Posted by Shorebread
| Friday, September 21, 2012
TGIF! Across the shore, we’ve all been patiently waiting for Friday afternoon to roll around so we can spend the weekend relaxing, enjoying great live music, and celebrating all that the Eastern Shore has to offer. From bluegrass to art, from the Dewey Beach Music Conference to a jewelry treasure hunt, and everything in between. Socially Speaking, get outside and enjoy the salty air and crisp fall breezes. Check out this list of activities and events taking place this weekend…
Berlin Fiddlers Convention
There’s one event on the shore this weekend that’s providing yet another reason to visit this historic town of Berlin. The town's largest event of the year, the Berlin Fiddler's Convention returns, and this year is an even bigger reason to celebrate as it's the 20th Anniversary. The Berlin Fiddler's Convention offers three days of completely free Bluegrass music. Main Street is shut down to vehicular traffic, replacing the space with provided seats, or the lawn chairs of those who came prepared, all facing north towards the main stage where novice musicians and professionals alike all entertain the large crowds. The event starts on Friday night and ends Sunday afternoon.
Sunfest, running from September 20th through 23rd, is a four-day long festival offering food, arts, crafts, live entertainment, and activities for children. Sunfest was created more than 25 years ago to welcome the end of Ocean City's summer season. This weekend, Ocean City may see as many as 155,000 visitors - most in town to attend the festival.
Musicians Lonestar, Sha Na Na, and singer Bret Michaels will be performing during Sunfest on the indoor stage. Tickets range in price from $15 - $55 and vary per show. More than 180 arts and crafts vendors will occupy two large tents. Items like pottery, wood carvings, photography, paintings, candles, soaps, dolls, pet items, clothing, accessories, jewelry, home goods, and more will be for sale.
Dewey Beach Music Conference 2012
The Dewey Beach Music Conference is a yearly musical event that has gathered some attention over the last few years. With three nights of showcases and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow and industry meet and greet events, there are plenty of opportunities to meet and chat with musicians. Catch some great performances at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey all weekend long. The event kicks off at 1 pm on Friday.
The Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke City will be holding a Feathered Fiesta on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. The Discovery Center sits right over the Pocomoke River and serves as a source of learning and discovery for the public through the preservation and interpretation of its cultural and natural heritage. The Feathered Fiesta will feature live bird displays, crafts, games, face painting, a bird walk, owl pellet dissections, wood carving demonstrations, and more. All activities are free with the cost of museum admission.
Treasure Hunt at the Beach
Dig for buried treasures this weekend with Park Place Jewelers. Park Place will be holding their annual Treasure Hunt at the Beach this weekend. The event takes place Saturday at 4 pm and Sunday at 1 pm. The first 100 participants can take part in the adventure. Pre-registration is required and all participants must be at least 18 years of age. A $10 donation to the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation covers all entry costs. Prizes include diamond earrings, a Pandora bracelet, silver jewelry, loose gemstones, and gift certificates. For more information, visit Park Place Jewelers
on the web.
Film Screening: Gen Silent
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society will be presenting a screening of the new documentary, Gen Silent, as part of their On Screen/In Person film tour. The tour brings filmmakers and films together in participating communities. The film has not been rated yet. Gen Silent will screen in the upstairs theater at the Movies at Midway, located in the Midway Shopping Center in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Showing takes place on Sunday, September 23rd at 10 am. The cost to watch is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Rehoboth Film website. www.rehobothfilm.com