What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

This Is The Final Weekend. Now’s The Time.

This is the final weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Come on out this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday, March 29th is Festival Friday. Free admission for Military and 1st Responders. It’s also FREE Beer Friday. Come out and get the beer of your choice. Don’t forget the Masquerade Ball and Ladies Shopping Day.

This weekend is also Wonders of the World with the State Belly Dance Competition, Steampunk Invasion and Dr. Who Costume Contest. Stop in at the Game of Thrones Pub for a cool one.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine and parking is always FREE. For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com or call 813-983-0111.

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The King Retires after nearly 40 years at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

Join the Festival Sunday, March 24th, to see Michael Marzella as he makes one final appearance as King Henry VIII. Michael has been an integral part of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival since it’s beginnings in 1979. Though he first started off as a part of the Strolling Minstrel in the Festival’s Inaugural Year, he then took on the role of King Henry VII and spent nearly 40 year years in that role.

TAMPA, Fla., (Mar. 2019) – Visit the festival for one final visit with King Henry VII as his reign comes to an end.

Michael has also spent a great deal of his time as a part of Streetmosphere, an improv group that performed at Disney’s MGM Studio Theatre for more than Ten Years. He truly enjoys making people laugh, especially the Families at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival.

Every year, patrons have enjoined being regaled by his Highness in the lanes of the Festival. He spent time doing Knighting Ceremonies and Audiences with guests of the Festival. This Sunday, Patrons will have the opportunity to meet and greet with the King during a reception from 3pm to 4:30 pm at the Festivals Royal Glade.

The King will also perform The King Sings on Sea Horse Stage at 11:30am, a Final Knighting Ceremony at 2pm and will make an appearance in the Royal High Tea.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 41st season began on February 16, 2019 and ends on March 31, 2019.  The Festival is open weekends and Friday March 29, 2019 from 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $21.95; Children 5-12 $13.95; four and under are free!   Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K locations or online atwww.BayAreaRenFest.com

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Come Celebrate The Biggest St. Paddy’s Day Party This Weekend At The Bay Area Renaissance Festival.

Irish Culture is on full display on March 16th and 17th, marvel at the talented Irish dancers, test your stomach in the Mashed Potato Eating Contest, or show off your best kilt in the Men in Kilts Competition.

Be sure to check out the encore performance of the Irish Heavy Games. Watch as Athletes compete in feats of strength like the 22lb Stone Throw or the crowd favorite Caber Toss.

On March 16th the Festival will feature a St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza. Patrons in attendance will receive FREE Admission into an After Hours Party featuring the Bawdy Boys, Bocca Musica and Tartatrum, games, beer and more!

Be sure to check out our newest attractions! Dress up and visit the Game of Thrones Pub, pet the living unicorn, test your resilience on the climbing wall, shake hands with a giant puppet, and thrill to the aerial act overhead while grabbing a Bloody Mary and throwing axes at the Battle Axe Pub.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 41st season began on February 16, 2019 and ends on March 31, 2019.  The Festival is open weekends and Friday March 29, 2019 from 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $21.95; Children 5-12 $13.95; four and under are free!   Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K locations or online atwww.BayAreaRenFest.com

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Barbarian Brew Fest March 9th & 10th at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival

All archers are invited to participate in the Florida State Archery Championship. This will be a weekend filled with competitive spirit and new experiences. Do you have a awesome beard or mustache to showcase, well enter into our contest to win some great prizes!

Food, food and more food along with artisan’s on every corner. Lot’s to do for the young ones and the young at heart. Be sure to check out the Game of Thrones Pub or real life Jousting. There is live entertainment going on all day and you never really know who you are going to meet walking around the Village of Fittleworth.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located on 46th Street and Fowler Avenue across the street from the University of South Florida. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine and parking is always free. To see the complete schedule go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com

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