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Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

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This winery is also home to a theater group, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire's Acting Company, which puts on performances regularly.
2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim, PA 17545-8711
+1 717-665-7021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the Dinner Theater in the Mansion: Holidays at Mount Hope. Food was awful. Dry potatoes, hard stuffing, undercooked string beans and stale cake. Hardly any interaction. Over the top silly acting. Not amusing. Just too much silliness that made it seem like no one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BaltimoreRedbird
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Adults and children alike have fun at the home of the Penn Ren Faire. So much to see and so much to do. With plenty of fine foods, drink and entertainment. Don't forget to purchase a few bottles of your favorite Mount Hope Wine.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SoloTheBest
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This was a family trip. There were eight of us. It was the first time there for all but three of us. We enjoyed wandering around checking out the shops and the faire guests in costumes. The highlight was participating in a "sword" fight with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RJ1710
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This winery was nothing like it's advertised. Granted, we were there on a Tuesday evening about an hour before closing, but we should have rated at least a hello or can I help you. The only man in the shop decided to get off his...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We've been going to the PA Ren Faire for 3 or 4 years now, I think. My kids look forward to it each Fall. It's quite pricey, and is a drive for us, but we always have a good time!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HarryPotter4Ever
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

The faire itself is great, been going for over 20 years, but lately seems they are just looking to increase revenue. Did glass blowing last year and it was great. Booked again this year and it was awful! Went from an informative hands on experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank joesarahnick
Candace S, Public Relations Manager at Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

We are sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your glass blowing experience and will share your comments with the glassblower. Most of the craft and demonstration vendors are independent businesses from the faire and we are certain he will want to hear your...More

Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The Pa Renaissance Fair is a great way to spend the day. The Faire is slightly overpriced but there is a lot to do. They offer different performances and lots of food to try. The adult poetry was very funny but do not take the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bobby091
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I've been going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire since its very first days. Back then, it was a glorious day, with tremendous audience interaction, fun story lines, and reasonable prices. Over time, the Faire got bigger and bigger, and now, it's become a victim of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Family visited the Faire on Sunday first the first time after several decades. It has grown quite a bit in size and entertainment. We loved the costumes & characters of the staff, vendors and all the visitors who "dress" for the occasion. Luckily, they have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Myself, a friend, and our kids (ages 7, 7, and 10) went for a day. To us, mostly an adult event. However, there’s enough for them to do. We saw two shows and the first joust. Then they went trick or treating. If it hadn’t...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pamela K
November 7, 2017|
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Response from eaglesnesttraveler | Reviewed this property |
We attended the Renaissance Faire. I am not aware of pricing for current shows.
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Gifford Pinchot State Park (about 1/2 hour away but easy to get to Faire via PA Turnpike). The sites are nice, private and they have electricity as well as clean bathrooms and showers.
August 27, 2017|
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Response from huneydoit | Reviewed this property |
They have a wine shop outside of the faire.