Hear ye, hear ye! We hereby declare the weekend o’ Jul-aye 17th to 19th to be Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Weekend. All scallywags are encouraged to participate whether ye be a resident, business, or visitor. Gather yer first mates and join us scallywags for a weekend full o’ fun and pirate escapades! Tharr be treasure huntin’ and special pirate events happenin’ all weekend long. Get yer spyglass out and take a gander at all o’ the events fer ye and yer families to participate in. Ahoy mateys, can’t wait to see you there!
ARR! Check back 'ere for a list o' events that will be goin' on that weekend!
2015 PIRATE WEEKEND EVENTS
Capt. Party Pirate ship- will set sail at 8am from the Beaver Dam Creek area. We will head south, stopping at Indian Point, Jake's Place, Bridgewater Marina, and Crazy Horse Marina. If we are flagged down, we will stop and board any vessel to give away Pirate Goodies to Kids. We will arrive at Crazy Horse Marina between 1 and 2 and give out more Pirate Treasure before engaging in a water battle with "Nessie" from Crazy Horse Marina. On the way back up the lake we will stop at any and all marinas and docks possible.
Friday, July 17 - Private Tasting with Heavy Seas Founder Hugh Sisson. 10 Grog tastings with Heavy Hors D'oeuvres. 30 tickets available, $25/each. "The Floorboards" will be playing from 7pm - 10pm. No cover charge for costumed pirates!
Saturday, July 18 - "Walk the Plank" from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. Tickets drawn randomly. Prizes awarded for taking the "plunge". Steal a Pint" from 7pm - 10pm. "Robotic Jive" playing 7pm- 10pm($5 cover outside)
Sunday, July 19 - Pirate Costume Contest! Prizes awarded at 1pm and 3pm. Call 540-297-4732 for more information.
Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina
Pirate Themed Cruise on Saturday, July 18th from 3:30-5:30. Hors d' oeuvres, Cash Bar and Entertainment. Cost is $35.00 per person. Reservations are required!
Portside Grill & Bar -If you dress in Pirate Attire and mention your Attire, you'll get $1.00 off one Sandwich per Ticket. Offer valid July 18th, 19th & 20th.
Bridgewater Plaza, Route 122, Halesford Bridge
Bridgewater Marina - Come to the lake for Pirate Weekend to get some ARGHHH & ARGHHH. FREE popcorn for pirates! Come to the Blimey Battle of Bridgewater, Saturday at 2 pm to watch the indoor wenches take on the scallywag dockhands in a water balloon fight!
Gifts Ahoy - The "Balloon Guy" will make Pirate balloon booty for the kids. Also,
Fun-n-Games - Pirate Face painting from Noon to 5:00pm, employees will be dressed in Pirate attire, the store will be decorated in a Pirate theme.
Little Gallery - Spend $50, draw a prize from the treasure chest.
All Fired Up- AAAAAARRR show all the landlubbers what “crafty” little pirates ye aaarrre. Come on downand color “one” pirate craft of your choice.
Crazy Horse Marina and Sea Tow Smith Mountain Lake, 400 Crazy Horse Road, Moneta, Virginia, Marker B-10A.
Saturday, July 18, Noon - 5 p.m.- Pirate Costume Contest at Crazy Horse Marina, the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant of his/her choice.
Entry fee for the costume contest is a donation of a life jacket, which will be used in the Sea Tow life jacket loaner program.
Saturday, July 18, Crazy Horse Marina will decorate the “Pirate Ship Nessie”, which will take part in water battles with other boats from 1-4 p.m. Also, the Capt. Party Pirate Ship will sail into Crazy Horse Marina and engage in a Water Battle on the High Seas between 1 and 4pm. Come see the Capt. Party Pirate Ship and the Pirate Ship from Crazy Horse "Nessie" do battle. Please call ahead to register for the water battles, 540-719-0620 or 540-719-5555.
Live music with "Untaxed Whiskey", Saturday, July 18th, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please come dressed in your Pirate attire.
Kids look in the Smith Mountain Eagle, for the "Pirate Days Coloring Contest". Enter for your chance to win great prizes. Judging will be July 18th, 4p.m.
Hickory Hill Vineyards
Meet our own "Jolly Roger” at Hickory Hill Vineyards - All weekend long in the tasting room, enjoy complimentary wine tastings and a thirsty pirate favorite, our Golden Grog (White Pineapple Sangria). Love it? Take a loot-bag of it home to enjoy on the dock with your own crew.
Saturday night 7-10pm is our live music event Sunset Saturday, with the old seadogs “Ken & Alli” sailing in to entertain you. $10 general admission; but tell the dockmaster the secret password “Parley” and get in for $5. Sorry, but there’s never any rum allowed at Hickory Hill events.
Hickory Hill Vineyards is tucked away at 1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta. That’s the Bedford side of the lake, halfway between Halesford Bridge and the State Park off Hendricks Store Road. www.smlwine.com.
Pirate Day at the Alpaca Farm! Alpacas of Smith Mountain Lake Farm & Gift Shop
Saturday Only! 12-5pm $5 pp- kids under 12 free with Adult, includes all Scallywag activities! Come to the farm for treasure hunting, games and activities. Learn Pirate Facts and Alpaca Facts, and turn in your treasure
map for free prizes! Also, visit our Scallywag School for young pirates-to-be! Lots of water fun and games on the farm as well as feeding and hugging the alpacas. Special Pricing at the gift shop! 540-719-0281
Come dressed as a pirate for more fun! Located on Morewood Rd, Hardy, VA-across from the Westlake CC
Smith Mountain Lake Banks