*All event information is subject to change. Please continue to check back, or like us on Facebook @PaRenFaire for updates.
Dates: August 21 through October 31, 2021
Hours of Operation: Gates Open at 11AM Each Public Faire Date
Themed Weekends: Please click here for the full themed weekends list.
2021 Date-Specific Tickets:
General Admission: $30.95
Children (5-11): $15.95
Children 4 and Under Free, No Ticket Required
Please have your print at home tickets out or loaded on your mobile device and ready to scan on prior to coming to the Front Gate. Tickets for the 2021 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are date specific with a daily capacity in order to stagger attendance throughout the season for a better guest experience. Tickets are non-refundable. The Faire is a rain or shine event. Visit the Virtual Box Office.
2021 Faire Subscriptions:
General Admission: $125
Children (5-11): $45
Children 4 and Under Free, No Subscription Required
The "Faire Subscription" takes the place of the "Season Pass". Patrons who purchase a Faire subscription receive a subscription code that they will use to obtain reservation tickets online for the date specific days of the 2021 Faire season. This includes 1 ticket per subscription for each of the 23 days of the Faire. Adult subscription codes will only access adult Faire reservation tickets. Child subscription codes will only access child Faire reservation tickets.
Faire reservation tickets must be presented at the gate as a printed copy or on a mobile device with an ID to enter the Fairegrounds. Plastic cards will no longer be issued. It is the responsibility of the subscription purchaser to keep their subscription code and use it as set forth above.
To purchase, please visit the Virtual Box Office, then click on "subscriptions" in the upper navigation.
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 (May 17, 2021). As guidance and requirements from various government agencies continue to evolve, so too, will we. Please check back to the website closer to the event and follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List for news and updates.
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.
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. 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.
To meet state and federal safety guidelines and manage our event capacities, all guests must choose their date of visit in advance. There are a limited amount of tickets per date and they may sell out.
Get ready to live the excitement and adventure of jousting knights and royal delights with colorfully costumed villagers and merrymakers ready to make your visit an unforgettable experience. Musical, stunt and theatrical performances, magic acts and comical mud beggars are just a few of the many daily shows! Immerse yourself in the days of Merrie Olde England, steeped in the allure of bygone days and knights! All entertainment is subject to change.
Be sure to check back as we reveal more details about the 2021 Faire season. Date-specific online only tickets are now available at PaRenFaire.com/BoxOffice
God Save the Queen! Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I will be portrayed this season by Jules Schrader! Jules has been a regular face at the PA Ren Faire since she made her acting debut in 2014. Since then, you may have seen her as a Siren, a French Queen, a notoriously forgetful Scottish musician, or any of the myriad characters she's played in our Mansion shows. She's ecstatic to bring such a powerful figure to life, and even more excited to not have to open doors for herself all season!
So much shopping, so little time! Having over 100 unique merchants to visit during an already packed Faire day makes it difficult to see and do everything in one day. The independent merchants each operate their own business upon the Shire and look forward to bantering and bartering with Faire visitors. Demonstrations by many mnerchants show guests rarely seen art forms before their very eyes. Man-powered rides and guest services complete the festive Faire experience. Forgot something on a recent trip? Consider a one-hour shopping pass at the front gate to pick up that unforgettable item. All merchants are subject to change.
Interested in becoming a Faire merchant? Click here for more information!
Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library
Escape Room, Puzzle Shop, D&D Adventures & More!
Escape This Life-Sized Maze
Kilts and Clothing
Archery, Axe Throw, Knife Throw
Archery Demonstration and Hand-Made Longbows
Hand-Crafted Cloaks, Hats, Kilts and More
Have your questions answered by our longtime resident falconer, Ash Cary
Everything for the Woodsman, Rangers, Adventurers, and Explorers
Fantasy, Licensed Swords
Trimmings for the Upper Class
Pottery Sculpted Before Your Eyes
Button Jewelry and Unique Gifts
Vintage Umbrellas, Canes, and Walking Sticks
Hand-Crafted Leather Footwear
Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and More
Fresh Steak or Chicken Sandwiches
Upcycled Bottles and Unique Wares
Witchy Creations and Trinkets
Upscale Precious Jewels and Pearls
Spinning Man-Powered Ride
Renaissance Clothing for Lords and Ladies
Hand-Made Corsets and Vests
Headwreaths and Wares for Home and Garden
Glass Wares, Demonstrations, and Classes
Glassblowing Classes, Paint Your Own Pottery & Such
Clothing for All Good Gentles
Armor and Child Friendly Swords
Marvel at the Poor Souls on Display in the Dungeon
Unique Leather Wares
Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, and More
Hand-Crafted Leather Goods
Children's Toys, Wind Spinners, Soaps
Renaissance House Wares and Gifts
Fresh Cotton Candy
Unique Face Painting and Henna
Challenge Your Friends to a Sword Fighting Duel
16th Century Apparel for the Fanciful Traveler
Specialty Teas and Tea-Related Gifts
Exquisite Amber Jewelry
Gems, Rocks, Pendulums & Such
Tarot Card Reading and More
Hand-Poured Candles and On-Site Candle Carver
Celtic and Magic Delights
Hand-Crafted & Printed Facial Coverings
Add a Little Swing to Your Shire Travels
A set of Horns to Suit Every Personality
Hand-Sculpted Puppet Creations
Information Services, Official Merch & Coin of the Realm
Assorted Flavored Jerky
Live Blacksmith Demos
Hand-Crafted Leather Clothing and Shoes
Hand-Crafted Leather Items
Boxes, Lockets and Such
Hand-Crafted Walking Sticks; Magical and Mystical Wares
Handmade bellydance, renaissance, celtic, steampunk and viking style up cycled clothing
All Natural Beard & Body Products
Unique, One-of-a-Kind Gifts, Specialties, and Finds
Hand-Crafted Hats and Bags, Pelts
Paint Your Own Ceramics!
