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 PDXYAR Encampment
Visit the rogues of PDXYAR to take in Epic Scale interactive Pirate gaming, the Scarlet Dove living history camp, and the Rose City Rogues.
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).