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14th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival this weekend in Hampton

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Posted at 11:53 AM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 21:20:40-04

Hampton, Va. - The 14th Annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival takes place this weekend in Hampton.

Last year, a tornado blew through the area, causing lots of damage. However, the weather is expected to be much improved this year.

According to the festival's website, activities include a number of reenactments from street skirmishes between pirates and militia, to full-scale sea battles in the Hampton Harbor.

Plus, there will be plenty of cameos from Blackbeard himself.

The event kicks off on Friday night.

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