Bay Area Renaissance Festival is back in Pasco County

DADE City, Fla. — If anticipation is your beloved component of attending the once-a-year Bay Spot Renaissance Pageant, you’re in luck—its new site at Withlacoochee River Park in Dade Metropolis is some 35 miles and 45 minutes northwest of its aged digs at the Museum of Science and Market off Fowler Avenue in Tampa’s Temple Terrace neighborhood.

What You Want To Know

  • The Bay Space Renaissance Pageant opened final weekend
  • The festival’s new location for 2021 is in Withlacoochee River Park in Dade Metropolis
  • Attractions, occasions and themed weekends proceed as a result of May well 23

Immediately after its 2020 operate was slice brief owing to the COVID-19 pandemic final spring, the festival kicked off previous weekend with a distinctly not-all set-for-key-time truly feel some vendor stations and stages appeared to continue to be beneath design, and threats of incoming thunderstorms may well have saved Sunday’s group on the smallish facet. Still, that inimitable ren faire vibe was in total influence, with followers dressing up for the celebration and having fun with exhibits like Johnny Phoenix’s Threat Comedy, Knight Wings Birds or Prey and the standard jousting classes.

Check out our shots of the opening-weekend proceedings. The Bay Space Renaissance Festival operates every single Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until eventually 6 p.m. by means of May well 23. 

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Johnny Phoenix lights it up. (Scott Harrell)

These pirates have been swashbuckling the Ren Fest for years. (Scott Harrell)

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The keeper of the maze. (Scott Harrell)