Beaufort Pirate Invasion kicks off this weekend


BEAUFORT, Carteret County - For two full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia re-enactors for the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion.

Attendees can enjoy demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing and see blackpowder weapons displays, a mock trial and hanging and so much more.

Organizers say there will be activities for everyone young and old to enjoy throughout town, such as musical entertainment, magic shows, costume contest, storytelling, period encampments and vendors.

Events kick off Friday evening and will last through Saturday. A full schedule is online.

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