Come to Ocracoke for a Pirate Halloween! The last weekend of October, this annual, two-day event is highlighted by an all-day, family friendly, Pirate Encampment by Blackbeard’s Pirate Crew on Ocracoke. Come see what pirate life was truly like in this true to life 17th- and 18th-century encampment. Wear your costumes and enjoy the activities such as: a 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 -- watch the cannons roar as Blackbeard meets his fate.