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 whatever 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. 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. Sunset Park 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!
Please click the link below and select "Book Event Space" then click "Guilds", then proceed to checkout. When you are prompted to select a "Participant Category" please select "Guild" again. After your guild is approved you will be notified to complete the application.