Free Parking, Free Admission & Free Wine Sampling!

The 11th 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.

FlavorFest at Mount Hope

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!

Dates & Times

FlavorFest takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 & 27, 2018 and is open from 11AM–5PM. Family friendly, and perfect for all ages, this unique festival signals the beginning of summer!

Groups at FlavorFest

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.

2017 Official Sponsor

Mount Hope Estate is proud to partner with WRVV: The River 97.3 as the Official Great Pennsylvania FlavorFest sponsor for 2017. For more information on Harrisburg's Real Rock Variety Station, check out TheRiver973.com and listen through iHeartradio!

Carding Policy

Please Note: ALL ATTENDEES will be carded at the gate and must be over the age of 21 to enter BrewFest. NO ONE under the age of 21 will be admitted. This includes children, toddlers and infants. No refunds will be issued to patrons under the age of 21 attempting to enter the festival.

11th Annual FlavorFest


FREE PARKING, FREE ADMISSION & FREE WINE SAMPLING!
Don't miss this unique event! May 26 & 27, 2018 • 11AM-5PM

Attending Wineries

Please check back closer to the event date for the full list of wineries that will be serving up a sampling of their hand-crafted wines during the 2018 FlavorFest!

Interested in having your winery participate? Visit the Contact Form to submit an inquiry that will notify you when registration is open. Please Note: Registration is very limited.



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2017 Musical Performers

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. Explore the entertainment line-up from 2017, then please check back closer to the 2018 event date for updated information.

Adam Blessing

Adam Blessing

Swashbuckler Stage, 11:00 & 2:00

Born and raised outside Lebanon, PA, Blessing is a fixture in Central PA's acoustic scene.

The Coteries

The Coteries

Harlequin Stage, 12:45 & 3:45

Acoustic Americana music steeped in their travels and the back roads of the American countryside.

Indian Summer Jars

Indian Summer Jars

Globe Stage, 11:30 & 2:30

A unique and upbeat, dynamic and bold sound with folk, blues, bluegrass, and gospel influences.

Mike McMonagle & the Opportunists

Mike McMonagle

Swashbuckler Stage, 12:30 & 3:30

Performing an array of ditties ranging from traditional folk and roots rock-n-roll.

Rob Diener & Anomaly

Rob Diener & Anomaly

Globe Stage, 1:00 & 4:00

This 6-piece Jazz group is based out of Reading, PA with a mixture of funk, latin, blues and rock.

Time Sawyer

Time Sawyer

Harlequin Stage, Saturday Only - 11:15 & 2:15

Blending a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on a high-energy, entertaining show.

The Wild Hymns

The Wild Hymns

Harlequin Stage, Sunday Only - 11:15 & 2:15

Melodically distinct and enchanting neo-folk with elements of pop, jazz, swing, world, and Americana.

2017 Chef Demonstrations

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 the 2018 FlavorFest? Fill out the contact form below and a representative will contact you with more details!



Chef Tristan Turner

Blackened Corn Salsa

Chef Tristan Turner
With deep roots at the PA Renaissance Faire, Chef Tristan Turner is a young aspiring chef, with dreams of one day opening his own bar in the Lancaster area. Sponsored by La Forge, Tristan will be demonstrating the Ulu. This native American tool has a rounded blade that cuts with a rocking motion. LaForge.Site

Chef Daniel Yocum

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Chef Daniel Yocum
Join Mount Hope's own executive chef Daniel Yocum as he demystifies the secrets to great Caribbean Jerk Chicken. Hailing from Reading, PA, Daniel brings over 15 years of culinary expertise to the table. Don't miss the chance to sample this item, also featured at the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern.

Two Sisters Canning

Jams & Jellies

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!

Wellcat Herbs

Herbal Sun Tea

Ruth Roy from Wellcat Herbs
For over 30 years, Ruth Roy has been diggin' in the dirt. She spends countless hours on her herb garden booth at home and here on the fairegrounds. Making her own creations from potpourri to lip balm, lotions to incredible spice blends, Ruth has a real knack for true organic mixes. Visit Ruth at her herb garden or at our chef demo stage for a real treat! Learn more at WellCat.com

2017 Merchant Demonstrators

Throughout the weekend, enjoy demonstrations by local artisans as they create their handcrafted wares.



