September 7, 2010
Avast! Seafarer's Marketplace & Pirate Festival is on the horizon

By Allen Pierleoni

Avast ye lubbers, get ready to step lively to the Seafarer's Marketplace & Pirate Festival, where fine fare and fun will await from noon to 7 p.m. come Sept. 25-26.

The "fare" part will include seafood, barbecue, meat-filled dumplings, fried noodles and rice, chicken on a stick, buffalo and elk burgers, wild boar and buffalo bratwurst, roasted turkey legs, jambalaya and vegetarian dishes.

The "fun" part will feature cannon battles, live music, games and contests, treasure hunts and scavenger hunts, costumed characters and, of course, roaming pirates.

"We'll capture the flavor of a multicultural seaport, but it's very much a family event," said organizer "Louisiana Sue" Ramon. "And we've got plenty of shade, so bring lawn chairs."

Admission will be free with the donation of a can of food; parking will be $5. The festival will benefit the Sacramento Food Bank.

The festival will be at Rio Ramaza Event Park, 10000 Garden Highway (between Riego and Elverta roads), Sacramento. Information: (916) 962-6415,

Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-1128.

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