Aarrgghh, me hearties! A fyne welcome to all ye landlubbers and pirate patrons to the 6th installment of our celebration of all things nautical. Mind you, we will be presenting both the historical (buccaneer) world and the fantasy/fiction world of pirate characters and Caribbean lore. Our event (formerly held in Clear Lake, IA) is a “family fun fest” with lots of things to do for children and adults of all ages. There will be three stages of professional entertainment, strolling comedic characters & minstrels, an artisan merchants bazaar & thieves market, a food court with novelty drinks, games of skill, hands-on children’s activities, costume contests, tattoo contests, king & queen of the pirates contest, treasure hunts, outdoor museum encampments and folk craft demonstrations. Let’s make this an annual hoorah and keep it in the Minnesota part of our realm for years to come.  -Capt. Billy Rogers


NOTICE: Due to the City of Owatonna, MN not granting us an Event Permit in a timely fashion, we are having to put this year’s Iowa-MINNESOTA Pirate Festival on hiatus. Sorry. Check in with us for the 2020 version of this event.

$TBA for adults ($15 for 2-day pass)
$TBA for kids (5-15).
Tots free.


Weaponry Policy: Swords and other weaponry must be peace tied. Cannons must remain unloaded and will be inspected at the front gate.

Pet Policy: Well behaved pets on leashes (with a responsible owner cleaning up after them) should be okay, and we expect non foul-mouthed parrots are okay as well. We draw the line at any type of sea serpents or undead monkeys.

Costume Policy: Yes, please! Just keep it family friendly. There may be kids around. (That includes you, cosplayer who plans to come as a sexy Star Trek ensign.)

Outside Food & Drink Policy: Beyond special needs, please don’t. Our food and drink merchants need to make gas money so they can sail back home Sunday night. We reserve the right to confiscate and drink any rum you attempt to sneak in.

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