Sharpen your swords, and prepare your talking parrot! The Pirates of the Dark Rose take over Fort Knox Historic Site Saturday.

One of the fort's biggest annual events is back! Sword demonstrations and games will be held near the visitor center as well as the children and adult pirate parades! Don't forget to wear your best eye patch and peg leg for the dress like a pirate contest and practice talking like a pirate because there is a contest for that too!

The Pirates of the Dark Rose will be causing all the ruckus onshore and on the Penobscot River with their ship duel! Join their crew and board the ship with them by purchasing tickets in advance.

Pirate Day takes place July 16, 2016 from 10AM until 4PM. Get more details and tickets here.