My wife and I went to this while we were on a surprise getaway for her birthday. We had a wonderful time. We didn't get to be there for too long as we came in close to the end due to being so late from dinner. Long story short, we were busy browsing and drinking pirate root-beer (which helps prevent scurvy). It didn't take me long being distracted, by a certain pirate comedian with "Thee Bluebeard", before purchasing a wonderfully beautiful corset my wife had tried on while I wasn't looking. All in all this was a spectacular festival and we may make the trek from Kentucky to Mishawaka next year just to get the full experience.
Looking forward to going next year!
Everyone was nice the shows were good. The Kids loved it.
We have a lot of family friendly fun! Shared lots of laughs, while learning more about the pirate heritage.
Very friendly & welcoming. Could not hear the speakers on the stage very well due to background noise & disrespectful people talking during the presentations . Suggest a Microphone for next festival.
With kids this might be a fun event. It's very small though. Not super exciting.
The merchants were all very nice abd knowledgeable... the skits and music were great! My 3 grandkids REALLY enjoyed themselves and already asked if we can go again next year!
It was smaller event than expected but it turned out to be a great speed and amount of things for my kids:) the pirates were very kid friendly and we had a great time!
It was definitely not what I was expecting, it was more like a convention for weird people who dress up as pirates... I totally thought it was gonna be more kid friendly but it was really all adults and they drag the kids along kind a deal...
From Our Editors
Calling all parrots and peg legs! The Indiana Pirate Festival calls all scalawags to the high seas of the Mishawaka BK Club for a fun-filled day of shows and pirate-themed swag. Starting in the morning, troupes of sword fighters and musicians will take the stage to sing shanties and put on comedy routines. All the while, Blackbeard will be roaming the crowd, looking for volunteers to show off their pirating skills—the best of the bunch could even be invited to join his crew. After sundown, the kids have to walk the plank for the 21-and-over Pirate's Ball. There will be music and merry-making and of course, rum!
Indiana Pirate Festival