FAQ's

General Info

Lost & Found

Please call our office the following Monday to inquiry about lost & found items, contact 813-983-0111.

Refunds & Rain Checks

We do not issues rain checks or refunds. We are open rain or shine, and all acts will be performed as scheduled unless conditions threaten the safety of the participants.

Hours of Operation & Location

11315 N. 46th St., Tampa, FL 33617

Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) • 10am – 6pm

Feb. 16th – Mar. 31st

We are open ONE (1) Friday during the festival, Mar. 29th, 2019

Parking

Parking is FREE, courtesy of MOSI.

Handicap Parking

We have handicap accessible parking available. There are also designated areas for motorcycles.

Village Map

Click the image to view the map!

Weekly Schedule

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

What is the Bay Area Renaissance Festival?

The Bay Area is transformed into a 16th century village featuring over 12 stages of mistrel, marionette, magic, court jester and dance shows as well as full armor jousting competitions, a live mermaid cove, arts and crafts, roaming musicians and traditional and modern day treats and savory eats.

Pets (DOG'S ONLY)

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.

Admission

What does General Admission include?

All stage shows outside of the castle, including jousting are included in the admission. You may choose to purchase arts and crafts items, food or beverage, or enjoy some rides and games (costs vary).

Can we leave the park without paying to re-enter?

Yes. Please have your hand stamped at the gate when you leave. When you re-enter the Park, show your stamped hand for re-entry.

What is the price at the gate & are there discounts available?

Gate Admission:

  • Adults:$21.95
  • Children (5-12):$13.95
  • Seniors (Ages 65+):$17.95
  • Students (w/valid college ID):$17.95

For advance discounted tickets, you may purchase tickets @ the following locations:

  • Circle K

For discounted coupons, you may visit the following participating locations:

  • PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATED LOCATIONS!

Do you offer a discount for the Military?

Yes. Active military & vets receive $5.00 off their gate admission with the proper ID.

Food Information

Can we bring in food & drinks?

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.

How much money should I bring to spend on food for the day?

Food prices vary any where from, $2 up to $18. We offer a wide variety of food choices for your pleasure.

Weapons Policy • Film & Photo Rights • Clothing Policy • Credit Cards

Weapons

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.

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.

Clothing Policy

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

Does the festival and/or vendors accept crdeit/debit cards?

Most vendors/food booths accept credit/debit cards. Also, there are ATMs available throughout the park.