Friday – Sept. 23
6:00 pm – Pirates Attack Beaufort Hotel
7:30 pm – Blackbeard’s Masquerade Ball. Door prizes and best costume contest. $100. cash best costume. Runner up prizes too! Tickets available on this website. Cocktails provided by Mystic Distillery and Coco Bongo’s, Cash Bar.
Saturday – Sept. 24
8:00 am to 10:00 am – Breakfast with Blackbeard
10:00 am – Gates open at NC Maritime Museum Annex at Gallants Channel, 293 West Beaufort Rd. Extension, at the foot of the Beaufort bridge. Come visit our various vendors, see Black Powder demonstrations with cannons and small arms, sword fighting shows, puppet show, axe throwing, wild exotic animals, Living history colonial/pirate encampment, Live music bands, and so much more!
11:00 am – Spanish attack Beaufort! Come watch a reenactment of the Spanish pirate Invasion of 1747! 63 years in the making! The pirates invade and capture the colonial militia encampment across the channel from Beaufort and run off the local militia. Stay clear so you don’t get captured!
1:00 pm – Costume Contest – main tent
3:00 pm – Militia regroups and attack pirates in encampment, scattering them to their ships in retreat, Sea battle ensues as pirates are finally repelled.
4:00 pm – Pirate Trial and public execution of convicted pirates.
5:30 pm – Encampment and main tent close, vendors and kids’ area open till 6:30
6:30 pm – Daytime event ends unless holding evening event tickets.
7:00 pm – Gates open for evening event.
7:30 pm – Buccaneers’ Revue and dinner provided by Fat Fella’s of Newport, NC. Revue is a Talent show from our pirate performers show casing their various talents. Dinner is Fried chicken, BBQ, sides and tea/lemonade. Tickets available on this website.
Vendors may stay open until 9:00 pm.
Sunday – Sept. 25
11:00 pm – Gates open…. Come enjoy a second day!
2:00 pm – Reenactment of the Battle of Ocracoke! Blackbeard loses his Head! Or does he? A sea battle you’ll not soon forget.
5:00 pm – Beaufort Pirate Invasion closes… Come back next year!
Show and performance schedule will be posted soon….
The Meka ll Invading Beaufort
Our Event is September 23-25… Please check back for updates…
Stay tuned for more updates and more info on events…