Celtic Fling Feis Entrance

Tickets or dance numbers must be presented at the Feis entrance for admittance. Family members of participating dancers must purchase Celtic Fling tickets to enter the Feis area. Advance discounted tickets will be available online (at the PaRenFaire Box Office: use discount code Feis18) or at the front gate prior to the beginning of the event. Further details will be given via the email address provided during the dancer's registration. Feis dancers receive free admission to the Celtic Fling with their dance numbers.

Celtic Fling Feis

The annual Celtic Fling Feis at Mount Hope begins promptly at 9AM, Saturday June 23, 2018. Please register on EFeis.com

Irish step-dancing as we know it in the 21st century can be traced back to traveling dance masters of 18th century rural Ireland. They each developed their own “steps” and competed against each other for the opportunity to teach in different regions. After decades when Irish step-dancing remained relatively unknown outside of its inner circle, Riverdance hit the world stage in the 1990s. Suddenly, Irish step-dancing became the “rage,” not just in Ireland but also worldwide. Families who had never even heard of a “step” or “ghillie” were enrolling their children in step-dancing classes and assembling at Feisanna (plural for Feis) to watch them compete.

Through our combined efforts with the Irish cultural society, the Pittsburgh Winter Feis and the West Virginia Feis we have grown to be a destination on the Feis circuit. A special thank you to Jim Graven, Kathy Yates and Jared Spencer and all of our volunteers for all of their hard work and input in making this Feis what it is today.

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Dress Policy

All dancers including Champions may wear shorts, or skirt and blouse to the Celtic Fling Feis. Dance dresses are not required. Wigs are optional. Dance shoes are required. Please note; No dance school or dancer info may be worn on any clothing for competition. Also no awards may be worn or displayed or indicated on any apparel for competition. For shirts; Collarbone must be covered (no scoop neck). No halter-back. No no-sleeve shirts. Shoulders should be covered. Long sleeves are not required. Make-up is still prohibited for beginners and adv. beginners up to and including U12. Questions; please contact Yateska@Hotmail.com

2017 Adjudicators & Musicians

Adjudicators: Peggy Woods Doherty, MA • Kerry Broderick, NY • Moria McMahon, NY • James Early, NY • Siobhan Moore, NY • Cathy Spencer Revis, NY • Eileen McDonah Morr, NY • Rowena Ryan-Schulz, GA
Musicians: Oliver Browne, Fiddle • Owen Shaffer, Accordion • David Yates, Accordion

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Tickets or dance numbers must be presented at the Feis entrance for admittance. Family members of participating dancers must purchase Celtic Fling tickets to enter the Feis area. Advance discounted tickets will be available online (at the PaRenFaire Box Office: use discount code Feis18) or at the front gate prior to the beginning of the event. Further details will be given via the email address provided during the dancer's registration. Feis dancers receive free admission to the Celtic Fling with their dance numbers.

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Volunteer at the Celtic Fling

General Volunteering Information

2018 Celtic Fling & Highland Games Volunteer Hours:
Feis (Saturday Only), 6:30AM or 8:00AM
Celtic Fling (Saturday and/or Sunday), 10:00AM


Volunteers will be placed into the following categories: Maintenance/Parking, Food & Beverage, Front Gate, Hospitality/Production, and Feis. All volunteers receive two complimentary 2018 PA Renaissance Faire tickets, and one free food voucher to any PRF owned stand and admission to the Fling for the remainder of the day.

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and will be asked to stay until all job duties have been completed. Volunteers will not be permitted to drink alcoholic beverages before or during the session. Limited number of volunteers accepted.

Physical requirements of volunteering include considerable standing and walking for up to 6 hours, lifting and carrying up to 15lbs, and navigating uneven terrain (hills, gravel, grass) Please be sure you can safely satisfy these requirements before volunteering.

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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.

Traffic congestion may be a problem with everyone arriving at the same time. Please be sure to leave in plenty of time to make the 9:00AM start. Check for construction and detours prior to leaving.
The Feis will be held in the Feasting Glen area of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. This is located to the left of the E-Ticket entrance near the Front Gate. Signs will be posted throughout the grounds to help you navigate to this location. Please note that there will be a security checkpoint prior to entering the Feis grounds.
All dancers (that are not pre-registered) and family members must report to the Registration Tent/Main Front Gate prior to going to the Feis Entrance Gate to register or purchase tickets for admission. Again, pre-registration Friday night will enable you to go right to Feis Entrance Gate Saturday morning.
Yes, it is strongly recommended. Pre-register Friday night and avoid registration lines on Saturday morning! Pre-Registration will be open from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday night during the Celtic Fling Friday Night concert. Registration will be set up outside of the main gates, so you do not need to purchase a ticket to the concert to pre-register. Please Note: There will not be pre-registration at the host hotels.

In addition, family members needing to purchase tickets to the Celtic Fling for Feis entrance can do so at a discounted rate on Friday night/Saturday morning (with proof of dancer registration).
Yes, we will hand them out Friday night and Saturday morning at Registration and can also be found in the program. The schedule will also be posted online closer to the event. Check the website often for updates!
They will be highlighted on the map provided at the registration tent. Signs will also be put up that will point patrons to the Feis area, specific stage locations, as well as award tent locations, vendors and food areas.
This will be in the immediate Feis area. No need to sign up for receiving results in the mail. We will e-mail all results.
Re-entry is permitted at the Celtic Fling. Be sure to have your hand stamped (or keep your dance number with you) as you are leaving the gates to ensure readmittance.
Tickets or dance numbers must be presented at the Feis entrance for admittance. Family members of participating dancers must purchase Celtic Fling tickets to enter the Feis area. Advance discounted tickets will be available online (at the PaRenFaire Box Office: use discount code Feis18) or at the front gate until 10:00AM on Saturday, June 23. After 10:00AM, the full price of $29.95 at the gate will be charged.

Further details will be given via the email address provided during the dancer's registration. Feis dancers receive free admission to the Celtic Fling with their dance numbers.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our Lodging Packages Page for specific information.
You can bring lawn chairs, beach blankets, even small "pup" tents with you, but please, as always, be mindful of the very large crowd. Walkways cannot be blocked by an obstructions, and nothing can be set up prior to Saturday morning.

Fairegrounds Information

No, we are an outdoor rain or shine event. Please check the weather leading up to the event and plan accordingly.
Yes! Dancer's will be able to enter the Celtic Fling with their numbers, while family members tickets will be valid for both the Feis and Celtic Fling areas.
Please be aware that due to the concentrated amount of people in the immediate Feis area the ground may become muddy and slippery. Please dress appropriately. We recommend sneakers, no high heels or wedges.
Food and beverages from the Anchor & Mermaid Restaurant will be available on the grounds of Feis. In addition, inside the Celtic Fling there are over 25 kitchens offering scores of food options.
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.
Pets are not permitted on the fairegrounds. Service animals are permitted following the guidelines set forth by the ADA. Please do not leave animals in your car.

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
Bathrooms are available on the Feis grounds and will be highlighted on the map. Other bathrooms will also be available on the grounds of the Celtic Fling after gate opening.

There are no changing facilities on the Feis site.
Yes, multiple ATMs will be available on the festival grounds, as well as one located in the Wine Shop. Please check the map handed out day-of for specific locations.
There will be a security force on the entire site all day. There will be First Aid available in the immediate Feis area and as well out on the festival site.
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).

Contact Mount Hope

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com