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 & Motorcycle 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!
CHECK THEME WEEKENDS LINK OR THE MAIN PAGE OF THE WEBSITE TO DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE!

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.

When does Jousting occur?

Our jousting occurs 3 times a day on Saturday & Sunday during festival hours. 1pm, 3pm & 5pm!

Admission

What does General Admission include?

All stage shows, 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+ with proper ID):$17.95
  • Students (w/valid college ID):$17.95
  • Children 4 & under are FREE!

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

  • Circle K

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

  • Subway & Metro PCS

During the 1st three weekends of the festival, we offer patrons the option to donate blood to receive a FREE ticket or to donate 4 perishable items of food to our food drive to receive a BOGO voucher for general adult admission tickets. Both drives are held on the grounds of the festival. When you arrive, you will be instructed on where to go for donations.

Do you offer a discount for the Military?

Yes. Active military & vets receive $5.00 off their gate admission with the proper ID. This discount does not include families.

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

Bay Area Renaissance Festival bans firearms on the premises.

Guests may wear a sword or dagger but the sword or dagger must be sheathed completely with no part of the blade showing and secured in the sheath or scabbard with a plastic zip tie, (peace bound or peace tied), and at no time may they be drawn from the scabbard or sheath.

Zip ties are available at each entrance gate. Guests may not carry any other weapons or objects that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon, and no costume or accessory may contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another guest.

Bows are not permitted except may be transported, by competitors, unstrung, to and from festival events, such as the longbow competition.

Plastic and wood toy weapons are allowed without sheaths or peace bonded, but may not be wielded in a way that they might accidentally strike another guest or employee.

Guests who do not adhere to the weapons policy may be refused entry and/or removed, unless the costume or attire can be modified to meet the above standards.

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.

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