Chart your course to Ocracoke for the Annual Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree to be held October 25 – 27, 2018. Help us celebrate our unique piratical heritage with a weekend of swashbuckling fun! The Jamboree features a historically accurate pirate encampment and a reenactment of the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s last battle at Ocracoke. Three ships will re-create the last hours of Blackbeard and his crew as Lt. Robert Maynard brings them to battle with cannons blazing. Visitors are encouraged to get in touch with their inner pirate and wear their best buccaneer gear. This is an annual event, held the last weekend in October, leading to the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise in 2018.