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
“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
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, 2:30 at the Greek Stage! Also join us for the “Think You Can Jig” Dance Contest, 4:30 at the Rose Stage!
September 3, 4 & 5
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 at 2:30 at the Greek Stage. Also, there is the Royal Quest, knighting ceremonies and photos with the King and Queen. 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
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 at 2:30 at the Greek Stage, 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
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! A Mr Caribbean Pirate Contest will take place at the Greek Stage at 2:30. Pirate Treasure Hunt will also take place! Meet at the Front Gate at 12:30! “Drink up me hearties, yo ho!”
Oktoberfest: A Final Huzzah!
September 24 & 25
“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 and Pretzels! Stein Lugging Contest will take place at the Joust Field at 3:30! 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