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Pirate and Renaissance Festival this weekend
Friday, November 12, 2010

This weekend, at the first annual Pagosa Springs Pirate and Renaissance Festival, you will find many wonderful activities for both adults and children.

One of our favorite Pirates, Captain Bartholomew Steehl from the Sunken Bones Society, will be trolling the festival in search of a new bride both Saturday and Sunday. All Pagosa Pirates are invited to come and take part in all the festivities. If you are out of order we have stocks you can be placed in, as well as a photo board of the seven deadly sins.

We have many performances scheduled, with many talented artists who will take you back in time.

Saturday, July 18

Welcome — 10-10:20 a.m.

Rakasa Jabal (belly dancing) — 10:30-10:45 a.m.

“Canterbury Tales,” by The Gypsy Players — 11 a.m.-noon.

Intermission — Noon-1 p.m.

“Canterbury Tales,” by The Gypsy Players — 1-2 p.m.

Paul and Carla Roberts (music) — 2:15-2:30 p.m.

Fencing demonstration — 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Kids ... join us in the Royal Procession — 3:30-4 p.m.

“Treasure Island,” The Gypsy Players — 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 19

Welcome — 10-10:20 a.m.

Rakasa Jabal (belly dancing) — 10:30-10:45 a.m.

“Canterbury Tales,” by The Gypsy Players — 11 a.m.-noon.

Intermission — Noon-1 p.m.

“Canterbury Tales,” by The Gypsy Players — 1-2 p.m.

Paul and Carla Roberts (music) — 2:15-2:30 p.m.

Kids ... join us in the Royal Procession — 3:30-4 p.m.

“Treasure Island,” The Gypsy Players — 4:30-5:30 p.m.

In addition to the children assisting the King in his quests there will be camel rides, a castle bounce house, live chess, an artisan fair that includes clothing, shields, leather crafts, fairie wands, masks, jewelry and much more. Performances by the Gypsy Players and other talented individuals take you back in time. Fresh cask beer provided by Pagosa Brewing Co. will be served in our tavern as well as delicious food such as funnelcakes, turkey legs, beef stew breadbowls, pita pockets, gyros and other period fare.

Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center. Cost for a two-day adult pass is $8 and a two-day child ticket is $5. A one-day adult pass is $5 and a one-day child ticket is $3 (children are ages 6-17).

For more information, contact Autumn at the Chamber at 264-2360. You can visit www.pagosaspringschamber.com for more information about the Pirate and Renaissance Festival and for a full schedule of performances.