Come to Ocracoke to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's historic last battle. Annually the last weekend of October, this three-day event is highlighted by an all-day, family-friendly, Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew. Come see what pirate life was like in this true-to-life 17th- and 18th-century encampment. Wear your costumes and enjoy the activities such as Scallywag School for kids, strolling minstrels, sword fights, black powder demonstrations, The Pirate Bazaar, beer gardens and lots of other pirate activities. The event culminates with a three-ship pirate battle on Silver Lake – you'll hear and see the cannons roar as Blackbeard meets his fate.