Put in Bay Pyrate Fest 2014
Avast ye’ scallywags!
The Put-In-Bay Pyrate Fest is coming to South Bass Island from Friday June 20th through Monday June 23rd. “This promises to have all of the Piratey Fun that you and your crew be lookin for.” (excuse my grammar.) “All of they Piratey fun that you and your crew ARRRR looking for” There that’s better.
This Pirate themed weekend includes a Pirate Village in De Rivera Park with merchants peddling their pirate swag, Cardboard boat races, and even a Pirate costume contest and plenty of activities for the kids. Also, Captain jack Sparrow will be on hand to lead the young Swabs on a pirate treasure hunt, as well as teaching them the art of handling a pirate sword.
Pyrate Re-enactors in DeRivera Park
Pyrate re-enactors will give living history demonstrations throughout the day in DeRivera Park near the Pyrate Village, the headquarters for the day’s events.
Barber-Surgeon-Mission from the 18th century discusses surgical and medical procedures of the period. Period equipment on display as part of an encampment display in the Market Place area.
Small Sailing Vessels Lecture detailing lashings and nautical knots as well as sail materials and navigation.
Games & Playing Pieces demonstrated and displayed. Learn several dice games played by adults from the 18th century. Handcrafted game pieces. Many are the basis of modern games and gambling.
Weapons & Armament will be displayed and demonstrated. Black Powder Demonstration times are listed in the schedule.
Canon firing demonstrations by Captain Bob Gillmor, cannon master for Master & Commander, and The Last Samurai in DeRiveraPark. You won’t find a more extensive collection of cannons or anyone more knowledgeable. Take one home to defend your home port.
Faire Wynds Circus will perform and entertain in period style during the day.
Experience Daily Life of the period. Pyrates may cook with ingredients from the 18th century, sew, darn clothing, and tend to other daily chores from the 18th century in the PyrateVillage.
The 1812 Sailor Nathan will have an 19-foot longboat on display and he and his men represent an 1812 Cutter Crew.
Piratefest Event Schedule
Friday June 20th
4 PM : Pyrate Invasion of Put-in-Bay Harbor – Local infantry will fire upon the invading pyrates as they sail into the downtown harbor. Several small ships, including The Striker, the Iron Maiden, and a barge-load of cannons will launch an assault. SouthBassIsland’s Governor John Broward’s island militia will fire from the island. About a half dozen boats, and two dozen pyrates from posts in Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio will take part.
7 PM : Pyrate Fest Opening Celebration
Saturday June 21st
11 am – 5 PM: PyrateVillage opens in DeRivera Park. Pick up your official 2013 Pyrate Fest tee-shirt for sale or other items to complete your Pirate Costume ensable. You can also purchase some period pieces to complete a winning adult pyrate ensemble for entry into the contest for a trip for two the Cayman Islands in November 2013, or one of two Put-in-Bay Fun Packages. Once your pirate costome is complete – register for the Adult Pyrate Costume Contest!
Mary Diamond – Calligraphy and Black Widow Teas & Coffees
Shenanigan’s Leather Works
1812 Sailor Nathan – 1812 period swords, flintlock pistols and rifles,
the Cayman Islands Visitor Bureau
Put-in-Bay Pyrate Merchants – selling their wares.
11 AM – 1:15 PM: Register at PyrateVillage for Adult Pyrate Costume Contest and Kids Costume Contest. Adult Grand Prize is a trip for two to the Cayman Islands 2013 Pirate Fest in November. Many prizes also awarded through third place for adults and kids. Judging at Landshark Staging area.
11 am: Black Powder demonstrations by 1812 Soldiers from Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, followed by a black powder demonstration by pyrate re-enactors in DeRivera Park. Learn the difference in dress, speech and fighting methods between enlisted militia and renegade pyrates.
