Press Release

Weather will move Friday events indoors; Brigand's Bazaar added Thursday.

Rain Won't Dampen Piratical Spirit

The rain isn’t going to stop all of Friday's great Pirate Jamboree events. In order to keep everyone dry, the Living History exhibits and artifacts will be moved from the outdoor encampment into the Berkley Barn, located right behind the encampment for FRIDAY only.  The Books to be Red Stage has been moved to the Ocracoke Community Center. Food & libation vendors will move to indoor arenas (Ocracoke Community Center and Berkley Barn) – For Friday only.  Brigands Bazaar will expand to Thursday (11am – 5pm), Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (10am-5pm).
On Saturday, everything will go back to its regularly scheduled locations.
Please check for the latest updates.
Brigands Bazaar
11 am to 5 pm on the Wahab Lawn
7 to 10 pm:  Historically Fun Night at Berkley Barn with heavy hors d’oeuvres, food, beer & wine featuring historian Kevin Duffus “Was Blackbeard Murdered?” and the Motley Tones with a night of rollicking piratical music and fun. Ticketed event: $50 per person.  Purchase online at
11 am to 5 pm:  The Pirate Encampment at Berkley Manor grounds: Living history colonial life /pirate encampment & in 
 The Berkley Barn: Living history exhibits/demonstrations; Pirate Jamboree merchandise; Beer & Food
11 am to 5 pm View the Pirate Ships

11am: The Kings Rangers muster!
Drills: Pike, Cutlass and Long Gun: Cannons fire as we kick off a great festival at the King’s Rangers encampment Wahab House dockside!
3:30 pm: The Pirates invade the encampment!
3 pm Zillie’s: Freakin’ Firkin Heavy Seas keg tapping
At Ocracoke Community Center Plus Food & Beer
12:30 pmWhat Was Blackbeard Doing at Ocracoke? Author and Historian, Kevin Duffus
1 pm: The Shadow Players Stage Combat sword fighting
1:30 pm: The Motley Tones: Family show: Sea shanties, pub songs
2:30 pm: Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers. A wild band of Nashville musicians who dress like pirates and play a rollicking mix of piratical sing-alongs, rave-ups, rock and more.
6 to 9 pm: Family Night Magic Show
$5 per person. Non-alcoholic refreshments.
     6 pm: Meet the Pirates
     6:30 pm Captain Jim is Magic Show
At the Berkley Barn
7:30 pm-10 pm: Meet the Pirates, sponsored by 1718 Brewing Ocracoke
$10 Admission. Cash Bar with Beer and Refreshments
     8 pm: The Motley Tones
     8:30 pm: Will the Real Blackbeard Please Stand Up? What happens when three men portray themselves as Blackbeard but only one them is the real notorious pirate while the other two are imposters?
At Ocracoke Oyster Co.
8 pm: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers. A wild band of Nashville musicians who dress like pirates and play a rollicking mix of piratical sing-alongs, rave-ups, rock and more.
Saturday, Oct. 27 (NO CHANGES TO SCHEDULE)
Sunday, Oct. 28 (Additional Brigand’s Bazaar Time)
10 am Springer’s Point Memorial Service for those killed in Blackbeard’s Last Battle.
Join with us as the Pirate and Militia Crews march to beautiful Springer’s Point to honor those who perished on that fateful day, Nov. 22, 1718. The Militia’s cannons will kick off the march at Blackbeard’s Lodge. Join in at any point along the route.
11 am to 5 pm Brigands Bazaar on the Wahab House Lawn
Noon - Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Lunch with the Pirates. Join us in closing out the festival at a rousing brunch with the Pirates. Your chance to sit down with our Pirate Crews and enjoy a great meal.
The Hyde County Tram will operate throughout the Jamboree weekend from 10 am – 9 pm, taking visitors around to tram stops throughout the village.
Public parking is available at the NPS Visitors lot at the south end of the island, 4352 Irvin Garrish Highway.
For details about Ocracoke’s Jamboree, visit the events page at or