Pirates walk the plank to annual festival

November 24, 2013 by  

The 24th annual Pirate Fest is returning to Pittsburgh for two days this December, hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.

Last year, the event attracted almost 17,000 visitors, and that number is expected to grow in 2013, as fans take advantage of the opportunity to meet their favorite players and get their autographs. Former Pirates players and broadcasters are also expected to be making special appearances.

There will also be plenty of games for all ages, softball and baseball clinics, prize raffles, contests, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus. In addition, the pierogi-eating contest and game shows will return. Visitors can find out about season passes for next year, purchase tickets for the games, and learn about what to expect from the new baseball season. Organizers will also be collecting toy donations.

Those looking for a perfect holiday gift for a loved one might find something in the ‘Pirates Authentics’ area which will feature jerseys worn by Pirates players, bats, baseballs, and more official merchandise for sale.

All attendees will also receive a free 2014 wall calendar, Pirates schedule, and program as they enter the event.

The festival should appeal to Pirates fans from all over the community, and no doubt the organizers have been investing in marketing products like flyers and posters from Pittsburgh print companies to help spread the word.

Pirate Fest is taking place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center over the weekend of December 14 – 15. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children aged 14 and under. To find out more about the festival, contact Brian Chiera at 412-325-4725.