Pirate Fest ’11 in Havre De Grace July 9th & 10th, 2011

Ahoy, ye swashbucklers and mates – come and get lost at “Pirate Fest”, being
held at the Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace on July 9th and 10th!

The festival kicks off Saturday morning with a Pirate 5k Run, starting at 8am on the grounds of the museum (also known as the Lock House).  Runners and energetic pirates will join at the shore of the Susquehanna River and run along the picturesque Lafayette Trail.  The preregistration fee for the race is $15 through July 6th.  Awards will be given to top male and female runners in 6 separate age categories.  T-shirts (these are collectibles, mates!) will be given to the first 250 registrants and walk-up registration will be available at $20.  Runners may register online at www.active.com.

The fun continues at the Lock House as our very own Pirate Encampment comes alive,
starting at 10am both Saturday and Sunday.  Visit the “Pirate Brethern” in their camps, watch the attacks on the town and cheer on your favorites! In addition to the encampment, family friendly activities will be going on throughout the day, including guided tours of the North Park Trail, music by Don Shappelle, a children’s pirate costume contest and pirate tales by a local author.  Visitors will also want to make
sure that they take time to visit the Susquehanna Museum, which will be open
throughout the day.  Admission to the encampment will be $3 and children 12 and under will be free.

Saturday evening, adults are invited back to come back and party with the Pirates at our
4th Annual Pirate Gala!  Quickly becoming the party of the summer, this year’s event will be catered by the Laurrapin Grille and will be held under the tent on the Lock House grounds.  “Trop rock” music will be provided by the Chris Sacks Band and both live and silent auctions will be held throughout the evening.  While not necessary, gala participants are encouraged to dress in pirate attire.  ARGHHHH! The Gala will be held from 7-11pm and tickets are available for $50.

For more information, visit our website at www.thelockhousemuseum.org or call
(410) 939-5780.

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