The Mystic Pirates sail into the scenic midcoast towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle (Maine) and take over the in-town area. Children will be able to enjoy a variety of games at the Pirate Bazaar and other activities throughout the in-town area. When the pirates invade at high noon, complete with a pirate ship laying down a barrage of cannon fire, children will be invited to participate in the defense of the town. Costumed re-enactors on shore will attempt to repel the attack with artillery, muskets, and swords. Once the pirates have invaded and convinced the townfolk and children to seek the riches of their lost treasure, the children will be involved in a day-long drama to find the hidden plunder that will include a Crew Muster and Pirate Costume Contest, and a Treasure Hunt that will take the children through businesses of the in-town area as they search for the Lost Treasure of the Mystic Pirates. Special pirate-themed menus will be featured at local restaurants throughout the in-town area of Damariscotta and Newcastle during the event and into the evening. The Pirate Rendezvous benefits Lincoln County Family Holiday Wishes, a Christmas season food and gift drive. There is no charge for admission to the Pirate Rendezvous.