The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire has several advantages, including three motels in walking distance in case you want to imbibe the beer, mead, wine and spiked cider available . You can stroll the day long, checking out the variety of musical, comedy and juggling acts, among others. You can shop for funky stuff, eat all kinds of fun fodder, and if it ain’t all authentic, it’s still all in good goony fun. Oh, and you can dress up fancy if you like.
You finish the day off with a joust, even if our hero Roland loses again, and pretty impressive fireworks.
However, you also are located nicely. Withou much fuss, you can head to the Lancaster area and Pennsylvania Dutch Country — including the inimitable Ronks and Intercourse, PA, and no, I’m not making that up — for great dining in the smorgasbords, such as Miller’s, traditional eateries, such as Plain & Fancy and other homey if trendier choices, such as the Revere Tavern, that the vicinity offers, not to mention all the cool shopping choices available at Kitchen Kettle Village and Dutch Haven Shoo-Fly Pie Bakery. You an also stay on a replica steamboat at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, that actually has some quite attractive accommodations. Lititz, PA has the old-timey Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, where you can learn to be a pretzel twister, and who doesn’t want something to fall back on? Then there’s Hershey, with its amusement park, major concert setting, Tröegs Brewing and The Hersey Story museum, where you can become a candy-making apprentice or sample chocolate from around the world.
So, you got choices. (But be warned: Some of these places aren’t open on Sunday, such as KKV, or close early on Sunday, sometimes earlier than the posted time, such as Miller’s, so calling ahead is a good idea if you want to be certain they can accommodate you.)
Oh, and P.S. The town of Lancaster has the Lancaster Brewing Co., a nice stop in its own right.