Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival October 10th – 12th

Ahoy mateys! Welcome to the 9th Annual Pirate Fest! We invite ye to a great ol’ time with yer lads and lasses as we host a slew of pirates, wenches, corsairs, and beauties at the historic Seaport of Fort Myers Beach. Enjoy our melodies and shows on two stages or watch our ships go to battle with thar cannons. Thar’s something for all at our ol’ festival… Dress in ye best pirate garb and win the bounty fair… You can dance in the moonlight at the ol’ Pirates’ Ball… or meet with your hearties at the Pub and Grub crawl. Fair winds me matey’s and see ye thar…

If you’re interested in being a vendor or performer for the Pirate Fest please contact Belinda Hadcock at reelpirates@comcast.net or 239.777.1727

The Tale of the Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest………

The year is 1718.  The Port of Old San Carlos is held by England. The Lord Governor William Pennypacker holds a tenuous grip on the port, having been continuously assaulted by the dreaded pirate Grimm and the crew of the Pieces of Eight.  The Lord Governor, a man of questionable integrity, allows the Brethren of the Briar Rose safe haven in this port, despite their reputation as pirates…all for a price, of course.  In return for asylum on the Port of Old San Carlos, the Brethren of the Briar Rose provide gun and cannon to guard the land.  Brothers, Captain Hurricane and Captain Mac’s mighty ships, The Black Pearl and the Black Duck, patrol the gulf waters.  In an attempt to diffuse a brewing feud, the Lord Governor Pennypacker has declared there be a festival with grog, food, entertainment, and goods for sale aplenty.  Unbeknownst to the Lord Governor, there is some very bad blood between Captain Robert Flood, who leads the Skeleton Crew and her allies, and Grimm, of The Pieces of Eight.  You have arrived in the Port of Old San Carlos.  Take care you keep your guard up…there are pirates among you!

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