Virginia Dare Day 2015!
The Lost Colony & National Park Service, along with the Elizabethan Gardens cordially invite you to the 2015 Virginia Dare Faire, sponsored by Yadkin Bank. Celebrate the 428th birthday of Virginia Dare, Tuesday, August 18th, with events all day at Ft. Raleigh National Park! Virginia Dare Faire will be held at outside of the Lost Colony Administration Building from 10am-1pm.
Activities for Virginia Dare Faire are free of charge and open to children of all ages, guaranteeing fun for the whole family! Events will vary from field games, to creating coil pots with Native Americans. Carnival-like activities including balloon animals, coloring, face painting, and bubble stations will be open all morning. Field games like Sir Walter’s potato toss, hula hoop activities, sack races, and archery stations are also a small sampling of the day’s happenings. Other entertainment will include street dancers, royal etiquette and photo opportunities with Queen Elizabeth, a fight demo at 12:00pm, and special appearances from characters of The Lost Colony. There will be birthday cake provided to the public closing the Faire events.
August 18th also marks the closing week of How I Became a Pirate, The Lost Colony’s 2015 children’s production. Tickets being sold during Virginia Dare Faire. Meet Captain Braid Beard and Sharktooth the Pirate before the performance at Virginia Dare Faire while enjoying the birthday festivities. How I Became a Pirate is performed every Tuesday & Wednesday at 2pm in the Sound Stage Theatre, doors open at 1:30pm!
Following Virginia Dare Faire and How I Became a Pirate, the evening’s performance of The Lost Colony features live babies in the role of Virginia Dare. This year’s Virginia Dare babies will be added to a long list of dignified alumni who participated in the historic drama at a very early age. This yearly tradition has become a much anticipated event on the Outer Banks.
Yadkin Bank is the proud sponsor of the 2015 Virginia Dare Day festivities.
For ticketing information for The Lost Colony or How I Became a Pirate, call the box office at 252-473-6000 or visit thelostcolony.org!