What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

Experience the High Seas Adventure at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

Mermaid11TAMPA, Fla., (Mar. 2015) – Set sail for the 37th year of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Embark on High Seas Adventure weekend to see mermaids and pirates wash in with the tide on March 21st and 22nd.


Plunder Piper’s Valley for tempting treasures of the Traders’ Port. Find handmade soaps, imported tea, and costumery fit for royals- or pirates! Be sure to make your way to the 5pm Joust to honor this weeks military family. In partnership with MacDill Air Force Base, the Festival is honoring the Men, Women and their families that sacrifice everyday in support of our country and freedom for all. Learn more about these Modern Day Knights by visiting the Festival website at www.BayAreaRenFest.com.


The Festival is on a mission to discover the best beards in all of the seven seas, asking contenders to showcase their facial follicles in the annual FREE Beard Competition.  Enter your facial hair into categories including; Longest Beard, Grizzliest, Most Unique, Best Mustache, or Best Trimmed Beard for your chance to win great prizes.

It can’t be a pirate festival without some ice-cold ale! Each and every day the Festival hosts two Royal Pub Crawls, which are rumored to be the rowdiest in all of Tampa!  The Black Velvet Band will guide crawlers around to different pubs on the Festival grounds as they receive three beers a commemorative mug and one hour of lively entertainment.  Don’t feel like walking? Rest your feet in the ALL NEW King’s Landing Tavern as The Bawdy Boys present a one-of-a-kind bawdy beer show for patrons 21 and up.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 36th season began on February 14th and ends on March 29th, 2015.  The Festival is open weekends, with a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, March 27th, 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; four and under are free!   Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K and Walgreens stores, at MOSI, or online at www.BayAreaRenaissanceFest.com.


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