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Welcome to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival!
Our 2016 dates: August 20-21, 27-28, September 3-4-5, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25.
Saturdays, Sundays & Labor Day Only!
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Rain or Shine / No Pets / FREE PARKING
Good King Henry anticipates a memorable 2016 Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.
For our 2016 season, we take you on a magical tour through time and legend. As you wander down the village streets and pathways of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, ready thyself to revel with master revelers, watch artisans create original works of their ancient craft and be taken in by the tantalizing aromas of roast turkey legges, steak on a stake, fresh baked goods and much more.
Featuring a cast of hundreds of authentically costumed merrymakers living and working throughout the village and performing, continuously, upon the Festival's stages, the illusion of a rollicking 16th Century festival day is created. Impromptu encounters with the royalty and peasantry of Tudor England are commonplace.
You'll meet all kinds, from jousters to jugglers to minstrels to maidens faire, all schooled in art of interactive theater! Much new entertainment has been summoned by Good King Henry for this glorious season. For six special summer weekends enjoy family fun for children and magical times for adults.
There are many reasons to return to the 2016 Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival again and again as no two Festival days are ever alike, for we offer wondrous themes for each of our festive weekends.
August 20 & 21 - OPENING WEEKEND!
“An Adventure to the Past!”
Come join us in a celebration of music and dance as we put out the royal welcome mat for King Henry and Queen Katherine’s arrival at the castle. Meet our new cast of villagers, enjoy our first-class entertainers and revisit old favorites. Take advantage of the “Buy-One-Get-One Free” offer this weekend only, available at participating Wendy’s Restaurants!
August 27 & 28 - Celtic Fling!
Listen to the traditional sounds of Celtic musicians, Scottish pipe bands and madrigal singers throughout the Realm. Sing along with our Irish Troubadour as he performs popular ballads. Irish dancers and Bag Pipers will also be featured this weekend. Get ready to don ye kilts for the Men in Kilts Contest.
September 3, 4 & 5 - Children’s Weekend!
Prince, Princess & Pirate Party
Union Member Appreciation Weekend
Throughout this weekend dedicated to young lads and lasses, children ages 12 and under experience the Festival for free with a paying adult. Special activities including the Prince, Princess and Pirate Costume Contest, the Royal Quest, knighting ceremonies and photos with the King and Queen. Also, be sure to enjoy medieval rides and games of skill! This weekend only is our Union Member Appreciation! All members of a Union receive a Buy-One-Get-One-Free Adult Ticket with valid identification. Redeemable at Festival Box Office Only!
September 10 & 11 - Wine Revelry!
Military Appreciation Weekend!
“The Discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star” ~Leonardo Da Vinci. For this weekend dedicated to “The Nectar of the Gods” we intend to use it very well, indeed! Participate in the legendary Grape Stomp Competitions for prizes, as well as Free Sampling of some of the finest vintages from local Pennsylvania wineries. Also, this weekend is our Military Appreciation! All military personnel receive a Buy-One-Get-One-Free Adult Ticket with Military I.D. plus their children, ages 12 and under, enter the realm free! Redeemable at Festival Box Office Only!
September 17 & 18 - Pirate Invasion!
Argh Matey! Pirates have invaded the festival! Enjoy a weekend of rousing good tales and tunes of high-seas adventures, swash-buckling sword fights and a jolly good time! “Drink up me hearties, yo ho!”
September 24 & 25 - Oktoberfest: A Final Huzzah!
“Willkommen”(a Hearty Welcome), as you join your Village Hosts King Henry and Queen Katherine in an Oktoberfest Celebration and a Farewell to the Festival Season. Tantalize your taste buds with Traditional German Favorites such as Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Chocolates! German Music, Dancing, Lederhosen and Tavern Wenches will delight one and all with a fun-filled taste of Bavaria. Come Eat, Drink, and Make Merry with us at the Castle!
For further information regarding our Special Themed Weekends call Lori Hughes at (724) 872-1670