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For two full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing and see blackpowder weapons displays, a mock trial and hanging and so much more.

There will be activities for everyone young and old to enjoy throughout town, such as musical entertainment, magic shows, costume contest, storytelling, period encampments and vendors. With wide eyes and amazement, aspiring young pirates will enjoy the spontaneous shenanigans as the nefarious characters roam the streets and shops, engaging in mock battles, bursting into song, posing for pictures.

Mayhem Begins at Noon on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday

You can purchase your tickets for The Buccaneer Revue, and register for the The Bottle o' Run online.

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BBQ Dinner and Pirate Talent Revue

Feast on a plate of Clawson's BBQ with all the fixin's. Then sit back and enjoy a  dazzling and entertaining display of swashbuckling showmanship & debauchery!
Friday, August 8th , 2014
BBQ Dinner prepared by CLAWSON'S begins at 5:30, Revue begins at 7:00
Location: On Middle Lane behind the Beaufort Historic Site Encampment
Tickets: $17/adult, $8/kids 12 & under - includes dinner, iced tea, and the show.
(Grog available for purchase.)
BUY TICKETS ONLINE

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A pre-grog 1M/5K jog (or walk)

Pirates cheer you on as you run, walk, or swagger down the scenic Beaufort waterfront! Prizes for the race winners as well as for the best pirate costumes- individuals and crews. Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome.
Location: Corner of Turner and Front St.
Fee: $20/participant or $60 for “crew” of 4

REGISTER ONLINE or on race day at 7:00 a.m.
Race begins at 8 am

Par-tay at the Parley!

Celebrate the end of the Invasion and a return to peace & prosperity with an evening of live music, grog & good cheer!
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 - 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Location: On the waterfront at The Dockhouse.
Admission is FREE!
Grog available for purchase and open containers allowed along the boardwalk.

FRIDAY
AUGUST 8th, 2014

Hours: 12:00 - 8:30

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Venue Codes:

Grayden Paul Park
Beaufort Historical Grounds   
Main Stage Middle Lane
The Dockhouse Park    
Gallows Point (at the end of Front St.)

Leffers Cottage Porch
NC Maritime Museum

12:00 - Open Cannon Volley

11:00 - Pirate Double Decker Bus Tours – Ride with a pirate and see Beaufort in style.

10:00 - 4:00 Pirate Lessons - Tattoo parlor, games & crafts, ship model displays

12:00 - 5:30 Pirate Encampment Living history encampment and period vendors

2:00 - 5:00 Militia Encampment – Living British history encampment

12:00 - 4:30 Meet Pirate Artist Michael Noles – Invasion commemorative poster artist signing

12:00 - The Motley Tones – live music

12:00 - Sea Hunter’s Magic Balloons - Magic tricks and balloon art

12:00 - Pirates Take The Town! - Join the procession through town as the pirates capture town, raise the Jolly Roger and take the Governor captive.

12:00 – 2:00 THE WOLF 101.1 LIVE BROADCAST

12:00 - Thunder & Spice - live music

12:30 - Rowdy Robin - Professional Storyteller

12:30 - The Rusty Cutlass - live music

12:30 - 2:30 Meka II & Ada Mae Dockside Viewing - view Beaufort's own pirate vessel the Meka II, and Ada Mae and meet the notorious Capt.Sinbad and Capt. Crooked.

12:30 - Weapons Demonstration – cannons, flintlock pistols, muskets and swords

1:00 - Shadow Players Sword Fighting Show - a crowd pleasing display of pirate combat!

1:00 - Thunder & Spice - live music

1:00 - The Commanders live music

1:30 - Pirate Double Decker Bus Tours Take a ride and see Beaufort with a pirate onboard.

1:30 - Costume Contest – A real hit for the little scallywag or buccaneer to dress in their finest pirate garb and compete for prizes! For pirates 12 and under

1:30 - Siren’s Call – Folkloric dances with swords and scarves

2:00 - Capt. Jim's Pirate Magic Show - An amazing and light-hearted performance by this famed pirate magician!

2:00 – 5:00 Militia Encampment – Living history British encampment and artillery demonstrations

2:30 - The Rusty Cutlass - live music

3:00 - Rowdy Robin - Professional Storyteller

3:30 - Thunder and Spice – live music

3:30 - Siren’s Call – Folkloric dances with swords and scarves

4:00 - The Commanders – live music

4:00 - 5:00 The Rusty Cutlass - live music

4:45 - 5:30 The Motley Tones – live music

5:30 - 8:30: The Buccaneer Revue - $17/adult, $8/child; pirate feast includes BBQ with all the fixin’s, iced tea and a dazzling and entertaining display of swashbuckling showmanship.

9:00 Closing Cannon Fire

VISIT THE MARITIME  MUSEUM 

Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday
         10:00 am - 5:00 p.m. Saturday

Beaufort's Most Wanted Pirates: Grab a flyer with mug shots of Beaufort's 14 MOST WANTED pirates and join the search!

Tour the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Exhibit NC Maritime Museum

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Free Park-N-Ride with
 The Mullet Line Trolley
2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC
Park for free in any of the Mullet Line Trolley lots. Then hop on the trolley for just $1.00 per person/per day
for a leisurely ride to the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. For more information call 252-838-1524

SATURDAY
AUGUST 9th, 2014

 Hours: 10:00 - 6:00

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Venue Codes:

Grayden Paul Park
Beaufort Historical Grounds   
Main Stage Middle Lane
The Dockhouse Park    
Gallows Point (at the end of Front St.)
Leffers Cottage Porch
NC Maritime Museum

10:00 - Weapons Demo and Militia Drill

10:00 - Open Cannon Volley

10:00 -The Rusty Cutlass – live music

11:00 -  Pirate Double Decker Bus Tours - Take a ride and see Beaufort with a pirate onboard.

10:00 - 4:00: Pirate Lessons - Tattoo parlor, games & crafts, ship model displays

10:00 - Motley Tones – live music

10:00 - 6:00 Pirate Encampment Living history encampment and period vendors

10:00 - 5:00 Militia Encampment – Living history encampment

10:00 - 4:30 Meet Pirate Artist Michael Noles - Internationally recognized artist signing

10:30-11:30 The Peg Leg Pirate Pooch Costume Contest at Beaufort Pet Provisions at 129 Turner St.  Dress your pooch like a peg leg pirate to win prizes. Pictures with pirates Captain Jim, and Cutter. Winners announced by Beaufort’s Mayor Richard Stanley.

11:00 - The Commanders – live music

11:00 - Rowdy Robin – Professional Storyteller

11:00 - Costume Contest - Showcase your finest pirate garb and compete for prizes! For pirates 12 and under

11:30-1:00 - A Pirate's Lunch - Join Blackbeard and his crew for an entertaining and delicious lunch! Tickets: $15/person; available at the Museum, 252-728-7317

11:30 - Siren’s Call – live music

12:00 - Thunder and Spice – live music

11:30 - Sea Hunter’s Magic Balloons - Magic tricks and balloon art

12:45 - Battle Procession – Join the Militia and Townsfolk in a procession through town to Grayden Paul Park to watch the invasion

1:00 - Invasion by Sea - The Meka II and Ada Mae battle it out as pirates battle along Taylor Creek to invade the town.

1:00 - The Commanders – live music

1:00 - 3:00 BOB 93.3 LIVE BROADCAST

2:00 - Siren’s Call – Folkloric dances with swords and scarves

2:00 - Shadow Players Sword Fighting Show - a crowd pleasing display of pirate combat!

2:30 - The Motley Tones

2:30 - Weapons Demonstration – cannons, swords

2:30 - Capt. Jim's Pirate Magic Show - An amazing and light-hearted performance by this famed pirate magician!

2:30 - Pirate Double Decker Bus Tours - Take a ride and see Beaufort with a pirate onboard.

3:00 - The Commanders – live music

3:00 - The Rusty Cutlass - live music

3:00 - Militia March – to encampment to escort prisoners

3:00 - Rowdy Robin - Professional Storyteller

3:20 - Pirates on Trial – The Governor decides the fate of prisoners.

3:30 - Sea Hunter’s Magic Balloons – Magic tricks and balloon art

3:30 - Pirate Double Decker Bus Tours - Take a ride and see Beaufort with a pirate onboard.

4:00 - Pirates Hanging – Condemned pirates hung

4:00 - Thunder and Spice – live music

4:30 - Siren’s Call – Folkloric dances with swords and scarves

5:00 - The Commanders live music

7:00 - 10:00 Parley on the Waterfront – Celebrate Victory

10:00 - Closing Cannon Fire


 

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Community Support

The Beaufort Pirate Invasion would not be possible without the help of volunteers and sponsors. They are who make things come together and happen.

TO BE A VOLUNTEER
CLICK HERE.

FOR SPONSOR INFORMATION
CLICK HERE.

Accommodations for this years event are provided by:

Pecan Tree Inn
116 Queen St.-Beaufort 
www.pecantree.com

The Beaufort Inn
101 Ann St. - Beaufort
www.beaufort-inn.com

The Inlet Inn
601 Front St. - Beaufort
www.inlet-inn.com

Holiday Inn Express 
5063 Executive Dr. - Morehead City
252-247-5001

Atlantis Lodge
123 Salter Path Rd. - Atlantic Beach
www.atlantislodge.com

Econo Lodge Crystal Coast
3410 Bridges St. - Morehead City
252-247-2940

Beaufort Harbour Suites
313 Cedar St. - Beaufort
www.beaufortharboursuites.com

The Hampton Inn - Morehead City
4503 Arendell St. - Morehead City
www.moreheadcity.hamptoninn.com

Doubletree Hilton - Atlantic Beach
2717 W. Fort Macon Rd., Atlantic Beach
www.doubletree3.hilton.com

Pirates Over 21

Friday, August 8th, 2014
Soused Wench Tavern on The Historical Ground
A grog shop for those pirates over 21; pirate plnder (t-shirts/posters) available... for a price.
Friday, 12:00 - 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Soused Wench Tavern on The Historical Ground
A grog shop for those pirates over 21; pirate plnder (t-shirts/posters) available... for a price.
Saturday, 10:00 - 6:00 pm

Parley on the Waterfront
6:00 - 10:00

Celebrate the end of the Invasion and a return to peace & prosperity with an evening of live music, grog & good cheer!
Location: On the waterfront at The Dockhouse. 
Admission is FREE!
Grog available for purchase and open containers allowed in designated areas.

PIRATE PUBS & TAVERNS
Pirates, drink specials, and debauchery ensue at Beaufort's local establishments
The Dockhouse
Royal James
Clawsons
The Backstreet Pub
Hannas Haus
Finz Grill & Bar
Front Street Grill at Stillwater
Blackbeard's Grill & Grog

2014 Commemorative Painting

Artist Michael Noles

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GET YOUR 2014 COMMEMORATIVE PRINT
Limited copies of the 2014 Invasion print "Boarder's Away" signed by famed artist Michael Noles are now available.
The Beaufort Trading Company is your source for information and sales of Pirate Invasion Prints.






Beaufort Trading Company
400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC
252-504-3209

(Official Information Center for
Beaufort Pirate Invasion)
www.beauforttradingcompany.com 

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PIRATE SPONSOR

2014 Official Host for the
Night of Tortuga Wench Auction

Great grog and grub
on the Beaufort waterfront!

500 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
252-728-5406
www.dockhousenc.com