What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

Chocolate Fantasy Is This Weekend At Bay Area Ren Fest at MOSI.

This Saturday and Sunday, February 25th & 26 is the Chocolate Fantasy weekend. You can see the Florida State Fencing Competition, sample craft beers and so much more. Check out the Chocolate Festival, Whirlwind Wedding Wars, Fudge Fling & Couples Pie Eating Contest. If you donate blood at the festival this weekend you can get in for free and help to save a life. Also, if you bring in 4 cans of food and buy one ticket the second ticket is free. The festival is open rain or shine on both days from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and parking is always free. The entrance is on 46th Street and Fowler Avenue across from the University of South Florida. For a complete schedule go to http://www.bayarearenfest.combellydanceing

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February 22, 2017 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, 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

Barbarian Beer Fest is Happening This Final Weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival

Come out for Final Weekend on 03/19 and 03/20 of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival! Show off your facial follicles in the Best Beard Competition or test your aim in the Florida State Archery Championship. Be sure to taste some of the best craft beers during our Craft Beer and Food Tastings!


Best Beard Competition
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Patrons proud of their finely trimmed and manicured beards can enter the new Beard Competition for the chance to win amazing prizes! Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
• Longest Beard
• Grizzliest (Fullest) Beard
• Most Unique Beard
• Best Mustache
• Best Trimmed Beard

In addition there will be over 100 Artisians selling just about anything that you can think of. The Town of Fittleworth is waiting for you and remember parking is always free. For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.comIMG_4556

March 15, 2016 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, King Henry, MOSI, Pet Fest, Pirates, Queen Katherine, Ren Fest, Romance, Uncategorized, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

Pirates and Pets This Weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

Ren Fairy

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 11 – 13 will be one of the best weekends yet at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. Pirates and Pets is the theme and you can look forward to a Pet Festival, Pet Demonstrations, Weiner Dog Races, Perfect Pirate Competition, Swab the Deck, Craft Beer & BBQ Tasting, Deaf Awareness Weekend and even a Tattoo Competition. In addition to all of that over 100 Artisan Vendors and a group of food vendors fit for a King will be on hand. Remember parking is always free. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located at 46th & Fowler Avenue in Tampa

March 12, 2016 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, Uncategorized, Wenches, Wine | Leave a comment

Time Travelers Invade The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

Bay Area Ren Fest lady

The weekends keep getting to be more fun at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. This weekend, February 27th & 28th the theme is, “Time Travelers” and the Village of Fittleworth will once again welcome visitors of all ages to this awesome event.You can look forward to the Florida State Belly Dance Competition, Steampunk Invasion along with a costume contest, a Fantasy Market, Dr. Who Costume Contest and even a Wine & Cheese Tasting.Every weekend has a different theme but some of the things that are happening continue every weekend. There are 12 stages of entertainment, over 100 vendors selling just about anything you can think of and food glorious food. Beer and wine are also available.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located at 46th & Fowler Avenue in Tampa across from the University of South Florida from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. rain or shine and remember parking is always free. For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com.

February 25, 2016 Posted by | 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 | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highland Fling at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

Highland Fling
February 20th & 21st
Weekly Food Festival: February 20th and 21st
Craft Beer and Gourmet Pretzels
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Highland Games
Saturday, February 20: Florida Heavy Games Championship
Sunday, February 21: Florida Heavy Games Masters Championship

Highland Games Schedule
Located in Piper’s Valley

10:15a 10:30a
Tampa Bay Pipe & Drums 22lb Breamar Stone Throw
11:00a 11:30a
17lb Open Stone Throw Heavy Weight Throw for Distance
12:15p 1:30p
Light Weight Throw for Distance Tampa Bay Pipe & Drums
2:00p 3:00p
Caber Toss Sheaf Toss
4:00p 4:45p
Weight for Height Awards Ceremony
5:00p
Tampa Bay Pipe & Drums

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. It is located next to the Museum of Science and Industry on Fowler Avenue and 46th Street in Tampa. Remember parking is always free.

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February 18, 2016 Posted by | 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

Chocolate Fantasy at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

 

Chocolate Fantasy

This is the second weekend for a great, family friendly fun time at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Tampa as they present a Chocolate Fantasy featuring the Hansel & Gretel Gingerbread Competition. This year they have all new Wine & Chocolate tastings, Whirlwind Wedding Wars, the 8th Annual Fencing Championship, Mural Competition Voting, Couples Pie Eating Contest and much, much more. Food fit for a king and over 100 Artisan booths for your shopping pleasure. All the fun is this weekend February 13th & 14th. A food drive will be taking place and if you bring 4 cans of food you will get a buy one get one free admission to the festival.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine and is located at 46th Street & Fowler Ave across from the University of South Florida next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and remember parking is always free.

February 10, 2016 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, 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 | Leave a comment

Pillage The Village Feb 6 & 7 At Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

Set sail as fun awaits you during our Pillage the Village weekend! Experience a one of a kind Traders Port full of spices, jewelry and clothing brought here by merchants from far away lands. Is your beard the envy of all shipmates? Participate in our annual Tattoo Competition or test your strengh in the Arm Wrestling Championships! Also, while you’re wearing your favorite pirate garb, enter our Perfect Pirate Contest and be judged on your sartorial sophistication. There is something for pirates of all ages! Parking is always free. For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com 

  • Arm Wrestling Competition
  • Tattoo Competition
  • Pirate Costume Contest
  • Trader’s Port
  • Fairy House Voting
  • Perfect Pirate Competition

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January 20, 2016 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, 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 | 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