Themed Weekends at the 2021 PA Renaissance Faire

The castle gates swing wide August 21, and the Faire continues weekends plus Labor Day Monday through October 31! Each weekend throughout the Faire season will showcase an exciting and unique theme that offers a different experience every time. All themes, dates and events are subject to change.

Please Note: Updates and additional details will be released on our website, Facebook Page and Royal Email List Newsletter.

Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Join the Shirefolk and our beloved Majesty, Queen Elizabeth Regina Glorianna, as we swing wide the Castle Gates and kick off our 41st glorious season of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
• Grand Opening Daily Writ (Revels Schedule & Shire Map)

Pyrate Invasion

Pyrate Invasion

There comes a time in most lives when the need to raise the Black Flag arrises. Let out a hearty "ARRR" and allow your inner pyrate to set sail for the Shire of Mount Hope!
• Pyrate Invasion Daily Writ (Revels Schedule & Shire Map)

Wizarding and Time Travelers

Wizarding & Time Travelers

The soothsayers have foreseen a chronological convergence of time travelers, magicians, doctors, wizards, treckers of the stars, the steam-punkified, slayers and many more fictions of science as this weekend enchants all visitors to the Shire.
• Wizarding & Time Travelers Daily Writ (Revels Schedule & Shire Map)

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Raise a stein to German heritage with micro-brewed ales from the Faire's very own Swashbuckler Brewing Company, the authentic food and dance of the Germanic Nations…and don't forget your lederhosen!
• Oktoberfest Daily Writ (Revels Schedule & Shire Map)

Celtic Weekend

Celtic Weekend

The Celtic Weekend is the "theme" for this Faire weekend. It is NOT the Celtic Fling & Highland Games Event held in June. You must have a 2021 date specific Faire ticket to enter this weekend. Click here for details. Share in the Celtic pride of pipers, Celtic wares, foods, music, dancing, and lots o' those bonnie lasses and kilt clad boyos!
• Celtic Weekend Daily Writ (Revels Schedule & Shire Map)

Halloween Days & Spooky Knights

Halloween Days & Spooky Knights I

Three weekends of mystery and mayhem kick off this weekend as spooky creatures of every variety haunt the Shire. Join the good Shirefolk of Mount Hope for a grand All Hallows Eve celebration, complete with tricks and treats for children of all ages.
• HDSKI Daily Writ (Revels Schedule & Shire Map)

Halloween Days & Spooky Knights

Halloween Days & Spooky Knights II

Three weekends of mystery and mayhem continues this weekend as spooky creatures of every variety haunt the Shire. Join the good Shirefolk of Mount Hope for a grand All Hallows Eve celebration, complete with tricks and treats for children of all ages.
• HDSKII Daily Writ (Revels Schedule & Shire Map)

Halloween Days & Spooky Knights

Halloween Days & Spooky Knights III

Spooky creatures of every variety continue to haunt the Shire into the Final weekend of mystery and mayhem! Join the good Shirefolk of Mount Hope for a grand All Hallows Eve celebration, complete with tricks and treats for children of all ages.
• HDSKIII Daily Writ (Revels Schedule & Shire Map)

Our Dog Friendly Faire


Friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their human companions for the revelry of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. There are some simple steps to take before visiting with your furry friend. Dog Friendly Faire tickets and policies apply to dogs only. No other animals will be admitted. (Our Dog Friendly Faire program does not apply to any other Mount Hope Events and is valid only for the Renaissance Faire, running August-October.)

Download the Dog Decrees Informational Sheet: Includes Decrees & Noise Sensitivity Details

Service Dogs are always welcome!

Mount Hope adheres to the ADA's definition of Service animal found here found here. Please refer to ADA's frequently asked questions as it pertains to Mount Hope Estate events. Service Dogs do not require a Royal Hound Ticket or submission of the form or waiver.

Steps to a Dog Friendly Faire Visit:

Please note: The 2021 Faire Season ended on October 31, 2021.

The Qualified Dog Registration Form is currently not accepting submissions. Please follow us on Facebook @PaRenFaire or join the Royal Email List to be the first to know about 2022 submissions.

Dog Decrees

  • The Dog Friendly Faire Program applies to dogs only. No other pets will be allowed on festival grounds.
  • The Faire welcomes dogs with responsible owners who have:
    1. Submitted the Qualified Dog Registration Form, Waiver and photo of their dog.
    2. Received approval and email link to purchase Royal Hound Tickets.
    3. Purchased a 2021 date-specific Royal Hound Ticket for their dog's admission.
  • A date-specific Royal Hound Ticket will be required for each visit for each dog you have registered to enter the Faire grounds. Tickets can be printed or shown from a mobile device for entry.
  • Owner agrees that all Royal Hound Tickets are non-transferable and applicable only to the dog that has been registered for attendance.
  • Mount Hope Estate adheres to the ADA's definition of Service Animals found here. Please refer to the ADA's frequently asked questions as it pertains to Mount Hope Estate events.
  • Owners must be able to provide proof of Rabies Vaccination at any time on site either by producing a physical rabies certificate, written dated record of shots from veterinarian or by tag with date of expiration displayed on the dog.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times (maximum of 6 feet) and kept under control. Retractable leashes are not permitted.
  • Owners are required to clean up after their dogs. Do not allow dogs to relieve themselves on walkways or inside or on booths.
  • No puppies under the age of 6 months allowed.
  • Only well-behaved dogs in good health will be admitted. The Faire reserves the right to refuse entry to any dog and reserves the right to request that an owner remove a dog from the site.
  • Dog owners shall adhere to any requests or directions in relation to their dog made by performers, merchants or Faire staff, should an issue arise with any dog during a performance, inside a merchant booth or otherwise.
  • Not all dogs visiting the Faire will be comfortable with their surroundings. It is for that reason that the Faire reserves the right to ask anyone whose dog appears to be uncomfortable or is not under control to remove the dog from the park.
  • Guests may not leave dogs unattended at any time upon the Faire grounds. Dogs shall not be left unattended or in vehicles in the parking lot.
  • Dogs are not permitted inside the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern, the Wine Shop, The Taproom, Brewery, Distillery, or Winery. Service dogs are permitted in these locations.
  • Failure to adhere to any of the above decrees will in the owner and their dog being escorted to the gate and their Royal Hound Tickets being revoked without admission or pass refund.
Dog Friendly Faire
Dog Friendly Faire
Dog Friendly Faire
Dog Friendly Faire

Contact Mount Hope

Use the form below or email: RoyalSPK@PaRenFaire.com
Please Note: Office Hours are Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM
Please Visit the Faire FAQ Before Using the Contact Form Below