Avast, me hearties: Pirate Festival this weekend


The seventh annual Midlands Pirate Festival will return Saturday and Sunday to the Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St. in Papillion. Festival hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The festival will focus on fun and fact with a mix of comedic storybook characters and historic presentations, food, beverages, bazaar and artisan marketplace.

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages 3 to 13 and free for younger children. An adult two-day admission is $15. Parking is free. Discounted tickets are available at Offutt Air Force Base, Fairy Tale Costumes in Omaha’s Crossroads Mall and at the Penguin Pitstop in Lincoln. Online purchases can be made at midlandspiratefest-es2.eventbrite.com/.

The event will include an after-hours tavern sing-along from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, with free admission after 6 that evening.

For event details, visit midlandspiratefest.com, email greg@festint.com or call 641-357-5177.

by Sue Story Truax

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Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on Omaha.com

Main photo: Ava Boyce, then 4, enjoys the Midlands Pirate Festival at the Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch in September 2010. The two-day event included activities and even history lessons geared for both children and adults. Photo by Tony Miceli for the Omaha World-Herald

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