What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

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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The Bay Area Renaissance Festival Is Coming

king08_2The 2015 Bay Area Renaissance Festival At MOSI is coming February 14, 2015 thru March 29, 2015. Keep watching for details and for your chance to win tickets to this awesome annual event.

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2011 Festival of Lights Parade Winners

Best Display of Theme [Over the River & Through Zephyrhills]

#1719 – Dale Complete Landscaping

Best Business Entry

#1805 – Pasco Turf & Tractor

Best Youth Organization

#1807 – Zephyrhills Bulldogs, Inc.

Best Marching/Walking Unit

#502 – Zephyrhills High School Band

Best Equestrian Unit

#1804 – Technicolor Horse Farm

Best Miscellaneous Car/Truck

#1811 – Holden On Motorsports, LLC

Best Club Entry

#1718 – American Cancer Society

Best Religious Organization

#1721 – First United Methodist Church


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