What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

Barbarians Invade the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

 Barbarians Invade the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

TAMPA, Fla., (Mar. 2020) – Sit upon the infamous and ominous Throne of Swords as you

bring out your inner Warrior March 7th and 8th during Barbarian Brew Fest Weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival.

Stop into Wrydwood Viking Lodge for Shield Fighting Demos and Viking Games before making your way to the All New Battle Axe Pub where you can toss axes while sampling delicious craft beers.

Show off your facial follicles during the Beard Competition for a chance to win prizes in four different categories: Longest, Grizzliest, Best Trimmed or Most Unique.

Tampa Archery School brings a chance for competitors to test their aim during the Archery Championships. All participating Archers receive Free Festival Tickets for Entry. 

If you’re not ready for an Archery competition yet, you can still take a shot at your friends at the Robinhood-style bow and arrow game, Bow Blast.

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

COMING UP:

March 27th– Masquerade Ball

April 4th–Kegs & Eggs

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

March 3, 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, Royal Pet Fest, Shamrocks, Wenches, Wine | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Pirates & Pets at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival Mar 2nd & 3rd

Check out the Weiner Dog Races

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival theme for this upcoming Saturday and Sunday is Pirates and Pets. Come check out the Pet Festival, Weiner Dog Races, Pet Demonstrations, Pet Costume Contest and Perfect Pirate Contest.

Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our newest season by visiting the Festival grounds this year. Huzzah!

Oh, if you donate blood this weekend at the festival you will get a free ticket and you will help save a life. Also if you bring 4 cans of food to the festival you will receive a BOGO voucher. The festival is located on Fowler Ave and 46th street across from the University of South Florida. Hours are 10am – 6pm and parking is always FREE.

February 26, 2019 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, High Seas Adventure, High Tea, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Jousting, King Henry, MOSI, Pet Fest, Pirates, Queen Katherine, Ren Fest, Romance, Royal Pet Fest, Shamrocks, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, St. Patricks Day Party, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | , , , | Leave a comment

Wine, Romance & Song This Weekend

The theme this weekend, Feb. 23rd & 24th is Wine, Romance & Song at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Tampa. Come enjoy the Chocolate Festival, State Fencing Competition, Wedding Wars, Fudge Fling and Couples Pie Eating Contest. Vendors galore and food fit for a king. The festival is located on the corner of Fowler Ave and 46th Street across from the University of South Florida. Parking is always FREE. The hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Rain or Shine…For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com.

February 20, 2019 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, Royal Pet Fest, Shamrocks, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

Time For A Highland Fling At The Bay Area Renaissance Festival This Weekend…

This weekend February 16th & 17th is the opening weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. This weekends theme is Highland Fling. Lot’s of new things to look forward to this season like the Battle Axe Pub and the Giant Puppet Troupe. You can enjoy Florida’s Highland Heavy Games, Men in Kilts Competition and the Margaret Morrison Highland Dancers. Beer and wine is available with food vendors throughout the Village of Fittleworth. If you donate blood at the festival you get a free admission. Also, if you bring in 4 cans of food you will receive a buy one and get one free admission. Looking for something to take home. They have artisans on every turn. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located at the corner of Fowler Ave and 46th Street in Tampa across from the University of South Florida. Hours are 10am to 6 pm rain or shine and parking is always FREE. To get more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com

February 13, 2019 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, Pet Fest, Pirates, Queen Katherine, Ren Fest, Romance, Shamrocks, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

Bay Area Renaissance Festival is Coming. Mark your calendar…

January 27, 2019 Posted by | BARF, 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, Romance, Royal Pet Fest, Shamrocks, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | , , | Leave a comment

The 2019 Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI Is Coming Weekends Feb 16 – Mar 31. Free Parking 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rain or Shine.

Fairy&Flute

January 21, 2019 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, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tampa’s Largest St. Patty’s Day Party is This Weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

Ren Fairy

This weekend March 17th and 18th the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI presents Shamrocks and Shenanigans. You are cordially invited to attend Tampa;s largest St. Patty’s Day Party. You will enjoy the Irish Heavy Games, Men in Kilts Contest, the Margaret Morrison Highland Dancers and even a Bonnie Knees Contest. The festival has vendors on every corner and some wonderful choices of food. The festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and is happening rain or shine. Parking is always free. The festival is located at 46th Street and Fowler avenue in Tampa across from the University of South Florida. For a complete schedule go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com

March 16, 2018 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, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barbarian Brew Festival At Ren Fest

The theme for this weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is the Barbarian Brew Festival. The dates are March 10th & March 11th. You can expect to enjoy the State Archery Competition. Also there is a World Market, Medieval Combat Training, Beard Competition and a Wyrdwood Viking Lodge.

The festival features a variety of food vendors. Have you ever tried a Scotch Egg? They are pretty awesome. Also artisans on every turn. You can enjoy a glass of beer or wine as you stroll the ancient village of Fittleworth. Oh, the washer women are a real treat. You can see real jousting and cheer for your favorite.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located @ 46th Street and Fowler in Tampa. It’s right next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. Parking is always FREE.

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March 9, 2018 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, High Tea, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time Travelers This Weekend At the Bay Area Renaissance Festival @ MOSI

The weekend March 3rd & 4th the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI will have Time Travelers as its theme. Guests can enjoy the State Belly Dancing Competition, Steampunk Invasion, Tampa Bay Tardis, Dr. Who Costume Contest and the Time Travelers Steampunk Ball. In addition to the themed activities their will be all kind of delicious foods and a large variety of artisans displaying many different kinds of arts and crafts. Plenty for the kids to do. The festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine and parking is always free. The festival is located on Fowler Ave and 46th right next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) across the street from the University of South Florida. To get the complete schedule go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com. washingwell

March 2, 2018 Posted by | Back To The Future, Banquet, BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, High Seas Adventure, High Tea, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment