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01. Huzzah & Cheers!

King Henry and Queen Katherine Parr invite one and all to their 16th Century European village featuring stages with live entertainment. Over 100 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience.


Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our newest season by visiting the Festival grounds this year. Huzzah!

Explore the various realms of new magic!

02. NEW this season!

01.

Living Unicorn

Experience all things unicorn this season and visit our live unicorn while exploring the realm.

02.

Bow Blast

Attack your competition with a soft arrow & have a BLAST!

03.

Aerial Act

Enjoy ground to the sky aerial acrobatics!

04.

Bloody Mary Bar

Spicy, tangy, or mild, enjoy the very best at arm's reach.

05.

Battle Axe Pub

What type of axe-throwing abilities do you have? Find out at this pub!

06.

Puppet Troupe

The Giant Puppet Troupe has arrived! You'll either love it or have nightmares!

Hurry & get yours, they're going fast!

03. Ticket Prices for 2019

Adult

Ages 13 & Up

$ 21.95

  • @ the Gate

Children

Ages 5 - 12

$ 13.95

  • @ the Gate (KIDS 4 & UNDER ARE FREE!)

Senior(s)

Ages 65 & Up

$ 17.95

  • @ the Gate (W/ VALID ID)

Student(s)

with valid college ID

$ 17.95

  • @ the Gate

Season Pass

Adult - Ages 13 & Up

$ 89.95

  • @ the Gate

Season Pass

Child - Ages 5 - 12

$ 53.95

  • @ the Gate
Theme Weekends

What theme are you interested in?

04. Theme Weekends

Feb.

16 & 17

Highland Fling

Feb.

23 & 24

Wine, Romance & Song

Mar.

2 & 3

Pirates & Pet Festival

Mar.

9 & 10

Barbarian Brew Festival

Mar.

16 & 17

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

Mar.

23 & 24

High Seas Adventure

Mar.

29

Festival Friday

Mar.

30 & 31

Wonders of the World

*UPDATED SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE THE WEDNESDAY OF THAT THEMED WEEKEND*

Highland Fling

Wine, Romance & Song

Pirates & Pet Festival

Barbarian Festival

Shamrocks & Shenanigans

High Seas Adventure

Festival Friday

Wonders of the World

Special Events

What theme are you interested in?

05. Special Events

Outlets & Policies

Where to get discounted tickets!

06. Ticket & Coupon Outlets

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Available at participating locations after Feb. 1

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Things you need to know!

07. Policies

Outside Food & Beverage Policy

The Bay Area Renaissance Festival does NOT allow outside food or beverages through our gates unless the food is a medical necessity such as infant formula/baby food. (The Festival will allow one unopened bottle of water per person to be brought through the front gate.) All flasks must be empty before entering the Festival gates! You may bring a cooler to leave in your car if you wish. If you choose to do so it must remain in your car. Patrons are welcome to leave through our gates, receive a hand stamp, return to their car and reenter through our gates later during the same day. Please note: all bags are inspected at the front gate! (This is for our employee’s and patron’s safety!) If you have any questions, please call 813-983-0111.

Film & Photo Rights

All film rights are reserved. Commercial use of photos, videos or audio tapes made at the festival without written permission from the marketing department is strictly prohibited. Any cameras with lenses over 12 inches must have prior approval from the marketing department to shoot photos on the Bay Area Renaissance Festival grounds. If you have any questions, please call 813-983-0111.

Weapons Policy

The Festival bans guns on our premises. Longbows are allowed as long as they are not strung, arrows with tips are not allowed unless you are competing in the longbow competition that day. Swords, knives, dirks and daggers must be completely sheathed and peace-tied. Axes, claymores, maces, antique firearms, pikes and halberds are NOT allowed on the Festival site. No drawing of any weapon at any time. Must be 18 years or older to carry a weapon. If you have any questions, please call 813-983-01112.

Clothing Policy

All patrons must arrive and remain fully clothed, including shirts and shoes. If you have any questions, please call 813-983-0111.

Smoking Policy

Patrons over 18 years old are permitted to smoke cigarettes in designated areas. If you have any questions, please call 813-983-0111.

Electric Wheelchairs (Amigos)

Our grounds are handicap accessible. We DO NOT offer any type of electric wheelchairs/amigos for rent. If you have any questions, please call 813-983-0111.

Dog Policy

To be eligible to bring your dog to the Fest the following terms must be met.
  1. Fill out the Dog Registration Form (DOWNLOAD FORM)
  2. Bring Proof of Rabies Vaccination with dates in one of the following forms:
  • Proof of shots from Veterinarian
  • Tag on Pet with date of expiration
  • Bring your dog to Dog Check-In prior to entry
IMPORTANT RULES
  • DOGS ONLY! No other pets will be allowed on festival grounds!
  • All Dogs must be on a leash at all times
  • Dog leashes can not exceed 4 feet
  • Owners must clean up after their dogs
  • Only one dog per owner will be allowed
  • Dog Owners must report any accidents to first aid immediately
  • All Dogs must have their festival tag visible at all times
  • No puppies under the age of 6 months allowed
ALL SERVICE ANIMALS WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE FESTIVAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH ADA REGULATIONS.

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Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors & patrons!

09. Our Sponsors & Testimonials

Great food, great experiences. It’s a must in the grand scheme of things to do in Tampa. I make this a yearly family plan. And definitely extend invitations to friends.

— Michelle Cruz

Patron

You see the best shows, can buy the coolest stuff, meet the best people, and have the best time. Just wish it came more than once a year.

— Ricky Von Hangenschlongen

Patron

I thoroughly enjoyed my day at the Bay Area Ren Fest. The entertainment was excellent and varied. Much more to see and do than can be accomplished in one day. I'll be back.

— Jack France

Patron

Contact

Just Nearby!

10. Location

11315 N. 46th St.
Tampa, FL 33617

Come See Us!

11. Festival Hours

Weekends • Feb. 16th – Mar. 31st • Plus Festival Fri. Mar. 29th
10am – 6pm • Rain or Shine

Leave us a Message!

12. Contact Us

Questions • Concerns:
☎ 813.983.0111 • ✉ info@bayareareanfest.com