After much deliberation and debate, dates for this year's Cedar Key Pirate Invasion have been chosen! Mark your calendars for November 1-3, 2019! That will be right after Halloween this year and we are planning a few surprises to go along with that.
We are moving the date back from the December weekend of the last 2 years to avoid conflicts with the holiday season. So keep watching for more details as plans get made for the best CKPI ever!
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In the spirit of New Year Resolutions, CKPI is pleased to announce a fundraiser for Cayla's Coats to replace the rained-out 2018 Garb Swap. Cayla's Coats was our designated charity for 2018 and has not received any funds from this year's festival. 🙁
We intend to fix that!
Starting at 6pm on New Year's Eve (12/31/2018) and ending on Monday, (01/14/19) at 6pm we shall auction a custom blade crafted by the infamous pirate B.d. McGee (aka Keith Hill of BD Blades) - renowned for his dominance of 2016's Forged In Fire and 2018's "Knife or Death" Grand Championship on the History channel.
Winner of the auction shall choose between a custom-made Bowie Knife, Dagger, or Gut Knife. Bidding shall start at $175 , but the value of this fine blade is much higher given its provenance and craftsmanship. The beauty and function of Keith's blades are acclaimed far and wide. Their elegance and efficiency is legend. And this custom blade can be yours, or be an amazing Valentine's Day gift for your chosen one. Bid high and bid frequently. This will be a coveted item! Auction link here: https://tinyurl.com/bdbladesauction
If you care not for a new blade, we have also provided a link for simple donations to Cayla's Coats via Paypal - every donation helps. All donations and auction proceeds (100%!) shall go directly to Cayla's Coats. Donation link here: https://cedarkeypiratefest.com/signup/bd-blades-auction/
We ask that you open your hearts and your treasure chests and give generously to a worthy, non-profit organization that provides education and support to stop childhood drownings. Their mission of #NotOneMoreDrowning is a worthy effort that we fully support. Many in our pirate community are familiar with the tragedy of childhood drownings - please help us help them put an end to these tragedies.