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“Get Your Pirate On!” At Tennessee Pirate Fest

Two participants in costume at Tennessee Pirate Fest.
Darkhorse Entertainment

The pirates are coming! - the pirates are coming! - to East Tennessee.

This weekend and next, the Tennessee Pirate Fest will be held in Harriman - near Kingston, west of Knoxville.

Want to see people dress up as pirates from two hundred years ago - or want to get your pirate on?

Barrie Paulson of Darkhorse Entertainment tells us how.

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