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Pirates invading historic Fort Rodman in July

Three days of mayhem! (Artwork by Jodi Ventura)

Experience three days of piratical mayhem as professional pirates and privateers, from New England to the Caribbean, come to defend the Historic Port of “Bedford Village” in “Old Dartmouth” (now New Bedford, MA)!

Witness a living encampment of pirates and privateers within the walls of Historic Fort Rodman!

Daily land/sea battles with 2 fully-gunned ships, special effects and exciting stunts!

Taste the best from local restaurants and New England’s finest seafood, amidst the sounds of our regions best maritime music!

Experience kid-friendly, exciting and educational performances by professional pirates like “Diosa”, the “Pirates of the Dark Rose” and “Captain Sinbad and the Meka II” !

Shop the wares of New England’s best artists and “Wrecker’s Row” (an antique market), where “ship salvagers” peddle their booty, looted from the hulls of wrecked ships!

And so much more to be announced!!!!

Come join us for an action-packed weekend, like New England has never seen before!!!

All to benefit The Fort Taber-Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc. in their efforts to help protect, preserve and interpret the history of our US Military and provide a place of honor for our local Veterans, and bring recognition to Historic Fort Rodman, a National Historic Place.

… oh… did I mention, there’ll be PIRATES?!?!


PARTICIPANTS:
The event will portray the lives of privateers and pirates between 1675-1825. The living-encampment space within Fort Rodman is limited. Participant registration will open February 2015.

VENDORS:
We are now accepting applications from sutlers, antique dealers, New England artists and modern vendors that will lend to the event’s theme, as well as local restaurants and New England seafood vendors.

Electricity and water is limited and provided on a first come/first serve basis.

For more information regarding vending, please contact:

-RE-ENACTING SUTLERS (including food):
Contact kathryn.e.ramsey@gmail.com

-NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS and MODERN EVENT RELATED ITEMS:
Contact veehight@gmail.com

-WRECKERS (nautical and event related antiquities):
Contact gman-13@comcast.net


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