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a blog – by Greg First

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

Shamrocks & Shenanigans Happening At Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

This week’s theme March 18th & 19th at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is Shamrocks and Shenanigans. Come check out the Irish Heavy Games, Men in Kilts, Tampa’s Largest St. Paddy’s Day Party, the Margaret Morrison Highland Dancers and even Craft Beer Samplings. You can get all kinds of awesome food like Chicken Pot Pie, Turkey Legs (Huge), 100 layer cinnamon rolls, Scotch Eggs, Apple Dumplings and much, much more.Have you ever seen a live Mermaid? They are at the festival. Jousting, Petting zoo, Children’s Realm and all kinds of rides and games. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located at 11315 N. 46th Street across from the University of South Florida in Tampa.Hours are 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. rain or shine and parking is always free.

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March 16, 2017 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

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

Pirates & Pets This Weekend’s Theme At The Bay Area Renaissance Festival

This weekend, March 4th & 5th theme is Pirates & Pets. There is a whole bunch in store. Craft beer samplings, Swab The Deck, Weiner Dog Races, Pet Costume Contest, Pirate Peg Leg Relay Race and the Perfect Pirate Competition..As always great food, kids games, beer & wine, and always free parking.

Over 100 artisans selling everything from bling to almost anything you can imagine. Oh, and the food. Ever had a Scotch Egg? How bout a turkey leg that you need two hands to hold? Come enjoy the  Village of Fittleworth. You never know who you will meet. Ren Fairy

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is located on 46th Street & Fowler Avenue across from the University of South Florida. The hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. rain or shine.

 

March 1, 2017 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, Uncategorized, Wenches, Wine | Leave a comment

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

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

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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

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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