Pirate Fest is a pirate themed renaissance style festival. It is based on its own Legend that contains aspects that not only involve Pirates, but also Rennies, Mermaids, Faeries and even Steampunk characters. So we do not follow a specific time period or a particular monarch... remember we ARRR Pirates!!! There are Pirate Groups/Guilds that call Pirate Fest their home. We also have Steampunk characters that have groups or societies. So all guilds or groups (or what ever you would like to call any organized group of like-minded individuals that would fit into this fantasy realm that we have created) are welcome!!
Here's the answers to a few of the common questions:
Are Guilds excluded? NO. As stated, the Guild needs only to loosely fit within the perimeters of the Legend. You really wouldn't expect Capt. Jack to toast a couple rums with some Civil War Re-enactors would you?? .
Are Guilds participating? There are several Pirate base Guilds/Groups participating (and their numbers are growing!!!). There were Guilds in attendance last year and Guilds are again welcome this year!
Is there overnight camping? This seems to be the biggest question that goes along with most Guild participation in local Las Vegas festivals. Craig Ranch will allow limited overnight camping! There will be guidelines set up and addressed with the individual Guilds! This is also great for out of town Guild participation!
Are Lords and Ladies of the court welcome at Pirate Fest? Who do you think the Pirates plundered???? Of course they are welcome! Some of the Renaissance Guilds have modified or created stories about disguising their members to infiltrate the pirates! (and they call us pirates devious!)
How does my Guild see about possibly participating? Just email us at: guilds@PirateFestLV.com it really is that simple...
I'm not in a Guild, but I would like to part of one. What can I do? You can participant as an individual in Pirate Fest however there are advantages to being a Guild Member (year round activities and opportunities) . If you do want to be a Guild Member we suggest one of our Brethren Guilds listed below. Each is a fun unique group and is represented at Pirate Fest. We suggest you go to each of their encampments and meet them yourself. You will know where you fit in best!!
We found a source for vendor insurance: ACT- Artists, Crafters, and Tradesman.They can cover the Guild participation as well. It is very inexpensive!! You may be able to use it for any other fair or festival you attend!! Here is a direct link,:
If for some reason you do not qualify then try Francis Dean. Here is their direct link below:
ADDED INFO: some of the Guilds have asked if they can arrange for personal Potta Potties in their encampments.
We have added that request to Guild App and uploaded a new version. You get our cost on the toilets!!
To be considered for Pirate Fest 2020 please email us with your Guild info and we will get back to you.
Email to : GUILD@PirateFestLV.com
Once accepted you will need to fill out the Application and Waiver Form including all members participating.