Published: Oct 11, 2013 7:49 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 11, 2013 12:50 PM EDT

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - Pirates are taking over Fort Myers Beach Friday for a full weekend of family fun events. It's the 8th Annual Pollo Tropical Pirate Fest!

Three different ships are sailing in for the festival.  Crews from the Pieces of Eight, the Black Pearl and the Black Duck will be decked out in pirate garb.

The festival is free to the public.  Forty vendors will also be here and 15 of those are selling authentic pirate costumes and leather goods.