Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pirate Jamboree

This message recently in:

"Chart your course to Ocracoke Island for Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree and a weekend of swashbuckling fun."

The event is scheduled for October 31 - November 2, 2014

"Canons will roar as members of Blackbeard's Pirate Crew invade Ocracoke Island by sea, featuring a three-ship battle in Ocracoke Harbor!

"Take part in a treasure hunt, enjoy pirate activities throughout the village, send the kids to Scallywag School and indulge in hearty safarers grub and grog while you shop at the scandalous pirate markets and spend your doubloons on arts, crafts, and pirate gear.

"Join in the Fun!   Pirate Costumes Encouraged!"

More information at

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Agnes Scott, direct descendant of Agnes Scott for whom the women's college in Decatur, Georgia is named. You can read the Newsletter here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Oh it is in such good fun.The 21st century has been kind to the pirate folklore, it is a money maker. As are witches i.e. wizard of Oz, Wicked, Snow White, Strega Nona etc, popularized in young peoples literature. The notion that the man without a country, one that chooses anonymity/notoriety/AKA vs an established relationship with a local community -- wait, that is what a community activist does. They come to an area of disenfranchised peoples --- by challenging the overlords, the pirate tries to create or is it disrupt the balance of power. Compensated, befriending the locals the avenger "plunders" changes , the social fabric to benefit who? History is written by those in control to do so. Arrg!