Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival
Aarrgghh, me hearties! A fyne welcome to all ye landlubbers and pirate patrons to the 4th installment of our celebration of all things nautical. Mind you, we will be presenting both the historical (buccaneer) world and the fantasy/fiction world of pirate characters and Caribbean lore. Our event comes to you from the former location on the shores of Clear Lake, IA., as a “family fun fest” with lots of thingys to do for children and adults of all ages. There will be three stages of professional entertainment, strolling comedic characters & minstrels, an artisan merchants bazaar & thieves market, a food court with novelty drinks, games of skill, hands-on children’s activities, costume contests, tattoo contests, king & queen of the pirates contest, treasure hunts, outdoor museum encampments and folk craft demonstrations. Let’s make this an annual hoorah and keep it in the Minnesota part of our realm for years to come. -Capt. Billy Rogers
Produced by: David Lorton/Hissing Serpent Trading Company in association with Gregory Schmidt/Festivals International
Initial Talent Roster:
- Crazy Boy Coy, Kansas City’s top fire-juggling comedy act
- Capt. Rapier Wit, fire & pirate show
- Bonnie Blue Pyrate Queen, port guide & story teller
- The Langer’s Ball, celtic pub band (Sat.)
- Leprechaun Pirates, pub band extraordinaire (Sun.)
- The BlueRose Mermaid, water side songs & photo op
- Shiver Dance Troupe, belly dancing entourage (Sat.)
- Pirate Forking Queen, street theater & games
- Pirate Merlyn Majik, Omaha’s top illusionist & escape artist
- (more to come….)
Find the fun at August 12-13, 11AM to 6PM at Morehouse Park & Chalet, Owatonna, near downtown on School Street.
Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids from 5 to 15, tots free. A two-day pass is $15 adults, $10 kids. Parking is free.
Directions: enter from the north end via the Bridge Street bridge or at the south end Chalet entrance just off School Street at the southwest corner of downtown Owatonna. Parking is in the city lot on the west side of the railroad tracks. Parking near the Chalet is restricted to participants and handicapped.