Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree
Chart your course to Ocracoke for the annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree! Help us celebrate our unique piratical heritage with a weekend of swashbuckling fun! The jamboree features a historically accurate pirate encampment and a reenactment of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s last battle at Ocracoke. Three ships will re-create the last hours of Blackbeard and his crew as Lt. Robert Maynard brings them to battle with cannons blazing. Visitors are encouraged to get in touch with their inner pirate and wear their best buccaneer gear. Events begin Friday evening in the Berkley Barn and will conclude at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 28
11 a.m.: Kevin Duffus talks about the weekend on WOVV 90.1 FM
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Kevin Duffus book signing for "The Last Days of Black Beard" at Books to be Red
2 - 5 p.m.: Brigands Bazaar opens on the Berkley Manor Grounds
6:30 p.m.: Motley Tones performing music in the Berkley Barn
7 p.m.: Showing of the 1952 movie, "Blackbeard the Pirate"
Saturday, October 29
9 a.m.: The Colonial Village opens. A cannon blast wakes up Ocracoke
10 a.m.: Pirate Parade!
10:30 a.m.: Motley Tones performing in the Berkley Barn
11 a.m.: Two pirate ships (MEKA II and Adventure) invade Silver Lake
11:30 a.m.: Kevin Duffus presents: "Blackbeard's Final Battle - What Really Happened"
12:30 - 1:40 p.m.: Shadow Players and Motley Tunes perform in the Berkley Barn
2 p.m.: Three-boat battle in Silver Lake
4 - 4:45 p.m.: The Sword Circle performs at the Berkley Barn
5 p.m.: 14th Annual Blackbeard Pirate and Royal Navy Memorial Service inside the Berkley Barn
6 p.m.: Conclusion of event with final cannon blast