Pirates storm Punta Gorda for annual festival
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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Pirates took over Fisherman's Village this weekend in Punta Gorda for the fifth annual Pirate Fest.
Pirates took a break from sailing the seven seas to show land-lovers how it's done this weekend for the annual festival.
There was lots of food and lots of shopping at the festival, with almost 100 vendors lined up showing off their latest findings to all who dared to barter.
"We're selling guns, we sell knives, we sell cups - even me," said a pirate who referred to himself as "Black Beard."
If guns and knives aren't your thing, there was of course tons of a pirates second best friend after the seas - booze.
"We are selling two different types of mead made from honey and eight different types of wine," said one merchant.
While others tasted the finest wines that seven seas had to offer, some pirates decided to go for something more authentic.
It's grog, dirty water, rum, lime juice, maybe a little nutmeg," said another pirate.
If the booze didn't keep your attention, there were plenty of other attractions like the live mermaid, wrangled from the sea.
"It's awesome, the kids are great," said Mermaid Gemma, "I'm having a great time. The smiles are my payment."
While most pirates handled themselves civilly, some arguments just had to end in an epic sword fight!
If you want to take part in the festivities, there's plenty of time left. The festival will be back open Sunday from 11am - 5pm back at Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda.
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