Arrrr, mateys! Flying Lad and family went to the Northern California Pirate Festival this past weekend and it was chock full of piratey goodness!
A few of the highlights
They had a big tent with tables, chairs and shade, in which folks could eat or just sit and enjoy the entertainment taking place on stage. We’ve been to a couple other festivals, including the Renaissance Festival in Hollister, and this is a BIG bonus.
General Admission was only $10. Tickets to the Northern California Renaissance Festival are $28. You have to pay for parking, too. At the Pirate Festival we could park on the street for free!
We watched the cannon firing drills, but went home before the ship to shore battle, which I’m sure was quite an event.
There was a stage near the entrance where performers were singing. In another part of the festival there was a stage where performers were putting on a puppet show. On the main stage in the tent there was a band playing.
Pirate school looked really fun, and it was free, I think, but Flying Lad wasn’t interested.
The bounce houses looked fun, too. $3 for one ticket. $5 for two. Or an all you can bounce wristband for $20.
If we had timed it right Flying Lad could’ve joined the kids costume contest.
If your little one is into mermaids, they have a mermaid lagoon.
One of the really cool attractions was the zipline.
It’s a smaller festival, so we were “done” in less than two hours. That being said, if Flying Lad had been so inclined, I think we could’ve spent more time in the bouncy houses.