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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

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

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

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

Bay Area Renaissance Festival Video

March 16, 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, Uncategorized, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment

Shamrocks & Shenanigans On Tap March 15th & 16th At Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI

It just keeps getting better and better at this years Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI. This weekend is Shamrocks and Shenanigans and it is you can join in for the 36th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Party. This weekend will be the Florida Highland Heavy Games Team Challenge, the Florida “Highlander” Open, Celtic Village, Wine & Beer tasting and a Men in Kilts Competition. There are thrilling rides, exciting games and contests throughout the Realm. Make sure to check out the family friendly magical Children’s Realm featuring free crafts, puppet shows, magic and more.

Send me an e-mail at gregfirstconsult@aol.com and let me know why you would like to go and you could win tickets to this years event. A drawing will be held on Thursday. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located at 46th and Fowler Ave 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. on Saturday and Sunday and parking is free. For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com.Fairy&Flute

March 10, 2014 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, Shamrocks & Shenanigans, St. Patricks Day Party, Wenches, Wine, Wonders of the World | Leave a comment