DADE CITY – Listen, listen: The show will go on.
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival has moved to the ancient forest of Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City. In partnership with Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, event planners are organizing what is known as a “once in a lifetime celebration”. This year the festival will move from MOSI. Participants will have the opportunity to join the villagers of Fittleworth and Queen Katherine Parr and her court as they invite everyone to the magical 16th century European village with four stages of entertainment featuring musicians, magicians, wizards, jugglers and mimes.
More than 100 artisans will fill the festival market to display and sell their handicrafts. Guests will interact with memorable characters and enjoy live armored games, six themed weekends, and fabulous food fit for a king or queen.
The 2021 Bay Area Renaissance Festival kicked off on April 17 and will run Saturdays and Sundays through May 23. A festival tradition for over 40 years, the Bay Area Renaissance Festival offers some of the most unique entertainment, shopping and educational opportunities.
Each weekend features a different theme that connects artists, vendors and specialist artisans who help bring the theme to life. This year’s themed weekends are Wine, Romance & Song; Pirates and puppies; Barbarian Brew; Shamrocks and shenanigans; Adventure in the high seas; and wonders of the world.
The 43rd Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival takes place Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Entrance at the door is $ 22.95 for adults; $ 14.95 for children 5 to 12 years old; and free for children 4 and under. A free parking is available. Tickets are on sale now and are available online at www.etix.com/ticket/v/18455/bay-area-renaissance-festival.
For more information, including safety precautions and frequently asked questions, visit www.bayarearenfest.com or call 800-601-4848 for more information.