The 12th Annual FlavorFest at Mount Hope takes place Memorial Day Weekend and offers free parking, free admission and free wine sampling from over twenty wineries! This festival provides a unique showcase of Pennsylvania's diverse culinatry and wine offerings, and the finest in PA artisan crafts. Learn more about this unique festival below.
Offering free parking, free admission and free wine sampling from over twenty wineries, FlavorFest provides a showcase of diverse culinary and wine offerings and the finest in artisan crafts and is sure to be a weekend of fun and delicious entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy cooking demos with regional chefs, culinary workshops, wine sampling and sales, a mix of musical entertainment, a special children's section, hand-crafted wares by local artisans and much more!
FlavorFest takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 & 26, 2019 and is open from 11AM–5PM. Family friendly, and perfect for all ages, this unique festival signals the beginning of summer!
We are happy to welcome groups to the FlavorFest at Mount Hope! With unlimited free wine sampling, entertainment, activities, plus free admission and parking, the FlavorFest is the perfect place to bring your group. Please call 717-665-7021 ext. 148 or visit the Group Sales Page for more information.
Mount Hope Estate is proud to partner with WRVV: The River 97.3 as the Official Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest sponsor for 2019. For more information on Harrisburg's Real Rock Variety Station, check out TheRiver973.com and listen through iHeartradio!
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.
FREE PARKING, FREE ADMISSION & FREE WINE SAMPLING!
Don't miss this unique event! May 25 & 26, 2019 • 11AM-5PM
Enjoy hand-crafted wines during the 2019 FlavorFest from the 30 wineries below!
The FlavorFest at Mount Hope welcomes top-notch entertainers to provide the perfect backdrop on various stages throughout the festival! The FlavorFest lineup regularly includes musical performers and merchant demonstrators.
A unique and upbeat, dynamic and bold sound with folk, blues, bluegrass, and gospel influences.
Performing an array of ditties ranging from traditional folk and roots rock-n-roll.
Specializing in singer/songwriters and folk/rock artists of 60's and 70's
Poignant lyrics meet expressive stings and driving percussion to make orchestral folk songs.
Rich blend of new school funk, psychedelic rock, soul and pop—Life is Sweet!
A beautiful synthesis of neo-folk, pop, Americana with elements of jazz, psychedelia and mellow rock.
The FlavorFest welcomes a number of chefs and other experts annually to provide entertaining demonstrations on unique recipes that you're encouraged to try at home! Select tastings of the finished products will also be available during and/or after each chef demonstration. All chef demonstrations take place at the Ball & Chain Stage.
Are you a chef interested in demonstrating at FlavorFest? Fill out the contact form below and a representative will contact you with more details!
Village Eating House
Handmade Dressings with versatility and a robust flavor. Clay Phillips and his wife Melanie have been producing these incredible dressings for over 20 years. Stop by and see what they create and taste a sumptuous sample. Learn more at VillageEatingHouse.net
Two Sisters Canning
Two Sister Canning was started to offer a preserve that was all natural without all the chemicals, additives or preservatives. Only using 100% cane sugar in their recipes, they strive to let the fruit shine, no matter when you open the jar. With over 350 flavors, including traditional, gourmet, and adult (including wine jellies), you can really taste the difference. Follow them on Facebook!
Razz's Hickory Syrup
Learn about the process of transforming bark from Shagbark Hickory into tea or extract, and then reducing that to make Hickory Syrup. In addition, learn about the various flavors including original, bourbon, sweet & spicy, Saigon cinnamon, Madagascar vanilla, sassafras, and tea berry, and the wide variety of uses (not just for breakfast)! Razzs.MyShopify.com
Throughout the weekend, enjoy demonstrations by local artisans as they create their handcrafted wares.
La Forge • 12:00, 1:30 & 3:00
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.
Dragon's Breath Glassworks • 12:30, 2:00 & 3:30
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!
FlavorFest has plenty of activities for children to show off their creativity while celebrating the spirit of PA! Visit the Children's Discovery Garden for a wide range of crafts that focus on learning, then explore the fairegrounds for games, rides and more!
Available in the Children's Discovery Garden - Limited Quantity Available Each Day; Goodie Bags Include: Activity Book, Crayons, Food Safety Guide, Stickers and a Hamburger Squeeze
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Children use real fruits and vegetables to stamp designs on a t-shirt that they get to take home with them!
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Create and shake, shake, shake your very own bean tambourine!
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Create a miniature keepsake apple. Read the chart to find out the health benefits and vital information on this sweet fruit.
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Use bubble wrap to make your very own bee hive artwork. Learn all about bees and why we need them to grow our foods. Each artist will take home their work of art.
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Spread your wings and use your imagination to magically transform a simple coffee filter into a work of art! Learn about butterflies and their importance to us.
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Learn about the food chain with this interactive cup display. You can even make one at home and share with your friends.
Located on Privy Lane, Across From First Aid - Choose from hundreds of designs!
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - A simple plate and crayons can be turned into a traditional Hex sign. Or use your imagination and make your own design!
