PirateFest issues call for volunteers

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – PirateFest’s 11th annual festival is nearly a week away and it still needs volunteers.

The two days of piratical tomfoolery in uptown Greenville is scheduled for April 7-8. It includes food trucks, art vendors, sword fighting, live music, grog, carnival rides, black powder demos and much more.

Festival organizers said they are expecting their biggest turnout yet and they depend heavily on volunteers to pull off an event of this scale.

“Piratefest thrives off the volunteers. We need about 400 volunteers to pull off this festival,” said Meredith Hawke of Uptown Greenville. “This festival yields 30,000 people to the uptown district. We take over from 5 Points all along Evans Street all the way to the Town Common and it’s active everywhere.”

To volunteer to help make PirateFest a success, head over to their website to sign up and join the crew!

This year’s acoustic fusion band Rusted Root will headline the main stage on Saturday, April 8th at 5 p.m. More acts will be announced later.


PirateFest is organized by Uptown Greenville, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, The City of Greenville, Greenville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and East Carolina University’s Volunteer Service-Learning Center.


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