What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

Highland Fling February 21st & 22nd At The Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI

Strength is highlighted this weekend, at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, as participants compete in the Florida State Highland Heavy Games and IAF Florida State Armwrestling Championships.

Patrons can expect to be wowed this weekend during the Florida State Highland Heavy Games. The championships will involve a series of 8 different events including fan favorites like 16 lb and 20 lb Stone throw, 16 lb Hammer Throw, Caber toss, and MORE! Sunday will feature the Florida State Masters Highland Games Championship, where top master competitors from Florida will compete for the Florida State Masters title and the opportunity to affirm their professional status in this sport.

The Celtic Village, in Piper’s Valley, will feature special vendors unique to Highland Fling such as Scottish clans,organizations, and other celtic companies. Patrons are invited to show off their best kilt in the Men in Kilts Competition and participate in the Kids caber toss. All hearty eaters can test their appetite for Scottish fare in the Sauerkraut Eating Contest. Of course Highland Fling would not be complete without beer tastings. Samplings will include a variety of lagers, ales and stouts.

Saturday brings a new flare as the Festival, along with PowerHouse Promotions, host the IAF Florida State Armwrestling Championships. PowerHouse promotions (Anthony Letterio) has been involved in the sport of armwrestling for 3 years. He has put on some of the biggest Armwrestling events in Florida, and this is sure to be one of them. During the event, Armwrestling enthusiasts will have the chance to meet two special guests; Jerry Cadorette, 5x World Champion out of Rhode Island, and Kevin Nelson, New York native and reality TV star from AMC’s Game of Arms.

The IAF Florida State Championship will bring some of the best athletes in the state. Divisions will be available for Professionals, Novice, Ladies, Teens, Kids under 10 and Masters for guys 40 and over. All categories go by weight and there will be awards and prizes for top three in each weight class. The International Armwrestling Federation has been around since the mid 80s mainly in the northeast. Anthony Letterio as the regional director of the southeast states, is determined to create some of the best IAF events in the Country.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a long-standing tradition whose 37th season ends on March 29th. The Festival is open weekends, as well as Festival Friday, March 27, 2015. The Festival is open from 10 am – 6 pm Rain or Shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $19.95; Children 5-12 $11.95; age 4 and younger get in FREE! Discount tickets are available at MOSI, participating Circle K and Walgreen’s stores, or online at www.BayAreaRenFest.com.Ren Fest Arm Wrestle

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