St. Augustine Pirate Gathering is October 28th, 29th, and 30th, at St. Francis Field, next to the parking garage.
St. Augustine Pirate Gathering is being held October 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2011 at St. Francis Field (next to the parking garage) in St. Augustine, Florida; Pirates will gather from near and far, too.
On Friday, from 9:00am until 4:30pm, there will be a live historical exhibit at the Spanish Colonial Museum De Mesa Yard on St. George Street. Florida history is taught to school groups with a fun twist that includes lessons in rope tying, sword fighting, and black powder safety. On Friday night, from 7:00pm until 11:00pm, there will be a Historic Pub Crawl through the streets of downtown. Dress in your best pirate garb and meet at the Drop Anchor Tavern at St. Francis Field for a night of rum and revelry.
Saturday brings the opening of the gates at 9:00am. There is a parade at 11:00am and a Pirate Land Battle scheduled for 12:30pm. Since it is Halloween weekend, the pirates will be sharing their booty of candy, coins, gems and beads with the wee ones after the Land Battle. A costume contest for the kiddies will be held at 3:00pm. The Thieves Market will be open until 8:00pm and there will be live music by some great performers.
The main tent will close to the public at 5:00pm for the Buccaneer Bash. The Bash is a privately catered gala for the best dressed pirates. Tickets for the bash are $35.00 each and can be found here . You can also reserve a table for $100.00. There will be prizes awarded for the best decorated table.
Sunday brings another day of music and fun. At 10:30am, there will be a Pirate Court and some of the rowdy pirates will be brought to justice. The festivities will continue until 5:30pm when “all pirates shall return to the high seas until next year when the fair winds blow them back ashore.”
The cost for admission to the St. Augustine Pirate Gathering is just a “buck-an-ear” for adults and children! More information can be found at www.pirategathering.com.