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Rock Hall Pirates & Wenches Festival


Avast mateys!  Leave yer yellow-bellied civilized self at home and come join our plundering invasion of the Eastern Shore.  The Rock Hall Pirates & Wenches Festival is a great place to unleash your inner pirate, drink some grog, and enjoy a good-spirited crowd of revelers in a scenic yacht harbor right on the Chesapeake Bay.

The festival is FREE and very well organized, including live music, a beach party, and a dinghy and kayak boat race.  It's a very popular event that draws an enthusiastic crowd each year.  Almost everyone wears some type of pirate garb and goes around saying "Arrrrggghhh".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's lots to eat and drink at the Harbor Shack and nearby restaurants while watching an entire fleet of pirate dinghies assemble in the harbor and blast each other with water cannons.  The creative pirate theme is on display with the dinghies, as well as in yards and houses all around Rock Hall.  It's all very impressive to see and experience.

Afterward, the fleet of boats races around the harbor point to the Rock Hall town beach where everybody spends the afternoon eating, drinking, dancing to live music, and generally strutting their pirate outfits and gear to great effect.  Some of them are incredibly authentic, and the friendly crowd eats it all up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We'll start the day by meeting and hanging out at the Harbor Shack restaurant and bar that overlooks the festivities.  That's where people gather to get refreshments so they can cheer and jeer as the dinghy fleet assembles in the harbor.  The Harbor Shack is a nice open place with outdoor seating, decent food, and a complete bar.  After watching the action there for an hour or two, we can walk a few blocks over to the town beach or go downtown to see the activities there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are festival events in town and at the harbor all day and into the evening on both Saturday and Sunday.

Rock Hall is small, so everything can be experienced by just parking and walking around gawking.  It's a fun festival atmosphere aimed at kids and families of all ages.  Our Second Half Rally pirates will fit right in!

Bring a beach chair, sunscreen, water, picnic stuff, beverages, and a beach umbrella if you have one.  Everyone basically hangs out on the beach during the afternoon soaking up the sun & fun. You can see the Bay Bridge from the beach and take a swim if you want.

Full details and a schedule of events can be found at the Rock Hall Pirates & Wenches Festival website:

http://www.rockhallpirates.com/index.php

Call Jake at[masked] if you have questions or trouble finding us.  It's going to be a great time!

I hope to see you there!

 

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  • Jake

    Our SHR members did a super job of looking and acting the part of pirates and wenches. Of course, it's a natural state for several of them. ;-) And nobody got arrested. Great time!

    August 12, 2013

  • Peggy

    Pirates and Wenches were at their Best..
    So much laughter and FUN.
    The SHR Crew were on board , Captain Jake was giving the ORDERS, " Just have FUN Mateys "

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Avast! Jake you magnificent b'tard-ya done it again! THANK YOU! Great time with a great group! Really got into the Pirate life or was it the Rumchada that got into us?
    SHR wenches are the best and hottest!!! Cant wait to get the Women of SHR calendars!
    And thanks Capn Jack and Captain Ron for the Annapolis Brunch idea-- me and "Dr T" had the best time!

    RTW!!!

    August 12, 2013

  • Ron

    Ahoy! What a FUN lovin', good looking, Mötley Crew. I'd cast off to sea with any of yaz. Wonderful meetup, thanks to our leader Cap'n Jack for organizing a great weekend.

    August 12, 2013

  • Gloria

    Aaargghh! I had a FUN time being a wench for a day! I'll be pulling blond plastic hairs out of my belongings for years thanks to that NASTY wig I bought. The beach party is the best part! Next time, I bike it, so I can take in the entire Rock Hall Pirate experience! Thanks for organizing Jake. It shiver'd me timbers!

    August 11, 2013

  • stuArt

    Bringing my boat from Bear Creek.... Does anyone know about docking here? Anyone want a ride?

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Saturday's forecast:

    SWAGGER followed by STAGGER! - By order of Cap'n Jack, Captain Ron (RUMchada) and BUCKaneer.

    Prepare to be boarded and expect no quarter!! Aaarrgh!

    3 · August 9, 2013

    • Gloria

      Wenches... lace yer corsets... we're goin' in!

      3 · August 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pirates! Prepare to fire cannon! Load with Buck 'n Ball! We'll loosen thar corsets and shiver thar timbers! (ya right!) LOL!

      2 · August 9, 2013

  • Mary Ellen K

    Arrrgh - double booked! Sailing training, tomorrow!

    August 9, 2013

  • stuArt

    I may take my boat from Dundalk if the weather's good. Anybody want to hitch a ride?

    August 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That sounds fun!

      August 8, 2013

  • jim

    have to go to work. have fun!

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yo Ho Ho!

    August 6, 2013

  • Mary Ellen K

    Arrrgh! I am double booked and doing my sailing test that day so I will have to miss it!

    August 3, 2013

  • Denise Parisi *.

    Paddling, but might run into you. I am on for Sunday.

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any car pool plan?

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there with friends and family, so hopefully I'll meet up with some of you!

    July 29, 2013

  • Tatyana

    Need to go Pittsburgh for special event. No pirates his year...

    July 28, 2013

  • Yoshiko

    Schedule conflict , sorry.

    July 21, 2013

  • Mary Ellen K

    I will need to rent a boat

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Arrrrgh-uably a great opportunity to Rock the Wig!!!

    2 · June 22, 2013

    • Gloria

      Shiver me timbers!

      June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A scantily clad pirate wench once said to me "prepare to be boarded and expect no quarter" ....knocked the parrot right off me shoulder! LOL!

      June 22, 2013

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