The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Features Royal Dog Days

By decree of His Majesty, Rovers can unleash their inner Rennie during the Royal Dog Days at The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire!

For the first eight weekends of the annual 13-weekend sojourn to a 16th century shire both pet parents and their pups can cheer for the contestants in a human chess match, marvel at the skills of magicians and enjoy toe-tapping and tail-wagging Olde World tunes. Fashion-conscious Fidos can even wear fairy wings, don dragon scales or express themselves as elves during the Myths & Legends Weekends’ Dog Days Costume Exhibitions.

The Royal Dog Days include:

  • August 5 – 6 Children’s Fantasy
  • August 12 – 13 World Carnival
  • August 19 – 20 Celtic Weekend
  • August 26 – 27 Myths & Legends
  • September 2, 3 and 4 Heroes of the Realm
  • September 9 – 10 Wizarding Weekend
  • September 16 – 17 Pyrate Invasion
  • September 23 – 24 Time Travelers

Rules and Restrictions

All canines attending the faire with their human family must mind their p’s and q’s. Only one dog per pet parent will be admitted, and guardians must show proof that their dog’s rabies vaccination is up to date. Dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times, and must stay will their pet parent at all times. Pet parents must clean up after their dog. Prior to entering the faire, pet parents must check in at the Dog Days Registration Window to receive ID for their dog and provide all registration forms necessary for their dog’s admission to the festivities. A complete list of requirements can be read at the faire’s Dog Days page and in the Royal Dog Days Packet.

A Royal Dog Days participant!

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A Note about Noise

Renaissance festival entertainment has the reputation for being a bit boisterous at times, and pups who might panic at the sound of gun or cannon fire or the crack of a whip should avoid certain performances. The faire offers a list of particularly loud performances on its website.

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will take place at the Mount Hope Estate, located 2775 Lebanon Road in Manheim, Pennsylvania.

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