Rock Hall Pirates Weekend August 8 to 10 2014 Avast Me Hearties!
Buccaneers and Landlubbers of All Ages!

Come by land or come by sea to the Town of Rock Hall, on the Isle of DelMarVa, for a Town Wide Theme Party you won't forget!
  • Decorated Dinghy Contest & Caribbean-Style Beach Party
  • Pirate Dinghy Poker Run
  • Buccaneer's Ball
  • Kid's Games, Crafts, Storytelling, Tattoos, and more
  • Live Pirate Encampment
  • Live Entertainment & Street Performers
  • Merchants, Artisans and Crafters
  • Sea Shanty Sing-a-long
  • Rum Tasting
  • Plenty of Grub and Grog
  • Music, Mayhem and More Surprises...

Ship's Navigation

Photo Gallery

Ship's Crew & Sponsors

Volunteer Info

Vendor Info

Davy Jones' Locker
(rules and regs)

The Legend of Graybeard

Greybeard, Jay and Pearl PART I:
The Legend of Graybeard

The Abduction of Pearl

Queen Anne's Revenge - The Real Story

The Mutiny on Main Street

The War That Never Was

The Year of the Raven

(New for 2013)

For the
Little Swashbucklers
Games -x- Crafts -x- Treasure Hunts
Tattoos -x- Face Painting
Pirate Make-Overs -x- Costume Contests
Knot Tying -x- Storytelling -x- Sing a longs
-x-Live Pirate Encampment-x-Magic Show-x-
...and General Acts of Piracy!!! Arrgh

Voted Best Of The BAY for
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009
by Chesapeake Bay Magazine!

La Casa Deck Out Contest
P&W invites all residents to "Deck Out" their Home or Business in Pirate Theme; Sails, Flags, Canons, Treasure Chests, Swords, more flags... Be Creative - Be Adventurous!!!

Judging will be done on Friday the 9th. Judges will be roaming our town but should you want to be sure your la Casa is viewed for judging, call or email us at : 410-708-7788 or

1st, 2nd and 3rd place decorated homes receive gift certificates from Village Hardware and Rock Hall Lumber
1st Place - $150.00 RH Lumber
2nd Place - $100.00 Village Hardware
3rd Place - $50.00 RH Lumber

Businesses winner will recieve a surprise gift!

Decorated Dinghy Contest
Saturday August 9th
Rock Hall Pirates

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend Presents the "Quest for Graybeard" Decorated Dinghy Flotilla

Dinghies will be judged in the Harbor during the Parade.

Best Decorated Boat wins the perpetual "Graybeard's Trophy" and will have their name permanently engraved on it.

Caribbean-sytle Plunder Party on the Beach to follow GRUB, GROG, GIVEAWAYS and LIVE MUSIC

Calling all spectators!
You won't want to miss this event!

Prizes will be given to the:

Best Decorated Boat - Winner of $100 and the Gray Beard Cup, plus 2nd and 3rd Best Decorated Boat win $50 each

Most Spirited and Scurviest Crew wins $25

Most Marina Participation wins $25

Medals and Awards for all Winners

Click here for Details

Sponsored by
Maxwell Associates
North Point Marina
Rock Hall Properties

Buccaneer's Ball
Saturday, August 9th
Waterman's Crab House 7pm - 12 midnight
  • Live Auction - Win a Grog with Captain Black and the Valhallas' Crew
  • Red Carpet rolls out at just before 7pm!
  • Live and Free Entertainment (no cover except that we request that you buy a raffle ticket!)
  • King and Queen of the Ball to be crowned
  • Graybeard Look-A-Like Contest

Raffle Tickets will be sold at stores and locations throughout the town. There are 2 chances to Win!!!
Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
- Smilin Jake's Casual Apparel
- Hotel Talluluah's on Main
- North Point Marina
- River Rock Outdoor Store (at the Bulkhead)
- Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters
- Hickory Stick
- Pasta Plus
- Rock Hall Landing Marina
- Haven Harbor Marina
Town Wide Treasure Hunt
Sunday, August 10 - Noon to 2pm
Begins on Main Street
1st Prize - $75
2nd Prize - $50
3rd Prize - $25
Winners announced at 2:30pm on Main Street just before the Kids and Pets Costume Contest
Sponsored by Java Rock

Friday, August 8th
Pirate Costumes Encouraged at All Events!

at the Inn at Osprey Point
5 - 8 pm
$15 for 5 tastings.
Other Grub and Grog Items Available
Music by The Elliots


at the Bay Wolf Restaurant

Pirate Performers
Heavy Seas Beer - - The Heavy Seas Crew will be giving away Pirate Booty and more!!!
Full Menu and Bar will be available
Click here to download a copy of the Songbook for the Sing-A-Long

Hello Sailor!
A Bawdy Song Sing Along

Saturday, August 9, 8pm
at The Mainstay (on Main Street)
$15 (Must be age 18 or older)

Hello Sailor
Come-all-ye seamen, wenches, and lusty laddies! A special event for Rock Hall's Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend, "Hello Sailor! A Bawdy Song Sing-Along" is a raucous romp through centuries of dirty ditties. Come in good voice (or just a loud one) and join in with master balladeers Jennifer Cutting, Steve Winick, Riki Schneyer and Craig Williams on the choruses of naughty songs that have come down to us from medieval brothels, pubs, tall ships, British music halls, armies, navies, schoolyards, and wherever such songs are sung. This will be an ample show of shameless songs that have propelled innocent sailors to their moral doom from time immemorial. The group (which contains an ethnomusicologist, a folklorist, a traditional singer and a member of Pyrates Royale) has conducted research into dusty archives of depravity and delight that will ensure that this isn't just any old bawdy songs show - you're bound to hear refreshingly raunchy songs you've never heard before and be entertained in the time-honored tradition of gathering to raise our voices in song. No experience necessary but bring your sense of humor. Must be age 18 or older.

Dress Like a Pirate!!!
Pirate garb and/or souvenir t-shirts are available at the following Rock Hall merchants (see Ships Log for a map of locations): Some helpful websites: