Alphonse "Phons" Foolmettale
Joe Penn

Town Crier •Sometimes you need to hear a familiar voice—You can hear Alphonse from anywhere on the shire.

Taylor Porter

Blake Basilweather
Taylor Porter

Local Author • On the stage, everyone is just playing a part—Blake wants to play them all!

Debi Prestine

Linda Waxbrigg
Debi Prestine

Candlemaker • A cunning crafter of illumination.

Collin Purcell

Godfrey Von Nortonson
Collin Purcell

Alchemist/Apothecary •Member of the Rakish Rogues. Snake oil can be the best cure if you make it sound good enough.

Eileen Quinn

Francesca Slaughter
Eileen Quinn

Tailor •Mt. Hope Couture. More than a person—a brand.

Nick Rainville

Brandon Latimer
Nick Rainville

Businessman • The owner of 99 unsuccessful businesses. Maybe number 100 will stick!

Cole Reihing

Orville Foxglove
Cole Reihing

Playwright • An aspiring local playwright. Everyone has to start somewhere, why not Mount Hope?

James Riley

Sir Adam Cringer
James Riley

Yeoman Guard • The strength of the Yeoman Guard.

Thomas Russell

Kurt Froman
Thomas Russell

Sausage Prince/Butcher • Heir to the meaty Froman Sausage empire of Mount Hope, brother of Ingrid, and Groom-to-be!

Dan Schindlar

Donald "Old Gibbs" Gibbs
Dan Schindlar

Boarshead Innkeeper • He keeps the Boarshead Inn as well as the guild leaders of the shire in order. No violence unless he says violence.

Jules Schrader

Queen Elizabeth Regina Gloriana
Jules Schrader

Queen • Queen of England, Ireland, Wales, and the Colony of Virginia in the New World.

Bryan Smith

Stanley Spangler
Bryan Smith

Postmaster • Doesn't matter the message, Stanley will see it delivered.

Jessie Smith

Alanis Ravenwood
Jessie Smith

Executioner • So what if it takes her a few tries to get the head all the way off?

Mary Smith

Margaret Herdwick
Mary Smith

Shephard • A shepherd who has never lost a sheep…that she can remember.

Noelani Stevenson

Ruth Everpetal
Noelani Stevenson

Matchmaker • Weddings can be rough for single people. Lucky for them, Ruth is around!

Alex Stompoly

Lady Lilith Rose
Alex Stompoly

Female Illusionist • Shakespeare's premier female illusionist, breaker of gender norms, and mother of draglings.

Emily Sturges

Vivienne Écarlate LeVeuve
Emily Sturges

Black Widow • Vivienne is in mourning at the loss of her dear husband, what's-his-name. Luckily she's been a widow before. Six times before to be exact.

Robyn Thompson

Annette Macher
Robyn Thompson

Sailmaker • Sister of Sally. Maker and repairer of sails for ships.

Victoria Thompson

Sally Macher
Victoria Thompson

Netmaker • Sister of Annette. Maker and repairer of nets for various uses.

Sandi Trait

Charlotte Ballard
Sandi Trait

Poet • Teller of tales and rhymer of…rhymes.

Kirstin Truccano

Agatha Dearheart
Kirstin Truccano

Etiquette Mistress • Weddings are a minefield of faux pas…luckily Agatha is here to help.

Rachel Walker

Keeley Tannenfield
Rachel Walker

Brewery • From grain to bottle, Keeley oversees the suds.

Nicholas Wasileski

Sebastian Hopgrove
Nicholas Wasileski

Lord of Libations • The life of any party, and everybody knows it.

2022 Cast Shows

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

Queen's Court

The shire is gathered for the wedding of Philomena Penburthy and Kurt Froman! The guilds of the shire have prepared gifts to present, and Her Majesty shall oversee the proceedings. With everything prepared so thoroughly, what could go wrong?

Midday Revels

The wedding at Queen's Court may not have gone as expected, but that's no reason to let a good festival go to waste! Join the people of the shire and Her Majesty's court as they sing, dance, and entertain in an enchanting musical revue. Sing along if you know the words!

Tournament of Arms

The guilds of Mount Hope had prepared exhibition fights to celebrate the wedding, but a new headliner has been added: a Trial by Combat that will decide the guilt or innocence of the person accused of stealing an important object necessary to complete the wedding of Philomena Penburthy and Kurt Froman.

Ultimate Joust

Sides have been chosen, and lives are on the line. The knights of Noble Cause joust, not only for honor, but for true love itself! Who will win, who will survive, will Kurt and Philomena ever get married, and who sabotaged the wedding at Queen's Court? All will come to a head at Bosworth Field.

Finale Pub Sing

Finish off the day with a final celebration featuring Her Majesty, Her Court, the people of Mount Hope, and lead by the musicians of the shire!

Boarshead Brawl

The Guild Leaders of the Shire have some issues they need to work out. Unfortunately for the code that states "There Shall Be No Brawling at the Boar's Head", most of the leaders speak better with their fists than their words. Hopefully the Boar's Head Inn keep, Old Gibbs, will be able to keep the peace lest he need to throw someone out…from the second floor.

English Wrestling

Witness this year's most anticipated match of the English Wrestling World (or EWW)! Heroic Monarchs face off against Supernatural Villains for the title of Mt Hope's undisputed wrestling champion!

Whose Jest Is It Anyway?

The wittiest of the shire's citizens gather without the foggiest idea of what they're actually going to do. I guess they'll just have to make it up! Enjoy dazzling displays of improvisation, and see the show that audiences have called "a show I miss from the past," and "yup, that's comedy right there."

Disasterpiece Theater

Orville Foxglove, local aspiring playwright, has assembled the best actors he can get with nothing better to do and willing to work for "exposure." They will prepare "original" Elizabethan plays that may feel familiar to the audience and run them for 2 weekends at a time (to really get the kinks out). They may not have a budget, they may not have experience, but they have heart! It could be a masterpiece, it could be a disaster, but it will certainly be a Disasterpiece.

Taming of the Shrews

Her Majesty done already done had herses! The Queens are back-back-back again! England's favorite competition reality show (the only one actually) is looking to crown 'Shakesqueer's Next Drag Superstar!'' Join The Lady Lilith Rose, Shakespeare's Premier Female Illusionist, as she seeks to find an individual who possess the Bravery, Resilience, Elegance, Ambition, Strength, and Talent to wear the crown. God Shave the Queens!

Trial and Dunke

The Town Magistrate, Cornelius Lowthe proudly brings his own form of rough justice to Mount Hope. Using the all-too-common fear of downstream water, he draws confessions from even the most stubborn of the accused. Will he prevail or will he too end up all wet? You, the Jury, get to decide at the Trial & Dunke.

Tea Time

Grab a cup and get cozy because tea is served dears, and it is piping hot. Join two of the most in-the-know nobles as they discuss and divulge the shire's secrets and spill the tea. No one is safe and no topic is off limits. You thirsty? Well let's go sip, girl.

Much Ado About Nothing

A swoony romance. Mistaken identities. Eavesdropping mix-ups. Enemies to lovers. Come see some of Mt. Hope's finest put on an abridged version of one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. It might be one of the first Rom-Coms ever written!

The Rakish Rogues

The highest echelon of the Thieves Guild meets every day at their super-secret bar: The Rakish Rogue! Come join them at the Hart Inn where that super-secret bar definitely isn't, where they definitely won't be singing humorous and bawdy songs, and definitely will be obeying every law. Definitely.

The Sirens

Mount Hope's Finest are meeting at the Hart Inn to get to the bottom of what's happening on the shire, but a drink won't hurt first. Why not sing a few raucous songs while we're at it? And tell a dirty jest or two? And that jest reminded me of another song! What were we meeting here to do again? Come be an upstanding citizen with them, because none of you will be able to stand for long.

The Rogues & Sirens Pub Show

The Rakish Rogues and the Sirens meet for a musical game of cat and mouse, except no one is quite sure who is the cat and who is the mouse, and instead of cheese there's alcohol, and rather than chasing one another they tell dirty jokes and limericks and sing bar songs. I've lost the metaphor and they've lost any sense of propriety—so grab a drink and join in!

Peasant Dance

Join the people of the shire and some of your fellow guests in dancing traditional dances of the Renaissance! Can you keep up with the Korobushka? Can you handle the Halfe Hanniken? Do you have what it takes to do the Bear Dance? Grab a partner or find one there!

Queen's Cavalry

Her Majesty has charged Lord Alexander Radcliffe with finding brave young nipperkins to join her most Royal Cavalry. Sadly, the only person available to assist him in this noble endeavor was the town fool, Howie D'winn. Surely Howie is aware this is no time for clowning around. Come and watch as these two find out who is fierce enough, who is strong enough, who is…merry enough…to join Her Majesties Royal Clownery-Cavalry! Oh dear.

Mount Hope Players Trunk Shows

In order to properly entertain all the shire's guests, the Master of Revels has seen that members of the village prepare entertainments fit for the whole family! Enjoy interactive storytelling perfect for anyone young, young at heart, or just tired and needing a place to sit and be entertained for a while! This year's Trunk Shows are "The Well of the World's End," and "St. George and the Dragon."

Mount Hope Singers Music Groups

Everyone has a song to share on this glorious festival day! Come join some of Mount Hope's finest voices for some miraculous melodies that you'll be singing along to in no time!

Themed Weekend Trivia in the Pirate Ship

Every weekend, join our host for theme weekend pub trivia! Teams of no more than 4 can compete for nifty prizes, and to prove once and for all the true value of all that useless knowledge you've collected thanks to obsession and neuroses.

Disasterpiece
Queens Court
Men of Confidence
Tornament Joust

Faire Day Special Events

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



Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl

Good Beer, Bad Jokes, and Great Stories Hosted by Abraham and Eva Froman, Sausage King and Queen of the Shire and Argyle Douglas.

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


Pub Crawl Includes: 4 samples, Souvenir Tasting Glass, Soft Pretzel and specialty entertainments. Please Note: The Pub Crawl is Sold Out for the remaining 2022 Season dates. Must be 21+ to participate. You must have a 2022 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.

Beer and Food Tasting

Beer Tasting

Join Matthew Young, certified Cicerone, for a fun and educational look at Mount Hope Shire's favorite beverage, Swashbuckler Beer

Each public Faire day the Tastings will occur at the Pyrate Ship at 3:00PM.
Enjoy 5 samples as Matt guides you through the brewing process and the resulting characteristics of each craft beer. Guests will have the chance to see and smell the hops and grains used by Swashbuckler. Some tastings may include samples of Lancaster County Ciders, also produced at Mount Hope Estate. This tasting experience will also incorporate a sampling of palate cleansing snacks including cheeses, fruit and bread. The Beer & Food Tasting is for both for craft beer beginners and long-time enthusiasts.

$35 Online Only. ($30 through August 19) Tickets are available via theBox Office. Tickets limited. Must be 21+ to participate. Please note: A corresponding date-specific ticket must be purchased for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire to enter the Faire grounds and access the Beer & Food Tasting. Both Faire Admission Tickets and Beer & Food Tasting Tickets are date specific, so be sure these dates match. Tickets are non-refundable.

2022 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 15 - 30 • 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

October 1 - 30 • 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

Albannach

October 8 & 9 • 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: 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 "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. *Adult Content, Not Recommended for Children

Royal Performers: Buckle and Swash

Buckle & Swash

August 20 - September 25 • BuckleAndSwash.com
Join Captain Red Swash Rogers and Mister Punt Buckle for Pirates, Comedy, Sword Fighting, and other…stuff. Be a part of their outrageous crew in this family-friendly show full of action and laughs! The Buckle and Swash Show: It's attempted murder…but, like, funny!

Royal Performers: Burbage and the Bard

Burbage & the Bard

Full Season• Like Burbage & The Bard on Facebook
The legendary playwright and his greatest actor are here, and there's nothing you can do about it! Bear witness to Shakespeare's lesser-known talent for song, and Burbage's greater-known talent for sizzle ('tis the pants). You're bound to learn a few things even The Histories can't teach you — Who were the first two Richards? How did Friar Lawrence always "know a guy?" WHY DOES EVERYONE SAY "DOTH?" Don't miss the chance to tell your English teacher that you heard Shakespeare say naughty words at Burbage and the Bard!

Royal Performers: Burly Minstrels

Burly Minstrels

August 20 - October 1 • 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: Celtic Legacy

Celtic Legacy

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

Royal Performers: 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: 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. Join the Lady Mayor for a daily History Tour of the Shire. Gather at Informistress at noon for a most unusual history lesson.

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: Dora Viellette

Dora Viellette

September 17 - October 30 • Like Dora Viellette on Facebook
Dora Viellette will take you through time with an intriguing array of music on the hurdy-gurdy. From classics of the Medieval and Renaissance to traditional Celtic and Folk favorites, her blend of sounds and songs will tempt your ears, make you want to stay for a spell, and leave you wanting to hear more.

Royal Performers: Don Juan and Miguel

Don Juan & Miguel

August 20 - September 25 • 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: 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: Erik the Viking

Erik the Everday Viking

September 17 & 18 • Like Erik the Everday Viking on Facebook
Erik Ormstunga Briansson, I portray a Dane from 950 AD to 1000 AD, I am a re-enactor and educator of Norse culture from that time. I am able to to talks on life style, tools, Nailbinding, luceting, and Norse spiritual ceremonies. I have traveled up and down the east coast of Vinland performing at various venues and museums. I have even performed for the Danish and Norwegian Ambassadors. Even being tested and passed with endorsement by the curator of the Danish museum at an event held at The Philadelphia Franklin Institute. This is my passion and my love it is a pleasure to share with you all.

