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A Unique Event Each Month!

The event of a full moon has always been the topic of folklore, myth and legend. Scientifically, a full moon is the sun’s rays reflecting off the face of the moon. The arrival of the full moon brings a reason for a monthly celebration and to shine light on unique talents as ever changing as the night sky.

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A Unique Event at Mount Hope: Instead of howling at the full moon, grab your friends, share a chuckle and be reminded why laughter is the best medicine! Always ready for a party, the restored Victorian-era barn of the Barn & Barrel at Mount Hope is the perfect location to showcase intimate, limited seating theatrical events. The first floor’s stonework bar offers the wine, beer, cider and spirits produced at the Estate. The second-floor event space overlooking Mount Hope’s award-winning full production winery provides a theater space to enjoy new events brought to the barn in celebration of the monthly Full Moon Fest at the Barn & Barrel.

Dates, Times & Tickets

2022 Events:
January 15
February 19
March 12
April 16
Each Full Moon Fest runs from 8PM to 10PM.
The Taproom & Grille will not be open. The Barn & Barrel doors will open at 7:30 PM and the cash bar will begin drink service at that time.
Please Note: All Full Moon Fest Events are 21 and over.

Tickets are General Admission: $20 Online Only. Performance date must be selected when purchasing tickets. Tickets are available on the Visit the Box Office

Safety Initiative

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 (August 1, 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.


Reservations are encouraged as there is a possibility each event could sell out.

Please Select Performance Date When Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are General Admission: $20 in Advance
Please Note: All Full Moon Fest Events are 21 and over.

Visit the Box Office

January Comedy Night

Tickets are available on the Virtual Box Office — Please choose the January 15th date when purchasing.
The Taproom & Grille will not be open on Saturday. The Barn & Barrel doors will open at 7:30 PM and the cash bar will begin drink service at that time.

Aaron Bell

Aaron Bell

Since 2017, Aaron Bell has been a regular in the Philadelphia Comedy scene and has performed all throughout the Tri-State Area. In November of 2019, he performed at the Franklin Street Comedy Festival in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 2020, he was accepted into the MMJ Comedy Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as the Charm City and Billtown Comedy Festivals. In October, he performed at the 2020 Milwaukee Comedy Festival at the Laughing Tap in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This year, he's performed on Punchline Philly's All-Pro Comedy Showcase and was accepted into the Queen City Comedy Experience in Charlotte, North Carolina. Aaron has also hosted at Bristol Comedy Works in Bristol, PA. Known for his dark, observational humor, and laid back style, Aaron's act focuses on his experiences navigating life in suburban Bucks County.

Jennifer Espenshade

Jennifer Espenshade

Although Jennifer Espenshade has been doing standup comedy for only a few years, she has been entertaining crowds for the past 27 years as a performer at the PA Renaissance Faire, doing comedy in a giant pit of mud! Her transition from improv and mud pit diving to standup seemed like a natural progression, plus standup is much more forgiving on her aging body!

She approaches her audiences in an energetic and, at times, risqué manner. Her ability to interact with a crowd, due to her improv background, ensures that each show is different and unique.

Buddy Harris

Buddy Harris

At 35 years old, after a bet with his oldest daughter, Buddy Harris got on stage for the first time. Since then he has hit the ground running, performing at clubs and casinos around the country.

Buddy disects his life onstage and nothing is off limits, from divorce to cancer to being a father of three daughters. You'll find his energetic style of storytelling about modern day family to be both relatable and funny.

Keir Williams

Keir Williams

Keir Williams often says that growing up white trash while attending a wealthy private school screwed with his head enough to put him on edge for the rest of his life. Paranoid and searching for laughs, he continues to tell jokes after nearly six yers of stand up comedy.

February Comedy Night

Tickets are available on the Virtual Box Office — Please choose the Ferbuary 19th date when purchasing.

Guest Comedians To Be Announced.

March Comedy Night

Tickets are available on the Virtual Box Office — Please choose the March 12th date when purchasing.

Guest Comedians To Be Announced.

April Comedy Night

Tickets are available on the Virtual Box Office — Please choose the April 16th date when purchasing.

Guest Comedians To Be Announced.

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 inside the Barn & Barrel on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate, home of the PA Renaissance Faire. The street address is 2775 Lebanon Rd. Manheim, PA 17545. Each Full Moon Fest runs from 8PM to 10PM.
There is plenty of free parking within walking distance of the Feasting Glen. Please follow signage when you reach the grounds.
Select hors d'oeuvres will be available. Visit the Taproom prior to the event for delicious pub grub & hand-crafted beverages—Open at 6PM.
Swashbuckler Brewing Co. Beers, Lancaster County Ciders, Mount Hope Wines and Signature Cocktails from Spirits Distilling Co. will be available on the first floor bar inside the Barn & Barrel.
Various hotels in the area are available. Please visit our In the Area Page for specific information.
We apologize for any inconvience, but the Full Moon Fest events are for patrons 21 and older.
For the well being of all our guests, smoking is prohibited inside the Barn & Barrel and near all entrances. Your cooperations is appreciated for the comfort of all in attendance.
Yes, the Barn & Barrel ADA accessible. There is handicapped parking available at the Wine Shop, just follow the directional signs that lead you to that area when you arrive.
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.
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.
PRF will follow state Covid mandates at the time of event. Due to frequent changes in the guidelines, please follow our Facebook Page and Royal Email List Newsletter to be the first to hear about updates.

We hope that our Safety Care Measures [Theater Edition] provide you with essential information for what to do BEFORE you arrive at Mount Hope, what you'll experience WHEN you arrive, and how to make the most of your visit. This information will be updated as new policies or procedures are mandated.

Please Note: Capacity restrictions will be in place and all event tickets will be by reservation only in advance through the Online Box Office and will be date and time specific. No tickets will be sold on site the day of the an event. No exceptions.

Ticket Information

General admission prices for adults (ages 21 and over) are $15 in advance (on the Virtual Box Office) and $20 day-of if available.
Tickets are General Admission and tables/seats are not reserved. Doors open at 7:30PM and tables/seats are first come first serve.
You can purchase advance tickets at the Virtual Box Office. If tickets are still available day-of they can be purchase in the Mount Hope Wine Shop, but please note that Full Moon Fest events may sell out.
All sales are final. There are no refunds, exchanges, or cancellations.

Conditions of Ticket Sale

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. Event tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. 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.
Yes, you can leave and re-enter any time during the event.
No matter what your age, please be prepared to show proper identification in order to gain access to the festival. 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.

Contact Mount Hope

Use the form below or email: RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com
Please Note: Office Hours are Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM