Travel back four centuries in time at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival held each August and September in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, just west of New Stanton. Enjoy life from the 15th century with free daily shows, artisans, jousting, comedy, and food.
Saturdays & Sundays, plus Labor Day
10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., rain or shine
August 24–25, and 31; September 5-6, September 1–2, 7–8, 14–15, 21–22 and 28–29, 2013
Located on a permanent 200 acre site just off I-70 at Exit 51A (Rt. 31E), 6 miles west of New Stanton, Pennsylvania. Just 40 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
Children: 5-12 $8, under 5 FREE
Group discounts are available for groups of 50 or more.
purchased online are available for discount prices
Seven themed stages offer a variety of entertainment from jugglers and magicians to interactive comics and acrobats. Wandering musicians and costumed entertainers stroll the wooded paths of the 16th century village. Jousting competitions are held three times a day.
Join the Renaissance Festival Games by stepping up to test your balancing ability on Jacob's Ladder, or prove your mettle at the Test O' Strength. Axe throwing, darts, and other games of skill can also be found throughout the festival, as well as people-powered rides, crafts to make, and plenty of festival food.
Available at no extra charge, the Children's Realm at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival offers Maypole dancing, storytelling by Queene Anne, an exotic animal display, and many free crafts, games and activities especially for kids.
Theme Weekends at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival:
In addition to all the regular activities, each of the seven renaissance festival weekends will offer special events focused around a theme:
An Adventure to the Past: August 24–25
Children's Weekend: Prince, Princess & Pirate Party August 31, Sept. 1 & 2 (Labor Day)
Wine Revelry: September 7–8
Irish Festivalis: September 14–15
Celtic Fling: September 21–22
Oktoberfest: A Final Huzzah! September 28–29