September 24 & 25 2011

Contact : Louisiana Sue Ramon
9175 Kiefer Blvd. #133
Sacramento, Ca. 95826
Phone: 916.962.6415

The Seafarer’s Marketplace & Pirate Festival

Is a unique event capturing the essence of a multicultural Seaport featuring, live entertainment, contests, games, savory food and drinks. Enjoy shopping for unusual treasures from around the globe. Visit encampments showcasing Pirates, Mermaids, Zombies, Sinbad and others.

Experience cannon battles, sword fights and seafaring activities. On Sunday a re-enactment of the Battle of New Orleans. Come and help us defend the Port against the British attack. Join Andrew Jackson, Captain Jean Lafitte, shopkeepers, Native Americans and Creoles in the battle that saved the City.

Sharing our Treasures with our community, vendors, entertainers and Rio Ramaza all have come together to help collect canned food and donations for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services while offering a fun filled adventure on the banks of the Sacramento River. Last year's event collected over 2,400 pound of canned food The event is FREE to the public with canned food or cash donations. A portion of food and beverage sales will be donated to the A.T. Valdez Foundation. $5.00 parking at Riego Rd and Rio Ramaza Rd.

Don't B using those GPS gadgets Mates, it will send you far off course Just follow the Map, Pirates will b there to help yr

10000 Garden Hwy. between Riego Rd. and Elverta Rd.

From the Bay Area: Go I-80 East towards Reno . Take I-5 North towards Redding Take 99/70 towards Yuba City/Marysville then Exit at Riego Road. Go left on Riego Rd. towards the River. Event parking at Rio Ramaza Rd. & Riego Rd. on left. From Sacramento Area: Take I-5 North towards Redding Take 99/70 towards Yuba City/Marysville then Exit at Riego Road. Go left on Riego Rd. towards the River. Event parking at Rio Ramaza Rd & Riego Rd on left.

Z.O.O.M “Zydeco on our mind”
Performs Saturday & Sunday September 24 & 25
On the Port of New Orleans Stage There is no other music in the universe as much fun to play.. Cajun/Zydeco/Blues/Southern Rock/Swamp Pop/Bayou Funk/Mardi Gras/PartiGras/ZydeParty... Let's just Do It!!! "ZOOM" is off the ground and each band member contributes their specialty with great intensity, love and zeal. When this group hits the stage you expect "Boom!! " You get it, but it's really "ZOOM! "

Skip Henderson & John Blakemore

Performs Saturday, September 24, noon, at the Seven Seas Stage

Music “Billy Bones” featured in 3rd Pirates of Caribbean Movie.

Belly Dancers both days

Featured Artist performs Saturday, September 24, 3PM. The Black Irish Band

The Black Irish Band has gained much national attention over the years. In 2005 the band was hired by the Smithsonian Folk life Festival and performed at the National Mall and Kennedy Center. The band was featured on CBS "This Morning". In 2000 the band headlined at the International Music Festival in Singapore. The band also was the featured performers for the 100th Anniversaries of the Alaskan Gold Rush and White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Because of the historical nature of the Black Irish Band many venues such as, the Alaska History Museum, Golden Spike NHS, Gene Autry Museum, Elko Folk life Center, the Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco Maritime Museums have headlined the group in the past.

The band has sold 90,000 albums independently to date, and their music has been featured on College Radio Stations, National Public Radio.

Sunday September 25

Features down home Louisiana R & B
With two great bands at the Seven Seas Stage
Miss Myrna with Bobby Q and the Hot Licks noon – 4 PM

Vicious Groove 4-7PM

Sunday Sept. 25 2 PM

Join the battle to defend the Port of New Orleans from the British. In 1814, Andrew Jackson, Captain Jean Lafitte, New Orleans shopkeepers, Native Americans, Creoles and any one Jackson could round up (numbers of 4,000) to try to stop the British (numbers 11,000) from invading the Port of New Orleans. Become part of this historic battle.

Irish Jack O'Fortune's Treasure Island adventure for kids
The Pirate ship slide and other kids games with prizes
See a working blacksmith forge making things you can purchase
Experience the Fountain of youth
Real Mermaid Dunk Tank
See the Paddle wheel boat "The Duke" John Wayne used and later owned from the Movie "Blood Alley".

Experience "Tortuga' the Pirate encampments-
Pacific Coast Pyrate Coalition, Rogues of the Golden Coast, Tales of the Seven Seas and more!

Live cannon battles, real sword fighting
Saturday: Captain Jack and Blackbeard will battle
Sunday: Yellowbeard vs Sinbad and others

Meet Pamela Johnson Stone Harbour press author signing her book, "Heart of a Pirate", the story of Anne Bonny, female pirate.

Heart of a Pirate A Novel of Anne Bonny By Pamela Johnson. Jamaica, October, 1720. The pirate ship of Calico Jack Rackham is captured off the western coast of Jamaica. While most of the crew is too drunk to defend against the onslaught of the King's navy, two of the crewmembers stand to fight against overwhelming odds. When finally forced to surrender, the commander of the governor's ship is amazed to discover that the two who defend are women disguised as men-Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Based on the true story of the legendary Anne Bonny, Heart of a Pirate


Pirate Book Store will have many books about pirates
Shop for bargains and unique items in the Marketplace:
clothing, hats, sunglasses, jewelry, toys, pirate weapons, leather goods, Henna body art, and much more.

From the Port Royale Galley
  • Cajun Wagon
  • Jambalaya (chicken, sausage rice dish), Catfish & Shrimp PO Boys and Red Beans & Rice
  • Fire & Ice Foods
  • BBQ Tri Tip sandwiches
  • Polish Sausage sandwiches
  • Roasted Corn & Turkey legs
  • J’s Dogs
  • Hot dogs, corn dogs, burgers and more
  • Coffee Gypsy
  • Iced blended espresso drinks Fruit smoothies
  • The usual suspects along with unique and unusual delights will be for sale in the Marketplace and tasty treats from around the globe are being added to our menu at the Galley every day.

The Fountain Of Youth Tavern
For Beer and wine AND VOO DOO RUM


Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and vendors that Brought the Seafarer’s Marketplace and Pirate Festival to LIFE


Rio Ramaza Marina
The Eagle Radio
Louisiana Sue Enterprises
Sacramento DoJo volunteers
Office Depot
Studio R sound company
Pirate Brand Foods
Signs Now Sacramento
Super 8 Hotels
All the Pirate volunteers
7 UP Bottling
Three Spirits Voo Doo Rum
Home Depot
The Rogues of the Gold Coast
The Pacific Coast Pyrate Coalition

Last year we collected over 2,400 pounds of canned food
for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services


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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.


Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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