• Thursday, October 25th - Sunday, October 28th

Come to Ocracoke Island for a Pirate Halloween! The Ocracoke Pirate Jamboree is an annual and multiple day event that is highlighted by a family-friendly Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard's Pirate Crew on Ocracoke Island, and an ensuing world of fun on the southern Outer Banks.

During this festival that coincides perfectly with the cool fall weather and spooky Halloween season, visitors can learn all about what it was like to live in a bustling pirate community thanks to the historically-accurate pirate encampment as well as a reenactment of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s last battle off the coast of Ocracoke Island. During the event, visitors are encouraged to dress up in their best pirate gear to fit in with the crowds, and can partake in a wide range of activities and demonstrations which includes a Scallywag School that’s just for kids, Strolling Minstrels, Sword Fights, Black Powder Demonstrations, Beer Gardens, The Pirate Bazaar, and plenty of other surprises and pirate activities.  With a production of Blackbeard’s last stand at the edge of Silver Lake Harbor, this event effortlessly combines history with miles of pirate-themed fun. An ideal event for pirate lovers of all ages, and appropriately corresponding with the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise in 2018, this annual festival has quickly become one of the most beloved weekends on undeniably pirate-friendly Ocracoke Island.