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Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival 2024

Experience the ultimate medieval fun at this Renaissance fest!

Dates: August 24–September 29, 2024 (weekends and Labor Day only)

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival is an annual occasion in West Newton, Pennsylvania. This festival honors the sixteenth century with period-appropriate costumes, jousting competitions, and thematic cuisine. Wandering through a reconstructed medieval village with shops, activities, and performances is a memorable experience per se, but there's more to the event than just strolling around. It's a place where people from all walks of life come together to celebrate their love of history, culture, and creativity, fostering a sense of camaraderie and belonging.

Festival dates

The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival 2024 will run during August 24–September 29, (weekends and Labor Day only). Each weekend of the festival is dedicated to a certain theme, which will be announced soon by the festival organizers. The disclosure of these themes takes place every year with the help of various events: The CRAIC Show, The Washing Well Wenches, The Knights Of Noble Cause, The Witch Trial, etc.


Guests can purchase tickets for this year's festival at the box office (adults—$25, children (age 5-12)—$12, kids under 5—free entrance) or online (adults—$23.50, children (age 5-12)—$11, kids under 5—free entrance. Festival organizers emphasize that this is the price for single-day admission, and tickets are non-refundable.


From thrilling jousting tournaments and daring sword fights to comedic performances, live music, and interactive street theater, there's always something exciting happening throughout the festival grounds. Just remember that all events and activities take place from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm at the Renaissance Lane 4.6 miles (7.4 km) from West Newton, Pennsylvania, with all important infrastructure.

Events and activities

Visitors can participate in knight jousting competitions or musical and dance acts. There are many various stages throughout the festival grounds, so just choose whichever one vibes off with you and go for it. You can also indulge in typical Renaissance foods, like turkey legs, meat pies, and of course-ale. In addition, there is a kids' zone with face painting, storytelling, and games.

Among the main warnings of the organizers: no outside food, beverage, or coolers allowed. All festival food and beverages are cash only. Visitors can be dressed in costumes but cannot have full face masks. The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival offers free parking and doesn't allow pets.

The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival is a fun and interesting opportunity to learn about history and live in the past, even just for a few days. Festival in 2024 promises an unforgettable experience filled with adventure, entertainment, and cultural immersion.

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