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We regretfully announce that Portland Pirate Festival #8 will NOT take place in 2014.
We finally felt confident that we could muster enough booty to proceed with the festival this year – and we immediately notified the fair town of St. Helens of our intent. Alas, St. Helens had already reserved Labor Day Weekend for another event. Blast!
So now, we require another year to gather even more operating capital, given that the most obvious choice is to return to Portland, a very expensive prospect. What’s more, accessible venues on the riverfront are remarkably limited. Even our best choices have their pros and cons.
Your dedicated producers, Kate & Shuhe, have operated the Portland Pirate Festival for 7 years with very limited sponsorship and a loyal crew of staff and volunteers. We have worked hard to keep ticket prices affordable — despite a lack of funds. This has taken its toll on us! However, we refuse to give up on the Festival or the wonderful folks that make it possible. We hope that you, our valued patrons, participants, and performers, don’t give up on us!
The Portland Pirate Festival will return. We want to make sure the next Festival will be the greatest yet, and we ask for your patience and understanding while we strive to accomplish that goal.
We’ll keep you posted about our plans for Labor Day Weekend 2015 at www.portlandpiratefestival.com
Meanwhile, keep a weather eye out for Tall Ship ROYALISTE on the rivers this summer, especially on Talk Like A Pirate Day Weekend, September 19th-21st Visit: www.facebook.com/TallShipRoyaliste
Fair winds and following seas to ye all!
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