La Forge Blacksmith

Blacksmithing Demo

La Forge • Times Vary
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.

Dragons Breath Glassworks

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Dragon's Breath Glassworks • Times Vary
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!

Kid's Activities at FlavorFest

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!


Kids Activities
Kids Activities
Kids Activities
Kids Activities

Produce Prings - $5

Located in the Children's Discovery Garden - Children use real fruits and vegetables to stamp designs on a t-shirt that thye get to take home with them!

My Bean Tambourine - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - Create and shake, shake, shake your very own bean tambourine!

An Apple a Day - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - Create a miniature keepsake apple. Read the chart to find out the health benefits and vital information on this sweet fruit.

The Bees Knees - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey 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.

Coffee Filter Butterflies - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - Spread your wines and use your imagination to magically transform a simple coffee filter into a work of art! Learn about butterflies and their importance to use.

Food Chain Stacks - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - Learn about the food chain with this interactive cup display. You can even make one at home and share with your friends.

Face Painting - Prices Vary

Located on Privy Lane, Across From First Aid - Choose from hundreds of designs!

Balloon Animals - Free

Located throughout the Shire - Track down our amazing balloon artist for a creation just for you!

Hex Sign - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - A simple plate and crayons can be turned into a traditional Hex sign. Or use your imagination and make your own design!

Cork It - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - Always think about recylcing when you are in the kitchen. Repurpose corks to make beautiful artwork!

Cap Your Culinary Creativity - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - Decorate your own Chef's hat to take home, and let your culinary creativity shine on your hate and in the kitchen as well!

Sensory Boxes - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - Can you tell what food is inside just by touching it…not seeing, smelling or tasting it? Use your sense of touch to discover what popular foods feel like.

Seed Packet Markers - Free

Located in the Children's Discovey Garden - Do you like to help in the Garden? After constructing these beautiful plant markers, you can help line the garden with colorful art!

The Amazing Maze - Prices Vary

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.

My Bean Tambourine - Free

Located in Swashbuckler Grove, Up the Hill from Globe Stage - Use your strength to power miniature ship swins.

Official Merchandise

Don't forget to pick up your official FlavorFest merchandise during your visit to the grounds of Mount Hope Estate!

FlavorFest 2017 Glass

Featured Merchandise

2017 Official Tasting Glass

Commemorate your visit to the 10th annual FlavorFest with a unique tasting glass! These glasses will be available for purchase as you enter the festival, right outside the front gate. Please Note: The only glass that can be used for sampling during the festival is the official FlavorFest tasting glass. If you do not have a glass, wineries will provide you with a plastic tasting cup.

Wine Glass Lanyards

Flavorfest Wine Glass Lanyards will also be available to purchase with the official tasting glass. These clever colorful wraps fit securely around the official tasting glass (and other standard wine glasses) so you can enjoy hands free wine tasting!

Other Merchandise

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.

2017 Merchants

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 closer to the 2018 event date for a full list on visiting merchants!

Interested in becoming a merchant at FlavorFest? Learn more on the Merchant Inquiry Page!



Abbey Scriptorium

Artisan

Shire's Bookstore and Historical Library

The Amazing Maze

Game/Ride

Find Your Way Out of This Life-Sized Maze

AMB Studios

Artisan

Fine Art & Up-Cycled Art From Wine and Beverage Bottles

Bountiful Feast

Food/Drink

Angus Burgers, Kabobs, Veggie Wraps and More!

Brushstrokes on Canvas

Artisan

Painting and Wine Events

Button Down the Hatches

Artisan

Button Jewelry and Gifts

The Chefs Duds by Deb

Artisan

Chefs Aprons for Adults and Kits in All Colors, Sizes, and Varieties

Crystal Palace Gifts

Artisan

Crystal Sculptures of Different Shapes and Sizes

Delighted Eye Gifts & Head Wreaths

Artisan

Everything for Home and Garden and a Whole Lot More

Dragon's Breath Glassworks

Artisan

Affordable and Functional Glass Art

Emerald Castle Jewelry

Artisan

Rings, Necklaces, and Bracelets All for the Weary Traveler

Emperor's Needle

Artisan

Handcrafted Leather Goods of all Shapes and Sizes

Fancy Leaf Designs

Artisan

Original Handcrafted Polymer Clay Creations

Fantasy Face Painting

Artisan

Get Artistic Creations on Thy Face and be the Talk of the Shire!

