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!

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 cozy theater space to enjoy new events brought to the barn in celebration of the monthly Full Moon Fest at the Barn & Barrel.

The first three Full Moon Fests (February 16, March 23 and April 20 • 8PM-10PM) will feature Comedy Nights that will keep you laughing through the dark and cold winter months. Instead of howling at the full moon, grab your friends, share a chuckle and be reminded why laughter is the best medicine!

Click here for February 16th featured comedians
Click here for March 23rd featured comedians
Please check back for April 20th featured comedians

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

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

February 16th Comedy Night
March 23rd Comedy Night
April 20th Comedy Night

General Admission: $15 in Advance / $20 Day-Of

Please Note: All Full Moon Fest Events are 21 and over.

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February 16th Comedy Night

Visit the Virtual Box Office to purchase tickets today! Please choose February 16th Comedy Night when selecting tickets.

Larry XL

Larry XL

If there's a club, hall, bar or basement that need jokes, Larry XL is ready to entertain. Larry XL's is a favorite with audiences from Florida to Canada. He's been a finalist in comedy competitions in his native Baltimore and neighboring cities like Washington, DC and Philadelphia. Soon after he started performing at area clubs, Larry XL recorded a concert CD with the DC Standup All-Stars, 2004's DC Standup vs. Earth and later his own live DVD, 2009’s Crowd Control. He then hit the road performing in some of the nation's best comedy clubs (and anywhere else with electricity) opening for the likes of Bobby Slayton, John Witherspoon, Ralphie May, Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, Roy Wood Jr., Finesse Mitchell, and Charlie Murphy. He has also been heard on XM Satellite Radio and Baltimore's 98 Rock. Larry XL has recently performed in some of the country’s largest comedy venues like the Stardome in Birmingham, Alabama and the Borgata in Atlantic City. In the Fall of 2012 Larry XL will appear in the film "Elf-Man" starring Jason Acuna (from MTV’s "Jackass").

Nipsey

Nipsey

Known for hanging up on people and entertaining the masses by being a prick on the radio. Self involved…self motivated wanna-be-everything…. He likes Feet, Britney Spears, Patrick Swayze, Will Ferrell movies and has a major cheese addiction. Nipsey’s pride and joy is his son (radio name- Swiss Cheese) Nipsey was a Division 2 runner at local Millersville University. He drives a Red 1991 Chevy Camaro Z28 (L98 – 5.7 350 Automatic).

Nipsey started his career working in Philadelphia In 1995 as a producer for the world famous radio personality John DeBella. After 5 years in Philly working as producer by day and honing his radio skills at night, he decided to roll out on his own. In May 2000 Nipsey arrived at the X as the controversial night guy. He soon moved to afternoons and scored huge ratings. When Howard went away, Nipsey was paired with the great Earl David Reed…they begged the legendary Jen Shade to join them and the rest is history.

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 25 years as a performer at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, doing comedy in a giant pit of mud! She was also the co-owner of an improv comedy troupe, and taught improvisation at Open Stage of Harrisburg. 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.

Bobby T

Hosted by: Bobby T from Harrisburg

March 23rd Comedy Night

Visit the Virtual Box Office to purchase tickets today! Please choose March 23rd Comedy Night when selecting tickets.

Romont Harris

Romont Harris

OHHH YOU WILL LAUGH ALL NIGHT! Comedy Competition Champ, Romont Harris—Seen on the Howard Stern Show, B.E.T. Comic View (5 times), Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and "Showtime at the Apollo." This MAN will bust your gut with his audience friendly comedy! Plus he has some improvisational games that are down right hilarious! Known for an X-rated joke or two, so be ready!

David Graham

David Graham

Bucks County comic David Graham has quickly become one of the funniest comics on the scene. Dave went from construction worker to comic. Hold on to your seats, it's gonna be a fun night.

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 25 years as a performer at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, doing comedy in a giant pit of mud! She was also the co-owner of an improv comedy troupe, and taught improvisation at Open Stage of Harrisburg. 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.

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.
Sell hors d'oeuvres will be available. Visit the Faithful Fowl prior to the event for delicious downhome dishes.
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.

Ticket Information

General admission prices for adults (ages 21 and over) are $15 in advance (on the Virtual Box Office) and $20 day-of.
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.
It has become necessary to include a per ticket service fee for our event tickets in order to defray the rising costs of taxes and credit card processing. The fee also offsets the costs of consumables, ticket handling, and support. Service Fees are set online - $1.25/ticket, on site or telephone transactions - $2.00/ticket, and Season Passes - $2.50/pass (online, phone or on site).
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

717-665-7021RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com