Did you know the Bay Area Renaissance Festival has been going on for 36 years? We've been wanting to go for years, and finally we were able to go yesterday. The weather was so nice I knew I wanted to spend the day outside with the family. After a quick search on google, I found out about the Bay Area Renaissance Festival in Tampa. So, off to Tampa we headed. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is located adjacent to MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry).
This was the girls' first time attending a Renaissance Festival. Between all the games and the shopping the girls were definitively not ready to go home.
I was amazed by the amount of vendors and games at this festival. We got there around 2 pm and did not see everything there was to see. I suggest you get there early and bring your walking shoes.
As usual, face painting is still a must at any park or festival activity. Further down, there was a Henna Tattoo tent. I think next year, they might be asking for those instead. Oh no. They really do grow up quick.
I was most exited about attending our First ever Royal Tea with the Queen. For an additional $15 per person, you could attend the Queen's Royal Tea Party. The Tea Party was in a special tent with the Queen's Court. We had tea of course, hot or iced. The Tea party began with a delicious sconce. We then had the choice of chicken salad or crab salad on a croissant. And we finished with some delicious bite size cake pieces. Between the entertainment and the food, I thought it was totally worth it! We purchased our discounted festival tickets at Walgreens to save $3 before heading to the Festival. You can also purchase discount tickets online and at Subway.
Do you like attending Renaissance Festivals?