Huzzah! Get ready to take a time travel adventure into the 16th century at the annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival! We’ve put together a handy little guide with everything you need to know before you go to this year’s Fest! Learn about Theme Weekends, Discounts, and more!
Saturdays and Sundays, February 15th to March 29th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festival Friday happens March 27th
Get excited for this year’s Themed Weekends! With each weekend catered towards a specialized theme, there’s something for everyone!
Highland Fling: February 22nd and 23rd: Florida State Highland Heavy Game Championship, Men in Kilts Competition, Scottish Vendors, Scottish Dancers, Pipe and Drum Band, Bonnie Knees Competition
Barbarian Brew Fest: March 7th & 8th: Beard Competition (prizes provided by Smell Like A Viking Tattoo), Archery Competition, Game of Thrones Costume Contest
Shamrocks & Shenanigans: March 14th & 15th: Largest St. Paddy’s Day Party in Tampa, Beer Olympics, Men in Kilts Competition, Bonnie Knees Competition, and After Hours Celtic Band Party
High Seas Adventure: March 21st & 22nd: Tattoo Competition (prizes provided by Stigma Ink), Pirate Costume Contest, Knights on Bikes Discount
Free Beer Festival Friday: March 27th: Every ticket gets a free beer! USF Students and Staff with valid ID, Military, and First Responders all get a free ticket with valid ID. Ladies Shopping Day, School Day, and the Masque Ball that night!
Wonders of the World: March 28th & 29th : Florida State Belly Dancing Championships, Steampunk Invasion and Costume Contest, World Market
Kegs & Eggs: April 4th: Kegs & Eggs will return to the grounds of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival featuring an adult only Easter Egg Hunt, Beer Tasting, Games and Live Entertainment!