Blackbeard Festival

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June 1st, 2002

Downtown Hampton, Hampton, VA

 

This event is free and thus ticket-less. The brochure for it is above.  This is an annual event that takes place in Hampton, Virginia, along the oceanfront. Events include people dressed up like British and Pirates.  A "sea battle" which is basically just cannons going off from shore to a small boat or two... and they fire muskets back.  Blackbeard the Pirate usually roams and tells a story of what happened to him.  Pirate singers sing on stage.  A few boats in the harbor dress up in Pirate regalia, flying the skull and crossbones and putting 'skeleton' crews on board...Touristy items about pirates, foods and a small encampment with a blacksmith is there. That's it really, but it seems to be growing.  Face paintings, sketch artists and other things should be there in 2007. 

 

Blackbeard, Boat w/Pirate Skeletons, British Ship, Pirate Encampment, Blackbeard crew

 

Shooting a Cannon, Pirate Camp, Woman & Man Pirates Battle, Hampton Harbour, Shooting a Cannon

 

Pirate Drinking Rum, Street Scene, Woman Pirate wins Swordfight, Virginia Air & Space Center, Two Pirates  

 


 

Blackbeard Festival

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June 11th, 2005

Downtown Hampton, Hampton, VA

 

Same stuff as previous time we went.  Might have been slightly bigger as a few new vendors were on a street that weren't there before.

 

Going to Battle (2005) Fighting Back(2005) Forging a Weapon (2005) Singing Pirates (2005) Tall Ship (2005)

 


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