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Gananoque Pirate Invasion

2018 Gananoque
Entertainment Schedule

Friday July 6th 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Tall Ships Youth Sleep-Over with Pirates in Joel Stone Park ( Open to Youth 11-13 years old and parents that wish to rent an accommodation tent overnight on the Friday). Join Youth arriving from a sail on The Black Jack Tall Ship mooring at the Festival in a Treasure Hunt with Compass, play a Ships Signalling Game, Dress as a Pirate, Sing Sea Shanties around the fire and sleep under the stars! A full day of fun at the festival! Email: ganpirateinvasion@gmail.com for details and click on: *NEW* Pirate Camping Experience

Saturday Morning 08:00-09:00am
Breakfast with Capt’n Tor and his Scurvy Crew at Robeson’s General Store @ 190 King Street. Come get dressed up in yer pirate finery and enjoy a delicious breakfast, listen to spontaneous sea shanties, & whatever other zany shenanigans they gets up to! Cost for Breakfast is not included in this activity.

Saturday Festival Gates open – 10am-5:30pm
All Day……
– Letters of Mark with Treasure Maps are purchased for $2 at the gate for admission, and can be used to enter to win a fabulous prize if ye follows the map!

– Horse drawn trolley will take festival goers between downtown and the festival site all day, while being entertained by a tall-tale telling and singing Pirate! Park your car downtown and then ride to the festival!
See HERE for ROUTE and STOPS.

– Enjoy pirate-inspired tasty foods, non-alcoholic beverages, local craft beers and grog in the Thirsty Kraken Pirate Pub & Collective Eatery (licensed – onsite) – All ages welcome until festival close (5:30pm) and then Pub re-opens for 19+ visitors for night time show.

All day – pirate activities, games, and interactive exhibits to participate in across the encampment. Visit the Mermaid Grotto, Learn about Ship to Ship Battles and Armaments, Send a Secret Message by Ship to Ship Signals across the Encampment and get a reply back!, Interact with a crew of scallywag pirate characters – both French and English Speaking – will interact with and tell ye about their fine selves and life as a pirate on the high seas and Canada!

Scheduled activities:
10:00-10:15 Near Sword Fighting Area
Sending a Ship to Ship Signal – How Ships communicate using flags – first message!

10:15-11:00 @ Sword Fighting Area
Pirate Sword Fighting Demo & Lesson with Swashbuckling Master performers Quartermaster William Blydes, Quartermaster’s Mate Rakish Justice, and Heinrich Rumbold

10:30-11:00 @ Blacksmithing Shop – Demo – Knife-making in the Golden Age of Pirates! by LVL111 Smithy Ryan Leis

11:15-11:45 @ Main Stage
Capt’n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well Cads Pirate Invasion Musical-Theatrical Show (Mainly English, some French) for all-ages from Ontario

12:00 – 12:45 @ Main Stage
La Ferraille (Mainly French, some English) Musical-Theatrical Show for all ages from Quebec

12:50-13:00 @ Joel Stone Beach – Swimming with Mermaids! – bring yer swim suit or yer tail and swim with our beautiful mermaids and get your picture with them on the shore!Learn about the Real History of Mermaids & about mermaids actually alive today!

13:00 – 14:00 @ French Cooking Demonstration by the Bouchan Pirates in the French Quarter

14:00-14:30 @ Thirsty Kraken’s Shipwreaked Stage ‘Women in Piracy’ Stage Show – Learn the amazing history of some of the most successful pirates in history – Women!

14:00-14:30 @ Blacksmithing Shop – Demo – Black-smithing in the Golden Age of Pirates! by LVL111 Smithy Ryan Leis

14:45-15:00 Near Sword Fighting Area
Sending a Ship to Ship Signal – How Ships communicate using flags – 2nd message!

15:00 -15:45 @ Sword Fighting Area
Pirate Sword Fighting Demo & Lesson with Quartermaster William Blydes, Quartermaster’s Mate Rakish Justice, and swordsmith Heinrich Rumbold

15:45 – 16:15 @ Main Stage
Capt’n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well Cads Pirate Invasion Musical-Theatrical Show (Mainly English, some French) for all-ages from Ontario

16:20-17:00 @ Thirsty Kraken Shipwreaked Stage: Tea-Dueling & Compliments Battle with Master Story-Teller ‘Victor Maelstrom’ the Bard of the Sea!

5:30pm Festival Closed till 7:30pm Adult Show starts in Thirsty Kraken Pirate Pub

7:30pm -12:00am @ Thirsty Kraken Pirate Pub (Licensed – on-site)
19+ Bawdy Buccaneers Ball – $5.00 admission
Come enjoy local brewery pints or a cup o’grog & join the rabble as they celebrate living another day with their pockets stuffed with booty and a song in their hearts! Wear yer pirate finery and join in the shenanigans – there be Many!!!!!!
The evening’s craziness……
Performances by 2 of Canada’s top Pirate Recording Artists:
La Ferraille, a high energy French-Canadian pirate troupe from Quebec City that gives no quarter! They will leave ye breathless!
Capt’n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well Cads Pirate Invasion, putting the Nauti in Nautical – will have ye gasping, clutching yerself, in stitches on the floor!
Also…..with fabulous prizes by local sponsors!!!!!
Pirate of the Year Competition
Naughty Limerick Contest,
Pickle-Eating Contest
Sexy Leg Competition
Pirate Limbo!
If you do not wish ta sail home after the evening revels – you can pre-book a nights stay in an onsite Pirate Accommodation Tent!
Email: ganpirateinvasion@gmail.com for details and click on: *NEW* Pirate Camping Experience

Sunday Festival Gates open – 10am-3pm

10:00-10:15 Near Sword Fighting Area
Sending a Ship to Ship Signal – How Ships communicate using flags – first message!

10:15-11:00 @ Sword Fighting Area
Pirate Sword Fighting Demo & Lesson with Quartermaster William Blydes, Quartermaster’s Mate Rakish Justice, and swordsmith Heinrich Rumbold

11:00-11:30 @ Main Stage
Capt’n Tor & The Naer-Do-Well Cads Pirate Invasion Musical-Theatrical Show (Mainly English, some French) for all-ages from Ontario

11:45 – 12:30 @ Main Stage
La Ferraille (Mainly French, some English) Musical-Theatrical Show for all ages from Quebec

12:30-13:20 @ Joel Stone Beach
Swim with Mermaids – bring yer swim suit or yer tail and swim with our beautiful mermaids and get your picture with them on the shore!Learn about the Real History of Mermaids & about mermaids actually alive today!

13:00 – 13:45 @ French Cooking Demonstration by the Bouchan Pirates in the French Quarter

13:00-13:30 @ Blacksmithing Shop – Demo – Knife-making in the Golden Age of Pirates! by LVL111 Smithy Ryan Leis

13:45-14:00 @ Thirsty Kraken Shipwreaked Stage: Tea-Dueling & Compliments Battle with Master Story-Teller ‘Victor Maelstrom’ the Bard of the Sea!

14:00-14:15 @ Main Stage
Children’s Pirate Costume Contest

14:15-15:30 Near Sword Fighting Area
Sending a Ship to Ship Signal – How Ships communicate using flags – 2nd message!

14:30-15:00 @ Sword Fighting Area
Pirate Sword Fighting Demo & Lesson with Quartermaster William Blydes, Quartermaster’s Mate Rakish Justice, and swordsmith Heinrich Rumbold

Festival Closes at 3pm