Royal Performers: 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 20 - September 25 • 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: Hob the Troll

Hob the Troll

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

Royal Performers: John Wickscombe

John Wickscombe

Full Season
Once a legendary bard, John Wickscombe settled down to lead a quiet life upon the Shire. After a man broke into his cottage, stole his prized carriage and killed his beloved muskrat, Bianca, that was a last gift from his wife, John now travels the countryside unleashing his vengeance—in the form of song.

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 Bess Hardwick

Lady Bess Hardwick

Full Season
If there is anything Lady Bess of Hardwick loves almost as much as serving Queen Elizabeth, it is a good wedding! With a few of her own under her belt, she may be willing to dispense advice for happily wedded bliss for any couple. Bess is looking forward to seeing the happy couple wed while she keeps an eye out for suitors for some of the Court.

Royal Performers: Lady Violeta

Lady Violeta

Full Season
Lady Violeta is excited to join the Royal Performers on fiddle this season at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. You can catch her playing around the faire grounds perched on stumps and boulders. Come out and visit to see Lady Violeta fiddle her way around the shire!

Royal Performers: Lady Grace Note

Lady Grace Note

Full Season
Lady Grace Note will be gracing her presence at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire this season on the hammered dulcimer. She will be performing her favorite traditional Celtic and Renaissance tunes around the shire. She is an award-winning hammered dulcimer player, and is a member of the band, Seasons. She has also performed with the band, Wolgemut.

Royal Performers: Unicorn Productions

Meet a Unicorn!

September 3 - 25, October 8 - 30 • 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: Menage a Moi

Ménage à Moi*

September 10- October 2 • 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: The Mudskippers

The Mudskippers

Full Season • Like The Mudskippers on Facebook
We are but simple beggars, performing Shakespeare as nature intended it…in a giant pit of mud. Come see our antics 3 times daily at the Mount Hope Mud Pit.

Royal Performers: Nature of Mercy

Nature of Mercy

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

Royal Performers: Noble Cause Productions

Noble Cause Productions

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

Royal Performers: Paloma Performance Troupe

Paloma Performance Troupe

October 8 & 9 • PalomaIrishDance.com
The Paloma Performance Troupe offers a spectacular Irish Dance show with spirited soft shoe numbers and heart-pounding hard shoe pieces. The dancers range in age from young to adult and feature some of the top dancers in the Region and North America. They dancers will delight and entertain you. The Troupe has performed in over 300+ public performances and private events throughout Lancaster County and beyond. Experience the Power.

Royal Performers: Pippsy Pinwheel

Pippsy Pinwheel Sideshow

September 3 - 25 • Like Pippsy Pinwheel on Facebook
Pippsy the clown brings the amazing world of sideshow to the stage! Watch in awe as she flirts with death swallowing swords and more! This show has it all — comedy, suspense, puns danger and a drinking game!

Royal Performers: Ploppy

Ploppy*

October 8 - 30 • JenniferEComedy.com
After years of performing in the mud pit, Ploppy Ann Nardsquatter is coming back to the stage. Don't miss one of these risqué, adult comedy shows!

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

Royal Performers: Polkadelphia

Polkadelphia

October 1 & 2 • Polkadelphia.com
Not your ordinary oompah band, Polkadelphia plays both traditional tunes as well as modern cover songs by artists like Radiohead and the Beatles. Polkadelphia was featured at The Porch at 30th Street Station for their beer garden during Philadelphia's beer week. They have played at various city festivals including the Kahn Park Summer Concert Series and the 40th Street Summer Series. Each time, they whipped the audience into a waltzing, polkaing frenzy with their combination of classic polkas and polkafied classics.

Royal Performers: Regale

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: Rover's Way

Rover's Way

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

Royal Performers: Statue Commedius de Marbelous

Statue Commedius de Marbelous

August 20 - September 18
There are many Living Statues, but there is only one Lively Statue and his name is Comedius de Marbleous. Keep an eye out for this Living Marble Marvel. He has an aversion to pigeons, but he's not camera shy at all. He's all about photo ops with young, old, and those as ancient as he (he was sculpted in 1457).

Royal Performers: Sylvan Farelight

Sylvan Farelight

October 1 - 30
Sylvan Farelight—the honestly dishonest trickster who always tells you before he lies and cheats. It is just that he does it so well. Join him at his scheduled shows to be mystifyed and bamboozled, and find him on the streets of the Shire where he plays his game of pea and shells for grand and glorious prizes.

Royal Performers: Two Bard Party

Two Bard Party

October 8 - 30
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: Wolgemut

Wolgemut

October 1 & 2 • 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"!

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