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

The Bay Area Renaissance Is Coming To Tampa at MOSI February 15th – April 4th

The Village of Fittleworth is a 16th Century European village located in Tampa at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) featuring 12 stages with live entertainment. Over 100 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. The festival runs February 15th – March 29 on Saturday’s and Sundays. Festival Friday this year is March 27th. The Kegs and Eggs event will be on April 4th. For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com

January 8, 2020 Posted by | Belly Dancers, Chocolate, High Tea, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Pet Fest, Pirates, Romance, Wenches | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

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