Georgia Festival Replaces Joust with Wave Pool

Artwork courtesy of Erlatz Fink & Captain Drew

PiratePalooza TV can now confidently report that the Georgia Renaissance Festival (GARF) will replace its wildly popular joust with the world’s largest Renaissance wave pool.

At more than 1.5 acres, this new venue will be named the Dragoon Lagoon – easily stealing the crown from the Great Golly Wash at the Upper Mid-Kansas Enlightenment Faire.

Classic European Construction

The design and manufacture of this beach resort was awarded to the firm of Erlatz Fink, the same group responsible for the Georgia faire’s controversial roller coaster, The Consort Express.

According to our sources, the signature red Georgia clay comprising the current jousting grounds is already being covered with fine beach sand imported from lower Alabama, like many of the festival’s patrons.

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2021 PiratePalooza Grog Squad Shirt

The 17th Annual PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing 2021 Grog Squad shirt were available for pre-order from the PiratePalooza Gear page until September 30, 2021 (the pre-order window is now closed).

This year’s souvenir shirts will be printed with extra super soft ink like our 2018 shirts, a favorite among those who use them as pajamas!

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PiratePalooza Grog Quest!

Grog Quest 2021

This year, that rangy pirate of yore, Israel Hands, has dipped into a dangerous den of pirates to assemble a most daring raid upon the City of Decatarrrr in search of the Commodore’s legendary Golden Grog – join us for PiratePalooza Grog Quest!

The 2021 edition of the PiratePalooza Pubcrawl & Pubsing takes place on September 18th and has been split into two halves for Grog Quest, to accommodate ALL our pirate fans! For those who feel comfortable we’ll have an in-person pub crawl. Those who plan to stay aboard their ship can watch a virtual pub sing at 8pm. Shirts are now on sale until September 28th (click here!)

Here’s the schedule our cutthroat crew will follow:

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Twain’s
  • 2:45pm – 4:00pm – The Brick Store
  • 4:05pm – 5:00pm – Virginia Reel (on the Plaza)
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm – O’Sullivan’s
  • 6:00pm – ???? – Salsa Dancing on the Square!

Live musical acts include members of Landloch’d, the Barehead Bards, The Long and Short of It, Tenpenny Travelers, Toucan Dubh, and Old Silk Road!

Don’t miss PiratePalooza on September 18th of 2021! Be sure to follow us @PiratePalooza on Facebook for more!


PiratePalooza TV 2020

The Artists

PiratePalooza TV wouldn’t have been nearly amazing this year without the fantastic contributions by the following artists. We appreciate their talents, their time, and the fun they brought to this very hasty production. We hope that you will be able to join us at next year’s PiratePalooza in person, and that you will attend to these performers with your good patronage.

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2020 Curse Shirts Now Available for Pre-Order

2020 PiratePalooza Curse of the Commodore Shirt Example

The 16th Annual PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing 2020 Curse shirts are now available for pre-order from the PiratePalooza Gear page (direct link). For the second time in our history Captain Drew’s iconic PiratePalooza™ StarSkull Sigil has crossbones!

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PiratePalooza 2020 is Happening!

Captain Drew was furious when he found out that his organizing committee had cancelled the 2020 edition of the PiratePalooza PubCrawl & PubSing due to the Curse of the Commodore, so he screamed “PiratePalooza 2020 is Happening!” and then fired them all.

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Curse of the Commodore!

“I did not know that any man could suffer such pain!” cried the Commodore as he lay dying from wounds Bainbridge had delivered in their duel that fine March morning. It would become the second most famous duel in American history, and Commodore Steven Decatur. It would also become the origin of the Curse of the Commodore…

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Pirate Plots Trifecta

Rumors are swirling that a pirate is planning a travel trifecta on September 19th – he plans to go to 3 locations: GARF, PiratePalooza, and then to Tybee – ALL ON THE SAME DAY!!!


Incredible Post-apocalyptic Pirate Coat Stuns Fans

Post-apocalyptic Pirate Coat by Scott Johnson
Photograph ©David Droke Photography

We recently caught up with Karol Bartoszynski, one of the original founders of Wasteland Weekend, to discuss an incredible pirate coat designed and fabricated by his friend Scott Johnson. The coat is so imaginatively conceived, so well crafted, and so immaculately distressed that it could have stepped right off the screen of the most recent installment of the Mad Max series. They’ve been kind enough to let us share some photos of the coat and to provide some back story on how it came to be. Note: while this coat may be “one-of-a-kind”, Scott has plenty more ideas where this one came from! You can reach him through his Facebook page Squirrel Wurx.

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Georgia Man Major Carrier of RUMinyavirus

Viral Carrier Captain Rumpot, seen in this video, spreading the RUMinyavirus.
“Chuckles” O’Rumpot last seen in a live video feed from a nerd convention

Today authorities with PiratePalooza announced that a character identifying as “Captain Rumpot” had been positively identified as a carrier of the RUMinyavirus, known more simply to pirate scientists as RUMMY-69.

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