Finely Crafted by Cara

Artisan

Handcrafted and Embroidered Items

Five Star Home Foods

Food/Drink

Offering Nearly 300 Different Products for your Menu

Fleur Di Lis Tea & Gifts

Artisan

Specialty Teas and Tea Related Gifts

Freed Spirits

Artisan

Specializing in Wine Accessories and More

Full Moon Candle Garden

Artisan

Exclusive Hand Poured Candles and Onsite Candle Carver

Full Moon Ventures

Artisan

Celtic and Magical Delights

Hip Klips

Artisan

Clippable Keychains and Mini Purses

Informistress

Service

Information Booth with PRF Related Gifts and Sundries

Iron Intentions

Artisan

Demonstrating Blacksmith and Handcrafted Iron Products

Isle of Man Wood Creations

Artisan

Handcrafted Art in Wood. Bowls, Plates, Cups and More

John Hay Cigars

Artisan

Handcrafted Cigars and Accessories From here and Abroad

Katja's Empanadas

Food/Drink

Authentic Homemade Spanish and Puerto Rican Cuisine

La Forge

Artisan

Demonstrating Blacksmith Producing Swords and Other Weapons

Lauren's Lotions & Potions

Artisan

Handmade Body Care Products

Lilla Rose

Artisan

Hair Clips and Jewelry

Lillie's Threads

Artisan

Embroidered Wine Bottle Aprons

Little Dippers

Food/Drink

Dip Mixes, Wine Slushie Mixes and More

Little Specialty Foods

Food/Drink

Make an Ordinary Bottle of Wine Extraordinary!

Lords & Ladies Clothing

Artisan

Clothing for the 16th Century Lord or Lady

M. Reed Designs

Artisan

Unique Jewelry Creations

Mad Dash Concessions

Food/Drink

Frozen Coffee, Grilled Cheese, Milkshakes, Slushies and More

MaD Design

Artisan

Etched Glassware - "No One Should Drink Out of a Plain Glass!"

Merlin's Magic

Artisan

Handcrafted Walking Sticks, Magical and Mystical Wares

Mr. & Mrs. Jerky

Food/Drink

Authentic Western Style Meat Products

Nuts About You

Food/Drink

Freshly Roasted Nuts, Strudel, and Crepes

Perk N' Brew Soap

Artisan

Handcrafted Soaps

Pottery & Country 4 You

Artisan

Handcrafted Pottery

Red Hawk Premium Peppers

Food/Drink

Hot Sauces, Hot Pepper Jams, Spice Rubs, Dried Powders, and Hot Pepper Seeds

Renewal by Anderson

Service

Window/Patio Door Replacement

Royal Family Jewelry

Artisan

Silver Adornments of all Shapes and Sizes

The Royal Oui

Artisan

PRF Related Gifts

Sherlock's Pitt Beef

Food/Drink

Quality Fresh Product Cooked on Site at a Reasonable Price

Sherri's Crab Cakes

Food/Drink

Only the Best Ingredients; With Loads of Lump and Jumbo Crab Meat

Spray Painting Patty

Artisan

Live Spray Paint Paintings

Stewart's Root Beer

Food/Drink

The Creamiest, Best Tasting Root Beer Ever Made!

Swords and Shields

Artisan

Artistically Decorated Wooden Swords and Shields

Tastefully Simple

Food/Drink

Simple, Delicious and Fun Foods

Tasty Nuts

Food/Drink

Freshly Roasted and Flavored Nuts

Torchbearer Sauces

Food/Drink

Tasty Condiments, Fiery Hot Sauces, and Tasty Recipes

Two Sisters Canning

Food/Drink

Two Sisters Who Specialize in Homemade Products

The 2 Randies

Artisan

Handcrafted Charm Braclets

Urban Olive

Food/Drink

Healthy Mediterranean and American Food, Made with Locally Sourced, Homemade Ingredients

Utopia Armoury

Artisan

Custom Chain Mail and Metal Works

Village Eating House

Food/Drink

Versatile and Flavorful Sauces

Wellcat Herbs & Apothecary

Artisan

Potpourri, Lip Balm, Herbs, Lotions and Incense

Wildtree

Food/Drink

Organic Food Product Line

Wood'n Glass Inc.

