Welcome To The Original Crab Shack!
2018 Buccaneer Ball
Come one, come all, to the 2018 Buccaneer Ball! Join us for an evening of pirate fun, frivolity, and food! The Crab Shack hosts the kickoff to the 14th annual Tybee Island Pirate's Fest, a weekend full of swashbuckling fun for all! The Buccaneer Ball boasts grub and grog like only The Crab Shack can provide, and of course, a bounty of pirates and wenches!
The Buccaneer Ball will be hosted by Dungeon Dan BlackHart, Kruel Kathy BlackHart and the lovely Lady Lindsey Lee!
This event is open only to pirates and wenches age 18 and up.
The Buccaneer Ball will feature a costume contest, grub & grog, and more!
Tickets at the door on October 4th will be $50, if available.
Early check in will be available on October 4th from 12pm - 4pm at The Gift Shack. Beat the lines at the door by checking in early! You must arrive in person and present your photo ID to check in early, and we must wristband you at the time you check in. We are not able to hand out wristbands without seeing ID to verify age, and we cannot allow someone to pick up wristbands for another person- unless they want an "Under 21- Do Not Serve" wristband.
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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All attendees will be required to show a valid photo ID to gain entrance to the Buccaneer Ball. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted.
Can I bring my pet dog/bird/cat/lizard/etc?
Pets are NOT permmited at the Buccaneer Ball, so Fido and Polly will have to sit this event out. Even comfort animals won't find much comfort here due to the cannon firings and possbile black powder weapons fired. If you must bring your animal you will have to sit in the public portion of the restaurant and you will not be able to participate in the private, ticketed Buccaneer Ball.
What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?
The Crab Shack offers ample, FREE, off street parking on premises. While we do not provide transportation to and from the event, there are many cab companies on Tybee and in Savannah that can provide transporation to and from your location.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
DO bring: pirate garb, pirate attitude, pirate lingo, valid photo ID
DON'T bring: children or anyone under the age of 18, pets,outside food or drinks
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, registration/ticket transfers are not allowed. The name on your registration MUST match the name on your valid photo ID.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update the registration information. Please be sure to provide each individuals name and each individuals valid email address.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Printed tickets are not necessary. We will have a registration/ticket list and we will verify each attendees valid photo ID with the information provided. The name on your registration must match your photo ID.
What is the refund policy?
The Buccaneer Ball is a rain or shine event, and ticket sales are final. Refunds will only be offered in the event of an Act of God.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No! It is very important that the information provided at the time tickets are purchased matches the name on your valid photo ID. If you are purchasing tickets for multiple people, be sure to provide each individuals name. We cannot admit those whose name on their photo ID differs from the name on the ticket.
Why do you need each individual's name and email address?
If you purchase tickets for multiple people, you must provide each individual's name. The names provided must match each person's valid photo ID to be admitted to the Buccaneer Ball. If you don't know at the time of purchase who your companion will be, you can provide a name at a later time by emailing email@example.com.
Have questions about 2018 Buccaneer Ball? Contact The Original Crab Shack
Submit full length, in-costume photos by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday September 27th
Voting takes place on Facebook between September 28th – September 30th
Person from each category with the most “likes”/votes is the winner
Winners will be contacted by phone and email on October 1st and must respond by October 2nd
Costume Contest winners will be determined on Facebook! There will be three categories: “Best Buccaneer”, “Best Wench”, and “Best Pirate Couple”. 1 “Like” = 1 Vote, so you can campaign for yourself and get your friends, family, and even strangers to vote for you! To enter, email a full length photo of yourself (or yourself and your partner, for Best Pirate Couple) IN YOUR COSTUME to email@example.com. Your photo will be uploaded to the appropriate photo album on The Official Crab Shack Page: Best Buccaneer, Best Wench, or Best Pirate Couple on September 29th when voting begins. Then, it is up to you to generate votes for yourself! Share the photo album link on your Facebook page and through email asking people to “like” your photo- the photo in each album with the most “Likes” wins! Voting will end on Sunday, September30th, and you can start campaigning as soon as the photo albums are posted on September 28th! The winners will be presented at the Buccaneer Ball, and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category!
