Have your plans for Friday night yet? If you do, cancel them and join up with the crew of PDXYAR at the Sock Dreams Halloween Party! There will be music, theatrical entertainment, face painting and Style Ink will be there to do wild makeup and hair for guests. If you made it to the party last year, you know the main event is the costume contest where you can win up to a $100 Sock Dreams gift certificate.
You don’t have to be a weathered seadog to attend this family friendly event. From experts to novices to those whom have never stood upon a rolling deck are welcome at the Portland Yacht Club to participate in a daylong schedule of sailing fun, games, activities and of course pirates. If you have never attended “Sail for the Cure” before, click here for handy information on what to expect.
Randy Gardner of Parrots 4 Show will be on-hand with his flock of live parrots
During the evening’s reception, loosen your purse strings for making donations and partake in various carnival-style games run by, of all things, pirate carnies. Included in that will be a Liar’s Dice challenge. Our very own champion will take on all comers with prizes and glory on the line!
Stay tuned throughout the day to not only PDXYAR.org, but follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for updates.
Calling all pirates, buccaneers, privateers, free-booters, scalawags and persons who tend to turn into complete scoundrels with the consumption of rum- get ye to the Portland Pirate Festival! This weekend, September 18th and 19th, Cathedral Park in Portland will host the best pirate party this side of Tortuga and PDXYAR will be in the middle of it all.
If you are anywhere in the northwest, you owe to yourself to take in this unique and entertaining event. While we suggest visiting the Schedule page of the PPF website, the following list highlights activities sure to attract the attention of PDXYAR fans.
The 1st Annual Stumptown Beard & Mustache Competition
Do you think you have the whiskers to take a prize? Then step right up and compete in the first Major Beard & Mustache Competition in Portland! Visit The Stumptown Beard & Mustache Collective website for details and take your stab at facial follicle fashion fame!
Make it a special point to take in the music of The Dreadnoughts on the Quarterdeck Stage, Saturday at 9pm.
The Guinness World Record™ attempt for “The Largest Gathering of Pirates”
Just last year, the Portland Pirate Fest brought the world record for “The Largest Gathering of Pirates” to Portland by gathering 1,670 pirates together. Alas, for the record has been taken from us. But all is not lost! This year PDXYAR will once again be a part of the attempt to retake the record. We need to gather 7,000 pirates together . Come out on Sunday and be counted with us! For more information about how you can help reclaim the record, visit the pre-registration webpage.
Meet the Crew!
Throughout both days keep a weather eye for PDXYAR crew strolling the festival, most likely with tankard in hand. Whether you come across them at the PDXYAR Camp or in line for grog, say hello, perhaps give them a hug and ask them about how it feels to be a pirate! There could be a shiny bit of swag in it for you (note: swag presentation not necessarily dependent on the duration, nor tightness, of the aforementioned hug).