Raise Your Mug to the Buccaneer Beer Fest
TAMPA, Fla., (Feb. 2013) – Fill your mug with Ale during the Buccaneer Beer Fest at the Bay Area
Renaissance Festival on March 9 & 10, 2013. Special events this weekend will include Arm
Wrestling Championships, Pet Fest vendors and entertainment and fun pirate contests!
Bring your family, friends and furry companions to meet our featured pet related exhibitors in Piper’s
Valley that will include vendors such as A1 Pet Treats, Dalmation Rescue of Tampa Bay, Chihuahua
Rescue, and Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary! Patrons can enjoy demonstrations, seminars, and pet
entertainment from local Tampa Bay companies, Muttville Comix and Tampa Bay Working Dog
Club. Primp your pet and enter them in the Pet Costume Contest to win great prizes or challenge
your stomach with the Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Shiver me timbers! Pirates will be joining the Realm during the Buccaneer Beer Fest! Patrons can
participate in the Perfect Pirate Contest at 12:30 pm or join the Swab the Deck Competition at
11:00 am to win fun prizes from the Festival!
Bring your competitive spirit and cheering fans to the Arm Wrestling Championships! Cheer on
your favorite competitor for the “Southeastern States Arm Wrestling Championship” and the “Florida
Power Pull.” A diverse field of participants to compete for these esteemed titles will include first
time competitors and national champions. Both championships are divided by weight classes and
age divisions for the novice and experienced, right and left handed, as well as men and women.
Registration will be accepted both days of the competition and beginners are encouraged to
After patrons have exhausted their strength its time to relax at a beer tasting to celebrate the
Buccaneer Beer Fest! Sampling will include a variety of lagers, ales and stouts.
The Bay Area Renaissance Festival is a first-class experience whose 35th season began on
February 23 and ends on April 7, 2013. The Festival is open weekends, with a special day for
schools and seniors on Festival Friday, March 22, 2013. The Festival is open from 10 am – 6 pm
rain or shine. Admission at the gate: Adults $18.95; Children 5-12 $10.95; four and under are free!
Free parking is provided by James Rivard Buick GMC. Discount tickets are available at
participating Circle K and Walgreens stores, at MOSI, or online at