What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

Tampa’s Largest St. Patty’s Day Party is This Weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI

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This weekend March 17th and 18th the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI presents Shamrocks and Shenanigans. You are cordially invited to attend Tampa;s largest St. Patty’s Day Party. You will enjoy the Irish Heavy Games, Men in Kilts Contest, the Margaret Morrison Highland Dancers and even a Bonnie Knees Contest. The festival has vendors on every corner and some wonderful choices of food. The festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and is happening rain or shine. Parking is always free. The festival is located at 46th Street and Fowler avenue in Tampa across from the University of South Florida. For a complete schedule go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com

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March 16, 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, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Capt. Jeffries Festival Is Sunday, March 11th from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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March 7, 2018 Posted by | Capt Jeffries Festival, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI Begins This Weekend Feb 10th.

Chocolate Fantasy (Feb. 10th – 11th)

Fairy House, Mural Competition and Banner Competition Voting

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The Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI begins this weekend Saturday, February 10th & Sunday, February 11th. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. Admission is $21.95. Parking is FREE. The festival is located next to the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) across from the University of South Florida on Fowler Avenue.

February 9, 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, Uncategorized, Wine | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pigz in Z’hills is Coming

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December 9, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Final weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

ren fest finalTAMPA, Fla., (March. 2015) –The final weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival kicks off early for Festival Friday. Barbarian BBQ Bash is happening March 27th- March 29th.

A Festival tradition for over thirty years, Festival Friday brings unique educational, shopping and entertainment opportunities. School Day is a fantastic field trip destination for K-12 students, with lessons in music, costuming, combat and more. Along with festival Friday comes the Annual Masque Ball! Put on your finest garb, and dance the night away. There will be prizes for the best masque!

 

The last weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival includes many treats to spoil every guest! Delve into the Savoury Barbarian Market in Piper’s Valley, where you will find finger-licking goods, like jams and sauces! Of course there will be the opportunity for craft beer and wine tastings. House made BBQ available for purchase from Grandpa John’s BBQ, as well.

Barbarian BBQ Bash will truly be a great time for all as the Festival celebrates Sign Language Weekend! At each stage patrons will find Volunteers, from the local interpreting community – coordinated by Angel Interpreting and VRI, interpreting all of the shows and contests throughout the weekend.

 

Take your best shot at the annual Florida State Archery Competition! Tampa Archery School hosts the event, with competition for all ages. Saturday opens with a traditional Target competition, with categories including modern and traditional longer bow, olympic and traditional recurve, and genesys compound. Sunday makes a switch as shooters take aim at animal shaped targets, Perfect for hunters! The participation fee is $15 dollars, includes admission, and open to walk-up archers. Winners will receive bragging rights and a trophy!

 

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 36th season began on February 14th and ends on March 29th, 2015.  The Festival is open weekends, with a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, March 27th, 2015. The Festival is open from 10 am – 6 pm Rain or Shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $19.95; Children 5-12 $11.95; four and under are free!   Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K and Walgreens stores, at MOSI, or online at www.BayAreaRenaissanceFest.com.


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March 24, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let Your Fantasy Fly at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival

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Explore a world of wonders with the Bay Area Renaissance on March 7th and 8th. Flight of Fantasy weekend unveils costumes, steampunk, and belly dancing like you have never seen before!

Visit the Fantasy Market in Piper’s Valley for a truly magical experience. Here you will find beautiful trinkets, enchanted masks, and hand-made costumes. This weekend will also be filled with competitive spirit and new experiences. If you don’t feel like competing, join one of the Daily Royal Events like Henry’s Happy Hour or Pig ‘N’ Swig.

New to the lineup of Daily Royal Events is Once Upon a Tea Time. Join the Princesses and some of your favorite fairytale characters like Rumpelstiltskin, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and more, as they tell their exciting tales. Spend your afternoon with tea, lemonade, mimosas, delightfully delectable delicacies and a frolicking good time! Tickets are $15 per person and are available for purchase at the Festival Box office or online at http://www.Bayarearenfest.com.

Dancers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Middle Eastern Belly Dance Competition. This event gives participants the opportunity to shimmy their way to prizes, with categories for both amateur and professional dancers. Onlookers will experience one of a kind performances by troupes and soloists from across the state.

