Renaissance festival whisks guests back to the 16th century thanks to period sets, costumed characters, and knight-filled jousting events
About This Deal
Choose from Three Options
- $11 for a one-day adult admission ticket; valid August 27–28 ($19.95 value)
- $5 for a one-day child admission ticket; valid August 27–28 ($9 value)
- $11 for a one-day adult admission ticket; valid September 3–5 ($19.95 value)
Children under 5 receive free admission.
About Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
When the Good King Henry turns back the clock at the start of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, he transports patrons to a 16th century that looks a little different than history might say. First, the festival evokes the 16th century of Europe more than the 16th century of Pittsburgh. And second, there are fairies fluttering about. But these fantastical elements don't draw ire from history buffs—in fact, they incite straight-up delight. That's because they add up to one thing: spectacle. Read on for a few other sights and sounds to expect.
- Jugglers and maidens and minstrels, oh my: The first thing you'll probably notice is the sheer number of costumed entertainers wandering through the grounds and interacting with visitors. Expect kings, peasants, and even fire-breathers.
- A feast fit for royalty: Clear your plate for turkey legs, steaks on a stake, and king's sausage, as well as some time-bending menu items such as pizza and a cup full of mini cookies.
- A real-life knight's tale: A Renaissance fest just wouldn't be complete without jousting. During three daily competitions, noble knights and their brave horses will crash into each other before exchanging insurance information.
- Handmade wares: More than 100 vendors will be on hand to sell clothing, costumes, weapons, pottery, and even shoes. Plus crowds can see live demos of blacksmithing and glassblowing.