Each year from August to October, the grounds of Mount Hope Estate are transformed into 35-acres of mirth and merriment amidst jousting knights and royal delights. The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire invites the members of Zenkaikon 2015 to join them for their 35th season. A cast of hundreds of colorfully costumed characters will fill the Shire with music, dancing and more every Saturday and Sunday (plus Labor Day Monday) until October 25. With over 90 stage shows daily, 22 Royal Kitchens and scores of artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Faire invites guests to experience the fantasy! (For a sample of last year's festivities, view a 2014 program here.)
Each weekend throughout the Faire season will showcase an exciting and unique theme that offers a different experience every time. On September 19-20, the Faire will feature its Time Traveler's Weekend, when a chronological convergence of time travelers, doctors, treckers of the stars, the steam-punkified, slayers and many more of the fictions of science will gather upon the Shire of Mount Hope. Adult time travelers will also be invited to gather for an exhibition of their most creative fashions! Stand-out participants will receive wondrous prizes!
Our neighbors at the PA Renaissance Faire (in northern Lancaster County) have donated two pairs of tickets to give away to members of Zenkaikon 2015! To enter, let us know "What is your favorite time period (past, present, or future), and why?" For more details & to enter the contest, visit our contest page. (You can also purchase advance tickets here.)
Images (c) The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire