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Tennessee Pirate Fest


Get Your Pirate On!

May 22-23, 29-30-31 2021

 The 5th annual Tennessee Pirate Fest is on the horizon.  Be transported to the fictional pirate town of Port Royale, consisting of interactive street characters - including British red coats, the Governor’s household, and of course pirates.  Dress in costume and enter the contest. 

Sing karaoke,  put loved ones in the stocks (great photo op!), and play games such as porthole (corn hole), volleyball, tetherball, and limbo.  Children can participate in a treasure hunt for a $2 fee.  Merchants will sell custom crafts, festival food, and hot and cold beverages, including beer.

Professional entertainment will include Irish/Celtic/Pirate/Caribbean music by The Muckers, Three of The Lost Boys, Henry Culpeper, PanEZ, and Patrick Compton.  Interactive comedy-stunt shows will include Einstein Simplified performing as Blackbeard Simplified, Three RRR’s, and Fools Gold Pyrates.  There will also be Children’s Shows, the Governor’s Variety Show, and Kombat Kroquet performed by interactive street characters.  Maypole dance will also be available on Saturday and led by Lark in the Morn English Country Dancers. An entertainment schedule will be available online and at the entrance gate.

The Pirate Fest will be held on May 22-23, 29-30-31 from 11am-6pm ET--rain or shine. Ticket prices are $16 for ages 13+, $8 for ages 5-12, and free admission for children 4 and under. Parking is free, and tickets may be purchased with cash or credit at the ticket house on show days. 

The festival is located at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN. Festival rules include no sharp weapons or loaded guns (stage weapons must be sheathed and zip-tied), no pets (service animals only), no outside food or drinks, no visibly intoxicated persons will be admitted, no onsite patron camping (for a list of local accommodations, please visit For more information, please visit, call 865-248-8414, or “Like” them on Facebook.

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Tennessee Pirate Fest

11 am - 6 pm Address 550 Fiske Road Harriman, TN 37748 Phone 865-248-8414 Website

Tickets are $16 ages 13+, $8 ages 5-12, and free admission children 4 and under.  Festival is rain or shine.  Parking is free.  

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