This Weekend: The Enfield Pirate Festival

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Enfield-Pirate-FestivalMy friends down in the Connecticut Renaissance Faire are throwing a pirate-theme festival down in Enfield, CT this weekend. It’s a great family-oriented event, and helps raise money for a good cause.

From the CTRF website:

The Enfield Pirate Festival is set to begin at 11am on Saturday, August 31. The special event, a fundraiser for Kids First of Enfield, will host a weekend of singing pirates, games of skill, magic, cannon demonstrations, sword fights, music, and more. The Connecticut Renaissance Faire produces the event in partnership with Kids First.

Kids First of Enfield is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to target specific community projects. Kids First is finishing renovations to the Angelo Lamagna Center’s kitchen where they will offer health and nutritional programs for Enfield’s youth. In addition, Kids First hosts conflict resolution basketball where teens learn to interact with other through sports (www.kidsfirstenfield.com).

“This year we are working on a new jobs program sponsoring disadvantaged youth with training to help them get jobs,” said Tom Arnone, Director of Kids First of Enfield. “The Connecticut Renaissance Faire has been our knight in shining armor helping us to accomplish our goals that directly benefit the children of Enfield.”

Last year, Kids First was able to raise over $4,800 working with the Faire enabling them to renovate the kitchen at the Angelo Lamagna Center. The kitchen will benefit Enfield Youth Services.

When: This weekend, August 31 and September 1, 11am-7pm

Where: Enfield Green, 820 Enfield Street in Enfield, CT

Admission: You can buy your tickets at the gate or online in advance to avoid lines.

  • General Admission (ages 16 and up) $10
  • Youth Admission (ages 7-15) $6
  • Child Admission (6 and under) FREE

You can pick up tickets here. And for more info, visit the CTRF site.

 

J.M. Aucoin

Author. Fencer. Sometimes actor. Full-time nerd. I write swashbucklers & historical adventure novels.

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