Pirates announce 2015 Piratefest dates

Annual Pirates-Themed Fan Fest Open Free to Public on Saturday, December 12

The Pittsburgh Pirates today released the dates and times for the 2015 PirateFest, the annual indoor Pirates- themed baseball carnival and fan fest. This year's event will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13.

Saturday's session is FREE and open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 13 is reserved exclusively for Pirates' Season Ticket Members who chose a PirateFest VIP experience as one of their 2015 Membership Experiences. The Sunday session will include exclusive autograph and picture sessions. For more information on Season Ticket Member experiences and becoming a Pirates Season Ticket Member, visit pirates.com/memberships.

PirateFest includes activities for the entire family such as live programs, autograph sessions with current and former Pirates players, prizes, games, youth baseball clinics, the Pirate Parrot, and special offers on 2016 Season Ticket Memberships and Six-Game Holiday Plans.

Once again autograph sessions will be ticketed and sold prior to the event with all proceeds benefiting Pirates Charities and local nonprofit organizations. More information regarding autograph session ticket on-sales and schedules will be available at a later date at pirates.com/piratefest.

All fans who purchase autograph tickets will be guaranteed autographs for the specific session(s) they wish to attend. In addition to the general autograph sessions, there will again be special autograph sessions for all kids 14- and-under throughout the weekend event that will not require a donation to Pirates Charities.

This marks the 26th year of the Pirates-themed indoor baseball carnival, the largest indoor celebration of its kind with participation from current Pirates players and coaches as well as alumni and executives.