Yo, Ho, Me Hearties! It’s the 2nd Annual Tennessee Pirate Fest!
Open Auditions Saturday 7/29 & 8/5
Vendors Welcome: Applications due 9/1
Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, is setting sail for the second annual Tennessee Pirate Fest on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, of Columbus Day weekend. This family-friendly event springs to life in Harriman at the Tennessee Medieval Faire site–only 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. All are invited to escape to the fictional pirate haven of Port Royale in the Tortugas, circa 1700-1800’s.
“Our first pirate fest last year was a regional event. Patrons came from 11 Southeastern states and from 29 Tennessee Counties, primarily Knox County. Many came in costume! We hope people will return, bring friends, and really enjoy the festival,” said Barrie Paulson, VP-Manager.
Patron costume contests will be back by popular demand; and prizes, based on audience applause, will be awarded. Added this year will be The Royal Gong Show, where patrons will be invited to demonstrate their talents on stage; and the Trail of Doom, a wooded walking tour with humorous pirate displays. There will also be continuous pirate entertainment of live music, a variety of comedy shows, interactive street characters, beach games, original crafts, delicious food, and refreshing beverages–including beer.
Open auditions for interactive street characters ages 18+ will be held on Saturdays, July 29 and August 5, from 2-5pm ET, at 125 Barrie Lane, Kingston, TN. Auditions will include telling pirate jokes or tall tales; singing or playing an instrument; displaying movement, athletic or stage combat ability; and participating in improvisational games. Costumes and theatrical experience are helpful but not required to audition. Professional acts can audition online with a video link and show details emailed to DarkhorseLLC@comcast.net.
Festival organizers are seeking quality craft and food vendors to fill the village. Vendor applications and guidelines can be downloaded from the website www.TNPirateFest.com under the vendor tab. The application deadline is September 1st. There is no application fee.
The second annual Tennessee Pirate Fest will take place October 7 & 8, 2017 from 11am-6pm ET–rain or shine. Ticket prices will be $16.00 for ages 13 and up, $8.00 for ages 5 to 12; and entry will be free for ages 4 and under. Parking is free, and tickets will be available for purchase at the gate with cash or credit. Onsite camping for patrons is not available, but public campgrounds and motels are nearby. The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. For Faire rules, guidelines, and more information, please visit www.TNPirateFest.com. For updates, sign up for their website newsletter and follow them on Facebook.
Get Your Pirate On!