Ye Schedule of Events fer BPI 2021
Thursday, 8-10am Aug 12, – Breakfast with Blackbeard and Crew – At Beaufort Hotel, limited tickets available email@example.com
Thursday, 5:45pmish Aug 12, – Attack on the Beaufort Hotel – Pirates slip silently through Taylor’s Creek to Invade the East end of Beaufort as we heard thar were an Inn down that way with some fine company and a Lounge,…with Rum. We be battling a bit of opposition fer sure as me hear they heard we may be in the vicinity,… Find a spot to watch, but don’t tell ’em what we be abouts…
Friday, 9:25am Aug 13, – Pirates take the Town and Parade Westward – Emboldened by our Victory the previous evening, me Marauders sneak into the Town Proper and gather across the street from the Town Hall. After intimating the local Officials and Townsfolk, they take down the Town colors and raise our own with out firing a shot. But…, they shot one just on principle and then lead all who will follow westward towards our encampment.
Friday, 10am till 7pm Aug 13, – Yep,.. it’s Friday the 13th…, Beaufort Pirate Invasion Festival and Pirate Encampment– Opens at the NC Maritime Museum Gallants Channel Annex. This area, known as Gallants Point off West Beaufort Rd., is where our pirates and marauders have encamped in their months-long attack on Beaufort. Ever gaining closer, this Point is well protected by land and sea and our mates feel a measure of security here as they can keep a weather-eye on the Town. Many excursions are possible from here to attack and plunder Ole Fishtown. Here we work on our ships and gear, gather resources, and go about daily Colonial life(called Living History these days). And it’s a large place for us pirates to entertain ourselves between raids. Turns out some of our mates be quite talented. We got singers and music makers, Mermaids(yep, they real), Fire Spinners, comedic swordplay, Pirate magician with a peg leg, couple other fellows with a peg leg, Bullwhip crackers, A really Tall Lady, a Turtle in a booth, Ye old Dunking Tub(that be fun when yer in yer cups), storytellers, Tattoo Artist(more like face painting), Axe Throwing(yep, ye can throw an ax), Activities and Games fer our wee mates, Pirate Clown(Me hates clowns)and many other surprises and our Sutler friends(that be Vendors fer ye Landlubbers) with all sorts of treasure to buy, sell, and trade. And Food and drink, cannot forget that. Some of the finest available. And if you can not find what ye be looking for, check out the restaurants and quaint shops in Town…., Before us Pirates get there….
Friday, 8pm Aug 13,- BPI Parley and Movie Night, premiering- SWORD OF TORTUGA, finally…the Movie!– A truly Piratical Adventure brought to you none other than our own Admiral of the Fleet, Captain Horatio Sinbad. Meet him and many of the actors and crew, and get yer own autographed copy of his book or a photo op with these Legends.
Saturday, 10am till 7pm Aug 14,- BPI Festival and Pirate Encampment– Opens yet again fer your entertainment. That ticket ye bought is still good fer today…, and tomorrow…
Saturday, 5pm Aug 14,- Beaufort Pirate Invasion Battle Flotilla– Encampment closes as Pirates move to their Ships and Longboats to start the main attack on Beaufort. At this time it is advisable to leave this area as pirates get a bit nasty preparing fer battle and ye may get pressed into service. ye won’t like that… But mainly as to git to the Beaufort Waterfront or other shoreline to witness the Mayhem to come… And if ye don’t git an evening ticket, yer kicked out anyway by 7, so enjoy the vendors till then…. I’ll not reveal our landing sites but will give ye some hints,… first, a place well traveled fer 60 years but no more, the second be near to where me ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge salvage be kept, the third be more familiar to those long acquainted with the Towns History of being invaded,…. it also be where they sell water and legislate. And Lastly Eastward near the end of Taylor’s Creek, The Boathouse and Beaufort Hotel,…@#&%$!!!& oops. guess ye ain’t got to guess that one. Let it right out the bag me did… Pirates will be fighting fer their lives so don’t get to close to the action and give our pirates room to battle as they come ashore.
Saturday, 8pm Aug 14,- BPI Buccaneer Revue and Dinner– Fer those not familiar with what a revue be, it be a talent/variety show with wonderous sights and sounds. Okay, that may be a bit much, but ye git the idea… Our pirates will entertain ye and make ye laugh and some will surely cause ye to ask fer a refund. just kidding mates… We’ll be having some dogs and such for the wee ones, but if yer little pirate eats like a big one, ye have acquire them a ticket like yerself. Our show is PG-12, and if they have seen Captain Sparrow’s movies, they be just fine. After the show, Join the Pirates as we Parley around our camp fires with songs and tales of our adventures. Get a rare chance to see the encampment at night lit with lanterns and torches and experience a glimpse into the past.
Sunday, 9am Aug 15,– Vendors open to public, Encampment area closed
Sunday, 11am Aug 15,- BPI Memorial service For our Fallen A 30 minute memorial/tribute dedicated to Blackbeard and crew as well as all who fell during the Battle of Ocracoke, the Attack on Beaufort and our own fallen mates who have gone before us. Crews will present colors. Open to the Public.
Sunday, 12pm till 4pm Aug 15,- BPI Festival and Pirate Encampment opens– If ye didn’t git yer ticket, today be yer lucky day as we’ll be letting ye in for $5 since ye couldn’t make it yet and it be a short day and all. At 3pm I hear the militia may try and run us off,… we’ll see. Maybe we win this time….
4pm and it be all done fer this year mates, so please scurry on to yer destinations so I can be rid of all these pirates(they starting to smell, worse, I mean…), they got a long journey home and me be needing some rest by then…
Performance schedule will be posted before the event
Ahoy and Greeting to all,
I have received many questions about this year’s Invasion. We have secured a new site for our 2021 Beaufort Pirate Invasion Festival and Pirate Encampment to be held on August 13-15, 2021. This year’s event will be at the NC Maritime Museum Gallants Channel Annex at the foot of the Beaufort Bridge on Highway 70 as you come into Beaufort from Morehead City. We are also planning to Invade Beaufort with our 2nd Annual Pirate Flotilla as we did last year and we invite you to sign up to join us. The Town of Beaufort is exercising caution going forward due to the second year of the Plague, as our event drew over 15,000 visitors to downtown Beaufort in 2018 and 2019. That’s a lot of mates rubbing elbows… We agree that’s just too many people right now for a safe event in an uncontrolled area. Downtown is open and BPI has been a free-to-the public event and there is no way to control the numbers who attend. Our solution is a large open area that is gated and visitors can purchase an armband or ticket to enter. The admission fee is reasonable at $10 for adults and children that can “walk under the Plank” will enter free. Without cheating of course! Only a true Pirate scoundrel would do such! LOL… This will greatly help in controlling our numbers and also help to fund this event and our nonprofit charitable organization. Considering the challenges of the past season of this Plague, we are working on a new BPI Festival with all the awe and excitement of the past while keeping to the original Invasion from the 60’s. Almost 200 professional performers are slated for this year to include, Professional Magicians, Swordfighters, Pirate Musicians too many to count, Bullwhip demos, Black Powder demos with CANNONS, CANNONS,CANNONS!, Family friendly comedy show, Living history displays and reenactments, Stilt walkers, Mermaids, Peg-legged pirates, Blacksmithing, Axe/ knife throwing and so much more…, and that is a show to see mates. There will be a movie/Parlay one night and a Dinner/ show and Parlay the second night. Evening events will start at 8pm and be ticketed separately. Evening ticket price is $25 per person for dinner and show and $10 for movie and Parlay. Our Flotilla will be free to watch from shore in many spots in Beaufort as well as Gallants Channel. New and past vendors and local food trucks will be on site with unique items and delicious food to satisfy any pirate. And Sea battles, bigger than ever! For those wanting to cool off, take a break and visit some of our local restaurants and shops downtown…, your tickets are good throughout the weekend. And do not think for a moment there won’t be Pirates Downtown,… Our Most Wanted Pirates will be in key spots for your delight and terror, and they like to roam away from our Encampment sometimes…, Ye shall have to raid the Town as well as Gallants Point where Blackbeard himself awaits. Tickets are available online at beaufortpirateinvasion.com . A schedule of performances will be posted as we get closer…., should be interesting, eh? Stay tuned for updates!
The Meka ll Invading Beaufort
Our Event is August 13-15… Please check back for updates…
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