At the gate, we came upon a ring of dancers. The actors were teaching visitors how to do easy traditional dances. We joined in the next one, and it was a lot of fun. Easy to catch on, but challenging enough that it was still interesting.
Finally after a day full of fun we stepped out the gates and traveled 400 years back to our sport utility vehicle. All I could hope for was that we could come back before it ends in October!
Fedora Copley is a home-schooled 13-year-old living in Hagerstown. She is a member of the teen journalist team writing for The Herald-Mail's Next section.
If you go ....
WHAT: Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
WHERE: On the grounds of Mount Hope Winery, near Cornwall, Pa., about 8 miles south of Lebanon, Pa.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30.
COSTS: $24.95, adults and $9.95, ages 11 and younger; or if purchased online, $19.95, adults and $8 ages 11 and younger. For tickets, call the box office at 1-717-665-7021, ext. 231, or go to