Batten Down the Hatches! The Pirates are Back!
● By Kathryn
Shiver me timbers, we’re surrounded on all sides! With an attack by land on Friday and by sea on Saturday, the Brethren of the Sea will invade Beaufort for two whole days. Their headquarters, set on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site, will be the center for seizing their plunder and recruiting any pirate willing to sail the seven seas.
As part of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion, August 10th and 11th, the Beaufort Historical Association will be hosting The Buccaneer Revue on Friday the 10th from 5:30 until 8:30 which includes a fantastic BBQ dinner and the Pirate Talent Show. Tickets must be purchased in advance either online, or at the Historic Site: $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under.
A favorite every year is the children’s pirate costume contest which also takes place on the grounds of the Historic Site. Children 12 and under can mingle with the pirates and compete for prizes during the costume contests scheduled for 1 pm, Friday August 10 and 11 am, Saturday August 11. Each child will receive a small prize just for entering the contest, and special prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places, in three different age groups. Stop in the Old Beaufort Shop, located in the Beaufort Historical Association Welcome Center, 130 Turner Street, to browse and purchase items that will make your pirate costume unlike all the rest.
Don’t miss the Invasion beginning at noon on Saturday with the Pirate Procession leading to the waterfront where guests can watch the pirates have a battle with the local militia. The pirates are captured and brought back to the Beaufort Historic Site to stand trial outside the Courthouse to receive their punishment.
Enjoy two days of battles, trials, debauchery in commemoration of the Spanish invasion of 1747… its swashbuckling fun for the whole family!
For more information about the Beaufort Pirate Invasion, Buccaneer Review and Talent Show or the children’s costume contest, call 252-728-5225, stop by the Beaufort Historic Site at 130 Turner Street, or visit www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com .