Artisan

Mixed Media Art with Stained Glass and Carved Wood

The Wreckroom

Game

You Buy It, You Break It!

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. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. FlavorFest takes place Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday & Sunday, 11AM-5PM.
This festival set in Lancaster County provides a showcase of Pennsylvania’s diverse culinary, wine offerings and the finest in Pennsylvania artisan crafts for a weekend of fun and delicious entertainment for the whole family signaling the beginning of summer in Lancaster County. Enjoy cooking demos with regional chefs, culinary workshops, food and wine sampling and sales, a mix of musical entertainment, handcrafted wares by local artisans and much more!
Admission to the FlavorFest is completely FREE for all ages. There are no tickets or fees for admission.
Yes. Be prepared for free samples to run out toward the end of the day. Why? The festival requires a certain amount of product from each of the participants to place them on a level playing field. For a variety of reasons, some samples appeal to the sampling appetites of many, and therefore run out faster - so there is a good chance that the wine that "everyone is talking about" will probably run out prior to the end of the day.
As a standard answer no, however some of the vendors on grounds will accept credit cards. The festival does offer multiple ATM machines on premise and one in the Wine Shop. All ATMs will be marked on the map given out day-of.
The wineries are permitted to sample and sell up until the end of the festival (5PM).
The only glass that can be used for sampling is the official FlavorFest tasting glass from the current year. These glasses will be available for purchase as you enter the festival, in the Wine Shop and on the fairegrounds. If you do not have a glass, wineries will provide you with a plastic tasting cup.
No, all wineries will have 1oz. plastic tasting cups to give to patrons sampling their wine. However, purchasing an official FlavorFest tasting glass will help to reduce plastic waste and you'll have a wonderful souvenir from your weekend at Mount Hope!
Sampling is at the discretion of the winery/vendor. Technically sampling is unlimited, unless you are abusing the sampling at a booth. We reserve the right to stop serving anyone who is visibly intoxicated or abusing the free sample policy at any booth.
Animals are not allowed on the festival site except for service animals while performing their qualifying services.
Yes. This festival is family friendly and there is even a special children’s section for kids. Please feel free to bring friends and family of all ages.
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.
No, the FlavorFest is a rain or shine event.
Please continue to visit this Flavorfest Page as we constantly update the information. You can also call the business offices at 717-665-7021 or fill out the Contact Form below for specific questions.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our lodging page for specific information.

Fairegrounds Information

We will begin accepting volunteers in the early spring. Please visit the official FlavorFest Volunteer page for more details.
For the well being of our gusts, smoking is prohibited near stages, under tents and in audience areas. Your cooperation is appreciated for the comfort of all in attendance.
Outside food and drink items are NOT permitted on the fairegrounds with the exception of water.
There are a number of options on the fairegrounds, including PRF owned Royal Kitchens and the Visiting/Permanent Food Merchants. Please note that most food booths do not accept credit cards.
Yes, the FlavorFest is ADA accessible. There is handicapped parking available at the festival, just ask the parking crew to direct you to that area when you arrive. The fairegrounds offer paved paths with specially marked handicap seating areas at the stages.
There is plenty of free parking and attendants will direct you when you arrive at the festival.
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.
There are multiple restroom locations, both inside and outside the gates. The restrooms will be marked on the festival maps handed out at the gate.
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.
Yes, there are multiple ATMs located throughout the grounds, as well as one located in the Wine Shop. The ATMS 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 (717-665-7021 ext 129).

Volunteer at FlavorFest

General Volunteering Information

2018 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, Hospitality/Production, and Feis. All volunteers receive two complimentary 2018 PA Renaissance Faire tickets, and one free food voucher to any PRF owned stand.

Volunteer Requirements

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 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.

Click Here to Fill Out Volunteer Application.

Contact Mount Hope

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com