Jousters, minstrels, lords and ladies have descended upon the during the past two weekends for the 2012 Bay Area Renaissance Festival.
This year marks the 34th annual celebration of all things medieval. The festival is open on Saturdays and Sundays no matter the weather conditions from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through April 1. General admission tickets are $18.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids 5-12, and $14.95 for seniors 62 and older.
According to the festival web site, the remaining five weekends will play out as follows:
Buccaneer Beer Fest, March 3 and 4
Pet Fest, Pet Fest Parket, 2012 Florida Power Pull Armwrestling Championships, 2012 Southeaster States Armwrestling Championships, Walk the Plank, Swab the Deck, Pieces of 8, Pirate “Aye” Eating Competition, Free Beer Tasting, Free Vow Renewals
Wine, Chocolate & Romance, March 10 and 11
Wine & Chocolate Festival, Grape Stomp, Fudge Fling, Sweet Stroll, Couples Pie Eating Contest, Free Wine Tasting, Free Vow Renewals
Shamrocks & Shenanigans, March 17 and 18
Highland Games, Celtic Village, Irish Dancers, Kilt Competition, Scotch Egg Eating Competition, Junior Caber Toss, Free Beer Tasting, Free Vow Renewals
High Seas Adventure, March 24 and 25
Royal Fencing Competition In the Round, High Seas Market, Tattoo Competition, Jack Sparrow Look-A-Like Competition, Grape Stomp, Walk the Plank, Swab the Deck, Pieces of 8, Pirate “Aye” Eating Competition, Free Wine Tasting, Free Vow Renewals
German Invasion: Halfway to Oktoberfest, March 31 and April 1
State Royal Archery Tournament, German Market, Best Beard Competition, Brat Eating Competition, Alpine Yodeling Contest, Battle Cry Competition, Swab the Deck, Free Beer Tasting, Free Vow Renewals
Free vow renewals require couples to check in at the front gate at 11 a.m.
For more information, visit the 2012 Bay Area Renaissance Festival online.
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