Arrrgh, me hearties. Would-be pirates of all ages are invited to Tuckerton Seaport on Saturday, June 6th for the 5th Annual Privateers & Pirates Festival, when the Seaport will be taken over by pirates led by Captain Black and the Crew of the Valhalla who have been plundering the eastern shore of the American colonies for centuries and the Bloody Historical Privateers of the Northern Star.
Enter an authentic, functioning privateer careening camp. Within this camp, you will find authentic, functional tents and tools, cook-fire, and historical displays of artifacts and skills. You’ll also meet the authentic sailors who crew this camp. Step back in time and experience the Golden Age of Piracy for yourself!
This is your chance to set sail for a fun-filled day for the entire family. The Seaport staff has been plottin’ and schemin’ for months to come up with a line-up even a landlubber would enjoy. The day’s activities begin at 11am with a Pirate Meet & Greet. Get your hands on a treasure map as you enter to join in the fun of a treasure hunt.
Wear your best pirate costume and you might win a prize. Pose for a photo on the plank. Winners will be announced at the end of the day on our FaceBook page and prizes will be given for the best pirate costume. Live the life of a privateer or pirate and learn the difference between the two. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day with Pirates for Sail and be immersed in an interactive pirate adventure for a swashbuckling good time.
New this year, don’t miss the 4pm Grand Finale Show with Privateers vs Pirates. Who will win the battle for control of Tuckerton Seaport? Also new, climb aboard this 52 foot long Pirate Obstacle Course Ship. Face the enemy by challenging him to a race aboard this Pirate Obstacle Challenge, but be wary of the captain that guards the ship’s entrance! If it’s treasured memories you seek, spend the day at the Seaport and live the pirate’s life of plunder.
Privateers & Pirates Festival Highlights
- Pirate Meet & Greet
- Pose on the Plank Pirate Costume Contest for Adults and Children
- Piratology 101: Learn about the Golden Age of Piracy!
- Cannon Demo: Watch how to handle and fire a cannon. Volunteers will be needed to join the gun crew. Don’t be scared by the big BOOM at the end.
- Scurvy Mutineers Sword Fight Show: A live steel combat show complete with action and laughs. Volunteers will be selected from the audience to join the mutiny.
- Whip Show: Things will really heat up as tricks and skills are shown.
- Pirate Pistol Duello Show: A stage show of how a friendly game of Liars Dice can go terribly wrong. Learn how pirates settle an argument.
- Amputation Demonstration!
- Food CourtMake-and-Take Crafts
- Live Music by Pirates for Sail
- Treasure Hunt
- Plus, Pirate Ship Obstacle Course included with Admission!