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

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

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

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

Final Weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI.

 

March 23rd, 24th & 25 is the last weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI until next season. This weekend’s theme is the High Seas Adventure. Come check out all the great vendors and food fit for a king or a queen. This weekend there will be a Tatoo Competition, Swab the Deck, Race for the Rattle, Pirate Costume Contest and Perfect Pirate Competition. This is also Deaf Awareness Weekend. The festival is located on Fowler Ave and 46th Street right next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day and parking is always free.  To find out the complete schedule go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com

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March 21, 2018 Posted by | Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, 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, Uncategorized, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | , , | Leave a comment

The 2018 Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI Begins February 10th. Check back for weekly updates, schedules and your chance to win. It’s gonna be a GREAT season…

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January 26, 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, 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

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

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