What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

Set Sail for the Buccaneer Beer Fest at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

TAMPA, Fla., (Feb. 2015) – Anchors aweigh! The Bay Area Renaissance Festival invites you to bring your furry friends and pirate pals to their Buccaneer Beer Fest weekend, February 28th and March 1st.

Piper’s Valley, the Festival’s special events area, will be packed with puppies, pet rescue groups and pet demonstrations. If you’re looking for a new family companion, this is the place to be!  Adoption groups Pibbles to the Rescue, Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay, and Rugaz Rescue will be there to play matchmaker to patrons looking to adopt a pet. Tampa Bay Conservation Society will also be attending the weekend to show exotic rescued animals!

While roaming through Piper’s Valley, be sure to check out the pet demonstrations provided by Courteous Canine. Members of their Dog Training staff; Lisa Morrissey, Scott Baggett, and Beth Livesay, will presenting their knowledge and training expertise’s with patrons throughout the Day. Their mix of demonstrations is sure bring new experiences for both you and your pet!

Lisa, along with her ex-shelter dog the famous “Brody the Border Collie Trick Dog”, will be showing off some of Brody’s favorite tricks. Scott is a licensed Pet Partner Evaluator who will exercise pet therapy with Eli his Golden Retriever. Beth has fostered, volunteered, and devoted her time to help rescued dogs. She will be bringing along an orphaned pup, seeking a new loving home.

Each and every day the Festival hosts two Royal Pub Crawls, which are claimed to be the rowdiest in all of Tampa! Beginning at the ALL NEW King’s Landing Pub, The Black Velvet Band will guide crawlers around the grounds as they receive three beers, a commemorative mug and non-stop entertainment. Get your tickets early as this popular event sells out daily.

For all the bikers out there, present your motorcycle license at the Festival Box Office and save $3 on an adult admission! Show off your sea legs in our perfect Pirate competition, or show off your best ink in our Tattoo Competition sponsored by Stigma Ink. Don’t feel like being competitive? Be sure to take part in our daily beer tasting to sample an array of delicious ales.
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a long-standing tradition whose 37th season begins on February 14th and 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

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