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Pirates ARRRRRR Back!

Blackbeard the Pirate Blackbeard’s Crew will be returning to the Museum of the Albemarle for the weekend of May 20-21 in conjunction with the North Carolina Potato Festival. Beginning today at 5 p.m., visitors can belly up to the table in their finest pirate attire with members of Blackbeard’s Crew while feasting on buccaneer burgers, hot dog telescopes, gold nugget tater tots, shiver-me-timbers chilled fruit and land-lover’s seaweed (cole slaw) catered by Montero’s. After dinner, take part in pirate games and listen to sea chanteys from the children’s musical duo C-Shells. A $10 donation covers each dinner, and tickets may be purchased at the Museum of the Albemarle. Reservations are required. Lisa Franco Photography will invade along with the crew to capture a swash buckling family photo memento to take home for a small token. Blackbeard’s Crew will return on Saturday, May 21 for a free event from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The crew will create an encampment and entertain with a live cannon firing and living history exhibit portraying the lifestyle, manner of dress and speech, common knowledge and skills, weapons, tools and crew organizations of both pirates and ordinary seamen during the Golden Age of Piracy. Everyone’s invited! For more information, contact the Museum of the Albemarle’s Education Department at (252) 335-1453, or the North Carolina Potato Festival at (252) 338-4104 or e-mail: