Pirates attack again Saturday, June 21, 2014!
10am to 4 pm, there is no charge for admission.
Time to be dustin’ off that cutlass and eye patch… The Mystic Pirates o' the Damariscotta will rise again! The 2014 Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous is scheduled for Saturday, June 21st with activities beginning at 10am and continuing until 4 pm and the pirates invading at high noon. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided at the Lincoln Academy parking lot.
From buccaneers to belly dancers, re-enactors from throughout the New England area will converge on Lincoln County Sat., June 21 to participate in the 7th annual Damariscotta River Pirate Rendezvous, a fundraiser for the Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes food and gift drive and other charities.
The core of the event is provided by costumed re-enactors. While many of the re-enactors participate as individuals, a large portion arrive as members of groups. This year the pirate re-enactor groups include the Primrose Pirates based in New Hampshire; the Brethren of the Coast based in New England; as well as the Ancient Ones, the Kennebec Rovers and the Dark Rose Pirates, based in Maine.
All of these groups and individuals will form up into attackers and defenders when the pirate assault begins at high noon on Sat., June 21. Eventually, everyone will become a member of the Mystic Pirates o’ the Damariscotta — including hundreds of costumed children, who will all seek the treasure hidden somewhere in Damariscotta.
A Pirate Bazaar located at the riverside Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina will feature themed retail stands and daylong music and entertainment. Children will be able to enjoy a variety of games at the Kid’s Pirate Camp on Water Street. Both of these venues open at 10 a.m.
Businesses and restaurants throughout in-town Damariscotta and Newcastle will also be in on the fun, with pirate themed specials and décor.