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The 8th Annual Northern California Pirate Festival

The Northern California Pirate Festival, LLC

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

The 8th Annual Northern California Pirate Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Plank Owner Club- Membership   more info Ended $95.00 $0.00
Childs Ticket- 11 and under w/ paid adult admission   more info Ended Free $0.00
"Buccaneers Bash" Pirate Ball- Saturday Night 18 and over   more info Ended $15.00 $1.44
Online Premium Pirate Pass-All weekend and Night Show (18 & over)   more info Ended $25.00 $1.74

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Event Details

Featuring over 500 costumed actors, crafters and musicians the Northern California Pirate Festival is the largest pirate event in the United States. Produced by a group of theatrical and outdoor event professionals, the annual fest is equal parts Mardi Gras, state fair, living history, and Pegged-leg eye-patch-wearin’  fan fest that appeals to children and adults alike. With four stages of continuous entertainment, rows of nautically inspired handcrafts, gourmet foods, micro-brewed beers, and ship to shore canon battles, visitors will encounter proper British Naval Officers to alluring mythical mermaids throughout the streets. Our mission is to entertain and engage any one with a love of pirates and all are encouraged to join in the fun by donning a costume.

Early Bird ticket sales begin on March 10th 2014 and end April 7th, 2014.

Plank Owner Tickets go on sale March 31st 2014. A “plank owner” is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when that ship was placed in commission. Originally, this term applied only to crew members present at the ship’s first commissioning. The origin of the term is the implication that a crew member was around when the ship was being built and commissioned and therefore has bragging rights to the ownership of one of the deck planks in the main deck.
The Plank Owners of the Northern California Pirate Festival get special privileges and perks that normal attendees do not!
Visit the Plank Owners News Site for more details!

Online Ticket sales End June 13th at 6pm. Ticket sales will resume onsite on June 14th and 15th beginning at 9 am. 

This event is not a pet friendly event. No animals allowed.

Please peace tie your weapons by using a cord and securing the weapon shut and to your body. No live munitions or working firearms.




Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You will not be required to show your ID at the gate for admission. It is advisable to have identification on you in case there is an issue that you would like us to resolve. The Northern California Pirate Festival is an all ages event, however the Buccaneers Bash is a bit more salty and so we do not admit anyone under 18 without a parent present.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The NCPF takes place along the waterfront in Vallejo California. The Ferry Terminal to and from Sanfrancisco is located next door to the event. Please check Vallejo Ferry schedules before planning your trip.  

Vallejo has been upgrading the parking around the ferry terminal and there is a great deal of paid parking near the event site. If you fancy a walk and free parking you can find street parking around Vallejo if you get to the site early.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

This event is not pet friendly. The crowds are large and the guns are loud. The sun is also powerful and cars can heat up very quickly. Please leave your animals at home.

Please peace tie your weapons by using a cord and securing the weapon shut and to your body. No live munitions or working firearms.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Kathy Kingman with any ticketing related questions: Kathy@praetorianusa.com

Any other festival related questions may be directed to info@norcalpiratefestival.com


Is my ticket transferrable?

You may give away any unused ticket before the event but you may not transfer the ticket once it is in use (example: two day wristbands are only good for one person.) Plank Owner Club Passes and VIP Passes are non-transferrable.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You may either print your ticket or download your ticket to your smart device. You must have a ticket in one of those formats in order to enter.

This year we will be working with satellite ticket offices in order to promote traffic to local non- profits. You will be given a ticket at the time of the transaction. Please bring it with you to the event. Satellite locations will be promoted on the website after the early bird sales are over. There are no replacements for lost tickets.


What is the refund policy?

The NCPF has a no refund policy. This event is rain or shine. You may upgrade a ticket that has not been used (example, you bought a weekend pass and would like to go to the Buccanners bash. Pay the extra bit and we will upgrade your pass)


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

If your name does not match the name on the account that the ticket was purchased under you will not be able to address any issue should one arise. Only the person who bought the ticket can change anything on the account. However, anyone can enter with a valid ticket.

Does the Plank Owner Membership include admission?

Yes. The plank owner membership comes with one premium pass for each member. Once you purchase your membership you will receive a code that will allow you a discount off a one day admissio for your crew. Your membership also allows you to bring a friend and two children into the VIP area with you.

I purchased a plank in a previous year but did not get a discount code. What should I do?

Your active membership will always be renewed at the price you originally paid for it. You must renew every year in order to keep your membership active. You are allowed a one year grace period to keep your membership active-however if you miss more than one year of renewals you will have to purchase a new membership at the current price.
If you are an active member and you have not recieved a code, go to www.plankowners club.com and find the link that allows you to update your email address.

What should I be paying for a Plank Membership?

Charter Members renew at $50. Charter members originally purchased thier Planks in 2007.

Foundation Members renew at $70 and became members during the years between 2008 and 2012.

Alliance members are new members and 2013 members who renew at the current rate of $95.

All Charter and Foundation members should have recieved an email with thier personalized code to renew and buy discount tickets. Alliance members will need to renew thier membership in order to recieve a code for the discount day tickets.

There is no online discount for premium and weekend passes because the online discount is deeper than the plank discount for both passes. At the Gate you will receive your Plank Owner discount.

If you are ordering past the deadline of June 2, 2014 you are not guaranteed a t-shirt. We will have a limited supply of them at the event but they are first come first served. We will also have a supply of plank owner totes available should you not find a shirt in your size. Be sure to print your receipt!

Have questions about The 8th Annual Northern California Pirate Festival? Contact The Northern California Pirate Festival, LLC

When & Where

Waterfront Park, Vallejo
289 Mare Island Way
Vallejo, CA 94590

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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The Northern California Pirate Festival, LLC

Produced by a group of theatrical and outdoor event professionals...who love Pirates!

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The 8th Annual Northern California Pirate Festival
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