About ten years ago, Ty Winchester along with his mom, constructed the idea for this event which captured all the things they love: Disney, “Pirates of the Carribbean,” and the lake culture of Put-In-Bay. Winchester explains, “For a family of four to pay for a ferry ride, parking, and lunch can be taxing, which is why it’s important that they can have fun for free.” All of the events and activities are free, however, for a fee you can tour the Tall Ship Niagara that was constructed around 1812 to protect the Lake Erie shoreline from the British.
With fun and entertainment for all ages, Saturday and Sunday will be the best days for families, including circus performers from Faire Wynds Entertainment. Also, Captain Jack Sparrow and Crew will be reenacted and host a scavenger hunt, and a Sunday a Toledo School of the Arts performance by the Steel Drum Band. This event provides a balance between fun, adventure, and education.
All of the activities for Pyrate Fest will take place at DeRivera Park.
For more information and to plan your trip, visit putinbay.com