Unique Braids and Twists to Wear Around the Shire
Funnel Cake, Peasant Bread, and Lemonade
Hand-Poured Pewter and Accessories
Sway to and Fro on this Man Powered Ride
Purses, Crystal, and Elaborate Jewelry
Premium Ice Cream, Milkshakes
Hats, Feather Work, and Tapestries
High-Quality Leather Armour and Accessories
Unique Renaissance, Steampunk & Victorian Hats
Assorted Artificial Roses
Board Games, Dice, Wands
Official PRF Souvenirs
Boldly, Beautiful Hats and Accessories
Costume Rentals and Sales
Henna Tattoo Art
Unique, Beautiful & Often Colorful Treasures
Beef, Chicken or Shrimp
Wands, Gemstones, and Copper Wares
Artistically Decorated Wooden Swords/Shields
Embroidered Felt Accessories
Chain Mail and Metal Works
Children's Costumes and Hats
Take a Ride on the Wild Boar, If You Dare
Choose a Potion, Make a Keepsake
You Buy It, You Break It! Smash a Variety of Glassware
Fanciful and Fantastical Statuary
Alongside the full-run merchants, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire welcomes a number of guest merchants. Please continue to check back as we update our merchant lists! All merchants subject to change.
Interested in becoming a guest merchant? Click here for more information!
Philadelphia Based Imaginative Artist
Fashionable Leather Hats, Goggles & Accessories
Unique Hair Accessories
Lavishly Illustrated Colouring Books for Grown-Ups
Wearable Steampunk Art
Wood Bowls, Pens, Bottle Stoppers & More
Hand Crafted, Wearable Taxidermy
Hand Crafted Accessories & Adornments
Historically Accurate Clothing, Accessories & Arms
Whimsical Jewelry & Accessories
Kilts, Bagpipes, and More
Marbled Silk Scarves & More
Preposterous Peculiarities, Magical Makings & Whimsical Wares
Historically Inspired Fine Clothing & Costume
Ethically Sourced Unique Art & Jewelry
Unique, Hand Made Leatherwork
Step back in time at the Shire, which is filled to the brim with immersive experiences!
Bringing the history of archery and its world-wide application to life. We demonstrate not only how English long bows and wood arrows are made, but how and why they were such effective tools and weapons of war. Enjoy demonstrations at 12 & 4:30, as well as a Patron Competition at 1:30 - Sign up for a chance to take aim using an English long bow. Limited to first 50 patrons to sign-up.
Hand-forged, combat ready Renaissance blades perfect for edge-to-edge stage combat. On-site blacksmith performing live, public demonstrations of forging iron over a 2,500° Fahrenheit fire. The iron will glow, and the water will sizzle! Weaponry also be available for purchase. For more information about La Forge, visit LaForge.site. Live demonstrations each Faire day at 12:30, 2:00 & 4:30.
Working with a furnace that can reach 2,000 degrees, the Dragon's Breath Glassworks team creates beautiful and functional glass art right before your eyes. Stop by throughout the day for live demonstrations, or to purchase their affordable, hand-crafted wares. Like them on Facebook! Live demonstrations each Faire day at 11:30, 1:30 3:30 & 5:30.
Come join us at Blue Thistle Pottery to glaze and take home your own raku creations! Raku pottery is an ancient Japanese firing process that was originally used for hand formed tea bowls. The fast firing method involves removing the red hot wares from the kiln and placing them in containers filled with combustables. The process can produce stunning effects including metallic and iridescent colors, You glaze the piece you pick out from our selection and we fire it for you. Take it home the same day! Firing times at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00. Please come a half hour before to ensure your place in the kiln.
Stop by Informistress (located inside the Front Gate - Booth #201) to purchase your Commemorative Coin of the Realm with your Visa or Mastercard and use it at any shop on the Grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire; or keep it a souvenir of your visit!
All food booths, pourhouses and some merchants on the Shire are cash-only, which makes this a perfect way to turn your credit to cash and avoid missing out on your favorite foods and wares!
If purchase is less than the value of the Coin of the Realm, New Worlde tender will be given. Receipt needed for all returns. *Design pictured left from 2020 Season.
If you have any other questions that have not been answered below, please contact our business offices at 717-665-7021, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM or visit our formal comment, question and feedback page to submit an inquiry.