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a blog – by Greg First

HUZZAH TO THE KING AT THE BAY AREA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AT MOSI

This will be the last weekend to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. The dates are April 4th, 5th and 6th. The theme this weekend is Huzzah To The King and features a huge variety of things to do. The Village of Fittleworth is rolling out a BBQ Championship, Wine and Beer Tastings, Cake with the King, Turkey Leg eating contest, Royal Market and Woodchuck Hard Cider Tastings. This has been at great run and this years festival and this weekend could be the best yet. There will be a Masquerade Ball on Friday, April 4th and a Fantasy Mask Contest on the 5th and 6th. There is just so much going on we want you to check out the website at http://www.bayarearenfest.com for a complete list of what is happening. The festival is located on the corner of Fowler Avenue & 46th in Tampa. Remember parking is free.MasqueBallsquare

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April 1, 2014 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Tampa, 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, St. Patricks Day Party, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

High Seas Adventure Is A Treat At Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI

Saturday March 29th and Sunday, March 30th theme at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is the High Seas Adventure. Lot’s of great things happening this weekend featuring the Best Beard Competition, Wine & Beer Tasting, Tatoo Contest and Trader’s Post. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days. Other fun things are Swab the Deck, Press A Wench, Pickle Pie Eating Contest and so many things there are way to many to mention. You can go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com for a list of things going on at this years festival. Fittleworth comes alive and parking is free. There are over 200 artisans for you to check out and food galore. Hey, they even have live mermaids. The festival is located on the grounds next to the Museum of Science and Industry on the corner of Fowler Ave and 46th Street. See you there this weekend. Wine and Choc

March 25, 2014 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Tampa, 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, St. Patricks Day Party, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

Wonders Of The World Can Be Seen At The Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI This Weekend!!!

Wonders of the World is this weekends theme March 22nd & 23rd at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. Take a look at the Belly Dance Championships, Florida State Archery Championships, Fantasy Mask Contest, Wine & Beer Tastings, World Market and Woodchuck Hard Cider Tastings. Get signed up for the Pub Crawl and participate in Henry’s Happy Hour. In addition you can sing for your supper. Other activities include a magical children’s realm, marketplace with over 200 master artisans, glassblowing and more. The Village of Fittleworth is located on the corner of Fowler Avenue and 46th Street in Tampa next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and across from the University of South Florida. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days and parking in free. For a complete list of activities go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com. Oh, leave me an email why you would like to go and you could win a family 4 pack of tickets.IMG_4556

March 17, 2014 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Tampa, 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, St. Patricks Day Party, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

Bay Area Renaissance Festival Video

March 16, 2014 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Tampa, 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, St. Patricks Day Party, Uncategorized, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

High Seas Adventure Wraps Up This Years Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI

Fire Eating MNThis is the last weekend to pay a visit to The Village of Fittleworth at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. This weekends theme is the High Seas Adventure on April 6 & 7.  What started on February 23 comes to an end after this weekends many events that are scheduled. This looks to be one of the best weekends yet. Get ready for the BBQ Championships, FREE Wine Tasting  and a Tatoo Expo & Competition. Some of the other things that are new this year are Live Mermaids, Fairy Houses, Secret Garden, Cupcake Wars and lot’s of Merchants in the marketplace. Jousting, belly dancers, comedians, magic and much more. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located on the grounds of MOSI on the corner of 46th and Fowler across from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. Oh, and parking is always FREE. For a complete schedule go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com

April 1, 2013 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Tampa, High Seas Adventure, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, MOSI, Pet Fest, Ren Fest, Romance, Royal Pet Fest, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, St. Patricks Day Party, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

Experience a Fiesta at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

demzarrah51TAMPA, Fla., (Mar. 2013) – Join the party at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival for a Fiesta Festival weekend full of fun!  March 30 and 31 will celebrate Latin America with activities such as Flamenco Dancers, Fencing Championships, and a Taco Eating Contest.

Returning this season will be King Henry’s Brunch to celebrate a special Easter weekend beginning at 10 am both days. The event is $30 per person and includes everything you could want for a fun Easter weekend with family and friends!  Each person receives admission into the Festival, an extensive brunch buffet, and your choice of two drinks. The full brunch menu includes wide array of breakfast options that will satisfy every hungry stomach!  A Latin Easter Service and Bunny Fencing will be other events not to miss during Easter weekend.

Patrons are invited to stroll through local vendors for the Latino Market or experience the Fiesta fun with colorful and energetic Flamenco Dancers and Mariachi Bands.  All are invited to indulge in a favorite Mexican food in the Taco Eating Contest or test their fighting skills in the Fencing Championships, with categories for both Novices and Scholars or Masters and Veterans.

All patrons are encouraged to prove that they are equal in skill and nobility to all worthy fencers in the Realm in the Fencing Championships this weekend.  The competition will be held ‘In the Round’ and all participants are encouraged to have at least some experience in the sport. All contestants must use epee blades but they are allowed to use other tools in their ‘Off­Hand’. With approval from the tournament director and judges, their Off­Hand tools can include anything from a Dagger, Cloak, Buckler and even a second Epee.

Whether you choose to join us for Fencing Championships, King Henry’s Easter Brunch or Flamenco Dancers, there is something for everyone at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 35th season began on February 23 and ends on April 7, 2013.  The Festival is open weekends, with a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, March 22, 2013. The Festival is open from 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine. Admission at the gate: Adults $18.95; Children 5-12 $10.95; four and under are free!  Free parking is provided by James Rivard Buick GMC.  Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K and Walgreens stores, at MOSI, or online at http://www.BayAreaRenaissanceFest.com.

March 25, 2013 Posted by | BARF, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Tampa, High Seas Adventure, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, MOSI, Pet Fest, Ren Fest, Romance, Royal Pet Fest | Leave a comment

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Coming To Bay Area Renaissance Festival Grounds At MOSI!!!

Festivals Inc and MOSI are partnering together to host the 2011 Cinco de Mayo event in Tampa!  This three day event will celebrate Mexican history and culture with entertainment and activities. Mark you calendars for Thursday, May 5th to Saturday, May 7th. Hours are 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Check out some of the things happening below:

Carnival Rides

Latin Music, Dancers & Entertainment

Marketplace

Delicioso Food & Drink

Pig Roast

Cigar Smoker

Miss Latina Pageant

Chili Contest

Salsa Dancing Lessons

Car & Motorcycle Show.

The festival is located on the grounds of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI on the corner of 46th & Fowler Ave in Tampa. Admission is $5.00 for adults 12+. Children are Free and Free Parking. Go to http://www.CincodeMayoTampa.com or call 813-983-0111 for more information.

April 25, 2011 Posted by | Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Cinco de Mayo, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Tampa, Uncategorized | Leave a comment