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Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
12 Glorious Weekends!
Worlde Carnival
• Neighbor’s Weekend (19 Zip
• ASL Interpreted
Performances (Saturday Only)
The Grande Arrival!
• 2-for-1 Admission Weekend
(see back page for coupon)
August 8-9 ~ Join our beloved Majesty, Queen
Elizabeth, her noble knights, and all the good folk of
the Shire of Mount Hope as we sound the trumpets, swing
wide the Castle Gates, and kick off our Glorious 29th Season
of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire!
& Romance
• Community Outreach
• Red Cross Blood Drive
August 15-16 ~ A weekend
dedicated to romantics of all ages, be ye knight or rogue,
lady or wench. Celebrate with the Renewal of Love
Ceremony, Men in Tights competition, the Wooing contest
and Knight School for the knippers.
• Biker Weekend
• Neighbor’s
Weekend (17 Zip
• Special Events
(ticket required): Rogues and Sirens (21+) and
Kids' Pyrate Feast
August 22-23 ~ The Shire is besieged by unscrupulous
sailors! The Swashbuckler Brews will flow and the sea
shanties will be sung on this fine "Arrrg"-ust weekend.
Practice your pyratical skills in the Captain's Sea Legs
Competition, Pyrate Parade and, for the young privateers,
a Lesson in Pyratical Mites, Dig for Buried Treasure and the
Four Corners Pyrate Treasure Hunt!
August 29-30 ~ Talent from across
the globe has gathered to present
Her Majesty with the sights,
sounds and tastes of fantastic and
far away lands. Broaden your horizons with the
International Dance Competition, Explorer's Olympics and,
for the kids, The Four Corners Scavenger Hunt and the
Great Origami Frog Race!
• Free Child
with Full-Paying
Adult (no coupon
• Special Event (ticket
required): Queen's Tea
September 5, 6 & 7 ~ The longest weekend of the Faire
is dedicated to its biggest fans, the knipperkins. Three
days of fun and frivolity including Cake with the Queen, a
Children's Interactive Music Workshop, Children's Parade
and Renaissance Crafts Area bring childhood imaginations
to life for both the young and the young at heart!
Scottish & Irish
• 2-for 1 Admission
Weekend (with coupon)
• Media Olympics
• Make-A-Wish
September 12-13 ~ Share
the Celtic pride at this
gathering celebrating the music, food, dance and
crafts of the Scottish and Irish. Join in the Highland Games
and Men In Kilts Competitions, Gaelic Gluttony Eating Contest, The Great Potato Hurl of 1569 and Taters for Tots.
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Heroes of the Realm
Pyrates Return
• ASL Interpreted Performance
(Saturday only)
September 19-20 ~ Her Majesty honors
the members of all active Military, Reserve Members,
Retirees, Police, Professional and Volunteer Firefighters,
Emergency Medical Technicians and Members of Veterans
Organizations and their immediate families with discounted
Faire admission at the gate. Proper ID is required. Honors
will include the Queen's Honor Guard, Heroes of the Realm
Knighting Ceremony, The Damsel-in-Distress Steeplechase
and, for the young heroes, St. George's Hero Quest.
• Special Event (ticket required):
Rogues & Sirens Unbound (21+)
and Kids' Pyrate Feast
October 3-4 ~ The Shire is swarming
with rascals and rogues as Pyrates
return to share salty sea tales. With
treasure hunts and pyrates' gold to plunder, your little sailor
might get hooked on the Pyrates' Life! Join the crew in the
Captain's Sea Legs Competition, Pyrates Parade and, for
the young privateers, A Lesson in Pyratical Mite, Dig for
Buried Treasure and the Four Corners Pyrate
Treasure Hunt.
• Annual 25% Off Wine
Sale Begins!
• Special Event (ticket
required): OktoberFEAST
Wine Harvest
September 26-27 ~ Celebrate with hearty foods, lively music
and the unique hand-crafted micro-brewed ales from the
Faire's own Swashbuckler Pub! Experience the Oktoberfest
fun with Topfschlagen (Hit the Pot) for children and, for the
adults, the Bar Olympics including the Bar Triathlon, Olde to
Ale and Bar Keep Contests.
October 10-11 ~ The tradition of
the wine harvest continues with
the Shire's ever-popular Grape
Stomp Competition, Dizzy Grape
Toss Challenge, and Ride-The-Keg
• Special Event (ticket required):
Wine 'n Cheese Pairing (21+)
October 17–18 & 24–25
The entire Shire is filled with anticipation as peasants and
nobles alike prepare to celebrate everyones favorite
holiday—All Hallow’s Eve!
Featuring: Trick-or-Treating, Mask Decorating,
Bobbin’ for Apples, Magical Merriment Costume
Parade, Cookie Decorating and the annual
Children’s Halloween Costume Extravaganza.
Adults: Costume Contest and Duchess Sussex’s
Annual Peasant Shoot.
Free! Fully-Costumed Child
Admission with Full-Paying Adult
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Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
…So Many Reasons to Return!