Mount Hope (Renaissance Faire) Brewfest Is Cancelled

Mount Hope (Renaissance Faire) Brewfest Is Cancelled

The Mount Hope (Renaissance Faire) Brewfest is Cancelled

As was rumored, and hinted by many in the industry, it has finally been announced officially – The Mount Hope Brewfest will no longer be ran. Having been in operation and ran for over a decade, the Mt. Hope Brewfest at the Renaissance Faire in Manheim, Pennsylvania was one of the first and premier brewfests in the Central PA area.

Myself, along with my friends Drew (Knights of Nostalgia), Rory, as well as many others over the years (Dave, Drew’s sister and brother in law, the Delps, Palante, Robert, etc, etc, etc) have all enjoyed going each year and getting to stroll the Renaissance Faire grounds enjoying delicious craft beer and wonderful food.

The Announcement

Cheers To The Memories!
Brewfest has been cancelled. We would like to express our gratitude to all the beer enthusiasts who have been a part of Brewfest since its inception in 2008. For more information on upcoming events, visit our website or stay tuned to our FB and IG pages.

The Mt. Hope Brewfest catered to the Central PA area and breweries, hosting many breweries from Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, York, Schuylkill, Perry, and other surrounding or nearby counties. In my early days of craft beer, the RenFaire brewfest helped me learn about a lot of breweries to get to go and visit them and try them out at the store.

As Drew and I have talked about over the past two years the brewfest has felt a bit more ‘lacking’ each year. Less breweries, and even an increase in cost. The popularity in craft beer brewfests has also waned in recent years, not just in Pennsylvania but nationwide. Even brewfests like Great American Beer Fest (GABF) have been drawing smaller and smaller crowds and people have talked less and less favorably of them online. Perhaps the craft brewfest fad is ending and the bubble is bursting for brewfests (as well as for breweries). I suppose time will tell.


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