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.


A pre-grog 1M/5K jog (or walk) Saturday, August 12th, 2017

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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. Registration begins at 7 am and race begins at 8 am.

Location: Corner of Turner and Front St.

Fee: $30/participant or $100.00 for “crew” of 4
Free t-shirt for each early registrant in 2017 (Must register by July 15th to receive t-shirt)