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Professional Pirate Stage Entertainment 2021
8 Acres.  7 Stages with Rotating Acts.  All Day Family Fun!
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Tom Mason and the
Blue Buccaneers
Pirate Music from Nashville

Meet a wild band of Nashville musicians who dress like pirates and play a rollicking mix of piratical sing-alongs, rousing historical rave-ups, afro-cuban tinged ballads, Cajun sea shanties, and bluesy Irish jigs.​

Photo by Trent Eades

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Mary Katherine Rogers - Mermaid lying do
Mermaid Photo Opportunity
Donations welcomed by mermaids

NEW!  Mermaids welcome you to the Pirate Fest!

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The Flaming Ginger
Circus Style Trick Show
May 22-23 Only

NEW!  The Flaming Ginger brings the laughs.  A high energy, fire danger comedy show that's sure to entertain the whole family.  From juggling torches to a 7ft unicycle and jokes along the way, The Flaming Ginger is someone you and your crew will want to see.​

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Enchanted Rainbow Bubbles
Free Activity

NEW!  Feel transported to a magical world through the enchantment of rainbow bubbles!  Fun activity for all ages.

The CrossJacks
Pirate Music
Hailing from various ports of call in East Tennessee, the Crossjacks deliver a pirate's booty chest full of sea shanties and festival favorites.  They are popular performers throughout the mid-South, and their self-titled debut album was released in July 2020.  The Crossjacks are Mark Dudek (vocals/guitar), Dawn Cunningham (violin) and Reagan De Busk (flute/bodhran/mandolin).
Pirate recruiting show
Pirate Recruiting Show
Audience Participation

It's time to strut your stuff!   Pirate captains are looking for new recruits!   Get up on stage, sing, dance, tell a joke, etc.  Entertain or you might get GONGED!

Photo by Trent Eades

Pirate Patrons
Costume Contest
Free Activity
Have a great pirate costume?  Enter the costume contest and win a prize!  Contestants are grouped by age.  Winners are based on audience applause.
Photo by Rob Welton
Punch and Judy Show
Puppet Theatre

Professor Brent DeWitt entertains children of all ages with his classic puppet show.

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Misfit Gypsies

Middle Easter Dance

May 29-30-31 Only

Misfit Gypsies have been sharing their love of Middle Eastern (fusion) dance across the region for over 20 years. Their show offers the audiences a truly unique dance experience, which combines scripted comedy with belly dance along with a bit of audience interaction.  It is a show for all ages.

Combat Croquet
Kombat Kroquet
Comedy Stunt Show
Pirates are playing croquet until the British invade!  Then the rules change to include Kombat if someone cheats.  Who can resist an excuse for a little... ah.... violence.  Cheer on your favorite characters.
Photo by Rob Welton 
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Lady Paen

Interactive Puppet Theatre

From the mind and desk of Lady Pæn, Pæn In Hand Studios presents mini-musicals, interactive theatrics, edu-tainment, and handmade puppets!

Skull and Cross Bones
Trail of Doom! (PG)
Free Guided Tour
Meet Captain Davy Jones, Calypso, and their slightly spooky friends, as they guide you through the Trail of Doom in the backwoods of Barataria.  Are the the spirits alive?  Have they met their doom only to relive it again and again?  Will you join them?!  
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The Stocks

Free Activity

Place your loved ones, or yourself, in the stocks!  Select different captions for fun photos.

Photo by Trent Eades

Caribbean Steel Drum
PanEZ Steel Drum
Caribbean Music
Feel transported to the Caribbean with Esmond Edwards of PanEZZ Steel Drum!  From island of Antigua, Esmond came to Knoxville for the 1982 World's Fair and stayed.  He has performed in many states and even in Okinawah, Japan!
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Pirate School
Interactive Show
Want to be a pirate?  Aye?  Come learn how to sing, speak, joke, and adventure like a pirate!  ARRR!
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Lafitte's Follies
Variety Show
Captain Jean Lafitte has enlisted his friends and foes to take stage and entertain his guests--especially YOU! 
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Black Mash Hollow

Celtic & Americana Music

Share a passion for Celtic and Appalachian music with George and Dianne.  Feel transported to a simpler time as they play guitar, mandolins, banjo, and fiddle for you.

Pirate Olympics
Free Activity
Join in the fun by competing in a variety of yard games as pirate sports!
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Dragon Story Time
Interactive  Show
Come and spend some time with your favorite Ice Cream Dragon.  Learn the Dragon Dance.  A fun time for the young and young at heart.
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Mid-Day Parade
Free Activity
Starting at the gazebo, join the costumed characters as they chant, cheer, wave, and beat on drums, as they walk of a half loop around the site.
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Throw Me a Line!

NEW!  Improv comedy show like "Who's Line Is It Anyway?"  Help create magic moments on stage by giving lines (suggestions) to the actors on stage.  Games include:  Scenes from a Hat, Fishing for a Line, ABC's, Sound Effects.... No show is alike! 

That's the magic of improv comedy!

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Bravura Music Academy
Classical Youth Musicians
May 22 Only
Seeing joy, Hearing beauty, Touching lives.
Scavenger Hunt
Free Activity

Find all the items on the list and win some pirate treasure!  Starting and ending at the Bubble Tent at the Gazebo.  Fun for all ages.

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Sword Master's Challenge
Pay to Play
Balloon Fencing
Be the Knight Experience--foam swords and shields. 
Be the Royal Guard Experience--foam spears, long weapons and tower shields.
Folk Dancers
Folk Dancing
Free Activity
Want to get up and dance?  Learn something new and meet perfect strangers, who can become friends.
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Jumbie Jam
Free Activity
Ready to escape to the Caribbean or at least sound like it?  Try the Panyard Jumbie Jam and play your favorite tune.
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Giant Chess 
Free Game

Test your skill with this classic strategy game.  King stands 25" tall.


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Beach Volleyball
Free Activity
Love the beach?  Feel transported to the Caribbean with beach volleyball.  
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Medieval Games
$1 for 3 tries per game
Try your skill at 3 different Games:
Slay the Dragon (bean bag catapult)
Storm the Castle (wrecking ball)
Skittles (table bowling)
Medieval Speed courting
Speed Courting
Free Activity
Take 30 seconds to get to know someone new. Then meet the next person in line.  Speed courting in a fun way for all ages.  
Corn hole game
Corn Hole
Free Game
Bean bag toss or "corn hole" from different distances.  Fun for all ages!
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Shut the Box
Free Game
Come play our giant-sized Shut the Box game in the Pig and Whistle Pub.
Goat Petting Zoo
Photo Op   (Feed $1)
Come pet these goats.  Get a picture with them.  Buy some feed for them if you wish $1.
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Redbeard and Chumly
Photo Op - Donations accepted for py-rat food
Meet the infamous Captain Redbeard himself, and his very friendly py-rat, Chumly!
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Timothy Russell
Traveling Bard - Donations accepted
Feel transported on an adventure as this bard regales you with a song.  He also works in leather and creates beautiful wares.
Red Coats and Pirates
Costumed Character Interactions
Free Activity
Interact with pirates, British red coats, townspeople, New Orleans socialites, and Trail of Doom supernaturals as they welcome and entertain you at Barataria Bay, Louisiana, 1814. 
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