Winners from prior year's costume contests are not eligible to win.
Costume Contest winners must be present at the Buccaneer Ball to win, and will be disqualified if they have not purchased a ticket to the Buccaneer Ball by the time voting ends on September 30th.
The submitted full length photo must be of you in the costume you will be wearing to the Ball.
You must provide a phone number when submitting your photo through email, so that we have a way to contact you if you are the winner. If we do not have a way to contact you, or you are the winner and we have not had a response from you by October 2nd , you will be disqualified.
Yes, you may enter as “Best Pirate Couple” if you and your partner and also entering as “Best Wench” and “Best Buccaneer”.
Any other questions? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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FROM FISHING CAMP TO TYBEE STAPLE!
In the 1930’s before there was “The Crab Shack”, these 4 acres of high ground meandering along the banks of Chimney Creek was outfitted as place for locals to put their boats in the water, buy bait, pick up a few “necessaries” - of which cold beer was one. Over the years, the owners (at the time) allowed a few small camper trailer owners to rent space on the grounds. The name Chimney Creek Fishing Camp became synonymous with good fishing trips, camping trips, or just sitting around the pot-bellied stove in the concrete block building called the “marina” and telling lies about fish caught…or not. Some locals docked their boats, some used the hoist, but they all stopped in now and again to have a cold beer and tell a tall tale.
Jack and Belinda Flanigan were living in Atlanta, Georgia in 1983 when they read a “fish camp for sale” ad in the newspaper. Having left Savannah and Hinesville, respectively, for Atlanta, they both knew the area well and longed for a kinder, gentler lifestyle. So, they made an offer, bought the place, and moved to Tybee. They worked hard running the fishing camp and marina while studying for their Captain’s licenses. After getting the official “Captain” titles, they added Charter fishing services to the operation with Jack running offshore Charters in The Creek 1, (which is still docked in the number one position at the marina to this day), and Belinda running inshore fishing trips in a smaller boat (which is still on the property, too.) The fishing was great. There were plenty of delectably fat blue crabs to be had by just throwing a trap in the creek, and a shrimp net tossed off the back of either charter boat brought enough tasty crustaceans for a good low country boil. Everyone wanted a place to gather and cook these gifts from the sea. Tybeenians love to gather around food – particularly seafood.
The location was great, the sunsets were beautiful, the weather was right, and no one knows at which of these “gatherings” the Crab Shack was born. But it happened. A table here, a table there. More people – locals at first, then friends of locals, then friends of friends, then strangers and then a business license. Still just a few tables with Jack cooking &, Belinda waiting tables. Just a few hours a day a few days a week – still running the marina and fishing camp and charters. Then, folks wanted a libation with their seafood. Jack and Belinda and some friendly locals came together. Just like the old fashioned “barn raising”, a “bar raising” was accomplished on the day the first liquor license was granted to The Crab Shack. That first “bar” for the Crab Shack now serves as the hostess station….be sure to check it out on the web site. Hard to believe this all started there. The first menu was drawn on a 4 X 8 sheet of plywood and hung on a wall where it could be seen from all 6 tables. That same menu is proudly hung over the front door of the main dining room today, but has been replaced for customers with placement sized renditions and many, delicious additions. The outdoor restroom building is the same building that was constructed as restrooms for the fishing village on the property during the 50’s. The Gift Shack and aviary is the same building that housed the marina and bait shop since the 30’s. When you think about it, with all the relics of it’s “old days” still being in use or displayed today, it could be called The Crab Institution.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT SAME DAY RESERVATIONS:
• All reservation requests should be emailed to email@example.com as far in advance as possible
• Please include the date, time, number of guests, and any special requests you may have. You will receive a reply within 48 hours
• Requests sent on Friday may not receive an answer until the following Monday
• If you have not received a response within 48 hours, send a second request and please call 912-786-9857 and provide your email address so that we may notify the reservations manager
• All reservations are made in writing through email so that the plans are implemented as agreed upon
• The email correspondence will serve as your contract. We look forward to working with you and making your reservation special!
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