The 2012 Pirates of Port Washington Festival

 


 

The 2012 Pirates of Port Washington Festival promised plenty of swashbuckling fun. The harbor in the downtown historic area is the backdrop for pirate invasions, a Thieves Marketplace, a Gruel Galley and a Buccaneer Bash. Count on children's activities, educational exhibits, musicians, comedians, a parade and evening fireworks. For a number of years this was the festival's website dispending with lots of information.
Content is from the site's 2005 - 2012 archived pages.

If you attended the festival in 2012, this will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane.


6 to 11 p.m. Friday | June 3; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 4; | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Free admission.
No Dogs Allowed

 

 

Ahoy Maty!

We invite you to come aboard the Port Washington Pirate Festival June 1-3, 2012 as a vendor in the Gruel Galley. The scenic harbor, downtown historic Port Washington, Wisconsin, provides the perfect, picturesque setting for all the mayhem & merriment.

It has become the “must attend” event for boaters, bikers, re-enactors & families alike from all over the Midwest & beyond. Approximately 25,000 scallywags plot a course for Port Washington to “Walk the Plank” with us.

The event includes: Invasions, a Thieves Marketplace, a Gruel Galley, a Buccaneer Bash, fireworks, children's activities, demonstrations, educational exhibits, musicians, comedians, a parade, a pirate ship & much more.

Come claim your share of the doubloons!

 

The first full weekend in June, the scenic harbor of downtown historic Port Washington, Wisconsin, provides the perfect, picturesque setting for all the mayhem & merriment of the Pirate Festival.

It has become the “must attend” event for boaters, bikers, re-enactors & families alike from all over the Midwest & beyond.

The event includes: Invasions, a Thieves Marketplace, a Gruel Galley, a Buccaneer Bash, fireworks, children's activities, demonstrations, educational exhibits, musicians, comedians, a parade, a pirate ship & much more. Walk the Plank!

Where is the Festival located?
For navigation purposes use 200 E Main Street, Port Washington, WI 53074. It is located on the marina downtown historica lPort Washington Wisconsin. Follow the cannon booms east until you get wet.



Are dogs allowed?
No, by Police Orders no animals are allowed on the festival grounds. A fine of $208.50 for the first incident will be levied and you will and your animal will be asked to leave. Fido should stay at home. It also includes all other living breathing beings you may bring along (no not children)

Is there camping on the Festival grounds?
No. A few bad apples spoiled that opportunity. The city may let us do it again in 2020.
Until then here are a few local places:
--Waubedonia Park (262)-692-2825 or www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/Parks/WaubedoniaCampsites.htm
--Lazy Days Campground (262)-675-6511, 1475 Lakeview Dr, West Bend
--Lake Lenwood Beach & Campground (262)-334-1335 7053 Lenwood Dr, West Bend
--Timber Trail Camp Ground (262)-338-8561 7590 Good Luck Ln, West Bend
--A new campground recommendation: Harrington Beach State Park contact Andrew Krueger - Park Manager andrew.krueger@wisconsin.gov Beautiful beach

 

Port Washington Pirate Festival Parade Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 12:00noon


  • We ask that all entrants try to have some Pirate/Nautical/Maritime element
  • Parade line-up will be in the parking lot behind the AN Ansay building on the 100 block of W Grand Avenue. The parking lot can be entered
    from S Milwaukee Street or S Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Entrants must be at the line-up area by 11:30am.
  • You may pass out items to the crowd, in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Please return by May 15th to Port Washington Festivals, Inc. 126 E Main Street, Port Washington, WI 53074
  • A suggested donation of $10 is recommended, but not required. Make checks payable to Port Washington Festivals, Inc.

J&M Displays Fireworks on Saturday June 4th at 9:30pm



 

2012 SCHEDULE

All schedules subject to change

 

Schedule of Events Friday June 1st, 2012

Into the Drink Bar and Stage
6:00 – 10:00 PM Maritime Music Mix
6:00 – 10:00PM the Grog must flow!

Rotary Park
3:00PM – 9:00 PM Will Call and Cruise
Ticket Sales

Buccaneer Bar & Stage
6:00 PM – 11:00PM Buccaneer Bash
6:00PM-8:00PM Centerfold
8:30PM-11:00PM Fine Line
9:00PM-10PM Artesian Distillers Rum
Tasting
6:00 PM-11:00PM the Grog must flow!

Gruel Galley
6:00 PM–11:00PM Feast up Me Hearties !

