Salty sea dogs and young scalawags alike will:
Meet Captain Blackbeard
Engage in Sword Fights
Sing Sea Chanties
Play Swashbuckling Games
Feast at Local Food Trucks
Participate in a Costume Contest
Enjoy Pirate Crafts, Listen to a Notorious Pirate Band and More!
Main Stage (Located on the Jones St end of Bicentennial Plaza)
10:00-10:50 a.m. - Rusty Cutlass will perform sea chanties.
11:00 a.m. - There will be a costume contest and prizes given out to winners.
12:00-12:30 p.m. - Shadow Players Stage Combat Group will perform a comedy sword fighting demonstration.
12:45-1:00 p.m. - The Motley Tones will perform songs and skits.
1:15-2:00 p.m. - Rusty Cutlass will perform sea chanties.
2:15-3:00 p.m. - Shadow Players Stage Combat Group will perform a demonstration skit.
3:15-3:30 p.m. - Special Guest speaker
3:30-4:00 p.m. - Pub sing (All performers)
Bicentennial Plaza (Ongoing)
"Presenting the Past" by Michelle Murillo featuring Port Royal Artifact Presentation, Making of Cannon Demonstration and Roving Interactive Historic Characters.
Check out sword fighting demonstrations by Shadow Players Stage Combat Group.
Meet Motley Tones and Rusty Cutlass band as they roam the festival!
Go to the Cannon Crew tent for cannon demonstrations.
Head over to the Colonial Seaport tent for educational demonstrations.
MOHA will be selling T-shirts and memberships to the museum at their table.
WKIX will be broadcasting live from their table.
The Sword Conservatory will display historical combat techniques.
Daniels Auditorium in North Carolina Museum of History
- 1:00 p.m. - David Moore, Curator of Nautical Archaeology, NC Maritime Museum Beaufort
Learn about the history of Blackbeard in North Carolina from the state's expert on all things Blackbeard.
- 2:15 p.m. - Sarah Watkins-Kenney, QAR Lab Director and Chief Conservator, Queen Anne's Revenge Project
Discover the process of restoring artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge.
- 3:15 p.m. - Dr. Charles Ewan, Director - Phelps Archaeology Laboratory, East Carolina University
Learn about North Carolina's role in coastal piracy and how it has affected the history of this state.