What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

The King Retires after nearly 40 years at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival!

Join the Festival Sunday, March 24th, to see Michael Marzella as he makes one final appearance as King Henry VIII. Michael has been an integral part of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival since it’s beginnings in 1979. Though he first started off as a part of the Strolling Minstrel in the Festival’s Inaugural Year, he then took on the role of King Henry VII and spent nearly 40 year years in that role.

TAMPA, Fla., (Mar. 2019) – Visit the festival for one final visit with King Henry VII as his reign comes to an end.

Michael has also spent a great deal of his time as a part of Streetmosphere, an improv group that performed at Disney’s MGM Studio Theatre for more than Ten Years. He truly enjoys making people laugh, especially the Families at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival.

Every year, patrons have enjoined being regaled by his Highness in the lanes of the Festival. He spent time doing Knighting Ceremonies and Audiences with guests of the Festival. This Sunday, Patrons will have the opportunity to meet and greet with the King during a reception from 3pm to 4:30 pm at the Festivals Royal Glade.

The King will also perform The King Sings on Sea Horse Stage at 11:30am, a Final Knighting Ceremony at 2pm and will make an appearance in the Royal High Tea.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 41st season began on February 16, 2019 and ends on March 31, 2019.  The Festival is open weekends and Friday March 29, 2019 from 10 am – 6 pm rain or shine.  Admission at the gate: Adults $21.95; Children 5-12 $13.95; four and under are free!   Discount tickets are available at participating Circle K locations or online atwww.BayAreaRenFest.com

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Barbarian Brew Festival At Ren Fest

The theme for this weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI is the Barbarian Brew Festival. The dates are March 10th & March 11th. You can expect to enjoy the State Archery Competition. Also there is a World Market, Medieval Combat Training, Beard Competition and a Wyrdwood Viking Lodge.

The festival features a variety of food vendors. Have you ever tried a Scotch Egg? They are pretty awesome. Also artisans on every turn. You can enjoy a glass of beer or wine as you stroll the ancient village of Fittleworth. Oh, the washer women are a real treat. You can see real jousting and cheer for your favorite.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located @ 46th Street and Fowler in Tampa. It’s right next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine. Parking is always FREE.




March 9, 2018 Posted by | BARF, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Beer, Beer Fest, Belly Dancers, Chocolate, Fittleworth, High Tea, Highland Fling, Highland Games, Huzzah, Jousting, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment