Games & Activities

Throughout the Pirate Village


  • Giant Chess (King 25″ tall)
  • Cornhole
  • Jumbie Jam steel drum
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Pirate Olympics (2x a day in Arena)
  • Stocks photo op
  • Costume Contest
  • Volunteer on stage when invited


  • Sword Master’s Challenge
  • Medieval Games (slay the dragon, cannon ball, skittles)
  • Mermaid photo op
  • Captain Red Beard and his PyRat photo op

The Flaming Ginger

Circus Style Trick Show
Harbour Stage 4x a Day

Back by popular demand, the Flaming Ginger brings the laughs.  A high energy, fire danger comedy show that is sure to entertain the whole family.  From juggling torches to a 7ft unicycle and jokes along the way, The Flaming Ginger is someone you and your crew will want to see.​

The CrossJacks

Pirate Music - Greater Knoxville
Pub Stage 4x a Day

Hailing from various ports of call in East Tennessee, the Crossjacks deliver a pirate booty chest full of sea shanties and festival favorites.  They are popular performers throughout the mid-South, and their self-titled debut album was released in July 2020.  The Crossjacks are Mark Dudek (vocals/guitar), Dawn Cunningham (violin) and Reagan De Busk (flute/bodhran/mandolin).

Lords of Adventure

Comedy Sword-Fighting Show
Venetian Stage 4x a Day

We all have an adventurer inside.  Be the hero of your own story!

Punch and Judy

Classic Slapstick Puppet Show
Happy Hollow Stage 4x a Day

Internationally famous, Professor Brent DeWitt, brings you this classic Punch and Judy puppet show.  This fast-paced performance consists of short scenes between two characters, and one usually falls victim to Punch’s slapstick.  “That’s the way you do it!”  

Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers

Pirate Music from Nashville
Harbour Stage 4x a Day

Meet a wild band of Nashville musicians who dress like pirates and play a rollicking mix of piratical sing-alongs, rousing historical rave-ups, afro-cuban tinged ballads, Cajun sea shanties, and bluesy Irish jigs.​

Ship Shape

Pirate Music from Chicago
Pub Stage 4x a Day
May 21-22 Only

Ahoy there!  We are Ship Shape, a piratical music and comedy group from Chicago.  We specialize in sea shanties, tight harmonies, and nautical (sometimes naughty) humor.  Join Mack, Frankie, and Swiss for a shipload of fun!

Patron Costume Contest

Harbour Stage 1-2x a day

Have a great pirate costume? Enter the costume contest and win a prize! Contestants are grouped by age (4 and under, 5-12, 13+) and winners are based on audience applause.

Pirate Gong Show

Harbour Stage 2x a Day

Have a talent? Pirate and Red Coats are looking for new crewe with talent for long voyages.  Delight the crowd or you might get gonged!

Lafitte's Follies

Royal Players, Greater Knoxville Venetian Stage 1x a Day

King of Barataria, Pirate Captain Jean Lafitte, is your host for this grant festival!  With his side-kick, cannoneer Dominique Youx, they bring you this variety show for your entertainment! 

Kombat Kroquet

Royal Players, Greater Knoxville
Field of Honour 2x a Day

Upper class British and New Orleans socialite amusements turn into a pirate invasion! Both sides will fight to get what they want! Cheer on your favorite side.

Kris Colt
The Black Rose

Pub Stage 4x a Day
May 28-29-30 Only

Kris Colt reveals her past incarnation from the time of her ancestors in Scotland Ireland, England, and Wales as the song bird Black Rose. She is a modern bard, with a lyrical singing style who passionately performs songs of both original and ancient origin. Kris has been on the boards as a performer her entire life in professional musical theatre and especially enjoys her time with her Celtic folk rock act Kris Colt and The Black Rose Band.

Story Time

Happy Hollow 1-2x a day

Let your imagination take flight as Lady Rose Bucket (that’s Boo-kay) engages the young at heart with folk and fairy tales.  Be ready to take part!

Throw Me A Line

Venetian Stage 1x a day

Do you like the show Whose Line Is It Anyway?  Well, join in Barataria’s own improv show!  See your favorite street characters take your suggestions and make up things on the spot for your amusement!  No show is alike!

Bravura Music Academy

Classical Youth Musicians Saturday's 2x a day only

Your heart will grown 3 sizes when you hear these classical youth musicians.

Pirate School

Royal Players, Greater Knoxville
Happy Holly Stage 1-2x a Day

Want to be a pirate?  Come to this pirate school and learn how to sing, speak, and adventure like a pirate!  ARRR!

NEW! Roane Children's Theatre

Happy Hollow Stage 2x a Day

What’s a captain to do when a cereal mascot steals his name and pride?  Captain Crunch’s reputation as a captain has gone down the tubes!  How will his second-rate, but ever enthusiastic, crew defend their ship against the evil, overly-athletic crew of the Hail Mary?!  Join students from the Roane County Children’s Theatre and find out in their performance of Pirattitude. 

Pirate Olympics

Field of Honour 1-2x a day

Join in the fun with competitive pirate sports!

Trail of Doom! (PG)

Interactive Guided Tour 4x a day

Slightly spooky 15-20 minute guided walking tour in the woods.  It’s a pirate version of a Christmas Carol, where Captain Davy Jones, Calypso, or Mariel the Mermaid try to save the wayward soul in their charge; or else they go down to Davy Jones’ locker!

Secrets of Barataria

Royal Players - Greater Knoxville
Venetian Stage 1x a day

New!  The Governor of Louisiana, William C.C. Claiborne, brings our festival scenario to life as he reads a book given to him by a one-eyed woman.  Learn the intrigue and jests, plots and counter-plots of the people about Barataria on this festival day!  It’s 1814 and the future of New Orleans and American itself hangs in the balance with the King of Barataria, Pirate Captain Jean Lafitte!