What's Up Zephyrhills

a blog – by Greg First

This Is The Final Weekend. Now’s The Time.

This is the final weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. Come on out this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday, March 29th is Festival Friday. Free admission for Military and 1st Responders. It’s also FREE Beer Friday. Come out and get the beer of your choice. Don’t forget the Masquerade Ball and Ladies Shopping Day.

This weekend is also Wonders of the World with the State Belly Dance Competition, Steampunk Invasion and Dr. Who Costume Contest. Stop in at the Game of Thrones Pub for a cool one.

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine and parking is always FREE. For more information go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com or call 813-983-0111.

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Time Travelers This Weekend At the Bay Area Renaissance Festival @ MOSI

The weekend March 3rd & 4th the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI will have Time Travelers as its theme. Guests can enjoy the State Belly Dancing Competition, Steampunk Invasion, Tampa Bay Tardis, Dr. Who Costume Contest and the Time Travelers Steampunk Ball. In addition to the themed activities their will be all kind of delicious foods and a large variety of artisans displaying many different kinds of arts and crafts. Plenty for the kids to do. The festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine and parking is always free. The festival is located on Fowler Ave and 46th right next to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) across the street from the University of South Florida. To get the complete schedule go to http://www.bayarearenfest.com. washingwell

March 2, 2018 Posted by | Back To The Future, Banquet, 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

Bay Area Ren Fest Presents Pirates & Pets Feb 24th & Feb 25th.

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This weekend Feb 24th & Feb 25th the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI presents Pirates & Pets. It’s the Annual Pet Festival with Pet Demonstrations, Weiner Dog Races, Swab The Deck and a Perfect Pirate Competition.  If you bring in 4 cans of food and you buy one ticket you get a free one. It will help someone that is really in need. Also if you donate blood at the entrance to the festival you will get a ticket for free. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located on Fletcher Ave & 46th in Tampa across from the University of South Florida next to MOSI. Food, fun and way more in the Village of Fittleworth. Come check it out.

February 22, 2018 Posted by | Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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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Festival Friday and Wonders of the World at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI This Weekend.

ImageFestival FridayMarch 22nd and Wonders of the World March 23rd & 24th are this weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI. Friday is Ladies Shopping Day and Saturday and Sunday is the State Royal Archery Championships, State Belly Dance Championships and of course, FREE Beer Tasting.Lot’s of new things happening at the Ren Fest this year including Live Mermaids, Cupcake Wars, a Fairy House, Mud Show and Wheel of Death. In addition lot’s of great food, beer and wine and hundreds in the vendor village. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located of Fowler Ave and 46th in Tampa across from the University of South Florida. Hours are 10:00 – 6:00 Rain or Shine. Oh, and parking is FREE.

March 19, 2013 Posted by | BARF, Beer Fest, Chocolate, Cinco de Mayo, High Seas Adventure, Highland Games, Huzzah, Romance, St. Patricks Day Party, Uncategorized, Wonders of the World | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment