Fourth Annual Pirate, Food Truck Festival This Weekend In Enfield

The Pirate and Food Truck Festival on the Enfield Town Green this weekend will offer pirate-themed performances and other entertainment as well as nearly 30 food trucks

The festival, now in its fourth year, runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 820 Enfield St. Parking is available on-site with a $5 donation, and admission is free. Parking lots are also available in the surrounding area, such as the town-owned Asnuntuck Street parking lot.

Brian Harvard, general manager of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, said the two-day festival will include three stages of entertainment including magic shows and a pirate battle performance, a black-powder demonstration, over a dozen period-themed vendors selling costumes, jewelry and swords, and free and low-fare games like archery tag and ax- and dagger-throwing stations.

"There's some educational aspects, too, about how [pirates] lived, ate and prepared food, stored things and carried things," Harvard said.

The festival will run rain or shine, Harvard said, and organizers said they are hopeful effects from tropical storm Hermine will not disrupt the festival. Should weather "become dangerous," Harvard said, the fair will be closed.

Proceeds from the weekend will go to Kids First of Enfield, a non-profit that creates programs such as cooking classes to address the health, safety and welfare of Enfield children, according to Harvard. Last year, the weekend raised just over $3,000 for Kids First, Harvard said.

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