Ahoy Matey's! Prepare to set sail on the maiden voyage of Lake Superior Tall Ship’s Pirates’ Ball Fundraiser—an evenin' specifically fer adults—21 and over—where pirates, renegades, wenches, rogues, mermaids, scallywags, damsels, scurvy dogs, buccaneers, scoundrels and rascals show up in their finest attire. Costumes are encouraged; having fun is required! The evening will conclude with the crowning of the Pirate King & Queen!
"X" marks the spot on the treasure map!
Bayfield Lakeside Pavillion
Saturday, September 7th 2019 - 5:30pm to Midnight
Registration & Social Hour starts at 5:30 pm
☠️ Purchase a Wall of Wine Pull ticket online or at registration. Your Wine Pull will be delivered to your table for dinner. A wine pull raffle is basically a blind draw where every raffle ticket buyer wins a bottle of wine. A variety if bottled wine are wrapped so the labels can’t be seen and then the wrapped bottles are numbered. The $20 raffle ticket may win a $60 bottle of wine, a $12 bottle of wine, or something in between from Bayfield Wine and Spirits. The wine will be delivered to your table for dinner.
Welcome by Emcee / Raffle Sales Close
Live Auction Led by Liz Weatherhead
☠️ Fund-a-Sailor: Help kids experience great adventures, make amazing discoveries (often about themselves), and become good stewards of Lake Superior with your pledge to our scholarship fund.
☠️ Dessert Auction: Several extraordinary desserts will be auctioned off with the scintillating sweets going to the individual (or table) offering the highest bid.
☠️ Heads & Tails Game: Purchase Pirate Beads online with your ticket or when you arrive. The auctioneer will ask that all Heads & Tails participants stand and ask them to choose either “heads” (shown by putting their hands on their head) or “tails” (shown by putting their hands on their rear ends). Then she will toss the coin calling out the result, “Heads” or “Tails”. Those whose hands are placed to match side of the coin tossed, remain standing and keep their beads. All others remove a set of beads. The auctioneer will flip the coin again. Again, those whose hands are placed to match side of the coin tossed, remain standing and keep their beads. All others remove a set of beads; once all their beads have been removed they sit down. This is repeated until we have one pirate standing who will be deemed the winner of a full day cruise on the Abbey Road.
☠️ Drawing for Boatload of Beer: Purchase raffle tickets online or when you arrive.. The auctioneer will have a random pirate draw ticket from the keg. The pirate with the matching ticket will win the boatload of beer (10 cases of assorted beer).
☠️ Pirate's Treasure Drawing: Purchase a “Key” to unlock the treasure chest online with your ticket or when you arrive. Only 100 “keys” be sold. The auctioneer will have a pirate randomly draw a “key” from the keg. The pirate with the matching ticket will win a beautiful moonstone necklace and bracelet designed by Silverwaves Jewelry. Value $450
☠️ Live Auction: You will be provided a Bid Number at registration. You must use this to attract the attention of the auctioneer. Each bid legally obligates the bidder to pay the winning price if your bid is deemed to be the high bid when the auctioneer announces “SOLD!” The auctioneer is the sole judge of the winning bid.
Dance like a pirate to Molly and the Danger Band
Crowning of the Pirate King and Queen at Midnight
$50 Single Ticket includes: entrance to the Pirate’s Ball for one, dinner and open bar through dinner for one.
$375 Full Table Ticket includes: entrance to the Pirate’s Ball for up to eight persons, dinner and open bar through dinner for up to eight.
Our 2019 Sponsors
Become a Sponsor
As a Pirates’ Ball Sponsor, you will be helping to support our youth sailing programs as well as promoting your business to over 200 attendees. Benefits for sponsoring The Pirates’ Ball include patron tickets, reserved tables, logo displays, web & social media presence, and more.
Our sponsorship needs range from cold hard cash to in-kind donations for the event and donations of products and services for the silent auction and raffle. We offer several levels of sponsorship, with varying levels of benefit for your business. We also need volunteers to help with a variety of jobs prior to during and after the event.
With your generous support, we hope make this an exciting and annual event.