What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

Set Sail with Your Pups to The Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

 

TAMPA, Fla., (Feb. 2020) – Anchors aweigh! The Bay Area Renaissance Festival invites you to bring your furry friends and Pirates Best to Pirates and Pups Fest weekend, February 29th – March 1st

Piper’s Valley, the Festival’s special event area, will feature Pet Vendors and Competitions including the Pet Costume Contest and Weiner Dog Races. Local Rescues will also be set up, giving patrons a chance to find a furry friend of their very own.

Back by popular demand this year is Ultimate Air Dogs. Watch as dogs of all sizes participate in a high-flying, Dock Diving Championship.

This weekend marks the first of two Pirate Themed Weekends. Dress to impress for a chance to win prizes during the Perfect Pirate Competition or test your skill in a game of Swab the Deck.

Party in a diverse environment on Saturday night during the ALL NEW Rainbow After Dark Ball, featuring gourmet Hors D’ouervres, Drinks, Dancing and Live Entertainment.

Test your puzzle solving skills to escape the Castle in the All New Escape Room. Play Viking Games, learn about Viking Lore or watch the Viking Battles in the All New Viking Encampment. Get your picture taken in the Pit of Misery or become a Dungeon Master during Dungeons and Dragons Free Play.

Kegs N Eggs will be returning to the grounds of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival this April. The event will feature Craft Beer Tastings, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and an Adult Egg Hunt! Search the grounds of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival for your chance at more than $75,000 in Prizes. More information is available at www.KegsnEggs.com

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 42nd Season began on February 15, 2020 and ends on March 29, 2020.  The Festival is open weekends and Friday March 27 from 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $22.95; Children 5-12 $14.95; four and under are free! Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K locations or online at www.BayAreaRenFest.com

February 24, 2020 Posted by | Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, High Seas Adventure, High Tea, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, King Henry, MOSI, Pet Fest, Pirates, Queen Katherine, Ren Fest, Romance, Royal Pet Fest, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | , | Leave a comment

Ten Students Given Citizen Honors By Chamber

Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Student Citizens for February 2020 pause for a photo op with Chamber representatives at the Student Citizen of the Month ceremony held February 19th, 2020. FRONT: Mackenzie Selvaggio, a Kindergarten student at Woodland Elementary School; Ansh Patel a 2nd grade student at West Zephyrhills Elementary School; Caleb Lare a 5th grade student at Academy of Spectrum Diversity; Julian Martinez, a 7th grade student at East Pasco Adventist Academy and Vicky Jones, Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce President. BACK: Katy Boyd, GZCOC Ambassador Chairperson; Jasen White, a 5th grade student at Chester W. Taylor Elementary School; Lt. Nathan Gardner, Zephyrhills Police Department;  Austin Linville, a 12th grade student from Zephyrhills High School; Grace Murphy, a 5th grade student at Heritage Academy and Melonie Monson, Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Director. (Not Pictured: Angel Wansor, a 5th grade student from Stewart Middle School and Tayler Stanley, an 11th grade student from Zephyrhills Christian Academy)

    The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce advances economic growth and prosperity for our community.

    The Chamber of Commerce is incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. Our membership is comprised of businesses, government agencies, public-private corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals with a shared interest in preserving and enhancing the quality of life in Zephyrhills. 

    We promote a vibrant and active business climate supporting economic growth through leadership and active involvement by our membership.

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Highland Fling happening this weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

TAMPA, Fla., (Feb. 2020) – Channel your inner Scot at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival on Highland Fling Weekend, February 21st and 22nd.

Keep your head low and be mindful of flying logs during the Annual Highland Games. Watch as the burliest Men in Florida toss everything but the kitchen sink as a test of true Highlander might. Events will include the Caber Toss, the Stone Throw, the Sheaf Toss and much more.

For lads with more beauty than beast, we implore you to put your charms to the test during the Men in Kilts competition. Scotsmen and simple folk alike can strut their stuff at the feet of the Queen herself in a bid to be deemed the best-kilted lad. 

Be sure to check out the only All Female Pipe and Drum Band in the Country, Blue Sky Pipes and Drum and the talented taps of Margaret Morrison’s Highland Dancers.

Test your puzzle solving skills to escape the Castle in the All New Escape Room. Play Viking Games, learn about Viking Lore or watch the Viking Battles in the All New Viking Encampment. Get your picture taken in the Pit of Misery or become a Dungeon Master during Dungeons and Dragons Free Play.

Kegs N Eggs will be returning to the grounds of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival this April. The event will feature Craft Beer Tastings, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and an Adult Egg Hunt! Search the grounds of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival for your chance at more than $75,000 in Prizes. More information is available at www.KegsnEggs.com

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 42nd Season began on February 15, 2020 and ends on March 29, 2020.  The Festival is open weekends and Friday March 27 from 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $22.95; Children 5-12 $14.95; four and under are free! Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K locations or online at www.BayAreaRenFest.com

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Wine, Romance and Song Opens the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

TAMPA, Fla., (Feb.. 2020) – Romance fills the air during the opening weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, February 14th and 15th.

Dive into a sea of chocolate and free samples all weekend from local chocolatiers, bakers and sweet treat makers during the Annual Chocolate Festival.  

En Garde! Test your hand or enjoy an epic duel for the realm during the 2019 Fencing Championships. Not ready for an epic duel? No problem, take on your friends or family in our fan favorite Bunny Fencing.

The Battles are on! Saturday, 4 Couples will compete to win a Whirlwind Wedding in Wedding Wars, while Cupcake Bakers showcase their best creations during Sunday’s Cupcake Crusades.

Show off your romantic side in FREE contests such as the Fudge Fling, Sweet Stroll, Grape Stomp, and the Couple’s Chocolate Pie Eating Contest. This is sure to be a weekend filled with a competitive spirit of new experiences with a hint of love. There is something for everyone, so don’t miss out on all the fun!

Test your puzzle solving skills to escape the Castle in the All New Escape Room. Play Viking Games, learn about Viking Lore or watch the Viking Battles in the All New Viking Encampment. Get your picture taken in the Pit of Misery or become a Dungeon Master during Dungeons and Dragons Free Play.

Kegs N Eggs will be returning to the grounds of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival this April. The event will feature Craft Beer Tastings, Food Trucks, Live Entertainment and an Adult Egg Hunt! Search the grounds of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival for your chance at more than $75,000 in Prizes. More information is available at www.KegsnEggs.com

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 42nd Season begins on February 15, 2020 and ends on March 29, 2020.  The Festival is open weekends and Friday March 27 from 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $22.95; Children 5-12 $14.95; four and under are free! Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K locations or online at www.BayAreaRenFest.com

February 6, 2020 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, High Seas Adventure, High Tea, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, King Henry, MOSI, Pet Fest, Pirates, Queen Katherine, Ren Fest, Romance, Shamrocks, Wenches, Wine | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment