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a blog – by Greg First

Bay Area Renaissance Festival Wraps Up This Weekend With A High Seas Adventure.

This will be the final weekend of the wildly successful Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. This year has exceeded all expectations. You can go back in time to the Village of Fittleworth on Friday, March 31st, Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd from 10 a.m. – to 6 p.m. rain or shine. This weeks theme is High Seas Adventures and features Perfect Pirate Competition, Tatoo Competition, Craft Beer Samplings, and a Pirate Costume Contest. Friday March 31st tickets are $13.95 and includes a free beverage. Great food like 100 layer cinnamon rolls, turkey legs, chicken & waffles, Scotch eggs, apple dumplings and plenty of beer , wine and smoothies. Over 100 merchants have just about anything you can think of. Entertainment is on every corner including live jousting, camel rides and audience participation in many events.  This is the last weekend so don’t miss it. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is located on 46th Street and Fowler Ave across from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Oh, parking is FREE.ren fest final

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March 29, 2017 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, 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

Barbarian Brew Fest At Bay Area Ren Fest

This weekend Saturday, March 25th and Sunday, March 26th come to the Bay Area Renaissance in the  Village of Fittleworth and celebrate with a Barbarian Brew Fest. You can check out the Florida Archery Championship, Throne of Swords (Costume & Trivia Contests), Craft Beer Samplings and Board Competitions. This is also Deaf Awareness Weekend. There are over 100 Artisians showing off their goods. Everything from live jousting to live mermaids is at this years events. Also all kinds of great food offerings. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is located across from the University of South Florida on Fowler Avenue and 46th Street and parking is always free. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. To see everything going on go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com.demzarrah59

March 23, 2017 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, 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, Uncategorized, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

Time Travelers Coming To Renaissance Festival at MOSI

The Time Travelers themed weekend March 11th & 12th will be at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. You can look forward to Craft Beer Samplings, Belly Dance Competition, Steampunk Invasion & Costume Contest, Dr. Who Costume Contest and a Time Travelers Ball. You can experience food fit for a King like 100 layer cinnamon rolls, Turkey Legs, Chicken & Waffles, Burgers, Scotch Eggs and wash it down with Beer, Wine & Smoothies. There is so much to do we would have to write a book. You can go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com for a complete list of activites. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located at Fowler Ave & 46th Street in Tampa across from the University of South Florida (USF). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. Parking is FREE.king08_2

March 8, 2017 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, Fittleworth, High Seas Adventure, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, King Henry, MOSI, Pet Fest, Pirates, Queen Katherine, Ren Fest, Romance, Royal Pet Fest, Shamrocks, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Uncategorized, Wenches, Wine | Leave a comment

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

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

Highland Fling Mar 1st & Mar 2nd At Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI

MNRF07Aug25Card1278If the rest of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival is anything like the first weekend it should be a great run again this year in Fittleworth. This weekend is the Highland Fling. Featured will be the Florida Highland Heavy Games Competition along with the Masters Championships. In addition Scottish Dancers and a Scottish Village is in store. There will even be a Men In Kilt’s Competition. This year there is over 200 master artisans featuring Glassblowing Demos, Handmade Jewelry, Childrens Toys, and even Historic Weaponry and Metal Works. Also you can see live Mermaids, Full Contact Jousting, The Wheel of Death, those awesome Washing Well Wenches and many other acts throughout the village. Oh, and food, what can I say, It is fit for a King. Parking is FREE and the hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located at 11315 N. 46th Street. It’s across the street from the University of South Florida and next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Fowler Avenue. For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com

February 24, 2014 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, High Seas Adventure, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, MOSI, Pet Fest, Ren Fest, Romance, Royal Pet Fest, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, Wine, Wonders of the World | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

WINE, CHOCOLATE AND ROMANCE KICKS OFF THE 2014 BAY AREA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AT MOSI

The 2014 Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI kicks off with it’s first of many themed weekends starting with Wine, Chocolate and Romance on Saturday, February 22 & Sunday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some of the events include Chocolate Festival, Wine & Beer Tasting, Cupcake Crusades (Sunday), State Fencing Championship, Grape Stomp, Fudge Fling, Sweet Stroll, Wooing Contest, Couples Chocolate Pie Eating Contest and Steampunk Costume Contest. The festival is located at 11315 N. 46th Street next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Fowler Avenue. Go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com for a complete list of vendors, entertainment and many other things of interest. Keep checking back for your chance to win tickets to this years festival.

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February 5, 2014 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, High Seas Adventure, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, MOSI, Pet Fest, Ren Fest, Romance, Royal Pet Fest, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, St. Patricks Day Party, Uncategorized, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

THE 2014 BAY AREA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL IS COMING

Be watching for dates, times and other exciting information for the 2014 Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. Keep checking back for an opportunity to win tickets to this awesome event.king08_2

December 17, 2013 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, 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 | 3 Comments