Calling All Pirates

August 29, 2011

Summer may be coming to a close, but it seems Pirates & Wenches know how to have a swashbuckling good time all year long!  Southern Boating's August issue had a short article about Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend, held in Rock Hall, Maryland, August 12-14. By the looks of things, ( see:, it was just as Southern Boating predicted - a colorful mix of mayhem, music and good family fun!  With boat decorating contests, races, beach parties, giveaways, grog and grub, island music, rum tasting, sea shanty sing-a-longs, and contests (for a date with Captain Black, arrr!), it sounds like a great weekend for any sea-going scallywag.          A quick search online revealed that there are a veritable gaggle of Pirate Faires and Events, held coast-to-coast, and year-round. Here's a link to find an event near you: And a partial list of pirate events coming up in September: Marcus Hook Pirate Festival - Marcus Hook, PA BrethrenCon 2010: A Pirate's Life For Me - Denver, CO Lake Chelan Pirate Fest - Lake Chelan, WA Pirates of the St. Juans - Sanford, FL Pirate's Day - Barnegat, NJ Long Island Pirate Festival- Long Island, NY Happy Harbor Pirate Fest, Sun Harbor Marina - Orange Beach, AL Portland Pirate Festival - Portland, OR Eastport Pirate Festival - Eastport, ME Pyrate Fest - Memphis, TN Treasure Coast Pirate Fest - Stuart, FL Surfside Beach Pirate Fest - Surfside Beach, TX St. Louis Pirate Festival - Wentzville, MO-West of St. Louis Pirates Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival - Harveysburg, OH Toshiba Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point Harbor, CA Gold Coast Pirate Faire - Ventura, CA area There's even a Pirates Magazine, with their own list of Festivals and Events! Last but, aaaaarrrrr-guably not least, mark your calendar for Talk Like A Pirate Day, September 19th. Summer may be nearing an end, and the warm weather cruising and racing season may be winding down, but we've still got Pirates! ... and football ...and hockey ...and a bottle of rum, yo ho. DJ

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