Local clubs, organizations and sports teams can take advantage of a unique fundraising project – and dress up like pirates while doing it.

The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is looking for nonprofit groups to operate vendor booths at the festival, which is located at 633 N. 130th St. in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

The basic premise is simple. Groups work the booth and collect 11 percent of the profits if they commit to work for the entire festival season.

The festival provides the groups with parking passes in the employee parking lot. Group members working in the booth are issued food coupons each day to receive one free meal item at the festival.

Members of groups are encouraged to dress up in Renaissance apparel, or the festival can provide outfits on a day to day loan basis.

The festival will put up a sign of the group’s name in the vendor booth.

Some booths require only two people to work. Others may take up to 20 workers. Most booths require about six people to work.

The festival is open for seven weekends beginning Sept. 1 through Oct. 14. The festival is open on Labor Day and Columbus Day as well.

Festival officials will train the groups on what they need to do to operate the booths.

All food, beverages and items that will be sold in the booths will be provided by the festival.

There are more than 100 food and beverage booths that operate on the 14-acre festival grounds.

For more information, contact Zan Powers at 913-721-2110.