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Always think about recycling when you are in the kitchen. Repurpose corks to make beautiful artwork!
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Decorate your own Chef's hat to take home, and let your culinary creativity shine on your hat and in the kitchen as well!
Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Do you like to help in the Garden? After constructing these beautiful plant markers, you can help line the garden with colorful art!
Located at the Garden Glen, Next to the House of Thrones Restroom - Can you find your way out of the Amazing Maze? It's up to you to take the twists and turns to find your way to the end.
Located in Swashbuckler Grove, Up the Hill from Globe Stage - Use your strength to power miniature ship swings.
Located throughout the Shire - Track down our amazing balloon artist for a creation just for you!
Don't forget to pick up your official FlavorFest merchandise during your visit to the grounds of Mount Hope Estate!
Commemorate your visit to the 12th annual FlavorFest with a unique tasting glass! Please Note: The only glass that can be used for sampling during the festival is the official FlavorFest tasting glass. These glasses will be available for purchase as you enter the festival at the front gate. Wineries will not pour samples in any other drinkware.
Other unique merchandise (including wine inspired t-shirts, hand crafted ceramics, Mount Hope bottle openers, and much more) can be found at the Mount Hope Wine Shop, Informistress, and The Royal Oui.
FlavorFest at Mount Hope welcomes a variety of merchants to the festival offering everything from baked goods to beer/wine merchandise. Throughout your day of wine tasting, check out a wide array of novelty tee shirts, unique hot sauces and marinades, flavorful cigars, re-purposed wine bottle crafts and more! Please check back as we continue to update our merchant lists! All merchants are subject to change.
Interested in becoming a merchant at FlavorFest? Learn more on the Merchant Inquiry Page!
Find Your Way Out of This Life-Sized Maze
Southern Fried Chicken
Gourmet Nut Brittle
Button Jewelry and Gifts
Chefs Aprons in All Colors, Sizes, and Varieties
Massage, Reiki, Reflexology
Beef and Chicken Cheesesteaks
Handmade Copper Roses
Crystal Sculptures of Different Shapes and Sizes
Everything for Home and Garden
Affordable and Functional Glass Art
Artwork and Sculptures
Alpaca Yarn and Clothing - Meet the Alpacas!
Rings, Necklaces, and Bracelets
Handcrafted Leather Goods of all Shapes and Sizes
Get Artistic Creations on Thy Face
Handcrafted and Embroidered Items
Home Food Delivery Service
Specialty Teas and Tea Related Gifts
Celtic and Magical Delights
Hand Stamped Jewelry
Raw Honey and Products
Information Booth with PRF Related Gifts and Sundries
Handcrafted Art in Wood. Bowls, Plates, Cups and More
Gourmet Pepper and BBQ Sauce
Authentic Spanish and Puerto Rican Cuisine
Demonstrating Blacksmith Producing Swords and Other Weapons
Dip Mixes, Wine Slushie Mixes and More
Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Handcrafted Walking Sticks, Magical and Mystical Wares
Authentic Western Style Meat Products
Vintage and Spiritual Wares
Hand Dipped Ice Cream and Milkshakes
Smokey Hickory Syrup Prodcuts
Window/Patio Door Replacement
Silver Adornments of all Shapes and Sizes
PRF Related Gifts
Barrel Aged Cigars
Diverse Herbal Products
Quality Fresh Product Cooked on Site at a Reasonable Price
Only the Best Ingredients; With Loads of Lump and Jumbo Crab Meat
Steak and Chicken on a Stake
The Creamiest, Best Tasting Root Beer Ever Made!
Artistically Decorated Wooden Swords and Shields
Simple, Delicious and Fun Foods
Tasty Condiments, Fiery Hot Sauces, and Tasty Recipes
Handcrafted Charm Braclets
Two Sisters Who Specialize in Homemade Products
Jams, Jellies, Butters, Toffees
Versatile and Flavorful Sauces
Hand Beaded Jewelry
Mixed Media Art with Stained Glass and Carved Wood
Fiber Arts & Yarn Spinning
You Buy It, You Break It!
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.
2019 FlavorFest at Mount Hope Volunteer Hours:
Saturday and/or Sunday: 10AM-5:30PM
Volunteers will be placed into the following categories: Maintenance/Parking, Food & Beverage, Front Gate, or Kids Craft Area. All volunteers receive two complimentary 2019 PA Renaissance Faire tickets, and one free food voucher to any PRF owned stand.
All volunteers must be at least 18 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 general 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.
2019 FlavorFest at Mount Hope Volunteer Hours:
Saturday AND Sunday: 10AM-6PM
Earn a 2019 Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire season pass by volunteering at the Wine Check Tent both days of FlavorFest (regularly $125 - must work both full days of FlavorFest at wine check)! Each volunteer will also receive one free food voucher per day to use at any PRF owned stand.
All volunteers must be at least 18 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. Physical requirements of Wine Check volunteering include considerable standing and walking, lifting and carrying up to 50lbs, and navigating uneven terrain (gravel inside tent area). Please be sure you can safely satisfy these requirements before volunteering.