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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

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

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

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

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