THE BLACKBEARD’S PIRATE JAMBOREE HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE PENDING IMPACT FROM HURRICANE SANDY. ORGANIZERS ARE WORKING HARD TO RESCHEDULE THE EVENT FOR A WEEKEND IN THE NEAR FUTURE. STAY TUNED HERE AND ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE MOST RECENT UPDATES! ARRRRG!
OCTOBER 26, 27 & 28
Where: Ocracoke & Hatteras Islands
What: The Blackbeard Pirate Jamboree is an annual cross-island event that celebrates the maritime history of Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands! This two-day event is highlighted by an all-day family friendly pirate encampment by Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew on Saturday. THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Details and schedule below:
Friday, October 26th from 4pm – 8pm : You are invited to party with the pirates! Join us for a lively family-fun-filled welcome party at the Affairs at Austin Creek venue at Hatteras Landing. Among the evening’s highlights will be an invasion, roaming mistrels, yummy food and plenty o’ grog! Don’t miss out on the fun!
Saturday, October 27th from 10am – 5pm: The main event unfolds on Ocracoke Island! Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew joins the Devilmen of Cape Fear, who will arrive in Ocracoke in their 27-foot open boat, and Captain Horatio Sinbad with his pirate boat, the Meeka II.
Saturday’s Schedule of Events:
10am: The Meka II invades the encampment!
All-Day: Living history exhibits, tavern games and pirate skits:
1) Shipboard medicine and health
2) Naval weapons
3) Seamanship: Rigging, knots, etc.
4) Pirate society and sociology
11am, 2pm & 4pm: Sallywag School for Kids; three 30-minutes skits at different times during the day — for aspiring young pirates!
- • 18th-century seamanship demonstration;
- • 18th-century navigation demonstration;
- • 18th-century games;
- • 18th-century naval weapons and tactics.
12pm: Kevin Duffus, author of The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate, a Pirate Surprise and book signing at Books to be Red
3pm: The Pirates Fight Back! Shipboarding exercise on Silver lake
4:30pm: Kids sing-a-long with the Pirates
Sunday, October 28th at 10am
Springer’s Point Memorial Service for those killed in Blackbeard’s last battle