Bath Fest to honor Blackbeard’s 300th

Published 12:32 pm Monday, February 5, 2018

From the Bath Fest Committee

Pirates will once again take to the streets of Bath, causing mayhem and general mischief on May 19 as Bath Fest 2018 commemorates the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s capture and death. Through living history, visitors will step back in time 300 years to   recreate the time when the notorious pirate Blackbeard and his crew of scalawags called Bath home.

Children of all ages are invited to join in the fun by wearing their pirate gear. Prizes awarded to the best child pirate swagger. The day’s events hold much history and promise great fun as The Loose Cannon Company occupies Bonner’s Point with their authentic historical — and comedy-filled — interpretation of the Golden Age of Piracy.

Art will continue to meet history at Bath Fest, as arts and craft vendors selling their original works will line the streets of Historic Bath at Bonner’s Point. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  visitors are invited to join in the fun at Bath Fest. Art work from the students of Bath Elementary will be on display, local entertainers will showcase their talents and local civic groups will sell food.

To learn more about Bath Fest 2018, visit the web site, Artists and crafters selling their original works are encouraged to go to this web site for additional information and vendor forms. Bath Fest can also be followed on Facebook.

Bath Fest 2018 will be held in conjunction with the Queen Anne’s Revenge Traveling Exhibit on display at the Historic Bath State Historic Site’s new Bath Exhibit Hall.