Thieves’ Marketplace
6:00 PM–10:00 PM Open Shopping

Ship Dock
4:00 PM School/Scout Cruise
5:30 PM Regular Cruise
7:00 PM Rum Cruise
8:30 PM Sunset Cruise

Scoundrel’s Mound
6:00 PM-9 PM Midwest Knife and Axe Throwers

FOR KIDS

SCHOOL/SCOUT CRUISE: 4:00PM ONFRIDAY JUNE 1ST
$10 Chaperone | $10 Kids 2-18 years old
Captain requests at least 1 chaperone per 20 children
Port Washington's harbor provides a unique learning opportunity for the area’s children. The crew are very excited to share their knowledge of sailing fundamentals, Great Lakes lore and a few legends.
The VOYAGEUR has a full service bar, but no alcohol will be sold on this cruise. No beverages may be carried onto the vessel.


The VOYAGEUR is a 150 passenger, 75 foot, three deck, modern expedition-style yacht. With a design influenced by ocean-going passage makers, the VOYAGEUR's lines are not only timeless, they allow for a smooth ride and superb sea keeping. The Vessel's climate-controlled salon is outfitted with handcrafted bright work with a full service bar. The VOYAGEUR'S open-air bow and top deck offer breathtaking sightseeing views.


REGULAR CRUISES

 

  • Cruises will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
  • 130 passengers will be allowed on each cruise.
  • Each cruise will be approximately one hour long.
  • Ticket holders are required to arrive in Rotary Park at the VOYAGEUR loading area at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Cannons will be fired. Please be prepared.
  • The VOYAGEUR has a full service bar. No beverages or alcohol may be carried onto the vessel.
  • No smoking. No pets allowed.
  • Children under 2 years old are asked not to sail for the comfort & safety of all passengers.
  • Refunds will not be given for NO SHOWS.
  • If the Captain cancels for any reason, unforeseen circumstances or severe weather, the cruise fee will be refunded.
  • Cancellations due to weather will be at the Captain’s discretion that day. If the seas are safe, a cruise will go: rain or shine.
  • A cruise may depart up to two hours from the scheduled time to accommodate weather.
  • Please note that VOYAGEUR is not fully "Handicapped Accessible" as it is considered an adventure activity. There are a few boarding steps, not ramps.
  • Restroom facilities aboard.

 

STOWAWAY CRUISES

 

  • Approximately three hour cruises, one way cruises, on Lake Michigan between Milwaukee & Port Washington as the ship relocates cities.
  • Friday June 1st at Noon: from Milwaukee to Port Washington
  • Saturday June 2nd at 3:30pm: from Port Washington to Milwaukee
  • Sunday June 3rd at 3:30pm: from Port Washington to Milwaukee
  • The Cruises are ONE WAY.
  • The Milwaukee Dock is located at: 101 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203

 

SCHOOL/SCOUT CRUISE: 4:00PM ON FRIDAY JUNE 1ST

 

  • $10 Chaperone $10 Kids 2-18 years old
  • Captain requests at least 1 chaperone per 20 children
  • Port Washington's harbor provides a unique learning opportunity for the area’s children. The crew are very excited to share their knowledge of sailing fundamentals, Great Lakes lore and a few legends.
  • The VOYAGEUR has a full service bar, but no alcohol will be sold on this cruise. No beverages may be carried onto the vessel.

 




 

Schedule of Events Saturday June 2nd 2012

 

Newport Shores Restaurant
8:00- 11:00 AM Breakfast with the Pirates

Ship Dock
10:00 AM Opening Cannon Barrage
10:00 AM Cruise w/ Capt. Tom Kastle
11:15 AM Sea to Shore Battle
11:30 AM Rakhshanda Tribal Belly
Dance Cruise
12:00 PM Pirate Invasion Show
1:00 PM Jolly Rogers Cruise
1:15 PM Sea to Shore Battle
2:30 PM Rum Cruise
2:45 PM Sea to Shore Battle
3:30 PM Stowaway Cruise
4: 00PM Pirate Invasion Show
4:30 PM Sea to Shore Battle
6:00 PM Cannon Barrage
9:30 PM Fireworks by J&M Displays

Gruel Galley
10:00 AM – 11:00PM Feast up me Hearties !

Thieves’ Marketplace
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Open Shopping

Buccaneer Bar and Stage
10:00AM – 11:00PM The Grog must
flow!
10:00 AM Jolly Rogers
11:00 AM Bounding Main
12:00 PM  Bounding Main
1:00 PM  Rakhshanda Tribal Belly 
Dance
2:00 PM Capt. Tom Kastle
3:00 PM Bounding Main
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Artesian Distillers 
Rum Tasting
5:00 PM Jolly Rogers
6:00 PM – 11:00PM Buccaneer Bash 
featuring: Pillage People
8:00 PM-9:00 PM Artesian Distillers 
Rum Tasting

