Professional Pirate Stage Entertainment 2021

Schedules will be posted and available at the entrance

Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers
Tom Mason and the
Blue Buccaneers
Pirate Music from Nashville

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.​

Pirate Recruiting Show
Audience Participation

It's time to strut your stuff! 

Pirate captains are looking for new recruits! 

Get up on stage, sing, dance, tell a joke, etc.

to join the pirate crewe.

The CrossJacks
Pirate Music
Hailing from various ports of call in East Tennessee, the Crossjacks deliver a pirate's 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).
Costume Contest
Free Activity
Have a great pirate costume?  Enter the costume contest and win a prize!  Contestants are grouped by age.  Winners are based on audience applause.
The Flaming Ginger
Circus Style Trick Show
May 22-23 Only

The Flaming Ginger brings the laughs.  A high energy, fire danger comedy show that's 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 Stocks

Free Activity


Place your loved ones--or yourself--in the stocks!

Select different captions for fun photos.

Punch and Judy Show
Puppet Theatre


Professor Brent DeWitt entertains children of all ages with his classic puppet show.

Giant Chess 
Free Game

Test your skill with this classic strategy game.  King stands 25" tall.


Kombat Kroquet
Comedy Stunt Show
Pirates are playing croquet until the British invade!  Then the rules change to include Kombat if someone cheats.  Who can resist an excuse for a little... ah.... violence.  Cheer on your favorite characters. 

Misfit Gypsies

Middle Easter Dance

May 29-30-31 Only

Misfit Gypsies share their love of Middle Eastern (fusion) dance across the region.

PanEZZ Steel Drum
Caribbean Music
Feel transported to the Caribbean with Esmond Edwards of PanEZ Steel Drum!  From island of Antigua, Esmond came to Knoxville for the 1982 World's Fair and stayed.  He has performed in many states and even in Okinawah, Japan! 

Lady Paen

Interactive Puppet Theatre

From the mind and desk of Lady Pæn, Pæn In Hand Studios presents mini-musicals, interactive theatrics, edu-tainment, and handmade puppets!

Black Mash Hollow

Celtic & Americana Music

Share a passion for Celtic and Appalachian music with George and Dianne.  Feel transported as they play guitar, mandolins, banjo, and fiddle for you.

Trail of Doom! (PG)
Free Guided Tour
Slightly spooky guided walking tour in the woods (10-15 min).  Interact with the characters on the trail.  Are they alive or in between worlds?  Or have they met their doom only to relive it again and again?  
Pirate School
Interactive Show
Want to be a pirate?  Aye?  Come learn how to sing, speak, and talk like a pirate!  ARRR!
Lafitte's Follies
Variety Show
Captain Jean Lafitte has enlisted his friends and foes to take stage and entertain his guests--especially YOU! 
Pirate Olympics
Free Activity
Join in the fun by competing in a variety of pirate sports!
Dragon Story Time
Interactive  Show
Come and spend some time with your favorite Ice Cream Dragon.  Learn the Dragon Dance.  A fun time for the young and young at heart.
Bravura Music Academy
Classical Youth Musicians
May 22 Only
Seeing joy, Hearing beauty, Touching lives.
Mid-Day Parade
 Free Activity
Starting at the gazebo, join the costumed characters as they chant, cheer, wave, and beat on drums, as they walk of a half loop around the site.
Corn Hole
 Free Activity
Bean bag toss or "corn hole" from different distances.  Fun for all ages!
Jumbie Jam
 Free Activity
Ready to escape to the Caribbean or at least sound like it?  Try the Panyard Jumbie Jam and play your favorite tune.
Beach Volleyball
 Free Activity
Love the beach?  Feel transported to the Caribbean with beach volleyball.  
Folk Dancing
 Free Activity
Want to get up and dance? 
Learn something new and meet perfect strangers, who can become friends.
Shut the Box
 Free Game
Come play our giant-sized Shut the Box game
in the Pig and Whistle Pub.
Medieval Games
3 tries for $1
Try your skill at 3 different Games:
Slay the Dragon (bean bag catapult)
Storm the Castle (wrecking ball)
Skittles (table bowling)
Costumed Characters
Interact with pirates, British red coats, townspeople, New Orleans socialites, and Trail of Doom supernaturals as they welcome and entertain you at Barataria Bay, Louisiana, 1814. 
Einstein Simplified performing as 
Blackbeard Simplified - Pending
Comedy-Improv, Knoxville

These beloved captains of comedy have been entertaining greater Knoxville since 1994.  Join them as they take suggestions from the audience and make everything up on the spot for your entertainment!

TN Medieval Faire & TN Pirate Fest are produced by Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC.  RAIN OR  SHINE.  Contact Barrie Paulson, VP-Mgr & Ent Dir, O: 865-376-0319  C: 865-466-1902.  

Directions: from south/I-40: Get to Harriman, TN on Hwy 27.  Travel north through town.  At last light (#11), turn right on Webster Pike.  Cross railroad tracks.  Immediately bear right on Fiske Rd.  Travel ~1 mile.  Follow signs. 

Directions from north:  Travel towards Harriman.  At first light (#11), turn Left on Webster Pike.  Cross railroad tracks.  Immediately bear right on Fiske Rd.  Travel ~1 mile.  Follow signs.