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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 9 a.m. on Friday and 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
Friday, August 7th

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!
BBQ Dinner begins at 5:30
Revue begins at 7:00
Location: Main Stage Tent
Tickets: $20/adult, $10/kids 12 & under - includes dinner, beverage, dessert and the show.
(Grog available for purchase.)
BUY TICKETS ONLINE NOW

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A pre-grog 1M/5K jog (or walk)
Saturday, August 8th

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: $25/participant or $75 for “crew” of 4
REGISTER ONLINE
or on race day at 7:00 a.m.

Par-tay at the Parley!
Saturday, August 8th

Celebrate the end of the Invasion and a return to peace & prosperity with an evening of live music, grog & good cheer!
Time: 6:00 to 11:00 pm
Location: On the waterfront at The Dockhouse.
Admission is FREE!
Grog available for purchase and open containers allowed along the boardwalk.

FRIDAY
AUGUST 7th, 2015

Encampment Hours: 9:00 - 6:00

BBQ Dinner: 5:30
Buccaneer Revue: 7:00

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Venue Codes:

Grayden Paul Park
Beaufort Historical Grounds   
Middle Lane
The Dockhouse Park      

Leffers Cottage Porch
NC Maritime Museum


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 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 8th, 2015
 

Encampment Hours: 9:00 - 6:00

Parlay: 7:00 - 11:00

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Venue Codes:

Grayden Paul Park
Beaufort Historical Grounds   
Middle Lane
The Dockhouse Park      
Leffers Cottage Porch
NC Maritime Museum

 

2015 Schedule will be announced soon.

 

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2015 Featured Artist

CHRIS KENNEDY
Featured artist from Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Each year we seek talented artist who have a special interest in Beaufort and Maritme history.  This year Chris Kennedy contacted us with his interest in painting a pirate scene that brought both Beaufort and our pirate heritage to the forefront. He has been working for several months on this project and has now completed the 2015 Commemorative Painting. The painting will be unveiled and auctioned off to the hightest bidder over the reserve on April 18th, 2015 at The Night In Tortuga. Don't miss the opportunity to see this beautiful painting and get in on the bidding. Tickets for A Night In Tortuga can be purchased on line (see above).

Chris's Bio:
C.H. Kennedy grew up in the Union Chapel community, near Pembroke, NC. Chris realized his artistic ability at an early age, winning his first official art contest in Kindergarten. Throughout his school years, he won numerous local and State art competitions, including the prestigous Gold Key Scholastic award for the State of NC. Chris began painting around 1999 and subsequently, has had several one-man shows throughout NC and has been commissioned by the State of NC, UNC-Chapel Hill, and entities throughout NC. Kennedy has worked with multiple organizations where his orginal artwork has been auctioned off to raise money for various events and causes. He has sold artwork to individuals all over the country. Chris is married with two children and he currently resides in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Chris became interested in the coast at an early age when he and his father would go fishing off the Coast of NC.  He and his family vacationed several times a year along the coast. Once he had his own family, Kennedy and his wife visited Beaufort on their annivesary and fell in love with the town's beauty. "It's easy to see why anyone would have an attraction to the Beaufort area, the coast and wildlife appeals to the outdoors person, the historic homes and pirate lure attracts the history lovers, and there are several local restaurants that have some of the best food on the coast, the list goes on and on".

When asked how he picked the content for his painting, Chris replied: "I wanted to create an intimate setting that only the Captian, the First Mate, and Quartermaster were privy to... The moonlight in the background adds a sense of mysticism to the painting. I wanted the characters to look like pirates, but I didn't want that look to be too heavy-handed, that's why only one of the characters has a typical pirate hat. I feel like the small elements of the painting taken as a whole help illustrate the idea that these are pirates and they are plotting to invade the town of Beaufort. There are several intentially subtle details about this piece that one might not immediately notice, but after looking at it for a few minutes, or viewing it a second or third time, these things might all of a sudden become apparent. Ultimately I wanted to portray the plotting of the Beaufort Invasion, it just seemed appropriate, considering the festival/celebration that this piece was created for and I think it turned out well."

Pirates Over 21

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Parley on the Waterfront
6:00 - 11:00

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
Finz Grill & Bar
Front Street Grill at Stillwater
Blackbeard's Grill & Grog

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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