Eastport Pirate Festival Announces 2016 Entertainment Lineup

Yarrrgh Matey! Live Entertainment will abound at the award winning 2016 Eastport Pirate Festival in historic downtown Eastport this September 9, 10 & 11.  Festival Vice President Don Dunbar says, “This year we have more live entertainment planned for our downtown stage than in any prior year.”   All of the festival sponsored entertainment and events are free to the public!

All present will be encouraged to participate in this fun, festive program for kids and families (and pirates too!)   Sail on the salt water with a whale watch cruise on Eastport Windjammers' boats or enter the crate or bed race to show off your athletic prowess.  For a more relaxed experience choose to enjoy the many shops and galleries for a wide selection of arts, crafts and antiques.  A juried craft fair with some pirate themed booths and specialty food and snacks vendors will turn downtown Eastport into a pirate treasure trove.

Among the new headline entertainment lineup are the Brethren of the Granite Coast, a professional pirate troop, and the inflatable obstacle course will prove the ability of those up to the challenge.  The cast also includes performances by past favorites including Rockin' Ron the friendly pirate, Nick Penney “the Human Marvel,” and “2F Pirates,” Felicity and Fenris.  There will be live performances, story telling, and lots of events for the kids including recognizable pirate characters.  Enjoy the Pirate Parade while munching on all your favorite street fair treats.  The kids will enjoy the Ronda Cobb Petting Zoo and the bouncy houses.

Enjoy a wide variety of food, street vendors, a local restaurant, or enjoy a pint at one of the local pubs.  Fireworks will thrill and entertain,  and the sound of cannon fire, cutlass combat training and period cooking demonstration will create an authentic pirate experience.

Where else can you wear your best pirate attire, pick up some pirate accessories like a cutlass, eye patch, or hat, exhibit the highest level of pirate fashion and win prizes for best costume?  Meet and talk with recognizable pirate characters, collect autographs, and post your selfies on Facebook.

 

Visit our website at  www.eastportpiratefestival.com for an up-to-date schedule of events, and “like” us on our Facebook page for automatic updates.