This weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival: World market, wine tastings, tattoo and belly dancing competitions and more

  • The World Market: offering ceramics, glass, crocheted and knitted crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Wine tastings in the special events field and in Piper's Valley.

  • The Florida State Belly Dance Competition: giving participants the opportunity to dance their way to prizes, with categories for both amateur and professional dancers.

  • 2nd Annual Tattoo Competition: Categories include: Best Pirate Tattoo, Most Colorful, Most Covered and Most Unique

  • Arm wrestling contests: witness the "Southeastern States Arm Wrestling Championship" and the "Florida Power Pull"; Anyone interested in participating in these competitions may register at (Registration will also be accepted both days of the competition from 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with the competition beginning at 2:00pm. Beginners are encouraged to register.)

  • Juggling competition

  • Egg roll eating competition

See schedules and get more info here.

Update: “A Knight to Remember”, the after hours masquerade ball, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 16th.

See the list of theme weekends and the huge list of food being served to start planning your eating and drinking activities.

We’ll keep you updated on all of the tasty goings-on at the Ren Fest here at CL Food & Drink — keep checking back for more info!

The 33rd season of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival runs every weekend from Saturday, March 26th, until Sunday, April 17th, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., as well as on Friday, March 11th for schools and senior day, and on St. Patrick’s Day from 5-10 p.m. Admission at the gate is $17.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 5-12, children 4 and under are free. Parking is free! 11315 N. 46th St, Tampa (across the street from MOSI).

It's the Wonders of the World Weekend at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, April 2-3.

In addition to the rest of the festivities, guests can experience an array of exotic experience in the special events field, including:

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