Fire & Fight Stage
10:00 AM-7:00 PM The Kraken 
Bouncy is Unleased  
11:00 AM Knotty Bits Sideshow 
Act  
1:00 PM Knotty Bits Sideshow Act
2:00 PM Port Pirate Ensemble
3:00 PM Knotty Bits Sideshow Act
5:00 PM  Knotty Bits Sideshow Act

Dead Man’s Dock
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Pictures with the 
pirates 
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Blue Guard Pirate 
Jail
1:00 PM Sword & Treasure Show
3:00 PM Sword & Treasure Show

Rotary Park
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM  Will Call and 
Cruise Ticket Sales

Scoundrels’ Mound
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM  Guilde of St 
Michael
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Midwest Knife and Ax Throwing
11:30 AM Pirate Invasion show
1:00 PM River Valley Colonials
2:00 PM Guilde of St. Michael
3:00 PM The Forsaken
4:00 PM  Pirate Invasion Show
5:00 PM Guilde of St Michael

Into the Drink Bar & Stage
10:00 AM -  10:00PM the Grog must flow!
10:00 AM Rakhshanda Tribal Belly Dance
11:00 AM-12:00 pm  Artesian Distillers Rum Tasting
12:00 PM Capt. Tom Kastle
2:00 PM Bounding Main
3:00 PM Capt. Tom Kastle
4:00 PM Jolly Rogers
5:00 PM Rakhshanda Tribal Belly Dance
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Artesian Distillers Rum Tasting

Schedule of Events Sunday June 3rd

Newport Shores Restaurant
8:00- 11:00 AM Breakfast with the Pirates

Downtown Port Washington
12noon  Parade

Rotary Park 
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Will Call and Cruise 
Ticket Sales

Gruel Galley
10:00 AM - 5:00PM Feast up Me Hearties !

Ship Dock
10:00 AM Jolly Rogers Cruise
11:15 AM Sea to Shore Battle
11:30 AM Cruise w/ Capt. Kastle
1:00 PM Rahkshanda Cruise
1:00 PM Sea to Shore Battle
2:30 PM Rum Cruise
2:45 PM Sea to Shore Battle

Thieves’ Marketplace
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Open Shopping

Buccaneer Bar & Stage
10:00aM -  6:00 PM the Grog must flow!
10:00 AM  Bounding Main
11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Artesian 
Distillers Rum Tasting
1:00 PM  Jolly Rogers
2:00 PM Bounding Main
3:00 PM Capt. Tom Kastle
4:00 PM Jolly Rogers
5:00 PM Bounding Main

Fire & Fight Stage
10:00 AM-7:00 PM The Kraken Bouncy is Unleased  
11:00 AM Knotty Bits Sideshow Act
1:00 PM Knotty Bits Sideshow Act 
3:00 PM Knotty Bits Sideshow 
Act  
5:00 PM  Knotty Bits Sideshow Act

Dead Man’s Dock
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Pictures with the 
Pirate
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Blue Guard Pirate Jail
1:00 PM Sword & Treasure Show
3:00 PM Sword & Treasure Show

Scoundrels’ Mound
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM The Forsaken
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Guilde of St Michael
10:00 AM –-6:00 PM Midwest Knife and Ax Throwing
10:00 AM  Opening Cannon Barrage
1:00 PM River Valley Colonials
2:00 PM Guilde of St. Michael
3:00 PM The Forsaken
4:00 PM  Pirate Invasion Show
5:00 PM Guilde of St Michael
6:00 PM Closing Ceremonies

Into the Drink Bar & Stage
10:00 AM -  6:00 PM the Grog must flow!
10:00 AM Rakhshanda Tribal Belly 
Dance
11:00 AM Bounding Main
1:00 PM-2:00 PM  Artesian Distillers Rum Tasting
1:00 PM Capt. Tom Kastle
2:00 PM Jolly Rogers
3:00 PM Rakhshanda Tribal Belly Dance
4:00 PM Capt. Tom Kastle
5:00 PM Rakhshanda Tribal Belly Dance

 



 

2012 Vendors:

Bayou Billy
Beanies Mexican Restaurant
Beef on the Moove
Coco Bongos
Dales Donuts
East Meets West
Island Noodles
Little Caesars Pizza
Michael's Real Italian Ice
Pacific Orient
PJ Concessions
Poppin Z's Kettle Korn
Taste of Africa
Tellos Grille and Cafe
Tender Roasted Sweet Corn
Texas Roadhouse
Tres Flores Funnel Cake
Webby's
Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds
Woody's Sugar Shack

 



 


   

 


 

The Port Washington Pirate Festival is a production of Port Washington Festivals, Inc. Port Washington Festivals, Inc is an IRS designated 501(c)4 non-profit organization. The organization's main mission is to promote Port Washington, Wisconsin & its business community.  Port Washington Festivals, Inc. is run entirely by volunteers & funded through donations from individuals & businesses & event revenue.


 


 

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