The competition will be judged by Darlene Trieste from the Demzarrah Gypsies. Their live music, comedy and belly dance show has been entertaining Bay Area Renaissance audiences for decades. Viewers will laugh at the antics of this gypsy family and be amazed by the performances of the talented dancers. This popular family show features everything from swords to snakes. Its many fans attest that it will make great memories for years to come. Aside Darlene will be six professional dancers from the Tampa area. The judges combine for more than 60 years of experience.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 37th season began on February 14th and ends on March 29th, 2015. The Festival is open weekends, with a special day for schools and seniors on Festival Friday, March 27th, 2015. The Festival is open from 10 am – 6 pm Rain or Shine. Admission at the gate: Adults $19.95; Children 5-12 $11.95; four and under are free! Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K and Walgreens stores, at MOSI, or online at http://www.BayAreaRenaissanceFest.com.

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Set Sail for the Buccaneer Beer Fest at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

TAMPA, Fla., (Feb. 2015) – Anchors aweigh! The Bay Area Renaissance Festival invites you to bring your furry friends and pirate pals to their Buccaneer Beer Fest weekend, February 28th and March 1st.

Piper’s Valley, the Festival’s special events area, will be packed with puppies, pet rescue groups and pet demonstrations. If you’re looking for a new family companion, this is the place to be!  Adoption groups Pibbles to the Rescue, Dalmatian Rescue of Tampa Bay, and Rugaz Rescue will be there to play matchmaker to patrons looking to adopt a pet. Tampa Bay Conservation Society will also be attending the weekend to show exotic rescued animals!

While roaming through Piper’s Valley, be sure to check out the pet demonstrations provided by Courteous Canine. Members of their Dog Training staff; Lisa Morrissey, Scott Baggett, and Beth Livesay, will presenting their knowledge and training expertise’s with patrons throughout the Day. Their mix of demonstrations is sure bring new experiences for both you and your pet!

Lisa, along with her ex-shelter dog the famous “Brody the Border Collie Trick Dog”, will be showing off some of Brody’s favorite tricks. Scott is a licensed Pet Partner Evaluator who will exercise pet therapy with Eli his Golden Retriever. Beth has fostered, volunteered, and devoted her time to help rescued dogs. She will be bringing along an orphaned pup, seeking a new loving home.

Each and every day the Festival hosts two Royal Pub Crawls, which are claimed to be the rowdiest in all of Tampa! Beginning at the ALL NEW King’s Landing Pub, The Black Velvet Band will guide crawlers around the grounds as they receive three beers, a commemorative mug and non-stop entertainment. Get your tickets early as this popular event sells out daily.

For all the bikers out there, present your motorcycle license at the Festival Box Office and save $3 on an adult admission! Show off your sea legs in our perfect Pirate competition, or show off your best ink in our Tattoo Competition sponsored by Stigma Ink. Don’t feel like being competitive? Be sure to take part in our daily beer tasting to sample an array of delicious ales.
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a long-standing tradition whose 37th season begins on February 14th and ends on March 29th. The Festival is open weekends, as well as Festival Friday, March 27, 2015. The Festival is open from 10 am – 6 pm Rain or Shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $19.95; Children 5-12 $11.95; age 4 and younger get in FREE! Discount tickets are available at MOSI, participating Circle K and Walgreen’s stores, or online at www.BayAreaRenFest.com

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MUSIC AND MOTORCYCLES

MUSIC AND MOTORCYCLES

Save the date for our next Music & Motorcycles event on May 24, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The band Phoenix will be here to rock the stage starting at 4:30 p.m. If you want to register your bike in the 10-class ride-in bike show ($10 per bike/per class) be here and registered before 6 p.m. Don’t miss it!

April 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music and Motorcycles Coming To Z’Hills On March 22, 2014

Main Street Zephyrhills, Inc. presents Music & Motorcycles from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in downtown Zephyrhills along 5th Ave—just east of US HWY 301 (38434 5th Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542).  A live band will perform from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The event features a 10-class ride-in bike show.  Bike show registration is from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and costs $10 per bike, per class.  Trophies will be presented at 8:30 p.m. Lots of merchandise and food vendors and Main Street restaurants will be available.  16-ounce aluminum long necks sold by Main Street Zephyrhills for only $3 each can be enjoyed throughout the event perimeter.  Motorcycles can park on the south side of 5th Ave in the heart of the event.  Born to Ride will be here doing a TV taping and magazine shoot.  Radical Randy is the Master of Ceremonies.  Come party in downtown Zephyrhills.  Check our website www.mszi.org for more details and event layout maps closer to the date. Vendor forms can be found on our website at: www.mszi.org then click “Vendor Forms” from the menu. This event has been held 4 times per year for the past 15+ years.music and motorcycles

February 14, 2014 Posted by | Main Street Zephyrhills, Mainstreet Zephyrhills | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment