Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree is scheduled for October 25, 26, & 27 right here on Ocracoke Island where Capt. Edward Teach was captured, killed, and beheaded in November, 1718. This free event, spearheaded by Daphne Bennink, co-owner of the Back Porch Restaurant, brings pirate reenactors and an historically authentic encampment to the island for a three day family friendly celebration of maritime and piratical history.
Scheduled events include a pirate invasion, living history exhibits, tavern games, pirate skits, Skalawag School for kids, and more.
If you live on the island, or nearby, mark your calendar now. This will be an exciting opportunity leading up to the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's demise coming up in 2018!
Hope to see you at the pirate encampment later this month.
Click here to visit the Jamboree's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ocracoke-Hattaras-Blackbeards-Pirate-Jamboree/186552064811019...and their web site: http://piratejamboree.com/.
There is more information here and here.
For a complete schedule of events click here.
Our most recent Ocracoke Newsletter is a compilation of humorous stories told by or about islanders. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092113.htm.