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Hampton Blackbeard Festival

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Welcome to the news forum for Blackbeards Crew the Pressgang Master Dutchman will be handling the communications via this forum.

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Ooo Goodie! Let's see...first question.

Encampment space for visiting Pyrate crewes. Whom do we speak to and is there forms to fill out?

Cheeky

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My Word Lilly, calm down... have already gotten instructions from Dutchman as to what is required of us... get me a head count and how many and what size tents we shall be packing....

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What was the tree situation like? If we can string hammocks and tarps, we take up a whole lot less space?

Can I take a drive over to review the grounds again after the holidays?

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Oh and Captain...make sure that we are able to have an area for a firepit big enough for an army!

Very well...not an army...no want for Red Coats there!

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Captain Sterling and Cheeky Actress,

There is a possibility that there will be a fire pit sufficient to feed an army.

Are you prepared to feed 100 pyrates? Not firming anything up but seeing if the exuberance for the fire pit can be taken advantage of...

Dutchman tells me you are going to provide some video of your past

attacks on unsuspecting victims. Any progress on that Captain?

Cap'n Pern

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no want for Red Coats there!

The local tribesmen of Virginia say that Redcoats taste like chicken. . . bring on Britain's finest, mates.

I think an orc in some movie said:

"MEAT'S BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS."

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Captain Sterling and Cheeky Actress,

There is a possibility that there will be a fire pit sufficient to feed an army.

Are you prepared to feed 100 pyrates? Not firming anything up but seeing if the exuberance for the fire pit can be taken advantage of...

Dutchman tells me you are going to provide some video of your past

attacks on unsuspecting victims. Any progress on that Captain?

Cap'n Pern

Will pm you on that score. Thank you.

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My unit Captain is very dissapointed in me not going to Gettysburg, but I just don't care to be out on the field with fifteen to twenty thousand others in ranks in July. That is a recipe for disaster for me. Two or three hundred is more than enough people for me! B)

Any how, I am formulating a plan based on this festival. Ihope this works out so I can meet a few of the faces I converse with here!

Do I need to send any info for "footprints" of our camp? If it's just me and the oldest, then we will be packing light, but if the whole "regiment" goes, then of course our camp is significantly more substantial.

Please advise... thanx... Bo

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ahoy capt bo,

i'm indeed glad to hear more fine folks are gearing up to pay their respects to the good captain- this the 290th anniversary of his death and all- at our wee party by the sea. I see from your profile you may be travelling a bit to get to us. I wish i had good news on tenting availability, but this is an area where we are waiting ourselves. we are expecting word shortly on any additional space for the camp.

in the mean time, below is a list of decent places from the raid post to help your planning along. don't forget to bring your fancies for the grand ball friday night. if i can be of any help please don't hesitate to yell.

humbly,

-dutch

hotels within 5 miles that you would not mind leaving your grandmother in

radisson (sits in the festival grounds)

1-757-727-9700

holiday inn, hampton hotel & convention center

1-757-838-0200

embassy suites

1-757-827-8200

campgrounds

Newport News parks

1-757-888-3333 (tis a real number, i checked)

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Thank you for the heads up. I will begin looking into our options. Will contact you if need be sir, thanx again.

Bo

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Shhhh - tis a secret,

For anyone who is attending the Fest, pyrate or not - Gosnold Park is a great small campground - but only if you have a trailer, rv, or popup. Gosnold Park is about 3-4 miles from the fest. I stayed there 2 fests ago. Very nice - clean - cheap @ $10 bucks a night. The only draw back - no tents allowed. OK - well - there are 2 draw backs - they don't take reservations - its first come first serve. There were still over 2/3's of the camp empty when I was there.

http://www.freecampgrounds.com/detail.aspx?id=547

Cookie

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ah leave it to cookie to find something on the cheap. well done sir. how far from the event is it??????

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Ahoy Dutch,

Gosnolds Park is (according to yahoo maps) 3.51 miles from Mill Point Park. The address is

901 E. Little Back River Road

Hampton, Va.

The link I put in the first note has the information about it.

Ya'll have a great day,

Cookie

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