Pirate Fest Entertainment 2024

Washer well wenches

Washing Well Wenches

Good Clean Fun
Happy Hollow Stage 4x a Day

NEW TO PIRATE FEST!!  The Washing Well Wenches are your village laundresses; damp damsels prepared to drink thy beer in the service of the spin cycle!  Good Clean Fun–Wet, Dirty Women!



Tony the Tosser

Tony the Tosser

Circus Style Trick Show
Harbour Stage 4x a Day

Tony tours internationally as a knife thrower, fire bender, juggler and general tosser. This year you can see Tony on the main stage of the Ohio Renaissance Festival, Arkansas Renaissance Faire, Great Lakes Medieval Faire and most importantly, right here at the Tennessee Pirate Festival. 

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The CrossJacks

The CrossJacks

Pirate Music
Venetian Stage 4x a Day

The Crossjacks perform the traditional folk music carried by sailors of yore from the Old World to the New, along with contemporary songs of Old World lineage. They are popular performers at pirate, Renaissance, Celtic, Viking and other festivals. Their self-titled debut album was released in July of 2020. Hailing from various ports of call in East Tennessee, The Crossjacks are Mark Dudek (vocals/guitar), Jessica Brackeen (violin, not pictured) and Reagan De Busk (flute/mandola/percussion).




Magic of E.C. Hanna

Disney Cruise Headliner
Harbour Stage 4x a Day

NEW!!  There are tricks at every turn and high jinx up his sleeves! This mostly honest magic spectacle bewilders with cunning sleights and swiftness that will make you question your very eyes. Step forth as this headlining performer for Disney Cruise Line conjures an unforgettable combination of curiosities for young and old alike.

Punch and Judy

Classic Slapstick Puppet Show
Happy Hollow Area 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!”  

Kris Colt -- the Black Rose

Kris Colt
The Black Rose

Pub Stage 4x a Day

Kris Colt, the BlackRose singer songwriter and folk artist, will lead you on journey back in time, traveling the mystic Gaelic sea, and inviting you to join her ship’s crew into antiquity.  You might have crossed swords or paths with her, as the road has become home as she performs for festival patrons across America.   

Tanasi Fusion 2024

Tanasi Fusion

Venetian Stage 4x a day
May 18-19 Only

Tanasi Fusion is a Tribal Fusion Bellydance Troupe from Chattanooga, TN that specializes in the modern Western form of belly dance, with elements of Cabaret, Egyptian, and traditional forms such as folkloric and classical dance styles.


Robert Jacobs - author

Robert Jacob Presents

Henry Morgan Revealed!
Pub Stage - May 18-19 Only

NEW!  Robert Jacob will present two shows:  A) Henry Morgan and the Buccaneers  B) Henry Morgan at Panama and Beyond  

Robert is an award-winning author and lecturer, who has been heavily involved in living history interpretation and reenacting for over 50 years.  He has written three books: 

  1. A Pirate’s Life in the Golden Age of Piracy.
  2. Pirates of the Florida Coast: Truths, Legends, and Myths.
  3. Blackbeard: The Truth Revealed, is scheduled to be released this summer!


Bravura Music

Bravura Music Academy

May 18-19 Only

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


Kombat Kroquet

Royal Players
Field of Honour 2x a Day

Pirates and British socialites have serious fun at Kombat Kroquet!  Enjoy the clash of steel and wills!  Who will win?  Come and see!

Einstein Simplified--Comedy Improv

Einstein Simplified

Comedy Improv
Pub Stage 4x a Day
May 25-26-27 Only

Einstein Simplified is Knoxville, Tennessee’s longest running comedy improvisational troupe. They specialize in short form improv, consisting of improvisational games, driven by audience suggestions, and sometimes include audience members.

As Einstein said, What has perhaps been overlooked is the irrational, the inconsistent, the droll, even the insane, which nature, inexhaustively operative, implants in a individual, seemingly for her own amusement.



Timothy Russell

Timothy Russell

Acoustic Music
Pub Stage 4x a Day
May 25-26-27 Only

Feel transported on musical adventures, filled with sentiments of loss and gain.

Trail of Doom!

Royal Players
Above Field of Honour 7x 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 or Calypso try to save the wayward soul in their charge; or else they go down to Davy Jones’ locker!

Royal Follies

Royal Players
Venetian Stage 1x a Day

Phineas Taylor and Lord Carlisle bring the best of Port Royal’s talent to the stage.

Throw Me A Line

Venetian Stage 1x a day

Do you like the show Whose Line Is It Anyway?  Well, join in Port Royal’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!

Tales of Port Royal

Royal Players
Venetian Stage 1x a Day

NEW!  The year is 1679 in Port Royal, Jamaica.  Sir Captain Henry Morgan is the beloved Governor of this most notorious pirate town!  All was jolly well-and-good until Lord Carbery made port from Great Britain, waving papers of nobility and claiming HE should be governor.  On top of that, Carbery’s beautiful niece, Anne, is now smitten with Morgan’s quartermaster, Buck!  Nothing a duel at Kombat Kroquet can’t solve? HI HO!

Patron Costume Contest

Harbour Stage 1x 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.
Gong Show

Pirate Gong Show

Harbour Stage 1x a Day

Have a talent?  Pirates are looking for new crewe with talent for long voyages.  Delight the crowd OR you might get gonged!

Pirate School

Royal Players
Venetian Stage 1x a Day

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

Captain Redbeard and PyRat

Captain Redbeard and PyRAT

Out and About Port Royal

Get your photo taken with a real pirate and a pyRAT!  Donations to help feed this lovable creature and graciously accepted.

Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry

Out and About Port Royal

The lovable pirate, Sailor Jerry, returns to the Tennessee Pirate Fest.  From magic tricks, to stories, to music… the only thing you can expect from him is the unexpected!

Throughout the Port Royal


  • Pirate Olympics (1-2x a day in Arena)
  • Giant Chess (King 25″ tall)
  • Cornhole
  • Jumbie Jam steel drum
  • Beach Volleyball 
  • Stocks photo op
  • Costume Contest
  • Volunteer on stage when invited


  • Axe-Throwing
  • Medieval Games (slay the dragon, cannon ball, skittles)
  • Captain Red Beard and his PyRat photo op