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A mischievous group of 18th Century pyrate reenactors dabbling in thievery, shenanigans, miscellaneous heckling and raucous behavior.

Brian Ges shared Blackbeard's Crew Inc.'s photo to the group: Sons of the Waves Pyrate Reenactors.
Brian Ges

Tuesday December 12th, 2017 - 4:49 pm

Ahoy My Fellow Pirates and Living History Interpreters,

As many of you may be aware 2018 is the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s last battle and demise. As I think most in the piratical living history arena are in agreement that the 2018 Hampton Blackbeard Pirate Festival will be the crown jewel of the 300th anniversary celebrations. As such the members of Blackbeard’s Crew and our partners with the city of Hampton are already busy planning and laying the groundwork for the 2018 Festival.

It is our desire to give as many within our piratical family an opportunity to participate in the 300th anniversary Festival as possible. As many of you can imagine I have already received some inquiries concerning participation within the pirate encampment from reenactors, vendors and entertainers. With advanced planning and a little vetting we will attempt to create as many opportunities as possible. As with any major event finance, real estate and logistics are definitely considerations that we must keep in mind.

In addition to being one of the most popular pirate events in the country, Hampton is also known as being our piratical family reunion. We are always interested in adding to our family so even if you never had an opportunity to participate in Hampton before, this is the year you should consider Hampton. Those of you that have participated in the past can certainly attest to the quality of the event and how well the city of Hampton and the Blackbeard’s Crew take care of their reenactors, period vendors and entertainers.

So if you are an individual reenactor or part of an organized reenactment group with a fair degree of historic accuracy from about 1630-1750 and can adapt to the Golden Era the Pirates your inquiries should be emailed to: [email protected]

It will be necessary to limit the number of living history interpreters and reenactors to 300. As this is the 300th anniversary celebration having 300 Pirates is a very appropriate number.

If you are a high quality period vendor inquiries should be emailed to:
[email protected]

Vendor space is very limited within the pirate encampment so we must limit the period vendors within the pirate encampment to 20 period vendors. Food vendors and general merchandise street vendors may apply directly through our Festival website: www.hampton.gov/2008/Blackbeard-Pirate-Festival

There will be plenty of opportunities for musical entertainers at the 2018 Hampton Blackbeard Pirate Festival. However given the historical significance of the 300 anniversary of Blackbeard’s last battle and very limited entertainment budgets, some musical entertainment slots may be curtailed to some degree to free up some resources to increase entertainment variety. Entertainers should send their entertainment proposals directly to: [email protected]

This coming year all reenactment groups, period vendors and entertainers will be selected by a multi-person subcommittee to ensure the quality of the Festival.

Constable Heartless, Captain of Blackbeard's Crew
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this is the big one

Who is interested in going ?Keep in mind that we would have to set up camp Thursday .

I can help out, I'll be down there anyways !!

Carl Robert Vlam shared Under The Black Flag's post to the group: Sons of the Waves Pyrate Reenactors.
Carl Robert Vlam

Thursday October 5th, 2017 - 5:38 pm

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This past Sunday, Tinker and myself were on the good ship Gazela. She is a Barquentine and is 177 feet long overall. A great time was had by all and what really made it the best was the karaoke jockey! That, and all the crazy cool people!

Sunday September 17th, 2017 - 3:31 pm

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Holly Hostetler posted in Sons of the Waves Pyrate Reenactors — with Carl Robert Vlam and Joel Keener.
Holly Hostetler

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 - 11:54 pm

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Holly Hostetler posted in Sons of the Waves Pyrate Reenactors — with Erica Nalani.
Holly Hostetler

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 - 11:54 pm

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Ryan 's face 😂

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 - 11:54 pm

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Oh, Barnabas, always with the "decorative draping..."

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 - 11:54 pm

I had a wonderful time at the Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash 2017. Thank you to everyone that made it such a fantastic weekend! Tag away, me hearties! ... See MoreSee Less

I had a wonderful time at the Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash 2017. Thank you to everyone that made it such a fantastic weekend! Tag away, me hearties!

 

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Wish I could have attended but, me ship sprung a leak.

Monday May 29th, 2017 - 9:40 am

Had a great weekend at Bower's Beach...Three cheers to all the hard working re-enactors. A special thank you to Carl Robert Vlam and Joel Keener. If anyone missed it this year make plans for next Memorial Day weekend. This event is getting better every year! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Hip hip huzzah!! But it says attachmemt unavailable.

Love the look

Carl Robert Vlam shared Recreating History's photo to the group: Sons of the Waves Pyrate Reenactors.
Carl Robert Vlam

Sunday May 21st, 2017 - 5:52 pm

Word passed quickly from Cape Henelopen to Wilmington that a sizable pirate fleet was sailing up Delaware Bay. Militias were formed in every port town and village including Bowers Beach where the Lord Mayor suspected that old Levi West was coming to town for another visit. Wanted posters were posted offering a reward for his capture. Extra guards were posted at the village dock and everyone in town became nervous. How large was the fleet, who was sailing with Levi?
And why was he coming to Bowers Beach?
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Carl Robert Vlam shared Visit Delaware's live video to the group: Sons of the Waves Pyrate Reenactors.
Carl Robert Vlam

Friday May 19th, 2017 - 5:15 pm

Visit Delaware
The Buccaneer Bash is next weekend in Bowers Beach. It's right off DE 1. Swing by one your way to the beaches.

Enter to win a great prize to use at the Bash.
1. Share this video.
2. Tell us your favorite Delaware Bayshore town (examples: Lewes, Bowers Beach, Leipsic, Delaware City, New Castle)

Contest ends 11:59:59 PM on May 21, 2017.

Good luck!
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Visit Delaware

Saturday May 6th, 2017 - 4:46 pm

Sons of the Waves and the Bowers Fire Company at Historic Dover Days May 2017! ... See MoreSee Less

Sons of the Waves and the Bowers Fire Company at Historic Dover Days May 2017!
Carl Robert Vlam shared INSH's video to the group: Sons of the Waves Pyrate Reenactors.
Carl Robert Vlam

Tuesday April 25th, 2017 - 7:19 am

INSH
The greatest pirate story ever told isn't the Pirates of the Caribbean movies; it has already occurred—300 years ago. It is the story of Port Royal.

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Thanks for sharing Carl!

Port Royal, Jamaica.. Now known as Kingston. Sounds LIke it was a Real Party!

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