Games & Activites - Pirate Fest

Mermaid Photo Op

Donations Welcome

Back by popular demand!  Mermaids welcome you to the Pirate Fest!  Take pictures with your favorite mermaid.

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Costume Contest

Free Activity

Have a great costume?  Enter the costume contest and win a prize!  Contestants are grouped by age. 
Winners are based on audience applause.

Photo: Rob Welton Photography

Mid-Day Parade

Free Activity

Starting at the gazebo, join the costumed characters as they chant, cheer, wave, and beat on drums, as they walk of a half loop around the site.

Folk Dancing

Free Activity

Want to get up and dance?  Learn something new and meet perfect strangers, who can become friends.

Photo: Trent Eades

Jumbie Jam

Free Activity

Ready to escape to the Adventure or at least sound like it?  Try the Panyard Jumbie Jam and play your
favorite tune.

Giant Chess

Free Game

Test your skill with this classic strategy game.  King stands 25" tall.

Pirate Olympics

Free Activity

Join in the fun by competing in a variety of yard games as pirate sports!

Sword Master's Challenge

Pay to Play

Learn to fight with boffer swords.

The Stocks

Free Activity​

Place your loved ones, or yourself, in the stocks!  Select different captions for fun photos.

Photo: Trent Eades

Medieval Games

$1 for 3 tries per game

Try your skill at 3 different Games:
Slay the Dragon (bean bag catapult)
Storm the Castle (wrecking ball)
Skittles (table bowling)

Speed Courting

Free Activity

Take 30 seconds to get to know someone new. Then meet the next person in line.  Speed courting in a
fun way for all ages.

Corn Hole

Free Game

Bean bag toss or “Corn Hole” from different distances.  Fun for all ages!

Get Knighted

Free Activity

Want to feel special? Get Knighted after each Chess Match.

Photo: Rob Welton

Meet Historical Characters

Free Activity

Feel transported to another time!   Meet Pirates and Red Coats!  Meet Captain Jean Lafitte!

Photo: Rob Welton

Goat Petting Zoo

Photo Op - Donations Welcome

Come pet these goats.  Get a picture with them.  Buy some feed for them if you wish.

Red Beard and Chumley

Photo Op - Donations Welcome

Meet Captain Red Beard and his PyRAT, Chumley.  Contribute to Chumley’s piratical way of life. 🙂 

Beach Volleyball

Free Activity

Escape to the beach with this family fun game.

End of Day Sing

Free Activity

Celebrate the closing of the day together with an End of Day Sing at the Gazebo.