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

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

Mount Hope Estate & Winery, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
4.5
Amusement & Theme Parks • Wineries & Vineyards
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Currently open for pickup of pre-purchased beverage orders only. A year-round entertainment facility and home to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, the estate provided seasonal outdoor events, as well as dinner theaters inside the Victorian Mansion. Mount Hope Estate specializes in unique entertainment and culinary experiences. Pennsylvania’s original winery, brewery, cidery and distillery, Mount Hope Estate is the home of Mount Hope Winery, Swashbuckler Brewing Company, Lancaster County Cider and Spirits Distilling Company.
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James A
4 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a great time at the Renaissance Faire Celtic Fling, June 25th and 26th. We came with 7 people. The staff was great and accommodating. All the bands were truly enjoyable. We especially loved the Screaming Orphans, in my opinion they should have been on a larger stage area. Many people had to stand during the show. Some, like us to avoid the sun. Thier were acts where the Crouds were sparce in other venues.
Written June 29, 2022
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kisselbelittle
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Went for the first time to a renaissance faire. I am 47 and i was instantly 12 again. The landscape is lush and beautiful, everywhere. The costumes, actors, buildings, everything, puts you directly in the time period. I am not a guy that really likes to see shows but these were amazing! If you are an adult definitely see the sirens at the pirate ship. It's perverted and so funny I had tears in my eyes. All of these people can sing, dance and play instruments on the professional level. The whip guys are also an insane show. There is so many things we didn't even get to see. If you're an adult without kids, it can be an adult Disneyland. Even the beer was great. I was blown away by how everyone and all ages come together to use their imagination and have fun. Everyone including dogs are as happy as can be. We talked to so many people, complimented costumes, and thoroughly enjoyed every second. No matter who you are, how you look, whatever you believe in, every step of life, you are all one here. I felt true love and acceptance in the air. It gave me hope that all we have been through in the past several years, that we could all let it go, come together, use our imagination and celebrate the wonderful world we live in. It should be on everyone's bucket list. Even if you think it's ridiculous, the first 30 minutes will change your mind. Thank you to all the actors and guests, I will forever remember a wonderful day.
Written August 22, 2021
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degrawm
Levittown, PA447 contributions
Sep 2020
I pretty much attend the Renaissance Faire yearly and was hoping against hope with the Quarantine that it would not be canceled this year. It was only delayed by a month. Love going here, the interaction between characters and with the spectators. Always a fun day for the family or just to chill with friends. Always more fun if you dress to impress. There are tons of shops to explore and lots of shows to see. Where good shoes, for there is a ton of walking. Everyone is to wear a mask while attending, which the Faire reminds everyone repeatedly. You also need to purchase your tickets online as they are not currently sold at the faire.
Written October 6, 2020
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maggieriegner116
Pittsburgh, PA66 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Went here with the whole family for opening weekend. It was a good time despite the constant rain. The roads where paved which is a really nice change from other ren faires we have gone too. 90% of the structures were permanent which is also great. The team members in character as guides to where we needed to go was a lovely touch (he stayed in character as well). Bird of prey demonstration was fun!
Written August 25, 2021
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Medic901
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Was not impressed. The faire has changed dramatically. All of the food and drink lines were extremely long and had 30 plus minute wait times. Sad to see the original faire become such a commercial place. Even though they only sold so many tickets it was way too crowded for what they could handle
Written October 29, 2022
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Chelsea M
Towson, MD267 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
My family has taken me to this faire as a child and I return every year as an adult. The whole faire is paved and well laid out. The people who work at this faire really bring it to life. My only complaint is that patrons should be able to bring their own water bottles or have fountains to refill reusable bottles. It's very hot this time of year and it adds up to buy water bottles all day. We even went to one stand that had Gatorade which was the small bottle and not cold). The presentations throughout the day are fun and just the right amount of time. Every year I enjoy this faire. If you enjoy this type of thing this renaissance faire is a lot of fun. Be sure to stay for the final joust.
Written August 20, 2022
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Christa L
Jersey City, NJ9 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Absolutely stunning at Christmas. I love their Dickens of a Christmas dinner theater and go every year. The beautiful Victorian mansion is adorned with the most beautiful Christmas decorations I've ever seen. Each year it is different. The dinner theater is so elegant, the food is 5 star & the play is lighthearted, interactive & entertaining. The staff & cast are so welcoming, accommodating & make you feel right at home. It is so worth it. Go! 🎄
I love the warm spiced apple wine.
Written December 2, 2020
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jgeor
Hampton, VA23 contributions
Oct 2021
PA Renn Faire is awesome! As first timers, we were very impressed. We love renn faires, but as Virginians we usually attend Maryland or Carolina. In many respects, Pennsylvania is far superior. Consider:

1) PA has actual indoor plumbing and flush toilets 2) PA has paved walkways! Amazing! 3) You can bring your dog to PA. 4) PA is enormous . 5) PA seems to have a much better threshold for declaring sellouts/full capacity. When the weather is nice, the crowds in MD are unbearable. 6) The process of getting in, parking, and getting out seems far superior to MD.

There is always room for improvement, however. Drink prices are staggering. They have a ton of alcohol concessions, but they desperately need more food concessions. I think MD's entertainment might be a little better.

Bottom line, we had a great day.
Written October 23, 2021
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gostartraveler
Forked River, NJ1,842 contributions
Aug 2022
First time going here, and we had a great time! Some people interacted with my kid in character. Mostly cardless is not a problem since we knew in advance. You can dress up, or not, either way we enjoyed the shows, the themed-kids' rides, and the shops. Plenty of parking and plenty of places to eat as well. We'll be back next year. Recommended.
Written August 29, 2022
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Deborah T
Maryland268 contributions
Aug 2021
It was a drizzly kind of day... thanks Henri... but a good time was had by all. Tons of shows, music, and laughter. We saw an old favorite, Cu Dubh, at the Globe. Knightwings brought out their Falcons for demonstrations. The Maze was fun. The Dungeon gave my grandchildren some ideas for their siblings. The food was amazing - Turkey Legs, Baked Potatoes, Bread Bowls filled with soup, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Lemonade, and more. We missed last year due to the restrictions and were quite pleased with some of the renovations/changes made to different venues.
Written August 24, 2021
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