Planning for the third annual Tennessee Pirate Fest is underway.  This costumed family fun event will come to life for two weekends in mid-October at the Tennessee Medieval Faire site near Knoxville.  All are invited to escape to the fictional pirate town of Port Royale in the Tortugas, circa 1700-1800’s. 

Open auditions for interactive street characters ages 18 and up will be held on Saturdays, July 28 and August 4, from 2-5 p.m. ET, at 125 Barrie Lane, Kingston, TN. 

Performers: Auditions will include singing or playing an instrument, telling pirate jokes, displaying movement 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 by emailing show details with photos or video link to

Vendors: Festival organizers are seeking quality craft and food vendors.  Vendor applications and guidelines can be downloaded from the website under the vendor tab.  The application deadline is September 15.  There is no application fee, but all work is juried to ensure quality and fit.

Continuous professional pirate entertainment will include interactive comedy shows, live music, costumed British and pirate street characters, Kombat Kroquet, beach games, photo ops, pirate displays, and original crafts.  Delicious food and refreshing beverages, including beer, will be available. 

The third annual Tennessee Pirate Fest will take place Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 13-14 and 20-21, from 11am-6pm ET--rain or shine.  Ticket prices will be $16 for ages 13 and up, $8 for ages 5 to 12; and entry will be free for ages 4 and under.  Field parking will be free, and tickets will be available for purchase at the gate with cash or credit.  A small convenience fee will be added for the use of credit.  Discounted motel rooms will be available for Pirate Fest fans at Baymont by Wyndham in Harriman by calling 865-590-9097.  The festival will be held at 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, TN.  For more information, please visit and sign up for updates.  Like and follow them on Facebook at     

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