11:30-1 pm: Capt’n Jack Sparrow and the entire krew of the “Black Pearl” will entertain kids and adults giving (foam) sword fighting demonstrations, and teaching the kids techniques using foam swords, pyrate fun and games and the chance to even go on a treasure hunt with Capt’n Jack and his krew in DeRiveraPark.
2 pm: Adult Pyrates, Kids, and Krew Parade assembles at the corner of Catawba and Bay View avenues across from Mossback’s and the Boardwalk. Put-in-Bay Pyrates will lead the parade south on Catawba and then east on Delaware to the staging area in DeRiveraPark where the judging will take place.
2 pm – 4 pm: Immediately following the parade, judging of the Kids Costume Contest will take place at the Landshark Staging area in DeRiveraPark. The scurviest pyrates age groups 8 and under and 9 and older will be apprenticed. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded following the contest. Then immediately following the Kids Costume Contest, adult pyrates have a chance to win a Cayman Islands Vacation for Two in the Adult Costume Contest. Everyone is encouraged to sign up. Entry is free. Other great prizes include ferry tickets, souvenir tee-shirts, meals, and tickets to attractions.
4:30 pm: Black Powder demonstrations by 1812 Soldiers from Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial, followed by a black powder demonstration by pyrate re-enactors in DeRivera Park. Learn the difference in dress, speech and fighting methods between enlisted militia and renegade pyrates.
5 pm: Skirmish between pyrates and the soldiers defending Put-in-Bay. Most of the action is in the heart of DeRiveraPark (downtown) near the Gazebo. Grab yer cutlass and a bag of gold and meet us in DeRiveraPark. Watch pyrates skirmish as we defend the island.
5 pm: PyrateVillage closes. The Pyrate King continues to search for his hidden treasure. Marauding pyrates roam the streets. Beware of scallywags, buccaneers, and scoundrels.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
11 am – 5 pm: Pyrate Village opens in DeRiveraPark.
2 pm – National Park Service Rangers in 1812 uniforms give black powder demonstration & talk in DeRivera Park.
2:30 pm-Skirmish between pyrates and the soldiers defending Put-in-Bay. Most of the action is in the heart of DeRiveraPark (downtown) near the Gazebo. Grab yer cutlass and a bag of gold and meet us in DeRiveraPark. Watch pyrates skirmish as we defend the island.
2:30 pm: Pyrate Themed Antique Car Parade downtown around DeRiveraPark (parade usually reaches downtown area around 3 pm)
5 pm: The PyrateVillage closes for the day and for Pyrate Fest 2013. The Pyrate King continues to search for his hidden treasure. Marauding pyrates roam the streets. Beware of scallywags, buccaneers, and scoundrels.
MONDAY, JUNE 23
8:00 am — 11:00 am: Pyrate Fest 5K Fun Run registration begins at 8 am, the 5K Race will begin at 9:30 am and follow the same course as the Miller Boat Line 5K at Put-in-Bay held each September. Prizes for Best Dressed Pyrate Runner. Entry fee includes a Pyrate Fest 5K tee-shirt. 5K awards will be done on “planks” to honor the pyrate theme. All proceeds from the Pyrate Fest 5K benefit Stein Hospice of Sandusky.
4:30 pm – 5 pm: Cardboard Cup Regatta vessels will be on display for inspection and public viewing. Be sure to vote for your favorite vessel at this time. The coveted “Peoples Choice” award will go to the vessel that receives the most votes during this time.
6 pm: Cardboard Cup Regatta begins promptly on the Bay View Public Boat Ramp. Awards given for People’s Choice, First, Second and Third Place and Fastest Sink, Best Theme, Fastest Heat, and more. Best viewing is from Fox’s Dock and C Dock. This is a “can’t miss” island event. Who will take the prize this year?
8 pm: Island inhabitants find out if the Pyrate King was able to unearth his treasure before he lowers his flag and fades away into the mist.
more information can be found at their official site at http://pyratefest.co/